Earrings from the seashore


I made 10 earrings yesterday as a set, using pieces found on the beach and other oddments/treasures from my collection.



Scottish Sculpture Workshop (1)

I spent a week exploring developments of my casting. I managed to fit in two bronze pours and remake the moulds ready for a third.castbronzejan2017viii

This picture shows bronze ready to pour, with some mould boxes in the foreground.


This picture shows small sapphires pinned into the beachsand mix. I am working on making sapphire windows in the cast bronze bowl.

Goldsmith’s Library research


I continued the research for my next collection at The Goldsmith’s Company library. What a fabulous collection and what helpful people. I love the pinned pearls in medieval jewellery and may incorporate this.


This pewter badge would be sewn to clothing, having been mass produced as a casting.

I love the primitive art work….

Getting Started


I’m heading back to the studio to start work on all the new ideas from my week at Goldsmith’s Getting Started course. First job will be the year planner. Fortunately I now have two – one from HSWalsh (a freebie in our goodie bag) and one from the Design Trust.

I also had a drink with the new owner of the fine silver bowl pictured on exhibit at Goldsmiths.