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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

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

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