Monthly Archives: April 2014
With less than 3 days to go I thought I would share some of my final preparations. Over the last few days I have been finishing my jewellery and preparing the display. There have been so many things to think about and I have really enjoyed the process – here are some photos I have taken along the way:
So the next photos I post will be of the exhibition set up and private view – time has flown by! It would be lovely to see you on Thursday 6pm – 8.30pm. There will be wine, nibbles and 10% off all sales on the night. I hope to see you there!
I am delighted to have been selected to take part in Made in Clerkenwell this May. I will be in the Gallery @ Craft Central, 33-35 St John’s Square, London, EC1M 4DS. I am really looking forward to showing my jewellery to a wider audience as well as meeting other makers. I hope to see you there!
The Farnham based Jewellers and Silversmiths Network put out an open call for submissions for an upcoming exhibition and I decided to take part. Their group exhibition is called ‘Message – Beyond Adornment’ and they have made pieces in response to this theme which are more than just decorative – they express a range of ‘messages’ that are environmental, social, personal or philosophical. Also on display will be the pieces that the public have submitted to the open call.
The open call requested that we design and submit a reversible neckpiece that says ‘I Agree’ on one side and ‘I Disagree’ on the other; terminology commonly used in today’s world of international social media. This allows the wearer to physically attempt to send a message about whether they want their photo taken or not. Here is my design:
It is made from mirrored acrylic. On the side that says ‘I agree’ the acrylic is clear and unmarked and you can clearly see your face if you look into it. There is a neat circle of oxidised copper arches that frame your face if you wish. On the ‘I disagree’ side the arches have been replaced with spiky oxidised copper of different lengths. Numerous small crosses have been scratched into the surface of the acrylic so it is not possible to see a clear image of yourself if you look in.
It will be interesting to see all the other open call submissions not least because the organisers are swapping them at the end! I will be sent someone else’s necklace and mine will be given to them. I can’t wait to see what I receive!