Paul McClure

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    Coccobacillus (Black),  Sterling Silver Slice Brooch with 3D-printed nylon, 8 x 5 x 2.5 cm, 2020. Photo by Paul Ambtman
    Coccobacillus (Black),  Sterling Silver Slice Brooch with 3D-printed nylon, 8 x 5 x 2.5 cm, 2020. Photo by Paul Ambtman

    Paul McClure

    Regular price $750.00
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    Coccobacillus (Black),  Sterling Silver Slice Brooch with 3D-printed nylon, 8 x 5 x 2.5 cm, 2020. Photo by Paul Ambtman

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    Spirillium: Red,  Sterling Silver Slice Brooch with 3D-printed nylon, 8 x 3 x 1.5 cm, 2020. Photo by Paul Ambtman
    Spirillium: Red,  Sterling Silver Slice Brooch with 3D-printed nylon, 8 x 3 x 1.5 cm, 2020. Photo by Paul Ambtman

    Paul McClure

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    Spirillium: Red,  Sterling Silver Slice Brooch with 3D-printed nylon, 8 x 3 x 1.5 cm, 2020. Photo by Paul Ambtman

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    Cocci: Red,  Sterling Silver Slice Brooch with 3D-printed nylon, 8 x 3 x 1.5 cm, 2020. Photo by Paul Ambtman
    Cocci: Red,  Sterling Silver Slice Brooch with 3D-printed nylon, 8 x 3 x 1.5 cm, 2020. Photo by Paul Ambtman

    Paul McClure

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    Cocci: Red,  Sterling Silver Slice Brooch with 3D-printed nylon, 8 x 3 x 1.5 cm, 2020. Photo by Paul Ambtman

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    Coccobacillus: Nylon Blue Membrane II, Slice Brooch, 3D printed nylon in stainless steel, 8 x 4.5x 2.5 cm, 2020. Photo by Paul Ambtman

    Paul McClure

    Regular price $350.00
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    Coccobacillus: Nylon Blue Membrane II, Slice Brooch, 3D printed nylon in stainless steel, 8 x 4.5x 2.5 cm, 2020. Photo by Paul Ambtman

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    Spirillium: Nylon Purple Cytoplasm III,  Slice Brooch 3D printed nylon, stainless steel 8 x 3 x 1.5 cm

    Paul McClure

    Regular price $300.00
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    Spirillium: Nylon Purple Cytoplasm III,  Slice Brooch 3D printed nylon, stainless steel 8 x 3 x 1.5 cm, 2020. Photo by Paul Ambtman

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    Cocci: Nylon Red Membrane I,  Slice Brooch 3D printed nylon, stainless steel 8 x 3 x 1.5 cm

    Paul McClure

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    Cocci: Nylon Red Membrane I,  Slice Brooch 3D printed nylon, stainless steel 8 x 3 x 1.5 cm, 2020. Photo by Paul Ambtman

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    Cocci: Nylon White Cytoplasm II,  Slice Brooch 3D printed nylon, stainless steel 8 x 3 x 1.5 cm

    Paul McClure

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    Cocci: Nylon White Cytoplasm II,  Slice Brooch 3D printed nylon, stainless steel 8 x 3 x 1.5 cm, 2020. Photo by Paul Ambtman

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    Coccobacillus: Nylon Yellow Membrane I, Slice Brooch, 3D printed nylon in stainless steel, 8 x 4.5x 2.5 cm

    Paul McClure

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    Coccobacillus: Nylon Yellow Membrane I, Slice Brooch, 3D printed nylon in stainless steel, 8 x 4.5x 2.5 cm, 2020. Photo by Paul Ambtman

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    Coccobacillus: Nylon Red Membrane III, Slice Brooch, 3D printed nylon in stainless steel, 8 x 4.5x 2.5 cm

    Paul McClure

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    Coccobacillus: Nylon Red Membrane III, Slice Brooch, 3D printed nylon in stainless steel, 8 x 4.5x 2.5 cm, 2020. Photo by Paul Ambtman

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    Coccobacillus: Nylon Purple Cytoplasm III, Slice Brooch, 3D printed nylon in stainless steel, 8 x 4.5x 2.5 cm

    Paul McClure

    Regular price $350.00
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    Coccobacillus: Nylon Purple Cytoplasm III, Slice Brooch, 3D printed nylon in stainless steel, 8 x 4.5x 2.5 cm, 2020. Photo by Paul Ambtman

