I am very pleased to be having an exhibition with my colleague Harlan Butt. It opens this Saturday and…
Interdisciplinary. Community. Advocacy. Humor.
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Back to work today and straight into preparations for the coming year, both academically - for the new and continuing students - and in terms of my own work.
The holiday was relaxing and fairly uneventful. On the back of my political fury of the last few months, I had been planning to go to Brighton's "Pride" event, something I've shunned since the early 1990s when the event ceased to be political and became no more than a corporate, money-spinning festival of…
Wendy McAllister - the transformative power of adornment
Wendy McAllister’s love of jewelry started with a live bejeweled Makech beetle on a small gold chain and safety pin. It was a gift from her parents during a trip to Mexico. The…
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On holiday and in Brighton!
Last week was a bit of a rush as I had to complete both a piece for the Craftspace "Made in the Middle" show but also the piece for Boris Bally's "Imagine" show, as previously mentioned,…
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This last week has been taken up by exploring a fairly new material with the pleasingly forthright Ronda Coryell, a delightful Amercian woman who is an expert in the use…
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While it is absolutely not the case that everyone who voted to leave the EU is a racist - far from it, I would think - the language of the 'campaign' to leave certainly was racist. Who can forget Farage's appalling poster which shows Syrian refugees leaving their country:…Continue
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This detailed bespoke neckpiece was designed and made for the Disney's film Alice Through the Looking Glass.…Continue
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Regular followers of this blog will be aware of my republican views and that I find the concept of a monarchy not only outdated but offensive to any sense of democracy or egalitarianism. Cake-maker extraordinaire, Claire Price (standing,…
It really seems incredible that this is the end of my first academic year at the School of Jewellery. So much has happened!
Over the last week, we've…Continue
Artists created kinetic brooches from a kit with Halstead components, some of which were featured in an exhibition at Blue Spiral 1 Gallery during SNAGneXt in May 2016. The brooches were for sale during…Continue
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A year has passed since I was invited to show at The Scottish Gallery, a lovely space in New Town, Edinburgh - it was my first exhibition out of the country. There were many things for me to learn about shipping and pricing for another currency, just…Continue
Not much to report this week, so I'll digress on the new garden in Birmingham, for where I have been struggling to find that most proasic of vegetables (fruits, I suppose): rhubarb. I have always thought I hated rhubarb but one day a few months back, my colleague, Claire Price, brought in a jar of jam for us to eat at one of our regular staff breakfasts. I tucked in without giving it much thought and marvelled at the balance of sour and sweet, at the hint of orange, at the amazing scent. It…Continue
This week has been taken up with the tough paperwork exercises of re-writing the whole curriculum at the School of Jewellery to make it more dynamic and flexible. We've taken the opportunity to make the whole thing more craft-based, which is…
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