When I returned to university in September 2017 as a mature student to study for my Master’s Degree, it was a complete change of direction and what I initially thought would be a year out – turned out to be so much more. A year later, … Continue reading Becoming an Artist in Residence….
I have really enjoyed working with a modular framework – each week my emphasis has been on a different aspect of my final major project, from reflecting on my work from semester 2 to planning & sourcing, producing a new website, photography, enamelling, surface decoration, … Continue reading Modular Components…
One of biggest challenges through my MA has been battling with technical issues that have arisen whilst I have attempted to find my feet working with vitreous enamel. I had never enamelled before my MA and for the most part I have taught myself through … Continue reading Enamel Workshop with Elizabeth Turrell
As part of my longer term career plans, I am interested in researching the potential that contemporary jewellery has within heritage engagement. I was recently lucky enough to sit down with Tony Evans, the most recent custodian of the business J W Evans, his grandfather, … Continue reading In Conversation with J W Evans
Moving on with my studio practice, one of my first considerations was to give much more thought to scale in relation to wearability and the body, and for this to be embedded in the design process right from the beginning of this final iteration. Simply, … Continue reading Nestle, Scale & Spin
Part of my primary research is firmly rooted in scavenging through antiques shops, auctions and reclamation yards. There is so much you can learn from simply handling objects and antiques, its a window into the materiality of the past, and has aided in my own … Continue reading Antique & Auction Scavenging …
A huge part of my final major project seems to have accumulated in being prepared and well planned. In preparing my time-plan, I began with mind-mapping what I wanted to achieve in my Final Major Project and what steps I would need to take to … Continue reading What Kind of Jeweller do I Want to be?
Hurtling towards the end of my MA, its time to start pulling everything together as concisely as possible in a final proposal. So here goes… How can I realise the conceptual from the chronicles in the contents of a jewellery box? Unlocking the biography embedded in … Continue reading A Final Proposal
One of my aims before completing my MA in considering my future career was to explore possibilities within my practice in a socially engaged and participatory context. As part of this research I volunteered with Craftspace and their Making Together residency, which is a year-long programme of inter-generational making … Continue reading Getting Engaged!
Beginning semester three and commencing on my Final Major Project on my Masters is quite daunting. Not just in maintaining the pace from semester one and two but also in realising it will be over in a flash, I will no longer be able to … Continue reading New Insights