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Spring has just about got to Birmingham this week and on Wednesday night it was a pleasant - almost warm - walk to the IKON gallery for the private view of the new show of work by two…
Added by The Justified Sinner on March 19, 2017 at 1:28pm — No Comments
Not so much going on this week, so a relatively short post: most of the students and staff are at Schmuck in Munich.
Highlight of the week for me was the opening of the "…
Added by The Justified Sinner on March 12, 2017 at 2:41pm — No Comments
What do you do when a friend approaches you with one of her bucket list items? You say YES! It's what I did and for the past year, my friend, metalsmith professor …Continue
Added by Brigitte Martin on March 9, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments
Last week kicked off to a glorious start with the Goldsmiths' Company Craft and Design Awards, held in the opulent surroundings of Goldsmiths' Hall in…
Added by The Justified Sinner on March 6, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments
This lurid display is another of the short projects run by the BA class, this time to introduce them to various technologies, including turning, press-forming, spining, sand-casting, thread-cutting, riveting, laser-cutting, and finishing. Yes,…
Added by The Justified Sinner on February 19, 2017 at 2:09pm — No Comments
There is a lot of sellotape in this post.
This week saw Birmingham host Spring Fair, the largest jewellery and giftware fair in the UK. Quite aside from being the largest collection of utter tat I have ever witnessed in one place, the jewellery and watch section of the fair is always interesting and over the years, I've made a few visits here. This time around, we decided to take our entire cohort…
Added by The Justified Sinner on February 12, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments
A bumper two-week post…Continue
If you’re a designer, you know that feeling.
You’ve spent hours in the studio, pouring your skill and creativity into a new design, struggling to turn your vision into reality. Finally, you hold it in your hand—an innovative, finely crafted piece of…Continue
So, we all know - I assume my readers to be fellow Liberal Elite snowflakes, of course - that Trump is a nightmare.
Unfortunately, I was 'triggered' this week, even within my 'safe space' of bed. Frankly, it is my own fault: I've been watching the fantastic Ridley Scott version of Philip K. Dick's "The…
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