August 2013 Blog Posts (16)

Kicking Myself - Photography!

The new edition of Metalsmith, the annual "Exhibition in Print" is fantastic. Susan Cohn curates "As Seen By Others: Photography As Strategy", an exhibition which I didn't enter as I didn't really think that it would be very interesting, nor did I think that it applied to my work. Now I am kicking…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on August 31, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

U Can't Touch This!

One of my students made my day today by giving me a load of old silversmithing hammers which she had bought as part of a job-lot of tools from a workshop which was closing down!





It's Hammer Time! - 2



Other than that, I've…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on August 28, 2013 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Read The Small Print!

L'heure de la Fée Verte - WIP - 10

Having decided to enter "Suspended in Green" at the very last moment, I then thought I ought really to read the small print...



Application Requirements: 


Current resumé (CV), exhibitions,…
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Added by The Justified Sinner on August 27, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The way my schedule has worked out this year, I've managed to miss most of the Edinburgh Festival and so when I went through this weekend, there was a certain lack of energy about the place, shows cl…

The way my schedule has worked out this year, I've managed to miss most of the Edinburgh Festival and so when I went through this weekend, there was a certain lack of energy about the place, shows closing, posters coming down, people leaving. The atmosphere wasn't wholly helped by the dreich weather but I still had an excellent weekend, as I always seem to do when I visit the Scottish capital.…



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Added by The Justified Sinner on August 25, 2013 at 2:52pm — No Comments

British Racing Green...

Suspended In Green - WIP - 1

Well, having cleared the workshops, catalogued my stones and re-organised the casting room, I found in my inbox a reminder for "Suspended in Green", the final show in the highly successful…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on August 22, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The Strange Attractors Project Starts To Take Shape…

I’ve finally started work on my Strange Attractors Project, its been on my mind for a while now (you will notice it is also the title of my blog and is a phrase I use to describe my creative process, it is actually something complicated to do with maths but that’s not necessarily relevant) and will be recording progress and posting updates on my blog http://www.blog.poppyporter.co.uk/wordpress/.  I will be…

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Added by Poppy Porter on August 22, 2013 at 3:41am — No Comments

Velvet da Vinci:La Frontera, A Look at the Border Between Mexico and the United States

An important blog by Professor Añoveros regarding the current political and cultural narrative in contemporary wearable art.…

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Added by Rameen Ahmed on August 20, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Block Party: Contemporary Craft inspired by the art of the tailor

Looking beyond the garment, Block Party showcases work by international and UK artists and makers who have embraced the interdisciplinary nature of this skill, applying the aesthetics and techniques of pattern cutting to their practice in innovative and unexpected ways.…

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Added by Vicky Saragouda on August 19, 2013 at 3:35am — No Comments

Back to the UK

Brent
Home again after not only a calm and uneventful flight but also an easy and uninterrupted drive around the normally appalling M25! Unfortunately, we arrived back in time for the annual…
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Added by The Justified Sinner on August 15, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Boston and Home - A Short Post

Paramount



It has to be said that this is the longest it has ever taken me to bring my blog up-to-date. It is amazing how much I was hampered by not being able to reliably edit photographs and upload them due to the terrible internet connectivity…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on August 14, 2013 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Veneration Bell by Adam Buick

Adam Buick artist currently showing @ Jerwood Makers Open reveals the making of Veneration Bell in this beautiful video …

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Added by Vicky Saragouda on August 13, 2013 at 4:30am — No Comments

Pittsburgh Fun

Klavon's



I do like Pittsburgh, especially as I have good friends there who can take me about and introduce me to new things such as the marvellous Klavon's Soda-Fountain: To the immediate right of Dingo is Elizabeth and her daugher, Eliza.…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on August 12, 2013 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

Secrets and Surprises

It wasn't all work in Pittsburgh and in between teaching the workshops, I got a chance to socialise a bit too. Quite apart from my non-metalsmithing friends, Elizabeth Avery and Kirk Savage and their wonderfully odd family, I also managed to see Lizzy DaVita and hooked up with Glen Gardner for an evening of dinner, his workshop and an exhibition.…





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Added by The Justified Sinner on August 11, 2013 at 11:37am — No Comments

SCC - Artist And Kids

After the stint at the detention centre, it was time to return to the SCC to work with a group of young people on the "Artist and Kids" programme. This programme is well established within the SCC and I taught on it last year, which was great fun. One of last year's students even signed up to take my main adults' workshop…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on August 6, 2013 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

BALLROOM: A novel is set in 1999 in New York City about people whose lives revolve around the rhythms of a soon-to-be-demolished ballroom. Each believes that something special is waiting.

"BALLROOM," my debut novel has just been purchased by Harper (HarperCollins) for publication. (Represented by The Marly Rusoff Literary Agency) 



"BALLROOM" was inspired by my love for amateur ballroom dancing and Argentine tango. It began as an artist book (above) that I made while at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts with five character vignettes. The novel was written to the pulsating rhythms of The Gotan Project.

[Photo: "Ballroom, an artist…

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Added by alice simpson on August 5, 2013 at 9:34pm — No Comments

Shuman Detention Center and the SCC



Shuman Detention Center Workshop - 2



After returning from Touchstone, it was time for a weekend in Pittsburgh followed by my work with the young people in Shuman Detention Center. The detention centre is a place for people under the age of…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on August 2, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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