The Degree Exhibition

The countdown has begun apparently. It must have, because I’ve found myself, uh, counting down…to the much-anticipated Degree Show. So much to do, so little time, but I’m loving it (in a slightly stressed way). On a  vaguely related note, here’s a not-so-professional photograph of some copper I’m annealing. Fire-Face, creepy but cool Advertisements

On the topic of writing…

On the topic of writing, a rant occurred to me regarding the stuff artists write: they write some unnecessarily complicated stuff. Why? I assume it’s to show how deep and relevant their conceptual art is. I admit I feel the pressure to seem knowledgeable on the language of post-modern art and to use exaggerated and…

Just to prove that I have been working

Whenever the time comes to create a new post I don’t know what to write. I don’t think non-fiction is my forté. I might write in Fiction from now on, or just use pictures. Words are just a way of breaking up the pictures anyway. The ant was dismayed, his piano was filled with fish….

Before…

Polished up my copper thing in preparation for silver-plating. I don’t usually like showing work in progress, but it’s just so shiny.

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I love being able to complete something in one sitting, which is rare in silversmithing. So between working on the bigger stuff today, I made another pair of earrings. Apparently it’s habit-forming. I’m not crazy, I quite like birds. But there’s often an element of threat in things that are beautiful. For example, I recently…

Armpit Earrings

Yesterday I was piercing out multiple tiny people from copper. I looked down into my scrap tray and noticed the many tiny triangles made from cutting their arms out. Naturally I made a pair of earrings from them.

Mah Rana Masterclass

A few weeks ago I had the privilege of attending a masterclass led by Mah Rana. Not that it’s a competition, but this was the most enjoyable masterclass I’ve been to during my degree. First we had to give a very short presentation about ourselves to entertain our fellow course-mates; then pick a name from…