Community. Engagement. Advocacy. Humor.
Exhilarating and exhausting.
I'm recovering in Brighton for a long weekend with the howling winds of "Storm Clodagh" driving rain at the windows, a warm sofa and a raft of Hammer Horror films to watch and pizza from our favourite pizza restaurant, the unfortunately-named Pizzaface.…
Added by The Justified Sinner on November 29, 2015 at 12:06pm — No Comments
Another packed week, kicking off with the "Chrysalis" show of works-in-progress by the final-year BA students, a fascinating glimpse into what we can expect come summer 2016.
This was a particularly interesting show as it was…
Added by The Justified Sinner on November 22, 2015 at 12:51pm — No Comments
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My work is inspired by the very materials I work with. My love for textiles led me to create my own ‘masculine fabric’ using fine silk and cotton threads woven into mesh and…Continue
Added by Brigitte Martin on November 17, 2015 at 1:32pm — No Comments
This was the week that the School of Jewellery hosted the recycling-performance work, "JUNK: Rubbish To Gold" with teams of the most experimental and interesting jewellers coming in - from as far afield as Ohio and Germany - to…
Dear friends and colleagues
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Two posts in the space of one week - so much going on and I still have the feeling that next week's post might be a busy one too.
This week saw the opening of the Symposium that I organised…
It's that time of year again.
Life in Birmingham continues apace and if I'm being honest, I have to confess that it all still feels a bit unreal. Reality came one step closer this week as I sold my Glasgow house…
First of all, I have to make it clear that the Justified Sinner is still alive and kicking. My website has gone offline whilst I change hosting companies due to a ludicrous hike in pricing at Small Business Host who previously…
Added by The Justified Sinner on October 24, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Kathleen Nowak Tucci, a Gulf Coast eco-designer and artist for 30 years, has turned her creative focus to designing couture accessories constructed from recycled rubber bicycle and motorcycle inner tubes and Nespresso coffee capsules. Appearing in Fashion Market Week in NYC two…Continue
So we kick off this week with an correction and an apology. In my last blog, I credited the elegant champagne-flute holders which were used at the Fei Liu reception as having been "designed and made" by Paul Evans,…Continue
Another busy week, starting early on with the first stirrings of the performance-making-piece "JUNK: Rubbish To Gold" by Jivan Astfalck in which…Continue
Added by The Justified Sinner on October 11, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments
New in 2015: SNAG has identified the need to support emerging curators in the field of jewelry and metalwork. The Emerging Curators program offers grants up to $2,500 to assist an emerging curator or curators in executing an exhibition focused on jewelry and/or…Continue
Added by Brigitte Martin on October 7, 2015 at 2:10pm — No Comments
AND back at the bench! Hooray!
I've begun to catch up with commissions and making stock work. Immediately, I'm working on a piece incorporating a small 9ct Edwardian brooch and some of the metal found on Dungeness…
The new intake of students were in this week: gemmologists, horologists, jewellers, silversmiths, CAD designers; the new HND, BA, MA starts. It was brilliant to be in the school when it is buzzing and we spent Monday avoiding…
Added by The Justified Sinner on September 27, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Whatever happened to going out with people and chatting uninterrupted? These days, wherever you go, folks sit together but instead of enjoying the moment, someone's on their phone checking what they may have missed while ignoring the person right in front of them. Do others find this super…Continue
Added by Brigitte Martin on September 26, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments
Founded by Japanese dentist Taro Hanabusa, Fangophilia creates one-of-a-kind teeth, ear and other accessories custom molded to the…Continue
Added by Brigitte Martin on September 26, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments
From September 28-October 3, 2015, The Museum of Arts and Design will present LOOT: MAD About Jewelry, its annual exhibition and sale featuring designs from more than 50 emerging and acclaimed international jewelry artists. Now in its 15th edition,…Continue
Added by Brigitte Martin on September 22, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments
I've started work at the School of Jewellery just as it turned 125 on Friday 18th September, 2015.
From the Birmingham Daily Post of 19th September 1890:…
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