PARTICIPATORY SPORT FOR CRAFT ARTISTS
Why hello there! Aren't introductions awkward?!
Basically I am a contemporary jeweller based in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter. Obviously I am so much more than this... I hate mushrooms, lemon flavour desserts, wasps and my feet. I love tea and biscuits and watching films that are so bad they cross over into genius. But that's not really important right now! What is important is Dr Grace.
Wondering where it all started? Here's a bit of background for you. During my degree I became fascinated with old Victorian cures that blatantly didn't work. My particular favourite? 'Dr Sandens electric belt, a never failing cure for all weakness in men'. (Brilliant!) People actually bought these, convinced by the pseudo-medical talk on the poster.
If the Victorians could get away with inventing…Continue
The Supercollider piece is progressing apace. I managed to cast the central torus element today:
I got really fed-up cleaning it! Overall, I'm pretty pleased with this, though it still presents the problem of how I am going to get all the investment plaster out of the inside of the hollow…Continue
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Given annually to a publication judged to be the best book in the field of ethnic textile studies, the award consists of a cash prize funded by an endowment established by R.L. Shep in 2000. The purpose of this award is to encourage the study and understanding of textile traditions by recognizing and rewarding exceptional scholarship.
The endowment is administered by the Textile Society of America through the R. L. Shep Award Committee composed this year of Lee Talbot, Claire…
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Celebrating 50 Years of Studio Glass:
Idea - Impact - Innovation
The 42nd Annual GAS Conference in Toledo, OH | June 13-16, 2012
Preview all that is to come in Toledo! …
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The Furniture Society Educational Grants Program promotes excellence in the furniture field through financial assistance for professional development or for special projects of an educational nature. The program is open to all members of the Furniture…Continue
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TROUBLESHOOTING: Adventures in Archaeology and the Culture of Nature - Mark Dion
The distinguished American artist Mark Dion will talk…
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On Friday, I was sent to the most annoying meeting I've ever been forced to go to. It was given by a moron, an idiot who thought that it was enough to pompously declaim his unvalidated, ill-researched opinions on things relating to "sustainability", yet was hypocritical enough to brag about his "frequent visits to Greece" and his "two weeks in the Maldives", presumably all involving flights. Well, it is nice he can afford these things by selling his services as an advisor on…Continue
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(CNN) -- To see the Kobi Levi's "…Continue
"I just want to clearly state what a goal for success actually is, because I think there’s a big problem people have with understanding: I think there’s a difference between a goal and a wish."*
Powerful words from Brigitte Martin, a speaker with the "success panel" during…Continue
CALL FOR APPLICATION
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Having now had a couple of weeks where a combination of loads of things on my plate and general late-autumn lethargy have conspired to prevent me from making any blog entries, I'm back to it after a week in which I saw an opera featuring a depressed singing egg and created a seriously dangerous structure.
Having seen the Call for Entries on Crafthaus for the "Hot…Continue
I have not thought about this before... why do I make? It seems to be the very essence of my being. I don't think that I even consciously think about it; it just happens.…Continue
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Shiny surfaces reflect light like a mirror, possibly creating excessive or unwanted highlights. What is reflected could be anything in the room that surrounds the work. What can be…Continue
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