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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Chaos and Order

This is the work and artist statement for my current exhibition showing at Anita Traverso Gallery in Richmond at 7 Albert St. The real thing is even better so go and have a look!.You have until Christmas

When people say it’s a crazy world, they’re not kidding. Think about it: one minute you’ve nailed the order of things, and you see the sophisticated symmetry, the tidy arrangements that reassure you of structure, that all is well. The next moment, a curve ball hurtles into your vision and chaos reigns. Nature is the ultimate regulator and simultaneously the anarchist throwing everything into turmoil, the magician of pandemonium. It’s impossible to separate the two, even though I initially tried as I approached this theme. I thought I would create separate pieces, some representing the human effort that inevitably falls into a state of chaos and others that signify nature’s ability to effortlessly create ordered perfection. It didn’t take me long to realise that my approach was flawed; it’s impossible to separate the two because chaos and order are symbiotic. I stumbled upon this discovery pretty quickly. Each piece in this collection is a miniature world that translates the concepts of chaos and order into metal, enamel and gemstones. I hope you enjoy the journey.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Metung Video

For those of you that have no idea what a beautiful place Metung is, please jump on the link and have a look at this video that was made to promote the village and surrounds.


Tea Wares, Jam Factory group exhibition

Here's a slide show of the work I made recently for "Tea Wares", currently showing at the Jam Factory craft centre in Adelaide. It is a group of 13 silver teaspoons that I had a lot of fun making and after a few name changes I finally settled on:

A dozen different silver teaspoon. (sic) - 1. Nordic, 2.Iconic, 3. Ironic, 4. Sardonic, 5. Cyclonic, 6.Pacific, 7. Electric, 8. Ascetic, 9. Eclectic, 10. Teutonic, 11. Sub-sonic, 12. Comic

Well, I had to come up with something to explain the almost schizophrenic variety of the spoons.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Enameling workshops

It was always our intention when we were designing our studio that we would be able to conduct small workshops and classes in the various aspects of jewellery making and now that we at last have a functioning toilet, we are both very excited to now be able to do just that.

We are going to kick off with two cloisonne enamel workshops to be held in July, we couldn't decide whether to hold them during or after the school holidays so we have decided to do both.

Dore was also very keen that the workshops are held for 4 hours each day so that the participants do not lose their powers of concentration and up the chances of enameling accidents. The pleasant benefit of this is that any visiting participants will have nigh on half a day to do any of the many lovely things in the area. These include, bush and beach walking, swimming (brrrr), mountain bike or road riding, sailing, eating and wineries, even surfing and skiing! Any locals can go home and surf the couch.

We'll be able to conduct the
workshops for 6 people in each and as the workshops will be an introduction to enameling participants won't need to have had any previous experience with enamel. Although as with any art practice a little patience goes a long way!

Workshop 1 Mon 5th - Fri 9th July
Workshop 2 Mon 12th - Fri 16th July

Workshops will run from 9am to 1pm each day and will cover the following

Introduction to enameling, metal preparation using requisite gold smithing techniques, design and use of colour, cloisonne enamel preparation and finishing, kiln use and safety.

Cost will be $440 (50% deposit payable 4 weeks in advance) and will cover tuition, all materials ie fine silver and enamels for one pendant. Those participants who are fast workers can produce more than one piece at extra cost of materials.
Morning tea/coffee/bickies are also included.

For further information please contact us on 5156 3270 or by email at our address top right

For accommodation in the area check out the links on the right

Monday, April 12, 2010

No longer a channel setting virgin!

Recently a client came to oneofftwo with a handful of grandmothers old rings wanting them made into a couple of new rings set with all of the stones, well I managed to use twenty of them. It was her suggestion to channel set the stones, I didn't think of doing the ring that way simply because I was a channel setting virgin. I'm really pleased we went down that road and she was very happy with the result too.

Cool Jewels Hot Jazz

Easter Sunday afternoon went off with a bang at oneofftwo with a lot of people enjoying our new work to the hot sounds of Duo 2 Go filling our studio. So mark your calenders as this will become an annual event, even bigger and better next year.