17 December 2011

Octavia Cook Raffle via workshop 6

For more information email workshopsix (at) gmail
Here is a note from Octavia:

Hi everyone,

Please find attached a poster for the jewellery raffle that Workshop 6 is kindly holding for me to help me get to Munich next year for the international jewellery fair 'Schmuck'. I've had four pieces of work selected to be shown there and would love to attend this auspicious event!

There are nine prize draws of jewellery by myself and the generous ladies of Workshop 6; Jane Dodd, Cheryl Sills, Mia Straka, Anna Wallis and Jasmine Watson. Also kindly donated is a beautiful jewel by Renee Bevan. 

First prize is my brooch featured on the poster: 'Her Majesty c.1948', edition 2/5 and the second prize is the cameo brooch or ring of your choice from my 'classic' collection. I will provide photos of the other prize jewels next week to tempt you....

I would be most grateful for any support or if you know of anyone else who might be interested, please pass it on. The prizes will be drawn on January 28th 2012.

If you would like to purchase a ticket from the comfort of your home I can provide bank account details and email you a scan of your ticket.

all the best and have a great Christmas,


11 December 2011

The family goes to the Handshake opening

See Subliminal infiltrations for more of what people were wearing to the opening.

01 December 2011

HandSHAKE Artist Talk December 3 @ Masterworks Gallery

Artist Talk Dec 3  12:30
Round 3 of HandShake opened at Masterworks Gallery on Wednesday night.  It is intersting to see how people's projects have moved and evolved.
I have purposely tried to hold onto one idea/body of work through these three shows, which I am finding hard.  I get antsy quickly and am ready for a new phase.  But it has been a good exercise, I have had some important failures that are leading to the next step.

Now Showing  at Masterworks from 1 – 18 December

Handshake is the brainchild of contemporary jeweller Peter Deckers who, at the beginning of 2011, brought together 12 graduate jewellers with the artists that most inspire them for an innovative mentorship program. The 12 ‘apprentices’ teamed up with their jeweller icons, exchanging images and ideas through the Handshake website. The collaboration has resulted in a series of local and internationally based exhibitions, this being the first to come to Auckland. Visitors will experience excitingly fresh and provocative new work by Debbie Adamson, Becky Bliss, Nadene Carr, Kristin D’Agostino, Gillian Deery, Sharon Fitness, Sam Kelly, Jhana Millers, Neke Moa, Lynsay Raine, Sarah Read, and Jessica Winchcombe.