First ‘Inspired by Heritage’ set

March 29, 2009

Well here it is, not quite finished but at least I feel as though I am now making some progress with my residency at Whitby Museum. My project is to research through all aspects of the museum and produce a new collection of jewellery inspired by and reflecting the diversity.   I have spent some […]

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Copper clay and enamel

March 25, 2009

These are my first experiments with the copper clay produced by Hadar Jacobson.  The two left hand pieces and the small samples all have textured patterns using my paper textures butfor the central piece I used a commercial texture plate (not something I do very often).  I haven’t had much time to spare to explore […]

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More blues

March 23, 2009

I have done a few more experiments with different blues and now have this lovely selection of blue beads finished.   These are to go with the enamelled beads I began last week and now I just need to work out how to create a necklace from all of this.

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Anglo-Saxons on the North East Coast

March 22, 2009

I have spent a very interesting couple of days listening to a variety of talks about the Anglo-Saxons on the North East Coast.  Saturday was spent at the Museum listening to presentations on Monasteries, cemeteries, manuscripts and parishes.  The archaeologist Steve Sherlock showed some images of very beautiful glass beads among the many interesting finds […]

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Enamelling on art clay silver

March 20, 2009

I have been working on my enamelled beads again today and here are the results.  In the front is a small test sample together with a small silver bead.  The larger beads are enamelled to match up and tone with some glass beads I am also working on.  They are not perfect but I am […]

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Work in progress

March 19, 2009

I had another lovely day in Whitby Museum.  I have done a few more sketches, taken more photographs and am beginning to sort out some of my ideas.  When I arrived home I was straight into the studio to do a few tests in enamel trying to match enamel to some glass beads I am […]

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Inspired by heritage

March 19, 2009

I have been reflecting on the progress of my residency at Whitby Museum and in particular the making of badges with visitors.  I have really enjoyed this but was not sure how it fitted in with my own work or with my plan for the residency.  I have spent quite a few days sketching in […]

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Rings and things

March 18, 2009

I had a lovely day out yesterday with my friend Margaret.  We went down to Scunthorpe to see the exhbition ‘Playing with Fire’ at 20-21 Visual Arts.  I can highly recommend it and we both came home really excited and inspired.  I wanted to start experimenting straight away but have had to get on and […]

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More badges and colourful fun

March 15, 2009

I was in Whitby Museum again today and had a few more young volunteers looking at their favourite things in the collection and making their own souvenir badge.  The sweet pink drawing is a teddy bear in the toy collection and the fantastic multi coloured drawing is one of the brightly painted carved pieces in […]

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More badge making fun

March 14, 2009

I have spent today at Whitby Museum and although it began fairly quietly it ended with a flurry of badge making.  Here is one of the badges made by a young visitor this morning, a beautiful little drawing of a goldcrest.  This is exactly why I am enjoying my residency so much!  When the museum […]

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