“Vicky Forrester has succeeded in producing a book that is both technically rich and warmly accessible” says Melanie Pike..” if your introduction to jewellery has been of a mostly practical nature then Elemental Jewellery will be an invaluable companion in supporting the development of your own unique creative voice”
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***** Flux Summer Jewellery Exhibition – Vanguard Court Open Studios – 14/15/16 June – Save the Date *****
Friday 14 June – 6.00 – 9.00pm – Private View
Hello and welcome to the latest update on Flux Studios activities.
It’s our annual Summer Open Studio event next weekend, and we’d like to invite you our Private View.
Our exhibition coincides with Vanguard Court Open Studios Weekend as well as London Jewellery Week and Camberwell Arts Week this year and we have been inspired to invite you to see us at work! Watch demonstrations, discover how we conjour magical objects from metal. Ask us your burning questions and find out what inspires us……
I find television very educational. Every time someone switches it on I go into another room & read a good book.” – Groucho Marx. He would join our jewellery courses at Flux – if only he had mastered time!
Our theme for the term on Tuesdays is on the use of magnets for clasps in jewellery, and as it is our firm belief that play holds the key to true innovation, today we played like kiddies in a toyshop!
Drawing from the deep recesses half-remembered facts on the laws of magnetic attraction – along with some cautions for pacemakers and credit cards – students were sent on a hunt to find the most unusual magnetic objects..
Taking an evening course in the arts or crafts can bring immense personal fulfilment, also enhancing your skills in communicating ideas, problem solving, mental focus, and dexterity.
But for me none of these gems has the allure of Alexandrite, a spectacular stone that has the ability to change colour depending on lighting conditions. Blue-green in natural daylight, this remarkable gem turns pink-purple in incandescent light. It’s a magical night and day stone, truly a gem for the romantic heart.
So if you are looking for a gift that speaks romance and adventure, look for Alexandrite, choice of the tzars!
We are excited to announce that Vicky Forrester and Barbara Yarde have been invited to travel to Kolkata to deliver these 2 specialist workshops in jewellery techniques.
Speciality courses in Keum Boo and in Etching, devised and presented by Flux Studios in conjunction with 212˚
students with no previous experience realise their own designs for a silver ring on our weekend ring making workshops. Headed by Vicky Forrester, our jewellery courses are taught by the Flux team of expert jewellers.
Elemental Jewellery – Here’s a sneak peek from the foreword of my book ‘Elemental Jewellery’, showing how I take inspiration from the elements.
In describing my own process of designing I hope that others can find parallels that help to engage with their own creative practice in new ways….
Look at these fabulous pewter pendants / medals / objects made by children and their adults at Flux Studios this weekend!
We had an invasion of robot – spacemen whose inspiration came perhaps through cloudy skies on shooting stars.
Thankfully our own earth based ghoulies in the form of skulls, skeletons, spiders and night birds were at the ready to defend us!
Abundant lady – Tree of life – Fish and Heart – Paisley yellow and blue – Lady with a think bubble – Peacock – Pirate queen – Lunch – or an angry lady? – EarthFireWaterAir dancing goddess – Eye – Pear – Spare ribs
Or make your own interpretations from these fabulous results from our last (free) two day casting course here at Flux
Reclaiming the power of the Snake Goddess, the Medusa collection combines leather and sterling silver into alluring coils that reflect the movement of the snake. Sharp points, hooks, rattling bone-like beads all combine to create edgy, powerful and seductive jewellery that can be worn in numerous ways on the body. These snaking coils can be twisted and manipulated to create unlimited sculptural and wearable forms that wrap around the hand, arm, neck, waist…all waiting to play with you.
We are of course always pleased to have feedback to help us improve on the services we provide here. I’m pleased to say that people like what we do, and we had so many good comments that I have felt a need to share them! “Lovely place.. great lunch”
“I have enjoyed learning several new metalwork techniques that have given me lots of ideas for future projects – many thanks!”
I have learned various techniques, all of which were new to me”
“I learned lots of techniques.. this has whetted my apetite”
“Very informative… for a beginner I learned a lot!”
– 12 week jewellery courses for beginner, intermediate and advanced students.
Subjects include:- hollow forming / folding techniques / simple stone setting / casting / textures on metal
– Open workshop days for advanced students
– Great value weekend courses for local residents
– FREE 2 day workshops for locals with kids at school
– FREE family workshops for locals
Join us at the Dulwich Picture Gallery for a delightfully festive evening of high end crafts, art, great food and wine!
We are particularly excited to have our newest members Elise Goldin, Barbora Rybarova and Ilona Guest all showing their work alongside our established Flux Jewellers.
If you’re a budding jeweller with a thirst for knowledge, Vicky Forrester will be selling / signing copies of her new book, “Elemental Jewellery”.
VANGUARD COURT WINTER OPEN STUDIOS Friday 30 November to Sunday 2 December 2012
It’s that lovely time of year again – crisp leaves underfoot, bright skies, long nights…..
Time to join us for our weekend of delight at Flux Studios for the Vanguard Court Winter Open Weekend.
We had some last minute cancellations on our weekend course ‘Design and make a silver ring’
If you would like to join us for a weekend of creativity email me now;
if you can give me a good reason for giving you a place for free (instead of our highly reasonable £80 or £40 all inclusive fee) you might just get your dream come true.. what’s to lose?
Elemental jewellery contains 20 projects that aim to introduce new approaches to designing and making jewellery. Using Earth, Air, Fire and Water as sources of inspiration, the step by step projects explore how these themes can provide potent undercurrents in the conceptual, material and technical development of your designs. The book also contains 4 inspirational projects from special guest contributors Imogen Belfield, Henrietta Fernandez, Nora Fok and Louise Loder.
We have 2 great weekend jewellery courses for Southwark residents, once again generously supported by Southwark Adult Learning Services.
Come and make something really special and unique!