We popped along to the Glasgow Degree Show a few weeks ago.
I loved the jewellery show, but felt the fine arts were lacking in the strength that the previous years had shown…. maybe I’d just been spoilt with the Dundee and Edinburgh shows! There were of course exceptions, here are a few of my favourites from the show…..
On Thursday we popped along to the 2015 Edinburgh Degree Show.
It wasn’t quite as good as the DJCAD show (…but maybe I’m a little biased!), but there were definitely a few wonderful works that captured my imagination…
… here are a few of my favourites:
Alexandra Von Trapp
On Thursday I popped back through to Dundee for a wee reminisce, and a visit to the wonderful 2015 Degree Show.
I can’t believe it has been a year since my own show :O
But I can believe how amazing this show is! I’m obviously biased when it comes to the jewellery show… and it truly lived up to expectations! very much my favourite. Well done girls!
Here are a few of my favourites…..
I loved this little porcelain creatures. They’re beautifully organic, and remind me of plants growing under the sea. The combination of the tainted white ceramics and the clean shining gold is perfect when sat against the soft tones of the figure.
I was really impressed just watching the film of her process, and marvelled at the work involved in each vessel. Naturally I love a good stitched piece of a metal! and couldn’t be anything but drawn to these adorable bowls. I can imagine sitting on a cold day, running my fingers along the soft stitching and smooth metal and feeling comforted.
Kendal Marie Dewar
This collection is basically everything that I love! Large statement neckpieces, with sparkling stones and fragile natural elements. Beautiful. Simple, elegant, and so gloriously unusual. I couldn’t help but picture my faeries adorned in this finery!
The etched silver drew me in, and combined with the intricately sawn shapes was mesmerising. Very evocative of decorative Eastern towers and temples.
Can’t quite fit all the sparkly wonders into this post, so pop on over to the Degree Show website to check out all the other jewellers :)
Of course, it’s not just jewellery! Here are a few of my favourites from the other disciplines…..
The images below are stills from this video. It’s stunning.
Rachel Louise Lee
Katy J Davies
Much arty love.
I can’t really believe it happened.
The Degree Show.
My Degree Show.
I’ve completed four years at uni……..
I’m a jewellery graduate!
I’ve got to pretend to be an adult now….
… oh dear!
Anyway, here are some photos of my display at the Degree Show!
And of course, thank you oh so much to all my wonderful friends and family who came out to support me! You guys rock!
And thanks guys for the boootiful cards and flowers, oh and the sweeties too…. om nom nom!!
Look at us sexy jewellers at the opening night!
And our wonderful tutors!
Wanna see the work of my fellow jewellery friends?
Of course you do!
Check it out!
What did you think of the work? Where you at the show? What was your favourite piece?
Last time was the making of, this time it’s the finished pieces.
What do you think?
Stay tuned for the photoshoot post!!
I get a little bit naked….
….. down Musselburgh beach…….
…… I’m so sorry random cyclist that I flashed…
A few days ago my wonderful 3D printed steel bubble parts arrived (yay!) and today I’m going to show you what I did with them!!
First thing… a bit of etching! Gotta tape up the holes…
… and paint the metal with etching fluid.
One dry, little dead fishy, horrible sea creatures and monstrous imagery are scraped away.
And etched! with my friend the nitric acid.
After a quick clean, the pieces are given a fire to oxidize the metal and give a little bit of tonal colouration.
They are then rubbed back using the pendant drill and a little sandpaper.
Now they’re all shiny and ready for the finishing touches!
The beads are strung onto a knitted blue wire chain and strung with a variety of blue beads and pearls.
The studs and ring have cubic zirconia gemstones, wire, and bits of hacked up dinosaurs that have been painted with gloopy varnish pigments (ie. nail polish!) are added into the little pre-printed holes.
All the pieces are then finished with little spots of clear varnish. My display for these pieces is going to involve something a little wet…. so when the pieces are submerged the varnish will prevent them from rusting all over, ie. the rust will only appear in certain parts…… or that’s the plan anyway! rusting isn’t really something I’m going to have control over! but that’s the fun of these little dead mermaids :)
Stay tuned for a post with images of the finished pieces and a photoshoot post too!