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    Cocci: Nylon Red Membrane III,  Slice Brooch 3D printed nylon, stainless steel 8 x 3 x 1.5 cm, 2020. Photo by Paul Ambtman

    Paul McClure

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    Cocci: Nylon Red Membrane III,  Slice Brooch 3D printed nylon, stainless steel 8 x 3 x 1.5 cm, 2020. Photo by Paul Ambtman

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     Spirillum: Nylon Red Membrane I,  Slice Brooch 3D printed nylon, stainless steel 8 x 3 x 1.5 cm, 2020. Photo by Paul Ambtman

    Paul McClure

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     Spirillum: Nylon Red Membrane I,  Slice Brooch 3D printed nylon, stainless steel 8 x 3 x 1.5 cm, 2020. Photo by Paul Ambtman

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     Spirillum: Nylon Yellow Membrane II,  Slice Brooch 3D printed nylon, stainless steel 8 x 3 x 1.5 cm, 2020. Photo by Paul Ambtman

    Paul McClure

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     Spirillum: Nylon Yellow Membrane II,  Slice Brooch 3D printed nylon, stainless steel 8 x 3 x 1.5 cm, 2020. Photo by Paul Ambtman

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    Chromosome X Necklace, with sterling silver, 22k gold by Paul McClure

    Paul McClure

    Regular price $590.00
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    Chromosome X pendant in sterling silver and 22k gold on a 16" 14k gold cable. 5 x 0.7 cm

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    Macrophage Pin, with sterling silver, neodymium magnets by Paul McClure

    Paul McClure

    Regular price $360.00
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    Macrophage Pin, with sterling silver, neodymium magnets, in a 8 x 8 x 1.5 cm petri dish.

    *Piece only available in silver.

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    T Lymphocyte Pin, with sterling silver, neodymium magnets by Paul McClure

    Paul McClure

    Regular price $360.00
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    T Lymphocyte Pin, with sterling silver, neodymium magnets in an 8 x 8 x 1.5 cm petri dish.

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    Mitotic Cell Pin, with sterling silver, resin, neodymium magnets by Paul McClure

    Paul McClure

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    Mitotic Cell Pin, with sterling silver, resin, neodymium magnets, in a 8 x 8 x 1.5 cm petri dish.

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    Chromosomes Pin, with sterling silver and neodymium magnets by Paul McClure

    Paul McClure

    Regular price $440.00
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    Chromosomes Pin, with sterling silver and neodymium magnets in a 8 x 8 x 1.5 cm petri dish.

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    Chromosome X Necklace, with sterling silver, 22k gold by Paul McClure

    Paul McClure

    Regular price $340.00
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    Chromosome X pendant in sterling silver and 22k gold on a 20" oxidized sterling silver cable. 7 x 0.7 x 0.4 cm

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    Paul McClure

    Paul McClure

    Regular price $420.00
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    Antibodies 2 Ring, with four garnets set in sterling silver. 2.2 x 2.5 x 2 cm

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    Paul McClure

    Paul McClure

    Regular price $420.00
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    Antibodies 1 Ring, with four garnets set in sterling silver. 2.2 x 2.5 x 2 cm

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    Artist Statement 

    The human body is the context and content of my jewellery. The anatomical and microscopic worlds are where I find a beauty and complexity I want to materialize through adornment. I am intrigued by how we represent what we can not see within ourselves through new scientific imagery and visual data. These representations of the invisible body reflect our humanity in an era of remarkable medical and biological advancement.

    Historically, jewellers have often drawn upon the natural world for inspiration. The quest for knowledge in the natural sciences has revealed forms that are now known to be part of our natural world: cell structures, biomolecules, viruses and atomic orbits, to name a few. Through traditional and digital technologies I use familiar jewellery materials to render unfamiliar forms. From the fields of biology, pathology and genomics, these hybrid forms are manipulated to create a contemporary language of ornament. In wearing my jewellery, the invisible body becomes visible adornment.

    Bio

    Paul McClure received his training from NSCAD University, Halifax, Canada (BFA); Escola Massana, Barcelona, Spain; and National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland (MA). He has been a practicing studio jeweller for over twenty years and has shown throughout North America, Europe and Asia in various invitational group and solo exhibitions. His work is represented in many publications as well as private and public collections including The Barcelona Museum of Decorative Arts, The National Museums of Scotland, and The Canadian Museum of Civilization.

    In addition to his studio practice, McClure is an educator, curator and community arts organizer. Since 2000 he has been professor in Jewellery Studies at George Brown College in Toronto.

    Read an Interview between Paul and Barbara Isherwood in MetalSmith magazine here