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Not having posted for four weeks, you'd be forgiven for thinking I'd dropped off the face of the earth, but I was just having an extended Christmas holiday and settling back into work again. I didn't feel inclined to do a retrospective of the year gone by and I've a horrible feeling that next Christmas I may not feel like doing a retrospective then. In short, I'm somewhat lacking in global optimism just now.
That as may be, things here are going along as normal.
So, Christmas and new year approach and, like most right-thinking people (Left-thinking, I mean!), I won't be sad to put this miserable 2016 to bed. Still, it is also the time of year when people wear silly hats and bad jumpers…Continue
Michael Gove is one of the new Illiberal Elite who are forever moaning about the Liberal Elite who, I figure, sound very much like me. There is something clammy and unwholesome, something fungal about Gove's glossy face and…
Fitting my entire display into twenty three kilos of checked baggage to fly to Amsterdam was more liberating than frustrating as I shed unnecessary…Continue
Added by Poppy Porter on December 5, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments
That was a week so jammed with things to do that I'm still reeling. It all started on Tuesday evening when I had three different, sequential events to go to, first of these being one of the School of Jewellery's intermittent lecture…Continue
Garth’s in Ohio is auctioning jewelry designed by Mary Ann Scherr from a private collection. Pieces will be available in their auction this Thursday, Dec. 1.
Mary Ann Scherr's jewelry, and designs in metal, can be found in…Continue
Added by Brigitte Martin on November 28, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments
Ombré Gallery specializes in contemporary art jewelry by artists and metalsmiths across the United States and around the world. Our mission is to exhibit innovative works using both traditional…Continue
Added by Brigitte Martin on November 28, 2016 at 9:53am — No Comments
A fairly quiet week this last week but with some notable events, including the opening of the inaugural exhibition at the Vittoria Street Gallery. This is a new enterprise in the School of Jewellery to bring a…
Added by The Justified Sinner on November 28, 2016 at 2:33am — No Comments
Not much to report this week, except that I've been to a couple of excellent concerts. The first up was "Trajet" at St. Phillip's Cathedral in the city centre, a piece for solo 'cello which was written from seismic recordings taken of filled-in…
Added by The Justified Sinner on November 20, 2016 at 1:37pm — No Comments
In a week dominated by Trump and other fascist excesses, this terrible marketing puff for - believe it or not - flats in the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham struck me as desperately appropriate. On another week, I might have mused on…
Added by The Justified Sinner on November 12, 2016 at 3:47pm — No Comments
Ferrofluids are something we've been playing with for kinetic jewelry. Here is a photo of the material by Brandon…Continue
Added by 2Roses on November 3, 2016 at 9:17am — No Comments
Lots of talk and not much jewellery for me this week!
At the School of Jewellery, we have an extensive programme of Artists-in-Residence (AiR) who work with the students on each course while extending their own practice. Every single year of each course has an AiR allocated to them - which is a luxury, indeed. This week saw us being introduced to them properly as they each gave us a bit of a talk about their hopes and direction for the year.…
Added by The Justified Sinner on October 30, 2016 at 3:23pm — No Comments
The latest advance in 3D projection mapping. This is already being used for theatrical costuming and sets. Now think adornment.
Added by 2Roses on October 27, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments
What if you could wear your favorite book? Tell us about a literary work that is special to you, and London artist Jeremy May could transform it into a beautiful piece of original jewelry, just for you.…Continue
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Photo Credit: Steven Michaels Photography
For years I have attempted to take photos and display jewelry from the Recycle Collection. For…