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What a few weeks!
First off was the visit to the RCA Graduate Show to see the work by my friend and colleague, Anthony Wong. I have barely seen him since he started the MA at the RCA two years ago and I was intrigued to see what he would come up with.…
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Time once more for the School of Jewellery Graduate Show, the chance for our students to stop being students and show off what they have done with their shiny new qualifications. It feels like a bumper year, too.
The graduate show ran for a week with two private views, one for "Friends and Family" and one for our industry partners, each having a very different character. The graduates themselves ran the first "Friends and Family" night with a band, a rather excellent bar (with…
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It's been a very busy month as the students finish off their work for the final shows and we start to make all the preparations. There hasn't been so much on - a couple of concerts with the CBSO performing works by the great Russians, Prokofiev (5th Symphony) and Shostakovich (10th Symphony) which, of course, were stellar - as well as some interesting performances.…
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I've been on holiday. Brighton again and this bizarre easter chick. To be fair, it was in the window of an "adult shop". The weather was absolutely stinking, rain, cold, only one decent day and that felt more like an early autumn day than a late spring…
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A musical week, mainly, kicking off with the astonishing world-premiere performance of Gerald Barry's Organ Concerto by the…
What a week!
Kicking it all off was the annual Goldsmiths' Craft and Design Awards in the gilded splendour of…
Added by The Justified Sinner on March 4, 2018 at 11:26am — No Comments
Last week kicked off amusingly with a tweet from an ex-student, Christina Leon, who found this in the Tower Of London:
Remind you of anyone? Probably there because Queen Theresa has had enough of…
Added by The Justified Sinner on February 25, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments
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…
Added by The Justified Sinner on February 18, 2018 at 12:12pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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Kicked off the week of 16th January with an exhibition of work by one of my colleagues, Toni Mayner, who brings her…Continue
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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.
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, "…
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…Continue
Added by The Justified Sinner on November 20, 2017 at 5:26am — No Comments
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!
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This week kicked off with "…
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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,…
Added by The Justified Sinner on September 24, 2017 at 10:40am — No Comments
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…Continue
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A portmanteau word meaning "activism through craft". I don't think it has made the dictionary yet - though it has made…
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:
|A bit of ruff: image by Boris…|