The Justified Sinner's Blog – August 2011 Archive (10)

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Well, the students are back and their usual daft fun has begun. I came into the workshop today to find this on my benchpeg:



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A present from Sweden. Unfortunately, the new students who don't quite have the same…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on August 31, 2011 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Too much to do...

Just back from another weekend at the Edinburgh Festival and a whole new raft of students who arrived on Monday, eager to learn. Always a bit daunting, but after the first full day in the workshop, making a simple polished brass ring (!), they mostly seemed pleased. Long may it continue.

 

Festival fun, as ever, with a series of events I didn't plan to go to. Started on Friday night with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment playing some music I had very mixed feelings…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on August 30, 2011 at 12:52pm — 2 Comments

Back At The Bench

It is so good to finally be back at the bench and working on things again. I managed to get quite a lot done on two projects, cutting open the iron balls that will become "Fashion:Victim - In Memoriam ALMcQ" 

 

Fashion:Victim - In Memoriam ALMcQ (WIP 1)

 

And also getting some bits and pieces together for "Future Legend", a…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on August 24, 2011 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Quick Update

Back in the workshop today and back to work on things. I've had an idea for a piece using some iron balls I found in a burnt-out warehouse in Kent four years ago:

 

Accidental Gehry 8

 

The balls are about 100mm across and hollow.

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Added by The Justified Sinner on August 23, 2011 at 3:24pm — No Comments

festival time again

Still not really settled since returning to Scotland. From getting in on Friday, I had to go to work for half a day and then headed off to again to Edinburgh, from where I've just returned, having enjoyed the festival madness there. In short, went to see the Yogyakarta Court Gamelan, which was phenomenal, the David Mach show at the City Art Gallery and wandered around the High Street and the West End Craft fair.



I also met with a friend of mine who works on the Tattoo and got my…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on August 21, 2011 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

In Leeds

In Leeds, Yorkshire, for a training course in using Gemvision's "Matrix" software for jewellery design. Matrix is a kind of super-sophisticated overlay for Rhino, which is aimed squarely at the commercial and retail markets but which has enormous potential for the less traditional maker too, having tools which allow the laying out of pave settings on any shape, the ability to calculate how many stones of a given size it would take to…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on August 17, 2011 at 4:06pm — No Comments

Erratum

Further to my last post, please note that I confused two pieces in my head! Kevin Coates made a Magpie Brooch which was shown at Goldsmiths': the Magpie Neckpiece to which I referred was by Charlotte de Syllas. Apologies to both makers.

The neckpiece can be seen on her website: http://www.charlottedesyllas.com/

Added by The Justified Sinner on August 8, 2011 at 7:21am — No Comments

Time Regained

Just back from the incredible exhibition of work by neo-Renaissance artist-goldsmith, Kevin Coates, Time Regained at The Wallace Collection in London. I love Coates' work and have done since I saw his Magpie Brooch at Goldsmiths' Hall some time in the early 1990s, so it was an absolute joy to be able to view a large selection of his works, some older along with 12 new Penumbrae, which make up the main part of…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on August 4, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

US Visit Part Two

As discussed in the previous post, the recent break took us to New York City as well as other places. I'm probably going to annoy a good number of people with this comment, but both Dingo and I much preferred Pittsburgh to NYC!

 

In NYC, we met up with Stevie B and his partner Tabitha and spent a lovely day with them at the Museum of Arts and Design, followed by lunch and a walk in Central Park. The exhibition at MAD was the highly engaging "Otherworldly", which is an…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on August 4, 2011 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

Back In The UK: US Visit Part One

At last! A moment in this mad summer break to get a few words down about what I've been doing. Some of you will already know that I spent the last three weeks in the USA, visiting New York, Pittsburgh, Erie and Edinboro, which was quite easily the most productive and fun break I've had in years. Not so sure that Dingo appreciated being drafted in as my PA, though!

 

It all kicked off with a talk at the Society…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on August 2, 2011 at 5:30pm — 5 Comments

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