I have started using a bit of resin in my jewellery and as I hadn’t used it since university (2001-2004!) I decided to go on a course for a bit of a refresher. Kathie Murphy is a resin guru and has been making resin contemporary jewellery for over 25 years, authored at least 3 books and teaches regularly. It was a wonderful three saturdays spent mould making, testing, experimenting and generally getting more confident with the material:
The Association for Contemporary Jewellery is celebrating its 20th year and as part of this they invited members to submit work for a touring exhibition. I was delighted that my sculptural Fold necklace was selected. The exhibition has already been to the National Centre for Craft & Design in Sleaford and Sheffield Institute of Arts and this month it arrived in London. I went to the private view on Thursday 18th May at the Goldsmiths’ Centre:
Better later than never! London Craft Week ran from 3rd-7th May and I did a whistle-stop tour of four exhibitions including seeing my own work in Jaggedart. This was only a tiny fraction of things happening across London however it always comes around really quickly and then is suddenly over! Anyway, here are the photos:
In this special collection of brooches I have been exploring Spring. Trees full of blossom in the surrounding streets have been a particular inspiration.
Last week I went to Makers House to see a unique collaboration between Burberry and the Henry Moore Foundation. It was on for a week following Burberry’s February runway show and I found out about it through social media where more and more people were posting about it! It felt like such a privilege to be able to see the collection and exhibition.
For my birthday weekend we took a trip to Broadstairs and Margate. I’d never been to either and we had a brilliant time exploring. We ate lots of lovely food (including ice-cream), walked along the beach, saw a film in a tiny cinema and went to the Turner Contemporary…
January has been dedicated to working on a collaboration with Valeria Nascimento and Luke Hope. Our jewellery collection is launching at Collect at the Saatchi Gallery with Jaggedart this week! Botanica combines porcelain with wood and silver and you can see more of the pieces I made here.