Jack Cunningham - "I collect many things, but this particular collection is based on plastic and lead geese and chickens, which were manufactured by a Company called Britains." The story behind the collection... : "I am a contemporary narrative jeweller (in addition to being a full time Academic), and therefore collect small items which may in some way, convey a message, tell a story or trigger a memory."
Jack Cunningham, "I believe Britains produced these chickens during the 1950’s and 60’s. Apart from their associations with Glasgow, the place of my own birth, they remind me of childhood. I also like chickens, they’re pretty funny to watch. I have been acquiring and collecting various things most of my life. I don’t necessarily regard them as collections, but meaningful and significant objects that will have some future use or place in my narrative jewellery."