The Justified Sinner's Blog – November 2011 Archive (5)

Dr. Seuss, I Owe You One!

The Supercollider piece is progressing apace. I managed to cast the central torus element today:

 

Supercollider - WIP - 22

 

I got really fed-up cleaning it! Overall, I'm pretty pleased with this, though it still presents the problem of how I am going to get all the investment plaster out of the inside of the hollow…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on November 29, 2011 at 4:07pm — 2 Comments

Working Backwards (But Sustainably)

On Friday, I was sent to the most annoying meeting I've ever been forced to go to. It was given by a moron, an idiot who thought that it was enough to pompously declaim his unvalidated, ill-researched opinions on things relating to "sustainability", yet was hypocritical enough to brag about his "frequent visits to Greece" and his "two weeks in the Maldives", presumably all involving flights. Well, it is nice he can afford these things by selling his services as an advisor on…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on November 27, 2011 at 2:02pm — No Comments

Back to the Blog

Having now had a couple of weeks where a combination of loads of things on my plate and general late-autumn lethargy have conspired to prevent me from making any blog entries, I'm back to it after a week in which I saw an opera featuring a depressed singing egg and created a seriously dangerous structure.

 

Having seen the Call for Entries on Crafthaus for the "Hot…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on November 20, 2011 at 2:09pm — 4 Comments

Belated Hallowe'en

I wanted to have this piece finished for Hallowe'en but things got in the way, so here is my Spoon Skull Cross, a bit of fun made from iron wire from a building site in Brighton, a rusted bolt, some flat ground tool steel from a derelict workshop, a silver souvenir teaspoon, silver, copper, rubies, sapphire, garnets and carnelian:

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Spoon Skull Cross 10

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Added by The Justified Sinner on November 3, 2011 at 4:34pm — No Comments

Online Updates

As a bit of a precursor to an online exhibition I'm organising on Crafthaus about contemporary craft in Scotland, glass-artist Jeff Zimmer, an American who is representing Scotland at SOFA, has just posted images of the works he is exhibiting there. Hauntingly beautiful.

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Added by The Justified Sinner on November 1, 2011 at 4:39pm — No Comments

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This week has been taken up with the tough paperwork exercises of re-writing the whole curriculum at the School of Jewellery to make it more dynamic and flexible. We've taken the opportunity to make the whole thing more craft-based, which is…See More
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2Roses commented on Brigitte Martin's blog post The End Matters: Estate Planning for Visual Artists and Collectors
"We have organized and attended more artist estate sales over the last 40 years than I can remember. Our experience is chiefly with jewelers, lapidaries, and metalsmiths. There seems to be a very distinct and repetitive pattern to these…"
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Harriete Estel Berman commented on Brigitte Martin's blog post The End Matters: Estate Planning for Visual Artists and Collectors
"Nancy Worden has good deal of experience with artist's estates  has she managed the estate of Ken Cory. There is a book title  Artist's Estates: Reputations in Trust. Edited by Magda Salvesen, and Diane Cousineau. The book is…"
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Harriete Estel Berman commented on Brigitte Martin's blog post Stuff it: Millennials nix their parents’ treasures (Washington Post)
"Very interesting articles and at the same time, a very sad story. It all just fits right into the fact that there is a dwindling market for new or seasoned craft, even craft that had a previously established value.  "
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Brigitte Martin commented on Brigitte Martin's blog post Stuff it: Millennials nix their parents’ treasures (Washington Post)
"Great comment by the 2Roses! Thanks, guys. Fellow deep sighers, it seems more people in the field are currently looking into these questions. Here is an interesting post by Leslie Ferrin which I saw on Critical Craft Forum on May 19: WHAT HAPPENS…"
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2Roses commented on Brigitte Martin's blog post Stuff it: Millennials nix their parents’ treasures (Washington Post)
"Our work over the years has brought us into direct contact with a few of the perspectives on this issue.  Collectors and elderly people who are approaching the final stages of life often become concerned about what happens to the collection…"
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Leah Hardy, Laramie, Wyoming

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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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