I’ve just returned from a trip to China and loved meeting silversmiths in Dali Old City, high up on a plateau in Yunnan, SW China.
Oh joy, I just got the new CS5 suite, and have spent a happy weekend playing!
Working through my sizable collection of seaside photos, this story emerged……
click here.. Mermaid Story
I find a quiet satisfaction in the transformation from flat to round.. there is a completeness in these forms that can curl up into a perfect sphere.
We have a fantastic, fun weekend course coming up next weekend (12 and 13 March)
Bring your old, unwanted silver jewellery, melt it down and transform it into something unique and wearable!
This Delft sand casting course runs all day Saturday and Sunday, and if you live in Southwark it will only cost you £80 (or £45 concessions)
Artists on show include: Stanza, Sara Mark, Caroline Cary, Nic Webb, Kim Thornton, Annie Turner, Giuseppina Esposito, Victoria Ahrens, Judi Stark, Tatiana Orloff, Grant Aston, Merete Ramussen, Carina Ciscato, Chris Keenan
Last chance to see Vicky Forrester, Imogen Belfield, Yuki Sasakura Assiter, Beverly Holden, Maggie Laing, Becky Dockree, Alex Yule, Natasch Kotsopoulou, Kyle Hopkins, Henrietta Fernandez at the Vanguard Court Gallery, Sun 25 Feb 11am-5pm
The artists at Vanguard Court are pleased to invite you to an exhibition of work at the Vanguard Court Gallery…. Friday 24 Feb 2011, 6-830pm
Make It in 2011! (Design and make your own jewellery)
Are you ready for something new?
Why not treat yourself to a course here at Flux Studios! Whether you’re new to jewellery making or if you fancy improving skills and developing new techniques, you can be sure of the best possible tuition to meet your needs. Techniques we will be exploring this term include wax carving (for casting), making hollow forms, and creative approaches to joining elements together using links and linkages. At beginners level soldering will also be a focus for skills development.
Why not give a Flux Studios voucher to your loved one?
We can make vouchers to any value, and the lucky recipient can use it to choose a special piece of jewellery by any of the jewellers here at Flux Studios. Based on your instruction, we can hand pick a range of beautiful pieces from the jewellers here, to arrange for a very special viewing / fitting experience for your loved one.
Revisiting these holiday snaps I am reminded how the process of creativity is constant and unending. Rhythms, colours, textures, forms – all inspire. And beyond the tangible there is a sense, a mood, a wild and free spirit… inspiration for jewellery by vicky forrester
‘…my top tip for people who want to get into jewellery design is to find the right mentors! I’m currently a member of Flux Studios in London. As well as being a jewellery school, it’s a great place for sharing knowledge.’
Learn how to cast silver using the Delft sand method. Great for one off prototyping and small batch production. Suitable for those with some experience of jewellery making. A fantastic way to make use of your silver scrap too.