redsally’s sally huguenin has been a practising textile designer/ maker since the age of 6.
her current jewellery & sculptural work has a focus on recycled materials, including recycled & vintage fabrics, remnants from past projects, and other reclaimed bits & pieces.
her jewellery features recycled nylon-coated stainless steel cable, which comes from remnants produced when hanging other people’s artworks at Wangaratta Art Gallery. playing with these scraps of cable was an important catalyst in the development of the current redsally jewellery style, way back in 2006.
lino-printing, embroidery, and silver leaf are used to create unique surface designs and textures, resulting in beautifully resolved pieces which are incredibly eye-catching, distinctive and are incredibly lightweight and comfortable to wear.
in recent years sally has reignited an old love for 3d textile sculpture, focusing on capturing and amplifying the beauty of native Australian birds & marsupials. commonly considered too kitsch, sally is reclaiming some of these Aussie icons from the tourist gift shops while highlighting how spunky they are! as with the jewellery pieces, the sculptures use surface design techniques including printing & embroidery on recycled fabrics, all painstakingly assembled by hand.
sally regularly undertakes commissions for bespoke pieces of jewellery & soft sculpture, often using materials supplied by the client. a redsally piece is an innovative way to preserve a special piece of clothing or fabric for posterity.
while some materials are too gorgeous to only use once, each piece remains individual due to the nature of the hand construction and different combinations of materials.