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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 7, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Post-Referendum

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I feel really deflated after all the stress leading up to the referendum and although my sleeping patterns are back to normal - for the four or five days prior to the event, I was getting about 2 hours a night! - I'm still…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on September 25, 2014 at 2:34am — No Comments

Bario-Neal - Fairmined and Ethically Sourced Jewelry

Bario-Neal Jewelry is handcrafted in Philadelphia with reclaimed precious metals, fairmined gold,…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on September 14, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Glasgow Kelvin College Degree Show and Interim Degree Show

Glasgow Kelvin Collge - Inaugural Degree Fashion Show - 2



As many readers know (if you can call my small but dedicated readers "many"!) we've been running a degree programme within Glasgow Kelvin College - née: North Glasgow College - for some four…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on June 7, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Submarine!

Fashion:Victim - In Memoriam Alexander McQueen - Professional Photograph 1

Lots going on in the workshop in the last few weeks but I'll start off with the completed pictures of Fashion:Vitcim by the incredible Andrew Neilson at…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on May 11, 2014 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Spring At Last

City Gate

Since my last post, spring can definitely be said to have arrived and the Easter break saw sunshine all day and every day except the last. It is great to be seeing the sky still slightly light at 9pm and to feel the warmth in the…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on April 27, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

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



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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...



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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

2014 Crafthaus Project Grant Recipient

Crafthaus is pleased to announce that Leisa Rich's project "Invisible:VisAble" garnered 968 votes of 2,575 total votes cast (37.59%) and is the 2014 Crafthaus Project Grant Winner.

Starting in November, we all look forward to following Leisa's crafthaus blog about her project.

Thank you to everyone who voted. Much success for all projects!

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A modern metalsmith/metal artist can be found working in traditional metals as well as in nontraditional materials. The designs can range from the classic to the extravagant, and the techniques can either be centuries old or decidedly current.

The wide range of expression preferences, design options, materials, and processes has lead within our field to unfavorable misconceptions, misunderstandings and in some cases even outright disdain between artists. Can the metal and jewelry field overcome its division and send out a much-needed signal?

We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making!

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