Custom Appendages Workshop by Ana María Gómez López

May 2019

This one-day workshop explored the concept of “custom appendages”—wearable structures that are tailor-made for an individual, and which relate to theirbodily extremities and protrusions (such as limbs, fingers/toes, ears, nose, and external genitalia). Custom appendages span a variety of aesthetic and prosthetic
design objects, from medically-prescribed artificial limbs to haute couture and everyday attire. This intensive session centred on jewellery as a custom appendage specifically, providing participants with tools and exercises that can be integrated into their own individual creative practices.