Works from the second phase of my residency opened recently at the Daiwa Foundation, London – the exhibition entitled, “Of Dust”, comprised small-scale pieces which both draw together threads of ideas and experiment with processes which have been touched on in my previous postings. Images of the “Okoshi-ezu”, or folding teahouse designs, were transposed onto lacquered papers using different photographic and print processes.Keep reading
My invitation to find transformable material, make it into jewellery and photograph it being worn will over the next two years develop into an exhibition in London and a publication.I have been pursuing my own challenge to find, make and wear and have made a number of jewels.Keep reading
Making the Sackler Centre Collection of Recycled Jewellery made me think of a challenge to issue to any readers of this blog.FIND suitable materialMAKE it into jewelleryWEAR it and send your images to the ‘Find… Make…Keep reading
I have started a line of quotations around the wall of the studio just above door height and am seeking art related quotations that I like, to add.Please send me any art related quotations and I will select and write them in pencil onto the wall of the studio, my intention is to encircle the space by the end of the residency with these words of wisdom.’There is hope in honest error, none in the icy perfections of the mere stylist’Charles Rennie Mackintosh’What appears to us as an object is also a force’Piet Mondrian’Art is not a mirror to refKeep reading
I am using non-metallic materials and various media to explore a more fluid approach. I am also making interventions on different materials both found and bought and testing the audience response to them.Keep reading
I was able to study and handle more of the jewellery collection. I am absolutely fascinated by so many of the things I see. Strange constructions, unusual ear wires, great side snaps, exquisitely simple rings of beautiful proportion that have been worn for so long they have become thin and tell of the passage of time and the hands that wore them.I feel like a visual voracious beast, consuming information about everything I see.Keep reading
I had the pleasure of working with ten talented resourceful people who came to the V&A for three days to engage with me on a project called WireWork.Using simple tools and various wires, I structured the class to cover a wide range of approaches and I was delighted by the diverse results everyone produced. Hannah Simpson one of my graduates from Edinburgh College of Art came in to the class and showed her work.Keep reading
From time to time I intend to invite a fellow artist to write a guest post.
I am very pleased to welcome Lynne Curran as the first in this series.
This first collection of jewellery I decided to call ‘The Sackler Centre Jewels’ I found the recycled packaging very responsive to manipulation.Keep reading
I spent a most pleasant sunny day at the bench in the studio making jewellery from the rescued material. The studio is a lovely space and it has resonance, an echo due to the height of the ceiling and the concrete floor.Keep reading