Last Thursday was the Duncan of Jordanstone 2nd year jewellers wonderful end of term opening night for the “In the Corridor” exhibition.
It went superly awesomely well.
As you can tell by all our smiling faces :)
It was so busy we could hardly move!
Even as the show was coming to an end, the crowd had thinned out but there were still people wandering around and getting into our work.
Perhaps they were just hoping for one last cupcake!
They would be unlucky though as these wonderful cupcakes (provided by the fantastic Candy Cupcake) literally flew off the tower!
I was really suprised by just how many people turned up to the show and of course I am very happy :) so thank you very very very much everyone who came out into the cold to visit our show, ya’ll are awesome!
If you missed out on the opening night, don’t fret! You can still go and visit the exhibition at:
Jewellery and Metal Design Corridor
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design
University of Dundee
So, pop along and have a look at all the beautiful artworks :)
Modeled by the beautiful Katy Howkins
Thank you sweetie for being so lovely and making my show what it was. A success.
And because I couldn’t have the wonderful Katy Howkins standing for a few months modeling my work I have re-jigged my set up to look like this:
I love the ideas behind Angelia’s work. She has taken the simple form of a barcode and added a whole other meaning to it by transforming it into a brooch piece, into a label. It gives the wearer an identity, not only that, it gives the wearer a tool to express their identity.
And how can you not love work with brilliant sparkly gems and lots of rainbow colours?!
I love these little samples, and until closer inspection though they were made out of glass…. maybe an idea for the future.
Although this is not Angelia’s final piece, it is my favorite. The combination of the simple etching on the partially oxidized brass is beautiful. Market these Angelia and I will buy one!
Love the photography. Simply done, but the colours in the scarf work well with the final silver piece.
Love the cut-out bird couple! As a fellow jeweller, I know how much time this must have taken as the whole piece is hand-sawn, but it has really paid of as this sample is glorious.
Beth’s final brooch piece has a beautiful floaty feel to it with the breezy silver colouring and delicate hand-sawn wings. Looking at it I think it would make a wonderful hair piece; closer to the sky.
These little sample pieces remind me of specimens in a petri dish or under a microscope.
Catherine’s final brooch piece is a vision of the night sky. The oxidized metallic cloud shape is dotted with hand-sawn star signs and finished off with a stone set red glowing moon or a wondrous planet.
Love these stone set rings and the use of display. The wouldn’t look out of place in a jewellers display, really well-made.
Cathy’s final brooch piece looks like a glimpse inside some wonderfully complicated structure. Different patterns appear when viewed from every angle, giving this piece added interest and fun.
I really love the way Emma draws hair, it is so beautiful.
This piece looks like it should have a handle that you could wind at the side and the hair would come out in rolls.
Emma’s final piece, although based on old-fashioned hair rollers reminds me of a lobster cage.
I really love the colours in Esther’s work. Red in jewellery, combined with black and shinier metals is always a winner and it defiantly works here.
Kirstie’s brooch pieces look like jumbles of paperclips or fences, like some puzzle you would fiddle with as a child. I like the combinations of different coloured metals in these wire pieces.
Beautiful rings. My Grandma was so taken with Michelle’s rings that she actually wanted to buy one! And I can see why, they are beautiful.
This final brooch piece by Michelle is magnificent. It looks like it should be on display in an ancient Asian section of a museum archives. There is something majestic and regal about the satinized copper and intricately cut out pattern.
Morag’s work has such a great sense of adventure and the outdoor world about it. I can literally see unexplored worlds within her work, a beautiful expression of fantasy.
Rebecca’s work is similar to mine, in that she has taken her inspiration from literature, in this case folklore stories. As a lover of everything fantasy I really liked watching her work develop from the story into the physical brooch piece and I think she has done it wonderfully.
It’s amazing something simple as burring little holes into brass is so effective and stunning, especially atop the white bone (antler?) texture.
I love Rosie’s work. It’s so experimental and organic and seems to have been grown out from a dark and dusky corner and brought forth into the light.
The combination of dull natural textured materials with bright and shiny metals works beautifully within this bowl and spoon work.
As you can see with Rosie’s final pieces it does appear to have grown straight out of some other world.
Sayoko’s woven works are wonderful. The pieces are given an almost textile quality, contrasting soft and hard in harmony.
This combination of dark patination with cut-out shapes and burred holes into the brass is so beautiful. The burrs act as little glimmers, like glitter.
I love this little resin piece, it looks like something living has been captured inside glass. This would make a lovely necklace, as it would reflect the light beautifully when sat against the skin.
I love the delicate and iridescent quality of Sheila’s work. The combination of the floaty textiles and the hard but fine quality of the black and shiny wires is really beautiful and does evoke the image of bees protecting their honey.
Gorgeous little cages containing wired memories.
You can be lucky enough to own some of Sheila’s work by buying it on her folksy site: Sheila Roussel Designs
I love Susan’s quirky vintage tea-time inspired brooches. The wouldn’t look out of place at an antique’s fair.
Knowing Susan, and looking at her work I can’t help but be reminded of the Mad Hatter’s tea party…
You can be lucky enough to own some of Susan’s work by buying it on her folksy site: The Sneaky Tea Cup
I love the combination of organic shapes and fluffy fibre materials with the harsher metallic materials in Wing’s brooch pieces. Her floral shapes are so beautiful.
As you can see from all these glorious photos is that there are a lot of talented jewellers in 2nd year at Dundee :)
Hope you enjoyed browsing through, and please if you can head on over to the exhibition.
Comments are very very welcome and much appreciated.