Monthly Archives: October 2017

Made London 2017

This weekend I was exhibiting at Made London for the fourth time. It is a lovely, friendly central London show and as it was my very first ever craft show in 2014 it always is extra special to me. This year in the run up to the show I took the opportunity to play and come up with some new designs. I thought they were a natural progression from my existing work however they are quite different! So it looks like I have a new collection on its way. It’s inspiration comes from water towers and the photographs of Bernd & Hilla Becher. Here are a few images, as well as my stand, more to follow on my website in the next couple of weeks.

My stand was downstairs in the main hall this time. I am usually upstairs and whilst I did miss the windows it was nice to have a different space to work with. I always try to do something different with my display each time.
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In conversation at the School of Jewellery

On Thursday I was at the School of Jewellery in Birmingham for the Association for Contemporary Jewellers’ exhibition 20:20 Visions. As part of the celebrations ACJ Chair, Terry Hunt, was in conversation with two of the featured artists, Stephen Bottomley and myself!  It was a pretty nerve-racking and amazing experience all at the same time. The talk was around the theme of ’20’ in keeping with the exhibition, things like, 20 things about your practice, what advice would you give yourself 20 years ago, how has the industry changed, what does the future hold, the role of technology, making by hand and education in your work..?

The School of Jewellery, Birmingham
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