Mark Andrew Powell
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"Great to make your acquaintance, I enjoyed looking at you work."
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Open Studios at Patriothall Studios and Gallery, Stockbridge, Edinburgh, UK

October 3, 2009 at 11am to October 4, 2009 at 5pm
The Artists at WASPS' Studios, Patriothall, Edinburgh, UK, are open their doors to the discerning public to show off their work and discuss their working methods. There is an excellent exhibition in the gallery and more work can be seen and purchased in the individual studios.
Sep 27, 2009
Mark Andrew Powell left a comment for kate elizabeth
"Wednesday 29 July 2009 at 7pm at the Henderson Gallery in Edinburgh, off Hanover Street I am giving a talk and maybe some demonstrations, all welcome. Mark http://www.thehendersongallery.com/events.html"
Jul 28, 2009
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Henderson Gallery at Henderson Gallery

July 28, 2009 from 7pm to 8pm
Wednesday 29 July 2009at 7pmat the Henderson Gallery in Edinburgh, off Hanover StreetI am giving a talk and maybe some demonstrations, all welcome.Markhttp://www.thehendersongallery.com/events.htmlSee More
Jul 28, 2009
Brigitte Martin left a comment for Mark Andrew Powell
"Mark: Just got a new member here on crafthaus from Inverness :-) Fred Black just signed up, he runs a gallery there. Thought that might interest you. Best, Brigitte"
Jul 22, 2009
Nicola Turnbull left a comment for Mark Andrew Powell
"Hello Mark, How are you? I didnt really think you'd make it down to the show, ita a wee bit out your road! its on for two months though if you do find your self in london at some stage. Thanks for letting me know about the workshop - thats…"
Jul 22, 2009

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Where do you live ? City, State and Country
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Place of Work ? Example: Studio, College, Gallery, Museum, ...)
WASPS Artist Studios @ Patriothall, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
I am a .... Example: Student, Maker, Educator, etc.
Craftsman-Artist in metal; silversmith, goldsmith and redsmith.
I come from a family of independent craftsmen dating back at least five generations, most of whom worked in the B'ham Jewellery Quarter. At least one of their workshops is still standing and is pictured on my website.
I decided to go to Art College and study design, There I met my life companion whose family was similar to mine but are painters. We now live and work in the New Town area of Edinburgh.
My workshop is based in the Patriothall artist's complex where I am currently moving from a reasonably large but very full workshop to an even larger studios. Anyone who knows me will be gasping with disbelief at this point or laughing their heads off.
Any way, I will be charting the events of the move with pictures and comments on my website if anyone is interested.
Your website, DIRECT flickr or DIRECT facebook links where your work can be seen.
http://www.eligius.co.uk

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At 9:08pm on April 11, 2010, Glen Guarino said…
Hi, we jury some of the shows here at Crafthaus. We would like you to look at the call "Off the Floor."
Regards
Glen and Marie
At 8:30pm on July 22, 2009, Brigitte Martin said…
Mark:

Just got a new member here on crafthaus from Inverness :-) Fred Black just signed up, he runs a gallery there. Thought that might interest you.

Best,
Brigitte
At 3:41pm on July 22, 2009, Nicola Turnbull said…
Hello Mark,
How are you?
I didnt really think you'd make it down to the show, ita a wee bit out your road! its on for two months though if you do find your self in london at some stage.
Thanks for letting me know about the workshop - thats unfortunate. Hope you get it sorted soon!
I've only got afew weeks left at Bishopsland -moving back on the 15th of august. Dave and have got a flat sorted Broughton way!
See you soon
Nic
At 12:54pm on June 2, 2009, Brigitte Martin said…
I will only consent to a Royal Welcome of all involved promise to roll the Scottish rrrrs and basically just talk unintelligibly. We had a Scottish minister at my husband's Presbyterian church (back in the days when we still went) and I liked him for 3 reasons: 1. The sermons were all mercifully brief; 2. I never understood a word he was saying because of his accent and 3. He claimed that all bagpipes have a microchip implanted so that they all only play 3 pieces of music: Scotland the Brave, Amazing Grace and ACDC's Highway to Hell. Loved that guy.

Ok, so it is duly noted to only be over there for 5 minutes late Spring/ early Summer. Got it. I will be in touch when the time comes so that we can synchronize our watches and meet for tea. Quickly. Looking forward to it already !!

:-) Brigitte
At 12:37pm on May 29, 2009, kate elizabeth said…
I haven't heard anything from them yet. No I'm not in the show just yet. We get our own show, opens on the 11th september and is only on for a few days, we don't get that much of a showcase! Hope you can make it along. I will sen out invites(if we even get them)and you could maybe pass them around your workshop and anyone else who would be interested. There are three jewellers in the Masters class so hopefully we'll produce something nice.
Kate
At 6:58am on May 25, 2009, Brigitte Martin said…
Dear Mark:

Thank you very much for your membership payment and support of crafthaus. Your membership is good through 5-15-2011.

I am glad you will continue to join us, good luck with the new shop !
Have a good time !
Brigitte
At 3:27am on April 27, 2009, Nicola Turnbull said…
I seam to hve lost your number! anycahnce you can give me a quick ring
?
At 4:46pm on April 22, 2009, Nicola Turnbull said…
Morning is great! i'll give you a ring when im on my way! I'll be along about 10.30!
At 5:41am on April 22, 2009, Nicola Turnbull said…
Sounds like fun!
Im about on monday if thats better?
At 5:23am on April 21, 2009, Nicola Turnbull said…
hello Mark! Hows it going?
Im going to be in edinburgh this weekend and was wondering if io could pop by and visit the new workshop?
Nic
 
 
 

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!

Arriving at this message is the goal of this traveling exhibition opening at the SNAG conference in Boston 2015, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA - Aug 19 - Sept 20, 2015, Equinox Gallery, San Antonio, TX - Oct 16 - Nov 15, 2015, Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore, MD - Dec 11, 2015 - Jan 08, 2016, Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, NY - Feb 5 - Mar 4, 2016, Thomas Mann's Gallery I/O April 1 - June 25, 2016.

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