Friday, 10 December 2010
Walking into the Present shop in Edinburgh ( just off the Royal Mile ) I discovered the most kitsch christmas decorations of all time by an American glass blower called Cody Foster, he deals in all types of this hollow decorations and not just for the festive season. Check this gem out .
Monday, 6 December 2010
Sunday, 5 December 2010
With dissertation's almost done and dusted the traditional forth year Jewellery sale is nearly upon us. Mince pies and mulled wine will maybe make an appearance on the opening night which will be Monday the 13th December at Duncan of Jordanstone so come along!
Friday, 3 December 2010
Surrounded by what appears to be a whole decades worth of snow in a week I have sourced some Enamellers who are influenced by the colour white. Although titled Tree Cups by Tamar de Vries Winter these vessels made of copper and enamel portray a winter atmosphere . Below are some beautiful brooches by the Jewellery Designer Isabelle Busnel. The more abstract and organic enamelling aesthetic can be seen in these lovely objects.
Tuesday, 2 November 2010
I was delighted to find out that I came a runner up alongside side Jeanette Ward in the Guild of Enamellers' Bursary award 2011 and will be attending the Guild's conference at Canterbury University in April. The overall winner was Victoria Lemon who is a graduate from Glasgow School of Art. Being awarded free membership for the Guild for the next 3 years I am very much looking foward to meeting fellow enamellers and learning lot of tips and skills .
Monday, 11 October 2010
Peepli (live) is a brilliant film based around a couple of Indian farmers struggling to save their land from the debt collectors full of tragedy and comedy played out by a wonderful cast and a evocative soundtrack. This film is full with character and colour, I would recomend it to everyone.
Monday, 27 September 2010
Its been a while but I feel if there's anytime to jot down ideas and thoughts its when one is working on big project and that would be final year! During third year I picked up an interest in enamellling which grow stronger and resulted in a week long course at West Dean ( an arts and crafts college in West Sussex) The course tutor was the famous enameller Jane Short. The outcome of this week was a row of huts and houses made of copper with various layers of enamel on top.