In September of this year the touring Bodywork exhibition, or to give it its…
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I've been in the workshop for two whole days now, finishing up my "sautoir/parure" which imagines the jewellery which Chanel (probably with the help of Fulco Verdura) would have…
Added by The Justified Sinner on November 26, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments
This last week has been a whirlwind of activity and has left me feeling drained but exhilirated. I may as well not beat about the bush and say that I have been nominated as "Scotland's Most Stylish Male" at the bi-annual Scottish Style Awards. This came as a genuine bolt-from-the-blue shock and intially, I thought that one of the students was having a joke with me about my generally dishevelled workshop appearance but it turned…Continue
I am really thrilled with the way the works came out that I made while I was Penland School of Craft this summer in Penland, NC with Arthur Hash. Here is one of his sexy laser enameled brooches that i love! Even though I was fortunate to study enameling under Linda Darty while I was at ECU, this class was jammed packed with refreshers and new information. I was really pumped to be able to study with…Continue
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There are currently two jewellery exhibitions in Verona, Italy both organised by the Associazione Nurò. "Brooching Verona" curated by the Associazione Nurò is part of the annual Verona Art Fair and is on from 8-20…Continue
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Brooches are ornaments dating back to ancient times, Greeks and Romans already used to adorn their clothes with artefacts of exceptional beauty, elegance and perfection. Today, brooches have a rare and ancient perfume. They emit a silent music that few can…Continue
Added by Brigitte Martin on July 16, 2013 at 9:32am — No Comments
I started a wonderful project last year about collecting images of brooches from the side we rarely see, the back side. It was such a wonderful experience to see how different artists approached the back look and mechanism of their brooches.
I started looking around for more pictures, and although it was not an easy task I managed to create a wonderful board on Pinterest named, of course, …Continue
Added by Tammy Young Eun Kim on May 17, 2013 at 6:15pm — No Comments
I am pleased to announce that my piece, Attic Turbine Vent (shoulder brooch) was selected as one of ten pieces in this year's exhibition for a Juror's Award. Materials Hard & Soft is a competitive, national exhibition now in its twenty-sixth year. This year's juror was Jean W. McLaughlin, Executive Director of the Penland School of Craft. 568 pieces were submitted and 71 chosen for inclusion with 10 juror's awards given. I am also pleased to say that a number…Continue
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I am now winding the workshop down for the end of the year. I'll be shutting-up fully on Thursday for two weeks, back again in 2013 with new projects to tackle.
Although I've not been quiet in this holiday season, I have been dealing with people who have been startlingly organised and this has meant that for the last week and the week to come, I don't have any rush-jobs to complete, no last-minute dashes to the post-office. The last Commission for the season was sent out on…Continue
Well, I've not been blogging so much of late because I've been working on a project which I have been forbidden from documenting until the client has received it!
It has been the Christmas Sale at work this week. All my students make their work and sell it in the college, a percentage comes to the department for buying equipment and the balance goes to the students themselves. We keep the prices low and go for volume and this usually pays off, especially as most of the customers are…Continue
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Time to allow myself the luxury of a weekend in Edinburgh with nothing to do but see some friends and go to the opening of Stephen Bottomley's first retrospective.
I always sleep very well in Edinburgh: I stay with friends and the room in which I sleep overlooks a graveyard! Much needed as the changing clocks, seasons and the travel to and from the US has made my sleeping patterns somewhat messy.
Added by The Justified Sinner on November 12, 2012 at 4:02pm — No Comments
SO busy! All my first, second and third years have started for two weeks now and the degree final year students started today... In between, I've been packing up the Diamond Jubilee exhibition and finishing my "Macbeth Brooch".
The hackle is raven feathers. It is traditional in Scotland (I read, but have never…Continue
Added by The Justified Sinner on September 11, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments
“Eye miniatures came into fashion at the end of the 18th century. In France, where eye miniature seems to have originated, the eye as symbol of watchfulness was adopted by the state police for buckles and belts. In Britain it had a role as a love token, with some eye miniatures…
Drum roll please... because you are about to see brand new work from graduate school. From last month I've been uploading posts of my undergraduate work hoping to catch up I can finally release the recent work.
I came to San Diego State University last year, the first two semesters have been very challenging. The battle of grad school was pretty tough. From…
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Over the last few months, I have been inspired to make specific pieces in response to several "call for entry" postings on Crafthaus. First up, we have Loren Angulo's "Behind the Brooch", an exhibition and book about the way in which makers embellish the back of their brooches and how it relates to the…Continue
Added by The Justified Sinner on May 30, 2012 at 3:12pm — No Comments
Over the past couple of weeks, I've been really busy with family matters as well as learning to use the new mill and the associated software, so I've not really had a chance to make any of my usual work. I've been forced to make quick projects and have also been using the products of the mill as it is always so much more encouraging and interesting to be teaching oneself something with a real goal at the end.
As a result of this, I've been working largely in more conventional…Continue
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