Thursday, 28 April 2011

A ring in Seattle

I am really pleased that one of the rings I made last year has been selected for an exhibition RAD, a Ring a Day for 365 days at the Punch Gallery in Seattle. The exhibition runs from Thursday May 5 to Sun May 29, 2011 and runs in conjunction with the conference of the Society of North American Goldsmiths (my ring is a plastic one, carved faux bone and engraved then coloured using alcohol inks).

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More Birds

I have had a busy few weeks and fallen behind slightly with the 'Bird a Week'challenge.  I have been sketching and thinking about possible birds, just not had much free studio time. Here are the two latest.  The first is in sterling silver. roller printed, hammered and slightly domed with a loop soldered on and a jump ring so it can be worn as a pendant.

The second is a tiny art clay silver bead bird (think I need to make another attempt to photograph it though)

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Teaching and studio time

I have had a busy few days teaching in my studio. Here is Barbara working away on her ring on Thursday.

In Friday Jan spent the day making two pendants, one a stylised leaf for her daughter and the other this horse's head

Here is Jan proudly wearing her creation. I do love it when a student makes something they are happy to wear.

Today I have had a quiet time working on a small forget-me-not brooch

I still have quite a bit of work to do on it, but here it is fresh from the kiln. My garden is a sea of forget-me-not flowers at the moment, although a bit battered now after the hail and rain storms yesterday

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