"I have been collecting stuff and find owners as soon as possible - just passed on pitch pine flooring I reclaimed from a skip to a talented carpenter. I try not to let the newly acquired stuff touch the sides, otherwise I get more inclined to keep…"
UpdateI have had a busy schedule this year, in spite of pulling out of almost all my galleries and shops in January. I have been heavily involved in organising events in conjunction with Wirral Council and running my networking group "With These Hands" for visual artists in Wirral -becoming more of a promoter of events and organiser than an actual maker. I was able to return to the…See More
"Yes, I have had around 10 hats stolen over the years. One when a gallery closed down and went into receivership and I think a member of staff stole it to cover wages not paid, then I had four stolen from a gallery directors car after a major hat…"
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Last day of October and spooky hallowe'en is here again. I've never much bothered with the festival as I'm not much of a horror fan but this year I've been paying a bit more attention and have been finding it quite funny, especially the non-gendered gingerbread person biscuits which one of the fashion students had iced to look like skeletons:…See More
The only place for cloth fibers, human hair and dust in my home is the vacuum cleaner, but that's not the case for Japanese artist Takahiro Iwasaki, who loves to use them to create detailed miniature scenes that depict Japan's industrial…See More
A modern metalsmith/metal artist can be found working in traditional metals as well as in nontraditional materials. The designs can range from the classic to the extravagant, and the techniques can either be centuries old or decidedly current.
The wide range of expression preferences, design options, materials, and processes has lead within our field to unfavorable misconceptions, misunderstandings and in some cases even outright disdain between artists. Can the metal and jewelry field overcome its division and send out a much-needed signal?
We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making!