Monthly Archives: July 2017

Camping in France

I am a bit behind on my blog posts so I am going to post a few at once. First up was a lovely trip to France this summer. It was a long 13 hour journey from home to the campsite and I even did some driving on the wrong side of the road to give my husband a break. We had lovely bbq’s and did a lot of relaxing, leaving all work behind. There was plenty of inspiration around:

Stained glass reflections in Saintes cathedral.
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Tracing Process

Whilst I was at Sheffield Hallam University for the ACJ conference I took a walk around the block for some fresh air and made a great discovery. Unbeknownst to me Yorkshire Artspace was on the corner and Roanna Wells was there with her collaborative exhibition Tracing Process. I first came across Roanna’s work at Art in Action a few years ago and have followed her on Instagram ever since. I really love her work so it was such a wonderful moment to unexpectedly discover the exhibition in the flesh!

Tracing Process (and a reflection selfie).
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ACJ Conference

Earlier this month I travelled to Sheffield for the Association for Contemporary Jewellery conference. I’ve been to a few library conferences but never one in the jewellery field so I was really looking forward to seeing what it was like. I had no idea who was going but was relieved to see lots of familiar faces on the first day. There were speakers from around the world talking about their practices, collaborations and the wider jewellery field. Politics, social responsibility, China, and weaponry were key themes – it was very heavy in some places! It was also heavily biased towards art jewellery which was interesting to listen to despite feeling quite removed from my own practice. Here are some images from the weekend:

Delegates in the Atrium participating in Ambiguous Implements an immersive, interactive performance by Rachael Colley & Nuala Clooney.
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Beyond the Blue

One of my stockists, Gill Wing Jewellery, held an open call for jewellery made to the theme of Beyond the Blue. Loving the challenge of making to different themes I entered a piece and was delighted to have it selected. The exhibition opened earlier this month.

Blueberry Brooch: laminate, wood, resin, oxidised silver, silver, steel pin
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