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Midsummer

Brighton Beach Scene

As usual, I've relocated to the South Coast for the summer and have been doing very little to do with work. Since my last post, I've had my friend and fellow-jeweller,…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on July 21, 2014 at 6:48am — No Comments

Kevin Coates Video

I'm on holiday just now and for the first time in years actually have a holiday to take with no classes to teach. It is quite a luxury and I'll be spending the next few weeks entertaining a metalsmith friend from the USA, Madelyn Smoak and there will definitely be blog posts about that. In the meantime,…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on July 10, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Two Presentations in Three Days!

Handmade By Machines - 2014 - 22



What a week! Not only have we been finishing off with the students for the year - and sometimes for ever, really - but I've been doing my best to help Karen Dicken to get the "Handmade By Machines" exhibition and…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on June 23, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

GSA Jewellery Degree Show, 2014

Glasgow School of Art - Degree Show 2014 - 51



I think the whole arts world knew about the fire in the Glasgow School of Art, the functional art-school building by Charles Rennie Mackintosh which was SO fit for purpose in the early 1900s that it is…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on June 15, 2014 at 3:30am — No Comments

A Second Addendum

Glasgow Kelvin College - Inaugural Degree Fashion Show - 16

Having written over the weekend that I would post pictures of work by Lynn Cochrane, fashion graduate from Glasgow Kelvin College at her degree show last week, I completely forgot and so am…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on June 11, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Glasgow Kelvin College Degree Show and Interim Degree Show - Addendum

Further to my last post, I now present some work by Stephanie Mearns, visible on the left of this shot of Andrew and Anita Neilson:

Glasgow Kelvin College - Interim Jewellery Degree Show (Year 3) - 11



Her work uses biological…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on June 10, 2014 at 1:27pm — 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

ECA Degree Show, 2014 - The O-Pin Project Gallery Launch

ECA Degree Show 2014 - 1

What a hectic week! Not only have I managed to finish my "20000 Leagues" piece, but I've started on some different work, have been dealing with my own students who are preparing for their own shows and have also managed to get to…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on June 1, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

DJCAD 2014 - The Degree Shows Begin...

DJCAD Degree Show 2014 - Outside



Yesterday I had the pleasure of going to my favourite Scottish city - Dundee - to see the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD for short) degree show. As usual, my main interest was in the…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on May 21, 2014 at 3:31pm — No Comments

16

16 - Jewellery Exhibition - 1



It is getting on for the season of Degree Shows in Scotland again and it was with some interest that I went along to the exhibtion at "The Lighthouse" in…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on May 18, 2014 at 1:33pm — 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

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

Hero Worship



GRIMA - 1

My first real awareness of "contemporary jewellery" came when I worked for John Gilchrist in his small workshop in Bothwell, the Lanarkshire village where I spent most…
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Added by The Justified Sinner on March 21, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Newly-discovered Resources for Jewellers in Scotland

Fashion:Victim - In Memoriam ALMcQ - WIP - 116

Over the last week, I've just discovered two amazing resources for jewellers which are based in Scotland.

I've been working - as many of you know - on my "Fashion:Victim" piece for the ACJ…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on March 18, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

March Onwards

Ten30 Harris Tweed "Salmon" Peacoat - 2



Another two weeks has passed since my last entry. I envy those people who manage to make time to blog regularly and always feel slightly guilty when I realise that I've not posted for a week,…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on March 15, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

A Peep Of Spring



Pinhole Spring



At last the terrible weather and 'flu have abated and we've had a few decent days which, along with light for my bike ride to and from work, always raises my spirits!



I've finally completed the Verdura-inspired cuffs…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on March 2, 2014 at 3:03pm — No Comments

Illness and Recovery

Fencing With Fulco Verdura - WIP - 5

I can think on nothing I hate more than having 'flu. In that, I am thankful that it is "only" 'flu and that I am fundamentally fit and perhaps because I am so rarely ill, I am not a very good patient!



I've just had a hiatus of nearly 2…
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Added by The Justified Sinner on February 19, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The Eternal City; Pomegranates Galore!



Blasphemous Rumours

What a crazy ten days! The highlight of which was definitely a long weekend in Rome, a city I have not visited since I was in school, aged 15. I went to Rome for the weekend to see the impressive exhibition "Il Tesoro Di Napoli", a collection of objects from the Museum of San Gennaro in Naples…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on February 4, 2014 at 9:30am — No 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

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Midsummer

As usual, I've relocated to the South Coast for the summer and have been doing very little to do with work. Since my last post, I've had my friend and fellow-jeweller, Madelyn Smoak with us here and that has lead to adventures. We started off in London at Tate Britain to see the…See More
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Arrowmont: after 25 years, I am returning to the place where it all started for me as a fiber artist.  That embarrassing picture is me, Amber O’Harrow (then Amber Wood), with my first weaving, turned into a bag.  Let’s see where my journey has led me since then, as I follow my guide, Pat Hickman on an exploration of fiber sculpture at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. See More
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