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Ife Head and Collar

Ko si Iruufin - WIP - 33

I've been in the workshop a lot over the last week - not all of which has been to bury my head in the sand away from the increasingly nasty pro- and anti-independence campaigns in Scotland (which is also why I've not been so…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on September 13, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

The Clark Sisters and More

The Clark Sisters - 1

Today I headed off to Edinburgh with one aim: to see the show of work by the wonderful Judy Clark and her twin sister, Christine. I've written of Judy before - commissioning a…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on September 7, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Back in the Workshop

The Pen Room - 8

After the travels and entertaining of the summer, I am back to a very autumnal Glasgow and my new students. As the dust settles on the new term, it has been good to be able to grab some time in the workshop to actually make…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on August 29, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

And Breathe... Back to Positivity

Lyme Regis Harbour



After that last blast of negativity in the previous post, I am back to my more usual, balanced, self!



Over the summer, Dingo and I spent a long time in the West Country, visiting Devon and Dorset and spending one…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on August 14, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

A Liar And A Cheat and Why You Should Close Your Paypal Account

Fencing With Fulco Verdura - 12



This is a long, somewhat involved and ultimately negative blog-post but I think it contains information of interest to many makers who use the PayPal payments service.



Some of you who follow my blog or who…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on August 11, 2014 at 1:30pm — 15 Comments

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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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

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A modern metalsmith/metal artist can be found working in traditional metals as well as in nontraditional materials. The designs can range from the classic to the extravagant, and the techniques can either be centuries old or decidedly current.

The wide range of expression preferences, design options, materials, and processes has lead within our field to unfavorable misconceptions, misunderstandings and in some cases even outright disdain between artists. Can the metal and jewelry field overcome its division and send out a much-needed signal?

We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making!

Arriving at this message is the goal of this traveling exhibition opening at the SNAG conference in Boston 2015, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA - Aug 19 - Sept 20, 2015, Equinox Gallery, San Antonio, TX - Oct 16 - Nov 15, 2015, Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore, MD - Dec 11, 2015 - Jan 08, 2016, Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, NY - Feb 5 - Mar 4, 2016.

DETAILS on exhibition premise, call for artists, submission guidelines.....

Rachel and Brigitte will be appearing on the wonderful Jay Whaley Metalsmith Benchtalk Radio Show, talking about the Co:Operation Garnish project, how they came up with the idea, what the project is about and the plans moving forward.

The radio show will be LIVE on air September 25, 2014 @ 6PM EST / 3 PM Pacific.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/whaleystudios

Listeners can call in during the show via phone, skype, or directly connect via the blog talk website.

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