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My podcast interview on Metalsmith Bench Talk, Sept 8

Tune in to Whaley Studios Metalsmith Benchtalk Radio podcast today, Sept 8 from 3-4pm PST. We'll be talking about the…


Added by emiko oye on September 8, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

ISP Issues

Hmmm... I do like Crafthaus, so it was most alarming to me to be unable to access it for a whole day yesterday due to my ISP finding a routing issue relating to it and me having to wait until it cleared. Fortunately, it is cleared now. The good side of the whole event is that I finally persuaded our network manager at college to unblock it, so I have access there too, as do my students. 


Been really busy with the new students, so I've not had much time to do my own work:…


Added by The Justified Sinner on September 7, 2011 at 2:32pm — 2 Comments

Recent Interview: why I'm not a one technique kinda artist

I was recently interviewed by Jamie Hall for the Benchpeg Newsletter in the UK. Check it out!

Newsletter from benchpeg - the jewellery community

Supporting the British Jewellery Industry; jobs, news, placements, tools for sale, voluntary work, events, professional development via the website or a weekly newsletter.

Added by Victoria Lansford on September 6, 2011 at 10:42am — No Comments

Haystack 2011

I just finished teaching a two week experimental enameling class at Haystack Mountain School in Deer Isle Maine.  

What a wonderful place....


with a well equipped studio...



Added by Barbara Minor on September 2, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Artist Opportunity - Duality: Collaborations by Artist-Couples

Artist couples, or pairs of artists who work collaboratively, are encouraged to submit their work for a Spring 2012 exhibition in Philadelphia. The exhibition will highlight the theme of "division of labor" among artist-couples. For example, perhaps one member of an artist couple focuses on form, while the other executes decoration. We are looking for artworks in all media that represent the strengths of each artist within a collaborative couple.


Interested artist couples (or…


Added by Heather Gibson on September 2, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Nuts about nuts

Fairly easy day today. Spent the morning in the workshop and the afternoon with my students with learning difficulties, all of whom have studied with me before: gratifying to know that they wanted to come back again! A lovely group to end the week with, I think. The workshop is proving a little bit frustrating at the moment, as I am between several projects, all of which need some serious time spent working through the details on paper, or 3D models need to be made or I am waiting for…


Added by The Justified Sinner on September 2, 2011 at 1:06pm — 1 Comment


Well, the students are back and their usual daft fun has begun. I came into the workshop today to find this on my benchpeg:

Terrible Troll

A present from Sweden. Unfortunately, the new students who don't quite have the same…


Added by The Justified Sinner on August 31, 2011 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Too much to do...

Just back from another weekend at the Edinburgh Festival and a whole new raft of students who arrived on Monday, eager to learn. Always a bit daunting, but after the first full day in the workshop, making a simple polished brass ring (!), they mostly seemed pleased. Long may it continue.


Festival fun, as ever, with a series of events I didn't plan to go to. Started on Friday night with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment playing some music I had very mixed feelings…


Added by The Justified Sinner on August 30, 2011 at 12:52pm — 2 Comments

2011 Publications showcasing my work

Catching up on the books and magazines that my work has been published in this year:

Metalsmith Magazine Exhibition in Print 2011

The coveted issue of metalsmith, which I tried for years to get into and…


Added by emiko oye on August 26, 2011 at 8:08pm — No Comments

Back At The Bench

It is so good to finally be back at the bench and working on things again. I managed to get quite a lot done on two projects, cutting open the iron balls that will become "Fashion:Victim - In Memoriam ALMcQ" 


Fashion:Victim - In Memoriam ALMcQ (WIP 1)


And also getting some bits and pieces together for "Future Legend", a…


Added by The Justified Sinner on August 24, 2011 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Quick Update

Back in the workshop today and back to work on things. I've had an idea for a piece using some iron balls I found in a burnt-out warehouse in Kent four years ago:


Accidental Gehry 8


The balls are about 100mm across and hollow.



Added by The Justified Sinner on August 23, 2011 at 3:24pm — No Comments

Book Release and Book Signing Event



I just received confirmation that I will be doing a Book Release/Signing Event at The Bookstore in Lenox, MA on September 25th for my new book "Roots, Stems, and Branches; A Recollection". I hope that, if you live in the area, Berkshire County, MA, Hudson River Valley, Northwestern CT, anywhere in the Northeast, that you'll come help me celebrate at this event.


If you want to come, contact Matt Tannenbaum at The Bookstore in Lenox at (413) 637-3390 or…


Added by Linda Kaye-Moses on August 22, 2011 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Roots, Stems and Branches

Dear Friends,

For the past ten years, I’ve been working on a project that I hoped would define those moments or events in my life that directed me to making my jewels. I’m thrilled now to announce the publication of my new book, Roots, Stems and Branches; A Recollection—the result of those many years of writing, art making, and personal reflection.

A special clothbound Collector’s Edition with dust jacket is now available and can be ordered directly online at <…


Added by Linda Kaye-Moses on August 22, 2011 at 10:43am — 1 Comment

festival time again

Still not really settled since returning to Scotland. From getting in on Friday, I had to go to work for half a day and then headed off to again to Edinburgh, from where I've just returned, having enjoyed the festival madness there. In short, went to see the Yogyakarta Court Gamelan, which was phenomenal, the David Mach show at the City Art Gallery and wandered around the High Street and the West End Craft fair.

I also met with a friend of mine who works on the Tattoo and got my…


Added by The Justified Sinner on August 21, 2011 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Looking for Artists



I am looking for artist (in any medium) to display artwork that deals with the medical field.  There is no entry fee, I am curating a show with mixed media (from sculpture to ceramics, painting and weaving...whatever) that is inspired by medical ideas, objects, diseases....again...whatever.


If you are one of these artist making work like this, PLEASE email me asap at:…


Added by Susan Skoczen on August 21, 2011 at 2:33pm — 3 Comments

In Leeds

In Leeds, Yorkshire, for a training course in using Gemvision's "Matrix" software for jewellery design. Matrix is a kind of super-sophisticated overlay for Rhino, which is aimed squarely at the commercial and retail markets but which has enormous potential for the less traditional maker too, having tools which allow the laying out of pave settings on any shape, the ability to calculate how many stones of a given size it would take to…


Added by The Justified Sinner on August 17, 2011 at 4:06pm — No Comments

Noticed: Deborrah Daher

My work is featured on handful of salt - interesting insights…thanks, Regina!

Added by Deborrah Daher on August 14, 2011 at 9:22am — 2 Comments

Alice Simpson featured in

 It's thrilling to be a part of a very exciting and hip magazine.

Please take a few minutes to take a look at my work and others:

My work is featured on pages 6-21 of Issue #0.5

Added by alice simpson on August 12, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Step by Step Projects - Opportunity or Opportunity Cost

If you work with digital photos, here is an opportunity.  A new book, "Things to Make and Do with Your Digital Photos' is looking for submissions. Quarto does a nice job publishing their…


Added by Harriete E Berman on August 11, 2011 at 11:56am — No Comments


Further to my last post, please note that I confused two pieces in my head! Kevin Coates made a Magpie Brooch which was shown at Goldsmiths': the Magpie Neckpiece to which I referred was by Charlotte de Syllas. Apologies to both makers.

The neckpiece can be seen on her website:

Added by The Justified Sinner on August 8, 2011 at 7:21am — No Comments

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