The Justified Sinner's Blog (365)

From Melanie To Melania

What a few weeks!

First off was the visit to the RCA Graduate Show to see the work by my friend and colleague, Anthony Wong. I have barely seen him since he started the MA at the RCA two years ago and I was intrigued to see what he would come up with.…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on July 18, 2018 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Graduate Show, 2018

Time once more for the School of Jewellery Graduate Show, the chance for our students to stop being students and show off what they have done with their shiny new qualifications. It feels like a bumper year, too.



The graduate show ran for a week with two private views, one for "Friends and Family" and one for our industry partners, each having a very different character. The graduates themselves ran the first "Friends and Family" night with a band, a rather excellent bar (with…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on June 27, 2018 at 7:43am — No Comments

A Whistle-Stop Tour of May

It's been a very busy month as the students finish off their work for the final shows and we start to make all the preparations. There hasn't been so much on - a couple of concerts with the CBSO performing works by the great Russians, Prokofiev (5th Symphony) and Shostakovich (10th Symphony) which, of course, were stellar - as well as some interesting performances.…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on June 4, 2018 at 4:03am — No Comments

(B)Easter Holidays

Caged Chick



I've been on holiday. Brighton again and this bizarre easter chick. To be fair, it was in the window of an "adult shop". The weather was absolutely stinking, rain, cold, only one decent day and that felt more like an early autumn day than a late spring…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on April 29, 2018 at 3:05pm — No Comments

A Wake

Future Craft - Farnham - 2

This last fortnight saw me off to the University of the Creative Arts (UCA) at Farnham for the conference organised by Rebecca Skeels, "Future Craft:…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on March 25, 2018 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Musicology

Blue Birmingham



A musical week, mainly, kicking off with the astonishing world-premiere performance of Gerald Barry's Organ Concerto by the…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on March 11, 2018 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

Awards! Glamour! Events!

Goldsmiths' Craft And Design Awards 2017 - 1



What a week!



Kicking it all off was the annual Goldsmiths' Craft and Design Awards in the gilded splendour of…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on March 4, 2018 at 11:26am — No Comments

Off With His Head

Last week kicked off amusingly with a tweet from an ex-student, Christina Leon, who found this in the Tower Of London:

Tower of London Head



Remind you of anyone? Probably there because Queen Theresa has had enough of…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on February 25, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

No Spring Blues

Spring Fair is upon us again, so off we trouped to the NEC with the students in tow for the biggest jewellery event in the UK calendar. The main reason for us going is that we take the opportunity to promote the students at the event in conjunction with Weston Beamor, who generously sponsor prizes in a design competition every year.

This year, they had to use their digital skills to design a matching wedding and…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on February 18, 2018 at 12:12pm — No Comments

A Lot Of Lin

It's been fairly quiet since my last post but I've managed to squeeze in a trip to London with my ex-colleague and still-friend, Rachael Colley, a trip which involved culture and a lot of work by Lin Cheung. We started off with a visit to the V&A to see the final choices for the…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on February 12, 2018 at 8:44am — No Comments

Epigramatic

Toni Mayner - Lightwoods House - 1

Kicked off the week of 16th January with an exhibition of work by one of my colleagues, Toni Mayner, who brings her…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on January 28, 2018 at 5:30am — No Comments

Ending the Hiatus

I have no excuse, no apology. I've just been too busy with minor things to get round to updating the blog, so it is almost eight weeks since I last posted. Unforgivable.

Let's get back to it with a whistle-stop overview of the weeks and a promise of a return to regular postings...




Music first and on a wet an windy night, I cycled out to "The Hare and Hounds" to hear Mats Gustafsson's blistering jazz trio, "…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on January 14, 2018 at 12:07pm — 2 Comments

Narrative Jewellery

I should have posted this ages ago but somehow, despite the constant reminders, I forgot!

My work has made the cover of a major new book on "Narrative Jewellery":

"Blood Will Have Blood: A Macbeth…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on November 20, 2017 at 5:26am — No Comments

Goodbye Rotten

But before I get to that title, what has been going on?

I find myself so busy these days - now that I'm Programme Leader for the HND Jewellery at the School - that I keep forgetting to update on what has been happening!

Pots of Joy - 2017 - 1



Since the…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on October 29, 2017 at 3:03pm — No Comments

Nuts!

Pulling Rabbits Out Of A Hat - Professional Photograph



This week kicked off with "…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on October 8, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Round Again

Freshers' Challenge 2017 - 5



It is that time again when the School kicks off and the eager new-starts arrive. We've just completed our "Welcome Week" in which we get the new first-year students into the way of the School of Jewellery.  As happened last year,…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on September 24, 2017 at 10:40am — No Comments

Normal Service

After a four-week hiatus to let me relax and take some time to regain my strength and focus, I am back at work again. The holiday itself was uneventful, taking in the Jewellery Quarter Open Studios at the beginning…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on September 3, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Craftivism!

Craftivism!

Making For Change - 10



A portmanteau word meaning "activism through craft". I don't think it has made the dictionary yet - though it has made…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on July 30, 2017 at 1:42pm — 2 Comments

Dressing Up

Another busy week with no chance to wind down from the post-conference activities. Not so much to report - finishing off a lot of work before the holidays:



Some for…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on July 23, 2017 at 1:01pm — 3 Comments

Jewellery International

A bit of ruff: image by Boris…
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Added by The Justified Sinner on July 19, 2017 at 3:55am — 2 Comments

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