Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Little deer.....

I have a little collection of wooden 1970s deer....
but the inspiration for my new brooch design is from another source.

Often when travelling to show at the Cheltenham Art Market on the M5,
I have spotted a single deer in one of the fields adjacent to the motorway. 
Whenever I see one I often have a very successful show! 
So....the deer has become the 'Lucky Deer' & I always try & keep my eyes peeled now!
Hence I thought I would design a piece of jewellery so everyone had have their own 'Lucky Deer'.....

Once again I have made the master in copper & brass,
a mould will be made from this & he will be put into 'production'...
pictures to follow soon.

Penguin pendant

This little oxidised silver penguin went off to his new home at the weekend
... another commission completed!

Friday, 23 March 2012

Little mouse....

Today I decided to get the 'master' mouse made....ready for a new brooch.

  I saw pierced the separate components from copper & brass
after I had transferred the design on to the metal.  As you can see the image is based on the metal greetings card design I already produce -  
Sometimes jewellery becomes a card design & then vice versa.

As often happens the first saw blade lasted for ages...then 'ping' I broke 3 in a row!
 I decided to put just a single flower onto the dress & solder the tail
to the arm & ear for strength
 Just the features to go now....
Almost ready to go!

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Blue Ginger Gallery

I've been over to see Sue at Blue Ginger gallery after work this evening.  She reopens the gallery next week on Wed 28th March with lots of lovely things to tempt you including the food! Well worth a visit....

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Soldered pieces...

Finally got some soldering done today....
(Sorry image quality is not great as these are scans of the metal)

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Metalwork panels

I seem to have struggled to settle down to much actual making so far this year....
I have been busy planning shows, designing new greetings cards, decorating the studio, spending too much time on the computer!
However I've prepared several sections to make into panels this week, not using the leafy etching this time but concentrating on more texture & pattern in copper & brass.
As mum sold a triple panel at the weekend I think I need to get cracking....2 shows in April then the Spring Garden Show in May fast approaching!

Friday, 16 March 2012


This Saturday 17th March:
Cheltenham Art Market
The Promenade
9am - 5pm
Mother's Day gift ideas galore!!!
Studio open as usual at The Fold - mum helping out again


Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Sketch Book: creative play...

I had a lovely day yesterday with some creative chums doing some more sketch book work...
it was really just to enjoy the process of making patterns & textures with no agenda.
My 'theme' was loosely based on circles & dots...
I'm not sure if I'll carry the same theme throughout the book but I'm quite pleased with the results so far: 

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Tortoise commission

Another commissioned tortoise!

Springy Studio...

I've been making my studio all spring like with Mother's Day & Easter in mind....

Some of the Mother's Day cards available....

Little ceramic birds by Stoneware Birds

I'm trying not to eat these all myself!

Exclusive new boats by Roy Dutton in stock!