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Zoe Arnold - The Poetic and the Macabre

don quixote necklace 2

A necklace for the Dulcinea of Toboso. Don Quixote necklace in an automaton frame.

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Added by Brigitte Martin on April 10, 2014 at 10:40am — No Comments

Fashion:Victim

Fashion:Victim - In Memoriam ALMcQ - 86

I have finally finished my Alexander McQueen tribute piece, "Fashion:Victim" which comprises of the two spherical 'handbags' made from steel spheres which I found in a burnt-out factory in Kent some years ago. The…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on April 2, 2014 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

In Springtime A Young Man's Fancy...

in time of daffodils - WIP - 16



... as I am no longer young, it has to be said, "Daffodils"!

I've spent the last few weeks working on a charity piece which kind of got out of hand. What started off as a request for a "life-sized daffodil…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on January 22, 2014 at 3:00pm — 8 Comments

Trevi Pendro, Alexander McQueen and Me

Many years ago, I realised that Alexander McQueen was not a couturier in the usual sense of the word. It was his commission of the collar from Shaun Leanne for his 2001 catwalk show which drew my attention to his work - the collar is a stunning assembly of lethal silver spikes and grey pearls, seen at 7:40 in the video below - and the show just blew me away. From that moment on, I never thought of McQueen as a clothing designer but as a sculptor, a critic, an historian, someone with a…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on October 1, 2013 at 3:30pm — 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

Tank Bracelets, Revisited

"Tank" Bracelets - WIP - 1

I was so excited about the "Tank" bracelet that I made in a minimal style last week that I have started to make three more, two in the ultra-minimal style of the first, using only silver and one large…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on September 24, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

WHAT? The Justified Sinner goes MINIMAL?

Surely some joke?

Well, not really... I have to confess to having created something so minimal it surprised even me when it was finished:…





Baby's On Fire - 6

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Added by The Justified Sinner on September 19, 2013 at 5:07pm — 4 Comments

Kicking Myself - Photography!

The new edition of Metalsmith, the annual "Exhibition in Print" is fantastic. Susan Cohn curates "As Seen By Others: Photography As Strategy", an exhibition which I didn't enter as I didn't really think that it would be very interesting, nor did I think that it applied to my work. Now I am kicking…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on August 31, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

U Can't Touch This!

One of my students made my day today by giving me a load of old silversmithing hammers which she had bought as part of a job-lot of tools from a workshop which was closing down!





It's Hammer Time! - 2



Other than that, I've…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on August 28, 2013 at 4:53pm — No Comments

Read The Small Print!

L'heure de la Fée Verte - WIP - 10

Having decided to enter "Suspended in Green" at the very last moment, I then thought I ought really to read the small print...



Application Requirements: 


Current resumé (CV), exhibitions,…
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Added by The Justified Sinner on August 27, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

British Racing Green...

Suspended In Green - WIP - 1

Well, having cleared the workshops, catalogued my stones and re-organised the casting room, I found in my inbox a reminder for "Suspended in Green", the final show in the highly successful…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on August 22, 2013 at 4:00pm — 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

Edinburgh College Of Art Degree Show

What a great weekend! Lovely weather, so I got out on my bike a lot and re-visited a site I had found some time ago, the wonderfully unhinged paintings on a house in Tollcross, Glasgow. In September 2012, it looked like this:…



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Added by The Justified Sinner on June 4, 2013 at 3:30am — 2 Comments

End Of An Era

Waa!

My wonderful, indispensible, reliable, cheerful, friendly, unflappable workshop technician, Fiona, is leaving on Thursday. She's found a better-paid job with more promotional prospects and she'll be superb. The students will all miss her and they arranged a lunch for her today, which was great fun.…





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Added by The Justified Sinner on April 23, 2013 at 5:11pm — No Comments

Coco's Channel Set

I've never channel-set round stones until today...

 

Coco's Cogs - WIP - 16

 

I'm genuinely surprised that it is easier than channel setting square stones, which I have done before on many occasions. I had always imagined that the round stones - not fitting so squarely into the channel - would rock about, but they don't. The problem…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on February 27, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Ferrous

One of the publicity images for Ferrous, the joint Crafthaus/VdV show at Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco...…



Ferrous Poster
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Added by The Justified Sinner on February 25, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Latest completed commission

This project was my most recent custom order.  The client wanted me to make the ring for her using the little diamonds that she had inherited from her relative in old jewelry, so there was sentimental attachment to them.  It's a bold and beautiful statement and she loved the finished piece!…

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Added by Deborrah Daher on January 24, 2013 at 11:10am — No Comments

The Post-Industrial Man - Empire State Human

First of all, a belated "happy new year" to my colleagues and friends on Crafthaus. I returned from my festive break to a 'flu which completely knocked me for six, to the point that I was in bed and unable to move... feverish, coughing, weak and aching. Horrible, in short. 

 

2013 has already started off to be busy. First of all I had a quick-fire commission to make a ring "with fish that have a bit of life about them, something in blues and greens" but which had to be…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on January 22, 2013 at 2:39pm — No Comments

End-Of-Year

I am now winding the workshop down for the end of the year. I'll be shutting-up fully on Thursday for two weeks, back again in 2013 with new projects to tackle.

Although I've not been quiet in this holiday season, I have been dealing with people who have been startlingly organised and this has meant that for the last week and the week to come, I don't have any rush-jobs to complete, no last-minute dashes to the post-office. The last Commission for the season was sent out on…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on December 16, 2012 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

Last Entry from Chicago and Workshop Update

(I'm just back from a weekend in Edinburgh, which is why there was a hiatus.)

 

Chicago

The last day in Chicago was one of pure tourism. I woke up very early and as the show opened at 11 am and my airport  shuttle was at 11.30 am, I thought that a walk around the area to see some more of the city would be in order.

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Added by The Justified Sinner on November 11, 2012 at 10:51am — No Comments

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