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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

The Heat Is On

Last week I was in London at 34 degrees, speaking at the Goldsmiths Centre as part of the ACJ's touring "20:20 Visions" exhibition, celebrating 20 famous jewellers who have been members of the ACJ as well as 20 current members who are active…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on July 2, 2017 at 2:42pm — No Comments

It's Showtime!

School of Jewellery - Graduate Show 2017 - 39 - Simon Colston

It's that time of year again when the jewellery graduates gather up their work from the year and present it to the public. I'll start off with the show-stoppers from Horology.



Our BA Horology…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on June 19, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

Primitivism and Power

Make no mistake, I am furious with the disgusting power-obsessed homunculus who occupies the tenuous and devalued position of "Prime Minister" in the UK after last Thursday's general election.



Theresa May is a puppet of the heaps of billionaire ordure who control the media in this tinpot island and she is also so spectacularly lacking in empathy and so desperate to stay in power - despite a resounding trouncing in the election - that she is prepared to do deals with a group - the…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on June 11, 2017 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Preparations

Graduate Show 2017 Preparations - 2



A short hiatus in posts recently which is not that there's been nothing going on, more that it hasn't been anything major and I've actually been too busy to get time together to write. SO a longer post with a lot of…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on June 3, 2017 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Starbucks and yet another Guggenheim

Dem Bones...

A very full week last week, kicking off with meetings at Craftspace about an exciting project which is coming up in July, about which I will report in due course, and an opportunity for my students to design some very prestigious sporting…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on May 11, 2017 at 6:32am — No Comments

Welsh Wales

Graig Goch Dam - 1

It's been another long weekend with a bank holiday spent in Brighton, so this post is a little bit out-of-date!  The weekend before last, saw the…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on May 3, 2017 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Fade Out Again

Mosque Skyline



I had a wonderful time in Istanbul when I visited in 2013. Now, four years later, it seems that I may never be able to return again. The liberal, secular country created by Atatürk is succumbing to the power-plays of the fascist Erdoğan,…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on April 18, 2017 at 2:34pm — No Comments

Busy Spring

I was in Brighton last weekend, hence this two-week post.

Talking Practice - John Grayson, Satirical Metalsmith - 1



Kicking things off was the ever-lovely John Grayson, the…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on April 2, 2017 at 1:56pm — No Comments

Old and Improved!

Birmingham Spring



Spring has just about got to Birmingham this week and on Wednesday night it was a pleasant - almost warm - walk to the IKON gallery for the private view of the new show of work by two…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on March 19, 2017 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Fondue and More

Not so much going on this week, so a relatively short post: most of the students and staff are at Schmuck in Munich.

Made in the Middle 2017 - Parkside Opening - 1



Highlight of the week for me was the opening of the "…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on March 12, 2017 at 2:41pm — No Comments

Golden Years

Goldsmiths' Craft And Design Awards 2017 - 1



Last week kicked off to a glorious start with the Goldsmiths' Company Craft and Design Awards, held in the opulent surroundings of Goldsmiths' Hall in…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on March 6, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Tea For Sixty-two and Sixty-Two for Tea

Tea Sets - 1



This lurid display is another of the short projects run by the BA class, this time to introduce them to various technologies, including turning, press-forming, spining, sand-casting, thread-cutting, riveting, laser-cutting, and finishing. Yes,…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on February 19, 2017 at 2:09pm — No Comments

Sticky!

There is a lot of sellotape in this post.



This week saw Birmingham host Spring Fair, the largest jewellery and giftware fair in the UK. Quite aside from being the largest collection of utter tat I have ever witnessed in one place, the jewellery and watch section of the fair is always interesting and over the years, I've made a few visits here. This time around, we decided to take our entire cohort…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on February 12, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Iron Man

Student Assessment - 3
Hayley Jones

A bumper two-week post…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on February 5, 2017 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Bad Dreams!

So, we all know - I assume my readers to be fellow Liberal Elite snowflakes, of course - that Trump is a nightmare.



Unfortunately, I was 'triggered' this week, even within my 'safe space' of bed. Frankly, it is my own fault: I've been watching the fantastic Ridley Scott version of Philip K. Dick's "The…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on January 22, 2017 at 1:52pm — 3 Comments

I'm Still Here

Not having posted for four weeks, you'd be forgiven for thinking I'd dropped off the face of the earth, but I was just having an extended Christmas holiday and settling back into work again. I didn't feel inclined to do a retrospective of the year gone by and I've a horrible feeling that next Christmas I may not feel like doing a retrospective then. In short, I'm somewhat lacking in global optimism just now.



That as may be, things here are going along as normal.



Back to…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on January 15, 2017 at 12:36pm — 20 Comments

Goodbye to Gaynor

Brasshouse HND Christmas 2016 - 2

So, Christmas and new year approach and, like most right-thinking people (Left-thinking, I mean!), I won't be sad to put this miserable 2016 to bed. Still, it is also the time of year when people wear silly hats and bad jumpers…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on December 18, 2016 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

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