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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…
Added by The Justified Sinner on June 7, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
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A necklace for the Dulcinea of Toboso. Don Quixote necklace in an automaton frame.
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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…Continue
... 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…
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…Continue
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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…Continue
Added by The Justified Sinner on September 24, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Surely some joke?
Well, not really... I have to confess to having created something so minimal it surprised even me when it was finished:…
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…Continue
Added by The Justified Sinner on August 31, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments
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!
Other than that, I've…
Added by The Justified Sinner on August 28, 2013 at 4:53pm — No Comments
Having decided to enter "Suspended in Green" at the very last moment, I then thought I ought really to read the small print...
Current resumé (CV), exhibitions,…
Added by The Justified Sinner on August 27, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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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:…
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.…
Added by The Justified Sinner on April 23, 2013 at 5:11pm — No Comments
I've never channel-set round stones until today...
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…Continue
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One of the publicity images for Ferrous, the joint Crafthaus/VdV show at Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco...…
Added by The Justified Sinner on February 25, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments
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!…Continue
Added by Deborrah Daher on January 24, 2013 at 11:10am — No Comments