Tuesday, December 21, 2010

interview














Click here to read an interview that I did with Steph Williams for the e.g.etal blog.





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Monday, December 20, 2010

my collection, 1

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Among the various meanings of the French word objet, the Littre dictionary gives this: 'Anything which is the cause or subject of a passion. Figuratively and most typically: the loved object'.

from The System of Collecting, Jean Baudrillard


from The Cultures of Collecting, ed. John Elsner and Roger Cardinal, p.7


















































Even when one is no longer attached to things, it's still something to have been attached to them; because it was always for reasons which other people didn't grasp...

Proust, Remembrance of Things Past

from The Cultures of Collecting, ed. John Elsner and Roger Cardinal, p.224




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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Henry

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My dear friend Henry is very talented. He often gives me presents of his artwork. Here are my favourites.
The above picture was my birthday card this year.
It is a butterfly








Henry standing in front of his work





















Portrait of myself and my dog Milly by Henry
an excellent likeness (except my hair is actually a lot curlier than pictured)



















Christmas present from Henry
picture came with blue box





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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Ruffous-tailed Hummingbird

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Ruffous-tailed Hummingbird












image from Catherine Willis, from here

little pendant

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sterling silver with engraving, set with peridots, chrome tourmaline and an emerald




this pendant is at e.g.etal


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Friday, December 17, 2010

bangle

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oxidized sterling silver bangle set with sapphires, hand engraved





































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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

cuff with Ceylon sapphires

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sterling silver cuff with 18ct yellow gold ball and Ceylon sapphires

































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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

light

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Another pair of earrings that are affected by light, in that the surface changes according to the light source.
Because of this the engraved images change as well.
From a distance the disks appear silver, but up close the engravings give a more softer grey colour to certain areas of the flat shapes.











Milly demonstrating flat silver colour from a distance ( earrings are washed before being sold)










I wanted the engraving to be quite dense, like an etching.


these disks are quite large, around 60mm round



























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Monday, December 13, 2010

earrings

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sterling silver earrings

these 'catch' the light

this pair is at e.g.etal



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Saturday, December 11, 2010

what I saw

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Studio Ingot

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these three pendants are going to Studio Ingot in Fitzroy

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

hummingbird ring

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 sterling silver with yellow gold plate and rubies


this ring is very heavy, but light in colours. The underside has engraved leaves
















































...My hummingbird, sing to me...

                                                  Fleet Foxes, Meadowlarks






image from here


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