A prehistoric project for Holts!

Posted on the 9th May 2013

Our lapidary team have been busy with an exciting project for artist Katie Paterson recently. Lapidary manager Roger Dunkin was tasked with cutting over 170 beads from fossils that chart the evolution of life on earth for Paterson’s latest piece, the 'Fossil' necklace. From a dinosaur tooth to a squid’s backbone, the oldest fossil used in the design is, incredibly, around 3.5 billion years old. Katie Paterson has earned widespread acclaim for work that tackles some of the key questions about our place on earth. Her work often involves collaborating with leading scientists and researchers across the world. The necklace forms part of the Paterson’s latest exhibition at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge which runs until 23rd June. Further information can be found on the Kettle’s Yard website http://www.kettlesyard.co.uk/.