The Abrams Claghorn Gallery will open 2016 with Greensmith. The exhibition will run from 9 Jan to approximately 8 Feb 2016.
I have a new 3 metre bench in my studio. It is looking like I will finally be able to sort through my hammers. A new hammer rack for the back of the bench is being planned. It looks like it will need to be at least 2 metres long. The plan is that my stakes and mandrels will be housed in the cabinets under the bench and my tools that need to be bolted down will be moved to this bench, freeing my other one for hammering. I have to work out the locations for the tools to be bolted before I commit to drilling holes.
I am really pleased to have my ring 'Bird of Prey' selected for the exhibition Sleight of Hand.
The exhibition opened at the Brewhouse, Burton upon Trent, open 1 - 28 September
The exhibition will tour to the Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, open 7 - 31 October, PV 6 October
and Plymouth College of Art Gallery
16 November - 12 December, plus artist talks
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I'm excited that the exhibition 'Why Jewellery?' Will open in Brisbane soon.
The exhibition opened first in Hong Kong. This will be the first time the collection of works responding to the question "Why Jewellery?" have been seen in Australia.
I'm really excited about Greensmith. Earlier this year Artisan put call out to Queensland Jewellers whose works had an eco or ethical focus. They were seeking to hear from jewellers interested in being considered for an exhibition of eco-jewellery from Queensland and California, in partnership with the Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Queensland. I was really pleased to have three works selected and that a lot of my friends and students were selected too.
The works I am exhibiting are ones that have got me thinking about a much younger me. The ceramic dog and cat have been with me for as long as I remember. Not because I particularly liked them, but for some reason I had always kept them with me in a box. I think I now know why. I knew they had been my mothers when she was a teenager. So when I started working with with them I figured it was as good a time as any to ask my mother why I had them. She had no idea, but she still had a related piece in a jumble of found items on a windowsill. The related piece my mum has is complete in perfect condition. From this I surmised that I had broken the two I had when I was small and that would explain why I had carried them with me for so long.
these are occasional posts about the things that are inspiring me, or that are happening around.