I’ve had a lovely day helping Lisa and Stuart make a replacement wedding ring. They made each other a wedding ring early last year, in my old studio but Stuart has somehow mislaid his – he takes it off for safety when he’s woodworking or playing sport. It didn’t take quite as long this time […]
Source: A new studio
I have had a very exciting few weeks. It has involved moving house and studio. Moving house was relatively simple but packing and unpacking my studio felt like a major undertaking. I am happy to say everything is now in its new place and i have begun work on a few new ideas. I will […]
I regularly use photopolymer sheet to make my own textures for using with metal clay. it is available in a number of thicknesses and also with either a plastic or metal backing. I have a slight preference for the metal backed version although it is easy to cut the plastic backed version yourself with scissors and […]
Recently my friend Anna Mazoń invited me to participate in Around the World blog Hop
At this point in the year I take a bit of time to learn some new techniques or practice a particular skill. I have decided to do some stone setting. I have quite a few interesting cabochons stashed away in a box and, although I used to set my enamels in bezel settings it is […]
I had a very enjoyable day on Saturday helping Jodie and Dave make their wedding rings. This is a class I run by arrangement and is always a lot of fun.
I think that I have always had a fear of heights up until very recently. During October I undertook a number of small personal challenges and one of these was to take a flight in a glider. I really loved the whole experience and the quiet gliding looking down on the patterns of the landscape […]
Today I begin setting up for a joint exhibition with Stef Mitchell and Kimberli Werner at The White Room, Priestleys in York. I am very excited and will be showing lots of new work.
I have had a very busy few weeks. One of the highlights has to be teaching the New Mokume Gane certification course to the very talented Lesley Messam. This week we have had confirmation from Japan that she passed her exam. Here are the pieces she made on the course and congratulations to Lesley and […]