Aw thanks! I like your works too :) Yeah, taking our own photos of our work takes a lot of investment in time. I'm practicing a lot though! I hope to see you someday, will you be attending SNAG this year in Washington? I'm saving up so I can go. I hope I do :)
I think I saw that oak brooch in his shop!, he's got some real treasures! Thanks for passing along the information to Simon, I appreciate it... Can't wait to see what you make out of your new purchase!
Thank you. I love the exploration of period work with your contemporary perspective. I am a goldsmith by trade and appreciate the technical skill in these pieces. Provocative, historical and well crafted, nice work.
As you have seen, collaborative work is very close to my heart. I currently have a call out for a show COLLABORATION TABLEWARE but I can see how this topic could be expanded upon within the wider crafthaus community as well.
I'll do some more thinking about how to best go about that. Feel free to make suggestions...
:-) Ha ! I am glad to hear that. You guys would be really perfect together. I can already see some sort of collaboration coming our way perhaps ?
PS: It is my privilege to be able to see daily what great work you guys are all doing. Crafthaus was created for networking, so if I can recommend a connection that would make sense to me, I certainly will do that :-)
Thanks for the great words! I just finished these pieces, and plan to make many more. I put them "out there" for the first time just yesterday, so I really appreciate your feedback. I am intrigued by your work. The beauty of the combined elements is profound. The work you are doing with porcelain is superb! I will check out Stevens on the web. Do you have any info you could share?
that sounds fun, please keep me updated.
also, sending the name of an artist I think you might like, sort of the Victorian Cabinet of Curiosities meets Memento Mori.
Julia Deville http://juliadeville.com/
I had no idea that bank holidays were different between England and Scotland! I don't think I'll ever stop being surprised by little differences in the way Things Are Done over here :)
I'm absolutely in love with the Rococo Rot bangle you've posted- I love the intricate piercing coupled with the rusty-looking top segment, and the choice of gemstones is lovely!
Busy, busy. Two more pieces finished for the show: 1) To Rococo Rot. A bangle made from a found escutcheon, silver, gemstones and magnets reclaimed from an electric toothbrush. (Tourmaline in quartz, garnet, black spinel and quartzite.)
An Englishman's Home. Ring made from discarded iron gas-pipe, the head of a cold-chisel, silver, garnet and diamond:
"The Saul Bell Design Award competition invites you to pick up your tools and seize your moment. Since its first event, held 20 years ago in 2001, recognition in the Saul Bell Design Award competition has become one of the most sought-after honors…"
"ACJ are excited to announce the formation of the newest ACJ regional group: ACJ Northern Ireland. A big thank you to Anne Earls Boylan who has recently started the group and will be the regional group representative for the area."