26 May 2011

why so silent.....

Well I have been unfaithful to this blog.  
I have been lucky enough to be involved in a mentor ship with the wonderful Judy Darragh and it is being documented here!

I have also been working on Overview, a bi-monthly NZ Contemporary Jewellery Newsletter.  If you haven't seen it and would like to flick me an email.

And the 2010 BOM club is just finishing., with a lovely wrap up party... and 2011 is gearing up.  Watch this space.

17 May 2011

Box Project at Masterworks

The box project curated by Jasmine Matus is currently showing at Masterworks.  I really like the display.  One person I talked to was disappointed that the work seemed to take the obvious form. ie lots of necklaces.  It was hard for me to comment, being a necklace making member of the project, but I think that is sort of the point.  Maybe it would have helped to see the 'box' the makers received to get a feel with how far this jewellery had come.

 My whiffle golf ball necklace.  

This was made almost a year ago now and looking back, being pushed outside of my comfort zone forced me to work a bit differently.  It was really hard for me at first, but by the end, I was on a role and really enjoying the material.  Looking back, it has really influenced some of my current making.