Thursday, August 27, 2015

Bronze




This October I am exhibiting my first three bronze sculptures at e.g.etal.
Here is a quick snap of a work in progress.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Storytelling

There are these stories that just have to be told in the same way the wind goes blowing across the mesa

Leslie Marmon Silko, "Stories and Their Tellers"



I always think of jewellery as a type of storytelling, sometimes public, mostly private and intimate.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

You should always keep something beautiful in mind.
Pascal

Monday, August 3, 2015

Thea ring

Sterling silver Thea ring set with Ceylon sapphires.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Friday, July 31, 2015

Inspiration

Santiago

The road seen, then not seen, the hillside
hiding then revealing the way you should take,
the road dropping away from you as if leaving you
to walk on thin air, then catching you, holding you up,
when you thought you would fall,
and the way forward always in the end
the way that you followed, the way that carried you
into your future, that brought you to this place,
no matter that it sometimes took your promise from you,
no matter that it had to break your heart along the way:
the sense of having walked from far inside yourself
out into the revelation, to have risked yourself
for something that seemed to stand both inside you and far beyond you, that called you back
to the only road in the end that you could follow, walking
as you did, in your rags of love and speaking in the voice
that by night became a prayer for safe arrival,
so that one day you realised that what you wanted
had already happened long ago and in the dwelling place
you had lived in before you began,
and that every step along the way, you had carried
the heart and the mind and the promise
that first set you off and drew you on and that you were
more marvellous in your simple wish to find a way
than the gilded roofs of any destination you could reach:
as if, all along, you had thought the end point might be a city
with golden towers, and cheering crowds,
and turning the corner at what you thought was the end
of the road, you found just a simple reflection,
and a clear revelation beneath the face looking back
and beneath it another invitation, all in one glimpse:
like a person and a place you had sought forever,
like a broad field of freedom that beckoned you beyond;
like another life, and the road still stretching on.

David Whyte, from Pilgrim
2012 Many Rivers Press

Thursday, July 30, 2015

'Interiors' pendants



These pendants were made for an exhibition I had at e.g.etal a couple of years ago. The title for this group is Interiors.
Sterling silver and enamel paint.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

'What I saw when I went away'

What I saw when I went away is the title of my next solo exhibition to be held at e.g.etal in October this year.
I have been working towards this all year. It is a reflection on travel, memory, interpretation and experience. And what is important to me as a maker.
Working on these pieces has revitalised my love of making things, an experience that was waning for a while, working too many jobs and running between too many things. So it like a return to myself this work.







Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A child stringing beads in kindergarten


I learned that you should feel when writing, not like Lord Byron on a mountain top, but like a child stringing beads in kindergarten – happy, absorbed and quietly putting one bead on after another.          Brenda Ueland

Thursday, July 16, 2015

A ring for my sister

Sterling silver ring made for my sister to replace a ring that she lost (and now has found).