Saturday, July 31, 2010

sketches, part 2


more sketchbook images, that my friend scanned for me years ago. These sketches were the preliminary sketches made for the work that formed my Masters folio.

Not only our memories, but the things we have forgotten are ‘housed’.  Our soul is an abode.  And by remembering ‘houses’ and ‘rooms’, we learn to ‘abide’ within ourselves.  Now everything becomes clear, the house images move in both directions: they are in us as much as we are in them.

Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space, Beacon Press, 1969 


Friday, July 30, 2010



I recently found these images on a disk from many years ago.
My friend Nick scanned pages from sketch books from my Honours year, as well as from my Masters work. Some of these pages have been on here before, but were photos taken of the pages.
So these quick sketches were from about 7 years ago


Thursday, July 29, 2010



I brought this salt bowl (or a bowl made entirely from salt) from a spice shop in Carlton. From a distance I thought it was made from a hard stone.
such a simple beautiful form


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Jewllery Practice as a Site for Enquiry

Jewellery Practice as a Site for Enquiry

A one day seminar presented by RMIT Gold and Silversmithing Friday 6thAugust 2010

RMIT Kaleide Theatre, 350 Swanston Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000

Registration Form
This seminar is designed to be an opportunity to examine how the parameters of contemporary jewellery practice are being tested, developed, challenged and/or contested by those makers researching or practicing in the field. Organisers are interested in reflecting the breadth of models for framing practice and opening the dialogue around recent concerns in relation to sustainability, relational or interactivity and the need to diversify practice in the face of globalisation.

Keynote Speakers:
Christina Tatiana Miller and Susie Ganch
Ethical Metalsmiths (USA)
Susan Cohn (AUS)
Jeweller, Curator of Unexpected Pleasures, Design Museum of London, 2010
Other speakers of note:
Dr Kevin Murray (AUS), Ilse-Marie Erl (NZ), Roseanne Bartley (AUS), Simon Cottrell (AUS), Caz Guiney (AUS), Renee Ugazio (AUS).
Plenary session:
led by Dr Damien Skinner (NZ)

 information from here


Playing Fields

Anna Davern has new work in an exhibition that opens next week at Craft Victoria. The exhibition is called Playing Fields and it looks like it is going to be a very interesting show.

Playing Fields

Curated by Joe Pascoe, CEO & Artistic Director

Event Dates: Friday 6 August – Saturday 4 September

Venue: Craft Victoria, Galleries 1 and 2, 31 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

The exhibition also features the work of Jennifer Bartholomew, Anika Cook,
Michael Doolan, Bern Emmerichs, Tim Fleming, Gracia Haby & Louise
Jennison, Greer Honeywill, Ben Pearce and David Ray

Anna writes:

I have made four dioramas from old biscuit tins that require a physical
engagement by the viewer to reveal the fantastical hybrid creatures that
inhabit these alternative colonial dimensions.


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Signet ring


sterling silver Signet ring set with coloured stones


Sunday, July 25, 2010


from Las piedras del cielo / Skystone (1970)

by PabloNeruda


To harden the earth
is a stone's occupation-
til stone became
and flew.
Those that survived
the lightning,
cried out
in the dark:
a watery token,
the violet light on a blade,
a meteor.

Our succulent
holds more than the clouds
and the void, with it's odor of oxygen-
it holds a terrestrial stone,
it flashes out here and there
with its look of a dove
or a bell,
takes on magnitude,
the cutting edge of the wind:
an arrow in the phosphorous, a facet of salt on the sky.


Friday, July 23, 2010

Random ring and rings


18ct yellow gold Random ring set with white and Champagne diamonds

Random ring with 18ct gold engraved ring

Random ring, Pledge ring and Aurora ring

these rings can be seen at e.g.etal