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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

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

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