All Blog Posts Tagged 'jewelry' (356)

Fade Out Again

Mosque Skyline



I had a wonderful time in Istanbul when I visited in 2013. Now, four years later, it seems that I may never be able to return again. The liberal, secular country created by Atatürk is succumbing to the power-plays of the fascist Erdoğan,…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on April 18, 2017 at 2:34pm — No Comments

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

Seulgi Kwon - unpredictable organisms 



Kwon’s work interested us because of its use of clear plastic and silicone. Although her art is organic in nature, it embraces the science associated with cells, their growth,…

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Added by 2Roses on April 17, 2017 at 2:27pm — No Comments

2Roses Monday’s Child - A Weekly Creative Shot in the Arm

Michihiro Sato - Fragile



Paper, cashew paint (a coating material made from the phenol compound extracted from cashew nuts), silver and stainless steel comprise the ingredients list of the work of Michihiro Sato. Carved, colored and stacked recycled papers…

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Added by 2Roses on April 10, 2017 at 6:33pm — No Comments

The rumors are true!

"Thing" is now working at 2Roses after taking early retirement from the Adams Family. "I appreciate the more creative dress code at 2Roses", says Thing. …

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Added by 2Roses on April 8, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

2Roses Monday’s Child - A Weekly Creative Shot in the Arm

Susan Chin - Precious Ebony and Compositions in Black



Susan Chin’s path as a jeweler began with a handed down box of tools, bits of ebony and bone, and a class at the “Y” in Philadelphia. The magnetism of the ebony in her one-of-a-kind pieces…

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Added by 2Roses on April 4, 2017 at 12:58am — No Comments

Old and Improved!

Birmingham Spring



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…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on March 19, 2017 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Fondue and More

Not so much going on this week, so a relatively short post: most of the students and staff are at Schmuck in Munich.

Made in the Middle 2017 - Parkside Opening - 1



Highlight of the week for me was the opening of the "…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on March 12, 2017 at 2:41pm — No Comments

20/20 Creative Collaborations Multiplied

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 …

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 9, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

Golden Years

Goldsmiths' Craft And Design Awards 2017 - 1



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…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on March 6, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Tea For Sixty-two and Sixty-Two for Tea

Tea Sets - 1



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,…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on February 19, 2017 at 2:09pm — No Comments

Sticky!

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…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on February 12, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Iron Man

Student Assessment - 3
Hayley Jones

A bumper two-week post…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on February 5, 2017 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Call: MJSA Vision Awards

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…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on February 3, 2017 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Interviewed Gustav Reyes for American Craft Magazine Feb/Mar 2017

I am happy to report that my newest article has just appeared in American Craft Magazine! Look for pages 28-31 in the Feb/March 2017 issue.…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on January 31, 2017 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Bad Dreams!

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…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on January 22, 2017 at 1:52pm — 3 Comments

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.



Back to…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on January 15, 2017 at 12:36pm — 20 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

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