Friday, 17 October 2008

Strathearn Gallery

Hello everyone. Just to let you know I am currently showing my work in an exhibition at the Strathearn Gallery in Crieff. Fe Coull, Emily Boyd, Holly Fyffe and Donna MacKey who were in my class last year are also showing. There are also a lot of beautiful sculptures and paintings so if you are along Crieff way please pop in for a look.

Friday, 25 July 2008

Pittenweem Arts Festival

The long established Pittenweem Arts Festival is due to start again soon. The arts festival runs from the 2nd to the 9th of August and there are over 100 exhibitors. The exhibition venues are spread all over the village in galleries and halls but also in people's houses. If you are free anytime during that week I would recommend you go along for a look. I go every year and always love it.

I am particularly excited this year though because the Coach house gallery has given me the opportunity to show my work during the festival. The Coach house has a beautiful selection of work from knitted jackets and jerseys to jewellery and other crafts. I have made some new pieces for the exhibition and hope they will go down well. The fishing village setting is just perfect for my work.

Sunday, 18 May 2008

I'm Back

Hello, sorry I've not posted anything for a while (I know thats a bit of an understatment) I've just been so busy with finishing work and putting it all up for marking and the degree show. Its official I am now a qualified jeweller. The degree show started on Fri 14th. It was a very exciting night but it was so busy it went past in a bit of a blur. If you havn't been to the degree show yet you should come for a visit there is a lot of lovely work. It's open every week day till 8 and next sat till 2.

Here is a little preveiw of some of my pieces

Rowan chain - Electroformed rowan twigs with silver links and red thread. Rowan wood and red thread were common charms used in Scotland in previous centuries, particularly in fishing villages where the people were extremely superstitious, to protect from witches.

Fish brooch - silver wire frame based on the shape of a boat with knitted silver wire and oxidiesed and enameled fish. This brooch is the largest in a collection of fish brooches I have produced for my degree show.

Monday, 24 March 2008

Busy Little Bees

My whole class are so busy making wonderful pieces for the degree show right now. Here is one of my final pieces. My work is based on the culture and history of east coast Scottish fishing villages. This is my favourate piece so far.