Although it is almost a week since the event - I've been travelling and am now in Pittsburgh - I really should write up an exciting event I attended on Monday last week in London, "Cut In Clerkenwell" which is an exhibition at Craft Central by the Hand Engravers' Association in the UK, a most worthy body who have a highly talented and esteemed membership - including Alan Craxford and Malcolm Appleby - and who have decided to step into the public eye with an inventive and thought-provoking event which combines hands-on workshops and demonstrations with an exhibition of 41 specially-commissioned pieces by some of the top engravers in the UK.

The launch event was opened by Chris Rowley, who made some appropriately scathing comments about government attitudes to craftspeople and heritage crafts (Hooray! About time craftspeople became more political) and was then addressed by Sir George White who is supporting the project through his Clockmaker's Museum, clockmaking being one of the main reasons hand-engraving is still alive and well in the Clerkenwell area.

If you are in London over the next week, the exhibition runs until Saturday 14th and is well worth seeing.


Cut in Clerkenwell - 2


Cut in Clerkenwell - 1


Cut in Clerkenwell - 3


Cut in Clerkenwell - 4





American Scene


Pittsburgh at last! 

So far, I've danced to Chic with a TSA Officer, walked too far, eaten endless Southeast Asian food, met up with my friend Elizabeth and her family, met up with our own Queen of Crafthaus Brigitte, had the pleasure of discovering that Robert would be my Studio Assistant over the weekend and have taught a class of young people the basics of metalsmithing. I'll be writing more about that tomorrow. Meanwhile, here are some of the remarkable works they produced from scrap materials over two days:


"You Can't Wear That"


Views: 53

Tags: SCC, class, clerkenwell, contemporary, craft, craft central, cut, engraver, engraving, exhibition, More…hand, jewellery, jewelry, justified sinner, pa, pittsburgh, usa


You need to be a member of crafthaus to add comments!

Join crafthaus

Latest Activity

Nuala Clooney posted a status
"<embed class="xg_slideshow xj_photo_embed" src="…"
46 minutes ago
Sophia Georgiopoulou and Vesna Kolobaric are now friends
15 hours ago
Jessica Andersen and barbara bryn klare are now friends
18 hours ago
Younha Jung posted photos
19 hours ago
Mary J Luke liked Victoria Lansford's video
19 hours ago
Brigitte Martin liked Natalia Araya's video
Brigitte Martin commented on Priscilla Mouritzen's status
"That sounds wonderful - enjoy !! Pls post some images from your stay if you get a chance."
Barbara Umbel posted a status
"November 24 is the deadline for "All That Glitters" at Arts on Douglas."

Masthead Credits

Jill Baker Gower

Fleshgem Brooch #1

Silicone rubber, sterling silver, mirrors, garnets, pearls
10" X 12" X 4.5"

© 2015   Created by Brigitte Martin.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service