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I'm Still Here

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.



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Added by The Justified Sinner on January 15, 2017 at 12:36pm — 6 Comments

Goodbye to Gaynor

Brasshouse HND Christmas 2016 - 2

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…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on December 18, 2016 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

The Tragic Emptiness of Now



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…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on December 11, 2016 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

United in Variety: Sieraad International Jewellery Art Fair at the Westergasfabreik, Amsterdam 2016 November 10-13

A view of the Westergasfabreik and my Synaesthetic Fragments Series

Fitting my entire display into twenty three kilos of checked baggage to fly to Amsterdam was more liberating than frustrating as I shed unnecessary…

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Added by Poppy Porter on December 5, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

A Hairy Week!

Bharti Parmar - 2

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…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on December 4, 2016 at 4:00am — 2 Comments

Collection of Mary Ann Scherr Jewelry at Auction

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…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on November 28, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

OMBRE Gallery Opens its Doors

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…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on November 28, 2016 at 9:53am — No Comments

Pecha Kucha and Paper

Vittoria Street Gallery - Talking Practice - 13



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…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on November 28, 2016 at 2:33am — No Comments

Seismic!

Trajet - 1



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…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on November 20, 2016 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Limited Edition Living

Limited Edition Living



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…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on November 12, 2016 at 3:47pm — No Comments

FerroFluids

Ferrofluids are something we've been playing with for kinetic jewelry. Here is a photo of the material by Brandon…

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Added by 2Roses on November 3, 2016 at 9:17am — No Comments

Monday’s Child - A Weekly Creative Shot in the Arm

Margherita Marchioni - rummaging with purpose



Margherita Marchioni has spent close to a…
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Added by 2Roses on October 31, 2016 at 3:06pm — 2 Comments

Talks and Talking

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.…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on October 30, 2016 at 3:23pm — No Comments

The latest advance in 3D projection mapping.

The latest advance in 3D projection mapping. This is already being used for theatrical costuming and sets. Now think adornment.

https://youtu.be/-bh1MHuA5jU

Added by 2Roses on October 27, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Jeremy May Metamorphosis Contest

Calling all bibliophiles and jewelry lovers!

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.…

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Added by Fuller Craft Museum on October 25, 2016 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Perfect Live

Cheerful Wall
Cheerful wall in Digbeth,…
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Added by The Justified Sinner on October 24, 2016 at 2:20pm — No Comments

Job Opportunity in Birmingham, UK: Head of School of Jewellery

Head of School of Jewellery

School of Jewellery

Location:  School of Jewellery
Salary:  Attractive Remuneration Package to be negotiated with the successful…
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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 21, 2016 at 8:32am — No Comments

Pigment of Our Imagination



Samantha Mitchell and Aric Verrastro, Bushel, steel, powder coated brass, polyester cord, thread, acrylic paint, 2016…

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Added by Aric Verrastro on October 20, 2016 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

Check It

A double-barrel post!…
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Added by The Justified Sinner on October 9, 2016 at 2:32pm — No Comments

Exhibition Issues Both Good and Bad Solutions

Photo Credit: Steven Michaels Photography



For years I have attempted to take photos and display jewelry from the Recycle Collection. For…

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Added by Harriete E Berman on September 27, 2016 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

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