My boxes are sculptural. They are all functional too, although they are not made for any specific use. My work is all about materials and how I treat them, I aim to put the materials together in a way that pleases the eye. My materials are not precious, but by refining and combining them, I hope to produce a precious piece of work. Most often the inspiration comes from the material itself, a piece of wood, cut off in an unusual angle can be the start of a box. I love the silent language of form and materials.
Belinda Mette was born in Denmark and trained in ceramics at the Art and Crafts school (now called the Danish design School) in Copenhagen. As a potter she spent a year at the Art Academy in Wroclaw, Poland and later two years in Tanzania teaching pottery at a crafts school for young people. In 1995-1996 she trained in metal and wood. Having had her own pottery workshop for 25 years, Mette changed her materials, moved to Scotland in 2000 and began to make boxes in wood and metal. She was a Project Coordinator at the Danish Cultural Institute in Edinburgh until august 2012.
Box in Brass
Brass, mahogany, resin £160
Green Spiral Shaped Box
Aluminium, teak, resin, ebony £240
Box with Grey Square
Aluminium, burnt pine, mahogany, resin £240