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New Materials And Old

This last week has been taken up by exploring a fairly new material with the pleasingly forthright Ronda Coryell, a delightful Amercian woman who is an expert in the use of Argentium Silver, a material about which I previously wrote here.



After this last introduction to the…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on July 24, 2016 at 12:38pm — No Comments

Hats!

After the political ructions of the last few weeks, I've retreated to my workshop! Best place for me, really, but it makes for a fairly brief blog post...



The week kicked off with a visit to Walsall Academy to work with some pupils there on their CAD and…
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Added by The Justified Sinner on July 17, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Head In The Sand

Courgette Fashion

As Britain crashes into economic disaster and global irrelevance and we swing ever-more towards a state of fascism, I've been burying my head in the sand and thinking about rather less grim things, like working on my piece for Boris Bally's show, about which I wrote a week or so back.



This week was also fairly tough in that we had been…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on July 10, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

No Future

While it is absolutely not the case that everyone who voted to leave the EU is a racist - far from it, I would think - the language of the 'campaign' to leave certainly was racist. Who can forget Farage's appalling poster which shows Syrian refugees leaving their country:…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on July 4, 2016 at 2:17pm — No Comments

No Fun

I see a clinic full of cynics,
Who want to twist the peoples' wrists,
They're watching every move we make,
We're all included on…
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Added by The Justified Sinner on June 30, 2016 at 5:19am — No Comments

No Post

I cannot face making a post this week. Everything seems so miserable and pointless after the idiocy of last Thursday. I'll post about the concerts, the works-in-progress and the British Art Medals Society conference later in the week.

Added by The Justified Sinner on June 26, 2016 at 12:43pm — No Comments

Future Jewellery

His Satanic Majesty



Regular followers of this blog will be aware of my republican views and that I find the concept of a monarchy not only outdated but offensive to any sense of democracy or egalitarianism. Cake-maker extraordinaire, Claire Price (standing,…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on June 19, 2016 at 7:59am — 2 Comments

Graduate Show Week 2016

It really seems incredible that this is the end of my first academic year at the School of Jewellery. So much has happened!

Singing Bird Automaton - 1

Over the last week, we've…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on June 12, 2016 at 1:44pm — 6 Comments

Rhubarb Filling

Not much to report this week, so I'll digress on the new garden in Birmingham, for where I have been struggling to find that most proasic of vegetables (fruits, I suppose): rhubarb. I have always thought I hated rhubarb but one day a few months back, my colleague, Claire Price, brought in a jar of jam for us to eat at one of our regular staff breakfasts. I tucked in without giving it much thought and marvelled at the balance of sour and sweet, at the hint of orange, at the amazing scent. It…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on June 5, 2016 at 12:40pm — 2 Comments

Build-up

Just 'Cos - 3



This week has been taken up with the tough paperwork exercises of re-writing the whole curriculum at the School of Jewellery to make it more dynamic and flexible. We've taken the opportunity to make the whole thing more craft-based, which is…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on May 29, 2016 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

Once You've Begun To Think Like A Gun

Walk Like A Man (Sex Crime) - WIP - 10
Well...
Blood on the windows and…
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Added by The Justified Sinner on May 22, 2016 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Tiger Feet

I've not posted for a while, for which I apologise. It isn't that there has been nothing happening or that I've been too busy: more that when I've had a spare moment or two, I've not felt like making a post.

SO this will be a bit of a longer post than usual as I've been in Brighton again, visited Farnham, and loads of other things besides. I also completely forgot that there should have been two other things of note in the last post: I gave my talk on New Technology as part of the…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on May 15, 2016 at 1:50pm — No Comments

A Musical Week

The Devil Inside - 1

This week kicked off with a visit to the Birmingham Rep theatre to hear the Music Theatre Wales production of a new opera by Scottish composer, Stuart MacRae, with a libretto by popular crime-writer, Louise Welsh,…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on April 24, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Bish Bosch

No blog post last weekend as I didn't get home from being in the Netherlands until late on Sunday night.





The…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on April 17, 2016 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Spring Break

Slow News Day



Just like the crappy local rag in Brighton, "The Argus", I am having a slow news week as I'm on holiday so this is going to be a short post. It has to be said, the 'headline' above is a new low in their generally laughable headlines - one…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on March 27, 2016 at 10:26am — No Comments

Permission to Play

Georg Jensen Apprentices - 1



Everyone in jewellery and silversmithing knows the name of Georg Jensen, the legendary Danish goldsmith and silversmith. At the School of Jewellery, we have an annual programme…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on March 20, 2016 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Three Weeks

It doesn't feel like three weeks since I last posted and fortunately there has been something of a lull in activities as I move house from the temporary rental into my new permanent location.



As I said a few posts back, the Earl of Bedlam is making me a new suit and the theme this time is "Mr Fox". I get real pleasure out of seeing the urban foxes which have appeared everywhere in the UK over the last 15 years or so (along with urban badgers and even deer) and I commissioned…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on March 6, 2016 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Islands? Archipelagos?

This week kicked off with a flying visit by two wonderful jewellers from Chile, Nano Pulgar and Claudia Betencourt of WALKA Studios in Santiago.



I was introduced to them by Anastasia Young and as…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on February 17, 2016 at 2:26am — No Comments

A Quick But Packed Post!

I've genuinely been run off my feet for the last couple of weeks, what with the change in modules for the students, my usual commitments as well as getting the new house ready to move into, so this is just going to be a super-fast resume of what happened this week...



First up was the last of the four "speed projects" for the BA Jewellery and Related Products at work. This week they were looking at 'Speculative Futures' and imagining the type of technology they would like to see in…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on February 7, 2016 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Memento Mori and Bedlam

The Big Issue - 1 - Lois Wiseman

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Added by The Justified Sinner on January 31, 2016 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

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"The Cost of Gun Violence"

Artwork for the exhibition "Imagine Peace Now" organized by Boris Bally
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