Saturday, January 29, 2011

Something for fun

For those of us with blogs  - What type of blog are you? 

Go to Typealyzer   and type in your blog address.

I am The Guardians.

The organizing and efficient type. They are especially attuned to setting goals and managing available resources to get the job done. Once they have made up their mind on something, it can be quite difficult to convince otherwise. They listen to hard facts and can have a hard time accepting new or innovative ways of doing things.

The Guardians are often happy working in highly structured work environments where everyone knows the rules of the job. They respect authority and are loyal team players.

mmmm I am not sure,  I will check back in a few months.

Let me know what blog type you are...........

Friday, January 28, 2011

Fibres West 2011

Lissa Hunter

Fibres West is held in Bunbury Western Australia, two hours from Perth, 9th to 15th of October.  I am lucky enough to be doing Lissa Hunter's workshop Sculptural works: Mapping your creative process.  I have admired Lissa's work for many years so I am looking forward to doing one of her workshops.   

The others tutors include:


Friday, January 21, 2011

Jen Crossley in the USA

Friday, January 14, 2011

Modern Relics - Jewelry workshop - Ancient Techniques, Contemporary Style

I am teaching a weeklong jewelry class in Townsville from the 18th to the 24th of September 2011.

My workshop is part of the Fibre arts @ Townsville run by Fibre Arts Australia.

These are really wonderful retreats where you get to play and learn all week and have all your cooking, cleaning and dishes done for you.  Plus you get to meet some wonderful creative, talented people.

In my workshop you will create your own wearable art from start to finish in this fast paced class designed for people who want to create unique contemporary jewellery without the large outlay for expensive jewellery tools. The start of the week sees you creating unique charms, talismans and components with a range of simple casting techniques for silver, copper, pewter and bronze. Team these components with shaped, etched, textured and coloured metal to form rings, bracelets and necklaces.  Learn a range of stable cold connections to ensure your jewellery lasts and incorporate found and treasured objects into your work.  Techniques covered during the week include a variety of jewellery casting techniques, cold connections, wirework and forging metals, chains and clasps, torch fired enamelling and etching.  Give your jewellery that professional look with a range of finishes from a soft aged patina, a smooth satin or a highly polished shine.  This class is suitable for beginners and more advanced students who are looking to extend their skills.

For more information on my class or to see what else is on offer go to Fibre Arts Australia

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Lost wax casting

To start my blog off I thought I would show you the steps to lost wax casting.  This is the process I use to make my sculptures along with electroforming. 


Welcome to my new blog

Thanks for joining me on my new blog adventure.  I will be showcasing some of my favorite artists over the next few posts as well keeping you in the loop about what I am up to.  Please feel free to make any comments and to bear with me while I add  links and bits and pieces.