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United in Variety: Sieraad International Jewellery Art Fair at the Westergasfabreik, Amsterdam 2016 November 10-13

A view of the Westergasfabreik and my Synaesthetic Fragments Series

Fitting my entire display into twenty three kilos of checked baggage to fly to Amsterdam was more liberating than frustrating as I shed unnecessary items and went with the bare essentials to run my stand. On the other…

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Added by Poppy Porter on December 5, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty at the V&A and Collect 2015 at the Saatchi Gallery

I expected to love my visit to these two exhibitions, to see gorgeous things and return inspired. Instead I have been left with a sense of ambivalence and uncertainty. The …

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Added by Poppy Porter on May 11, 2015 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

“Icons of Formula 1″ and “Over Easy Rider”: First Custom Painted Jewellery

Icons of Formula 1 Necklace

Icons of Formula 1 Necklace, Poppy Porter 2014 – clockwise from top: Graham and Damon Hill, Moss, Lauda, Mansell, Senna, Vettel, Schumacher, Prost, Alonso, Fangio, Hamilton, Gilles Vilneuve.

Photo:Ray Spence…

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Added by Poppy Porter on May 14, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Strange Attractors Project Starts To Take Shape…

I’ve finally started work on my Strange Attractors Project, its been on my mind for a while now (you will notice it is also the title of my blog and is a phrase I use to describe my creative process, it is actually something complicated to do with maths but that’s not necessarily relevant) and will be recording progress and posting updates on my blog http://www.blog.poppyporter.co.uk/wordpress/.  I will be…

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Added by Poppy Porter on August 22, 2013 at 3:41am — No Comments

Ear Splitting F1 Sketching Session Sparks a New Collection

It was during a visit to the Formula 1 paddock with a sketchbook and some ear defenders at last year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed that I found the inspiration for my new Racing Wings jewellery collection.  This new collection will be on show and available to buy during London Jewellery Week at Treasure, Somerset House 13-16th June.

I am a big F1 fan and love to draw my inspiration from the…

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Added by Poppy Porter on June 7, 2013 at 5:44am — No Comments

Down to the Waterline – “Stain-Less” in Sheffield

They like their fountains in Sheffield.  The first thing that greets you on leaving the railway station is a wonderful cascade of water.  I walked across the city centre to my hotel and the peace gardens had fabulous fountains and children leaping around them, it seemed every courtyard was running water for the newly warming Springtime.

This watery theme…

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Added by Poppy Porter on May 22, 2013 at 5:21am — 2 Comments

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