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Once You've Begun To Think Like A Gun

Walk Like A Man (Sex Crime) - WIP - 10
Well...
Blood on the windows and…
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Added by The Justified Sinner on May 22, 2016 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Tiger Feet

I've not posted for a while, for which I apologise. It isn't that there has been nothing happening or that I've been too busy: more that when I've had a spare moment or two, I've not felt like making a post.

SO this will be a bit of a longer post than usual as I've been in Brighton again, visited Farnham, and loads of other things besides. I also completely forgot that there should have been two other things of note in the last post: I gave my talk on New Technology as part of the…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on May 15, 2016 at 1:50pm — No Comments

A Musical Week

The Devil Inside - 1

This week kicked off with a visit to the Birmingham Rep theatre to hear the Music Theatre Wales production of a new opera by Scottish composer, Stuart MacRae, with a libretto by popular crime-writer, Louise Welsh,…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on April 24, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Bish Bosch

No blog post last weekend as I didn't get home from being in the Netherlands until late on Sunday night.





The…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on April 17, 2016 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Spring Break

Slow News Day



Just like the crappy local rag in Brighton, "The Argus", I am having a slow news week as I'm on holiday so this is going to be a short post. It has to be said, the 'headline' above is a new low in their generally laughable headlines - one…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on March 27, 2016 at 10:26am — No Comments

Permission to Play

Georg Jensen Apprentices - 1



Everyone in jewellery and silversmithing knows the name of Georg Jensen, the legendary Danish goldsmith and silversmith. At the School of Jewellery, we have an annual programme…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on March 20, 2016 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Three Weeks

It doesn't feel like three weeks since I last posted and fortunately there has been something of a lull in activities as I move house from the temporary rental into my new permanent location.



As I said a few posts back, the Earl of Bedlam is making me a new suit and the theme this time is "Mr Fox". I get real pleasure out of seeing the urban foxes which have appeared everywhere in the UK over the last 15 years or so (along with urban badgers and even deer) and I commissioned…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on March 6, 2016 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Islands? Archipelagos?

This week kicked off with a flying visit by two wonderful jewellers from Chile, Nano Pulgar and Claudia Betencourt of WALKA Studios in Santiago.



I was introduced to them by Anastasia Young and as…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on February 17, 2016 at 2:26am — No Comments

A Quick But Packed Post!

I've genuinely been run off my feet for the last couple of weeks, what with the change in modules for the students, my usual commitments as well as getting the new house ready to move into, so this is just going to be a super-fast resume of what happened this week...



First up was the last of the four "speed projects" for the BA Jewellery and Related Products at work. This week they were looking at 'Speculative Futures' and imagining the type of technology they would like to see in…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on February 7, 2016 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Memento Mori and Bedlam

The Big Issue - 1 - Lois Wiseman

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Added by The Justified Sinner on January 31, 2016 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

Transformations

David Poston Retrospective - Preview - 3



Not much to report this week. I think that everything seems to quieten down for this dark period between new year and spring. I've mostly been working on the house and getting the students through their first…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on January 23, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Posting About Poston

In Conversation With David Poston - 1



This week has been dominated by the arrival of David Poston at the School of Jewellery. a man of great intelligence, skill and charm who absolutely…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on January 17, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

2016 Begins

Back in Birmingham again and I've been doing a lot of work at my new house, including planning to remove this horrible wallpaper...

Atomic



It seems that it is not possible to buy a house without finding a hideous wallpaper somewhere in…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on January 10, 2016 at 2:34pm — 4 Comments

2015 - Big Changes: Review of the Year

Pointing-Tool Bracelet - 14

I would never have imagined in January of this year that I would end up in such a different situation from the one I was in...



January

A busy month, making up work for…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on December 30, 2015 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

'Twas The Night Before...

Almost.



A short post as I'm on holiday now in Brighton.

West Pier Sunset



Last week was fairly quiet, finishing with a student lunch on Friday before we split up for the winter break. I did get a chance to finish the last commission for Christmas,…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on December 23, 2015 at 10:28am — No Comments

Technology & Connections

JUNK again!…
JUNK: Rubbish To Gold - Auction Win 1

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Added by The Justified Sinner on December 13, 2015 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

Lot Fifty-Eight

Lot Fifty-Eight - Selling Show - 1



Another bonanza of a week as I returned to work on Tuesday after a long weekend in Brighton to all my students handing in their first assessment, which I then spent the week marking and writing up. (Photographs in next…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on December 6, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

That Was The Week That Was...

Not even December!



Exhilarating and exhausting.

I'm recovering in Brighton for a long weekend with the howling winds of "Storm Clodagh" driving rain at the windows, a warm sofa and a raft of Hammer Horror films to watch and pizza from our favourite…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on November 29, 2015 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Chrysalis

Another packed week, kicking off with the "Chrysalis" show of works-in-progress by the final-year BA students, a fascinating glimpse into what we can expect come summer 2016.

Chrysalis - 6



This was a particularly interesting show as it was…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on November 22, 2015 at 12:51pm — No Comments

Punk, JUNK (and not junk)

JUNK: Rubbish To Gold - 6



This was the week that the School of Jewellery hosted the recycling-performance work, "JUNK: Rubbish To Gold" with teams of the most experimental and interesting jewellers coming in - from as far afield as Ohio and Germany - to…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on November 13, 2015 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

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Mixed media sculpture based on my son Ky's childhood.
Copper, earthenware, encaustic, mica, teeth, resin, patina.
10.5" x 14" x 8"

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