Not so much going on this week, so a relatively short post: most of the students and staff are at Schmuck in Munich.

Made in the Middle 2017 - Parkside Opening - 1


Highlight of the week for me was the opening of the "Made in the Middle" touring show at the Parkside Gallery in the centre of Birmingham. As the gallery is part of the University, lots of my colleagues from other parts of the university have had a chance to see what we all actually get up to a the School of Jewellery!

Made in the Middle 2017 - Parkside Opening - 2

Made in the Middle 2017 - Parkside Opening - 3


The exhibition was opened by Deirdre Figueiredo with an impassioned plea for the importance of craft and making:

Made in the Middle 2017 - Parkside Opening - 5


You can read my last post about the opening night at the Herbert Art Gallery in Coventry here.



Other than that, it was the return of a decidedly recherché (or should that be déclassé?) dinner-party staple from the 1970s, the fondue. Myself, Connie Wan, Steve Snell and Zoe Robertson had a proper fondue party, evoking the spirit of Abigail's Party. I've wanted to have one for years and when I found a fondue set for £2 in a charity shop, knew that it had to happen. Fortunately, Connie agreed and it finally happened.

Fondue Strings


It might be bad for your health but it is absolutely delicious and I suggest that you all go out and make fondue very, very soon!



Finally, I rather liked this sign from the centre of Birmingham:


Birmingham ennui!

Views: 33

Comment

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

Join crafthaus

Latest Activity

Louise Tessing posted photos
yesterday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"    The National @ Funaki:   10 April - 5 May (please note there is no opening event).   Gallery Funaki, 4 Crossley St Melbourne     Funaki @ The National:   8 May - 2 June   The National, 249…"
yesterday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"  Private View 24 April 2018 5 - 8pm     The ‘Collective Invites’ makers invite you collectively to their PRIVATE VIEW on Tuesday 24 April 2018 5 - 8pm at 67 York Street, Marylebone, W1H…"
yesterday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Dear Friends, I am very honored to announce two new programs currently operating at the ILJMuseum. The Hephaistos Summer School and the Jewelry Artist in Residenceprogram, JaIR, open this summer for the first time in a…"
yesterday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"festival of crafts returns on Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 October 2018. festival of crafts is an annual two day craft event held at Farnham Maltings. Now in its 22nd year, the festival is well established in the craft calendar and features a…"
yesterday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Still Shining Jewellery Exhibition by Czech Centre London The first UK showcase of contemporary Czech jewellery designers, hosted by Gallery SO.…"
yesterday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Charity: Grant for the UK Men's Shed AssociationThe Goldsmiths’ Company Charity has awarded a grant of £3,000 a year for three years to the UK Men's Shed Association. Sheds are community spaces for older men to meet, connect,…"
yesterday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"13 April - 1 July 2018 Following on from its display at the Ruthin Craft Centre and the Harley Gallery, Made for the Table will be exhibited at the Holburne Museum in Bath until 1 July 2018.Made for the Table presents contemporary silver from the…"
yesterday

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

© 2018   Created by Brigitte Martin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service