Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Today I was filmed in my studio making this ring. It was a strange experience I must say, having a dialogue with someone who you kind of had to pretend wasn't there. Being 'put on the spot' is challenging as you kind of blab trying to find interesting stuff to talk about and hoping your not sounding incoherent or incompetent. Being able to talk about your work and practice is something that should be an an integral part of your business. I feel the older I've become, the more tools I have enabled to be able to portray myself and my work. I must say I still have problems forming an answer to, 'What sort of jewellery do you make?'
This collection is an expansion on an idea that I worked on last year. I wanted to tap into the current contemporary jewellery fashion that is an exploration of a more organic nature and finish is quite raw. This collection is a study of the quiet beauty of an abandoned nest.