Community. Engagement. Advocacy. Humor.
In this class students learn about using industrial and household materials for the construction of jewelry and art objects. This includes using various materials including cement to wood flooring. Some jewelry experience is helpful as well as expertise in basic saw, file and…Continue
Added by Brigitte Martin on February 8, 2016 at 8:21pm — No Comments
I've genuinely been run off my feet for the last couple of weeks, what with the change in modules for the students, my usual commitments as well as getting the new house ready to move into, so this is just going to be a super-fast resume of what happened this week...
First up was the last of the four "speed projects" for the BA Jewellery and Related Products at work. This week they were looking at 'Speculative Futures' and imagining the type of technology they would like to see in…
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Damsel Moonstone Vase
Silver, silver gilt and enamel with 22 carat…
Not much to report this week. I think that everything seems to quieten down for this dark period between new year and spring. I've mostly been working on the house and getting the students through their first…
Added by The Justified Sinner on January 23, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments
"Undercurrents of Intimacy". Feb/March 2016 issue.…
This week has been dominated by the arrival of David Poston at the School of Jewellery. a man of great intelligence, skill and charm who absolutely…
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After the successes over the last 15 years, this year Ruudt Peters begins his summer workshop under the title SELFIE NOW. Peters has been professor at three of the most prestigious universities in Europe, the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam…Continue
Added by Brigitte Martin on January 12, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments
Back in Birmingham again and I've been doing a lot of work at my new house, including planning to remove this horrible wallpaper...
It seems that it is not possible to buy a house without finding a hideous wallpaper somewhere in…
We are in the process of selecting our first round of…Continue
Added by Brigitte Martin on January 9, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments
For the past few years, I have been fortunate to be able to spend a few weeks in Texas every December. I am glad to escape the Snomageddon that typically befalls us in the northern regions of the US that time of year, but also because Texas is just plain FUN. I love the area around Austin…Continue
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I would never have imagined in January of this year that I would end up in such a different situation from the one I was in...
A busy month, making up work for…
A short post as I'm on holiday now in Brighton.
Last week was fairly quiet, finishing with a student lunch on Friday before we split up for the winter break. I did get a chance to finish the last commission for Christmas,…
Added by The Justified Sinner on December 23, 2015 at 10:28am — No Comments
Lady Gaga wearing specialty gloves for the TV drama American Horror Show. The nails flip at will because of a very clever mechanism (I am probably not supposed to reveal how it's done, so I won't. Sorry!)…Continue
Another bonanza of a week as I returned to work on Tuesday after a long weekend in Brighton to all my students handing in their first assessment, which I then spent the week marking and writing up. (Photographs in next…
Added by The Justified Sinner on December 6, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments
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…