In 2022 Richard completed an MA in Jewellery and Metal at the Royal College of Art, London.
His background is rich and varied – music, computing, print, and now jewellery and metal – the two years at the Royal College of Art has given me the opportunity to stop, think, question and explore what they previously believed they already knew. As a result, they have encountered a new language which materialises the ephemeral nature of time and motion.
Denne’s practice brings together their interest in ‘objects for the table’ alongside the contemporary notion of ‘queering’ – the process of disrupting the normative, questioning the commonplace, foregrounding the forgotten and confronting the lineage of the everyday objects found inhabiting the landscape of the table.
Recent work enjoys the ‘play date’ between materials that do not commonly mix – silver and plastic. This interplay between the hard, reflective surface of the silver and the transparent flexibility of plastic tubing builds to an unexpected duet of fluidity and joyful form.