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Foxtrot Pour Maria: Chanel Se Rencontrent Lang

Foxtrot Pour Maria: Chanel Se Rencontrent Lang - 31



I've been in the workshop for two whole days now, finishing up my "sautoir/parure" which imagines the jewellery which Chanel (probably with the help of Fulco Verdura) would have…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on November 26, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Enough Violence



Enough Violence: Artists Speak Out - 2



Tonight sees the opening of the exciting "Enough Violence:…
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Added by The Justified Sinner on September 27, 2013 at 5:41pm — No Comments

Pittsburgh Fun

Klavon's



I do like Pittsburgh, especially as I have good friends there who can take me about and introduce me to new things such as the marvellous Klavon's Soda-Fountain: To the immediate right of Dingo is Elizabeth and her daugher, Eliza.…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on August 12, 2013 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

Secrets and Surprises

It wasn't all work in Pittsburgh and in between teaching the workshops, I got a chance to socialise a bit too. Quite apart from my non-metalsmithing friends, Elizabeth Avery and Kirk Savage and their wonderfully odd family, I also managed to see Lizzy DaVita and hooked up with Glen Gardner for an evening of dinner, his workshop and an exhibition.…





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Added by The Justified Sinner on August 11, 2013 at 12:37pm — No Comments

SCC - Artist And Kids

After the stint at the detention centre, it was time to return to the SCC to work with a group of young people on the "Artist and Kids" programme. This programme is well established within the SCC and I taught on it last year, which was great fun. One of last year's students even signed up to take my main adults' workshop…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on August 6, 2013 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Shuman Detention Center and the SCC



Shuman Detention Center Workshop - 2



After returning from Touchstone, it was time for a weekend in Pittsburgh followed by my work with the young people in Shuman Detention Center. The detention centre is a place for people under the age of…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on August 2, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Touchstone

So, at last I have a reliable internet connection and can make a post... I'm home having been at Touchstone Centre for Craft with an intermittent satellite connection - as it is so rural - and in the rented apartment in Pittsburgh where the connection is supposedly broadband but is actually worse than dial-up!…
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Added by The Justified Sinner on July 31, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

What Have I Been Up To?

Since returning from Istanbul, it has been non-stop in the workshop, preparing work for orders and making some new pieces too. I've sidelined a number of works-in-progress in order to get on with more pressing issues, so there are no updates on my Chanel-inspired piece or my tribute to Alexander McQueen, though I have progressed apace with my first foray into electronics in jewellery, "14th Century Nightlife" which I hope to finish finally this coming week after it sitting on my bench for…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on May 19, 2013 at 1:47pm — No Comments

Leaving Pittsburgh

Why The Long Face?

Sad to be leaving Pittsburgh.

As you can see, I had another night with Brigitte and we went to the Pittsburgh institution, Sarris, where we had the most gigantic banana splits I've ever seen. Delicious! I'm not…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on July 22, 2012 at 4:53pm — 2 Comments

Robot Attack!

I'll get to the robots in a moment. First of all, my class at the SCC... There isn't much to say about the class at the SCC as we weren't really making projects, more exploring techniques through making samples and finding ways of problem-solving for processes which the people in the class used. As such, I have no photographs of work to show. What I do have is a photograph of all the people involved:

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Added by The Justified Sinner on July 15, 2012 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

"You Can't Wear That!"

Will

Or, as Will - above - would tell you, Yes You Can Wear That!

Last weekend, I spent a brilliant two days with some young peope at the Society for Contemporary Crafts in Pittsburgh running a workshop looking at creativity, oblique ways of looking at every day objects and the creation of jewellery from those objects. The…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on July 11, 2012 at 8:06pm — 5 Comments

Cut in Clerkenwell - Pittsburgh 2012

Although it is almost a week since the event - I've been travelling and am now in Pittsburgh - I really should write up an exciting event I attended on Monday last week in London, "Cut In Clerkenwell" which is an exhibition at Craft Central by the Hand Engravers' Association in the UK, a most worthy body who have a highly talented and esteemed membership - including…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on July 8, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Desolate!

Desolate!

End of another academic year, I've cleared my bench of everything to allow the summer-school lecturer to use it. As some of you already know, I am off to PITTSBURGH next week and will be at the SCC for a short while. I'm always keen to meet other metalsmiths: feel free to get in touch if you are able to meet…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on June 28, 2012 at 7:04am — 9 Comments

Charmed III

I received an email from Sharon Massey earlier this week, inviting me to submit some pieces for the third "Charmed" exhibition at the SCC in Pittsburgh, to which I happily agreed. Some time ago, Bob Ebendorf and I had been talking about me making a series of charm bracelets which I started but which never got anywhere as I couldn't get over the hurdle of creating a complex piece with essentially no "narrative". (The original plan was to create 10 bracelets and 100 charms which would be sold…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on December 20, 2011 at 1:47pm — 3 Comments

Nuts about nuts

Fairly easy day today. Spent the morning in the workshop and the afternoon with my students with learning difficulties, all of whom have studied with me before: gratifying to know that they wanted to come back again! A lovely group to end the week with, I think. The workshop is proving a little bit frustrating at the moment, as I am between several projects, all of which need some serious time spent working through the details on paper, or 3D models need to be made or I am waiting for…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on September 2, 2011 at 2:06pm — 1 Comment

Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh PA: INTERNSHIP



The Judy Cheteyan Scholarship Fund



Businesswoman and previous President of the Society for…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on December 9, 2010 at 4:33pm — No Comments

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