Monthly Archives: April 2014

Final preparations – solo show

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:

Earlier this month I went to Proper Old and tested out the large paper version of a brooch in the window. We liked this so I have made two more to hang with it.
Earlier this month I went to Proper Old and tested out the large paper version of a brooch in the window. We liked this so I have made two more to hang with it.
I have been taking lots of photos of my jewellery for publicity, for my website and as a record.
I have been taking lots of photos of my jewellery for publicity, for my website and as a record.
This was an early display test. The paper is cut to the same size as the table that will be in the shop window.
This was an early display test. The paper is cut to the same size as the table that will be in the shop window.
Display stands I have made for dangly earrings.
Display stands I have made for dangly earrings.
Some wooden blocks kindly given to me at the Oak Joinery. Thank you to Chris for sanding them smooth :-)
Some wooden blocks kindly given to me at the Oak Joinery. Thank you to Chris for sanding them smooth as they were a bit rough :-)
Painting blocks!
Painting blocks!
Decisions decisions! What painted blocks or grey painted blocks, white paper or tracing paper...at the show you will see what I went for!
Decisions decisions! White painted blocks or grey painted blocks, white paper or tracing paper…at the show you will see what I went for!
Nick at Proper Old got the exhibition into 4 different listings including the Evening standard!
And finally, Nick at Proper Old got the exhibition into 4 different listings including the Evening standard!

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!

May exhibitions

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Made in Clerkenwell

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!

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Beyond Adornment exhibition

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:

 

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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!

The exhibition is on at the New Ashgate Gallery from 26th April – 7th June 2014. You can see more images of my necklace here.

Solo exhibition flyer

Massive thanks to Nick at Proper Old who has organised the flyer for my show. It has been designed to match the Proper Old branding and here it is with all the details!

Flyer-front

Flyer-back

I love the “Proper Old presents…”! With less than four weeks to go things are really coming together.