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AND back at the bench! Hooray!
I've begun to catch up with commissions and making stock work. Immediately, I'm working on a piece incorporating a small 9ct Edwardian brooch and some of the metal found on Dungeness…
Founded by Japanese dentist Taro Hanabusa, Fangophilia creates one-of-a-kind teeth, ear and other accessories custom molded to the…Continue
Added by Brigitte Martin on September 26, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments
This course will introduce students to three techniques of surface embellishment that are made possible by the working properties of silver itself: reticulation, granulation…Continue
Added by Ana M. Lopez on September 8, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments
Another busy week, this time hosting at Glasgow Kelvin College our first "Jewellery Technology Day" comprising demonstrations and visits from a variety of people connected with digital…
Added by The Justified Sinner on June 17, 2015 at 1:30am — No Comments
As the end-of-term approaches and it becomes time to pack up the workshops for the summer break, I've been making up the stock to keep things going over the summer, which this time has involved using up odds and ends from other projects. A while…
The main event this week has been completing my watch and chain for the ACJ exhibition "Sleight of Hand". The last element to be completed was the fitting of a glass to the 1838 silver watch-case which was…
Added by The Justified Sinner on May 17, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments
At last I can reveal the "secret project" I have been working on for the last month for "The Contemporary Jewellery Exchange 2015" in which various contemporary jewellers around the world create…Continue
Added by The Justified Sinner on May 9, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments
I've been on holiday! Last thing on my bench were the silver "rabbit in a hat" charms, one of which I managed to set and polish:
This one has 24 x 1.8mm garnets round it and I'm making others with…
My silver kylix, Content/s, is currently on its way to the other side of the world for the Taiwan International Metal Craft Competition at the Gold Museum in New Taipei City. It is heading there for the final screening and awards…Continue
Added by Ana M. Lopez on April 16, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments
This last couple of months has been absolutely unbearable for someone who enjoys sharing the progress of works online. First came the Caledonian Sleeper cufflink commission, then came my work with "The…Continue
Added by The Justified Sinner on March 29, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments
Alex Ramsay designs and creates an award-winning range of limited edition and bespoke contemporary silver tableware - specializing in combining silver with…Continue
Added by Brigitte Martin on March 27, 2015 at 9:02am — No Comments
Gets longer and longer.
I need to get into the habit of posting more frequently.
The last couple of weeks have been very busy, mainly working on the cufflinks for the Caledonian Sleeper which I am not allowed to show you until after the press-launch on 23rd March. It is a real production job and not the sort of thing I really enjoy, even though I am going to be so incredibly proud to know that my work is part of something so big and impressive.
Added by The Justified Sinner on March 13, 2015 at 4:16pm — No Comments
I remember hearing an article on Radio 4's "All in the Mind" programme about how the definitions of mental illness were changing due to the re-writing of a single book which is generally used to define all mental illnesses. A psychiatrist who disagreed with the new definitions pointed out,
"most people in the west do not consider themselves to be fundamentally happy... because the majority of the population do not consider themselves to be happy, we could say that anyone…
Added by The Justified Sinner on February 22, 2015 at 11:53am — No Comments
A temporary, transatlantic, creative partnership between Poppy Porter and myself sprang up for the purpose of generating a piece of wearable art for the Crafthaus Co-Operation:Garnish project. The project is a traveling, juried exhibition that…Continue
Added by Ana M. Lopez on February 16, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments
... I find February to be by far the cruellest month and the raw, icy blasts this year have not done anything to make me change my mind.
Lots of odd things to report on since my last post, including a box of "gingerbread gimps"…
Added by The Justified Sinner on February 11, 2015 at 1:44pm — No Comments
Somehow it is approaching the end of January and looking at my last blog post, Christmas and New Year seem so far away. I've been incredibly busy working on lots of small projects - largely re-stocking after pre-Christmas sales both…
Added by The Justified Sinner on January 23, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments
The last few weeks have been busy but ultimately I've not really achieved very much. The photograph above just about sums up my current attitude to Christmas and the plasti-tat landfill festival it has come to represent, not much…
Added by The Justified Sinner on December 24, 2014 at 2:34pm — No Comments
A busy week in the run up to the festive season.
Kicked off with the pleasing completion of a watch-chain for my friend and colleague,…
Added by The Justified Sinner on December 6, 2014 at 4:55am — No Comments
An eventful week which included my 50th birthday!
I've been in Edinburgh again for a couple of events, taking in the current show of work by the Northern Irish family of Silversmiths "The McCrory Family" as well as…
Last day of October and spooky hallowe'en is here again. I've never much bothered with the festival as I'm not much of a horror fan but this year I've been paying a bit more attention and have been finding it quite funny, especially…