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Festive Frenzy

Edinburgh Christmas - 5



A busy week in the run up to the festive season.



Kicked off with the pleasing completion of a watch-chain for my friend and colleague,…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on December 6, 2014 at 4:55am — No Comments

Long Winter Nights

Brooch By Dorothy Hogg



An eventful week which included my 50th birthday!



I've been in Edinburgh again for a couple of events, taking in the current show of work by the Northern Irish family of Silversmiths "The McCrory Family" as well as…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on November 23, 2014 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Masters of Modern Jewellery

Beetles & Huxley

A busy week! I spent all day in London on Thursday, first of all visiting a private breakfast view of the superb "Masters of Modern Jewellery" exhibition at…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on November 9, 2014 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

Hallowe'en Post

Oooooo!



Last day of October and spooky hallowe'en is here again. I've never much bothered with the festival as I'm not much of a horror fan but this year I've been paying a bit more attention and have been finding it quite funny, especially…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on October 31, 2014 at 2:32pm — 2 Comments

Texas!

Texas Roadhouse



I've just got back from almost a week in the Lone Star State which I was visiting on the invitation of my friends and colleagues, James Thurman and Umut Demirguc Thurman. What a trip!



Based in Denton, Dallas, the main…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on October 21, 2014 at 2:27pm — 5 Comments

Gordon Millar, Dorothy Hogg and Melanie Eddy

The Gathering V - Dundee - 6



Gordon Millar, organiser of the "Scot Street Style" events.



What a whirlwind of a week!

It all kicked off on Saturday night with a visit to…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on October 9, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

London and the South/Dundee and the North

Kate Bush "Before The Dawn" - 4



Since my last post, I've been on the south coast of England, variously in London, Folkestone and Brighton. What should have been a very relaxing weekend proved to be anything but, albeit in a good way. Very…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on October 1, 2014 at 4:32pm — No Comments

Post-Referendum

Polling Place Way In - 2



I feel really deflated after all the stress leading up to the referendum and although my sleeping patterns are back to normal - for the four or five days prior to the event, I was getting about 2 hours a night! - I'm still…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on September 25, 2014 at 1:34am — No Comments

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 5:00am — 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 2:30pm — 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 12:30pm — 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 2:00pm — 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 12:30pm — 14 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 5:48am — 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 4:00pm — 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 8:30am — 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 2:30am — 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 1:30pm — 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 12:27pm — 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 5:00am — No Comments

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