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New Designers and Pittenweem Arts Festival catch up

http://www.guildofjewellerydesigners.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1299:new-designers-2015-gold-membership-winners&catid=61&Itemid=73

Guess who got selected for Gold Membership of the Guild of Jewellery Designers. Yep me. This is the link to the article about it. It comes with exciting things like discounts and publicity and useful things like insurance. There is also a Facebook page for people to sell and exchange stuff and I’m looking forward to some earring boxes heading my way.

I took some of the pieces that I sold at Pittenweem to their new homes earlier this week. Which was great fun, very grand homes for all.weespooniv

One of the wee Damascus spoons went to a new home too. I can now reveal this (it might have been a Christmas surprise, but I now know it couldn’t wait!). It is apparently sitting on slate, but I think I may investigate charred oak, defo needs something.

Pittenweem Arts Festival Day 3

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I said goodbye to this wee mixed metal bowl today.

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Also to one of these bronze bowls (the one with iron flakes and possible sapphires)

Both pieces are off to Edinburgh.

Also farewell to the bronze tumbler with copper mesh and silver

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off to a new home with artist Georgie Young (venue 33 – best garden in Pittenweem)

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Also the bronze bowl with the sapphires is off to the same new home.

Met lots more interesting people, some of whom want to kept informed of new work. So another good day.

Fay McGlashan dropped in, I hope to get to North Fife Open Studios and see her work, maybe do a swap for one of my pieces.

Pittenweem Arts Festival Day 2

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I took some show and tell things in to Venue 69 at Pittenweem Arts Festival http://pittenweemartsfestival.co.uk/ This is the bronze casting that will hold the sound piece (which you can to listen to).

I also got to practice explaining sand casting and Damascus steel.

Pop down 10-5 today and see how I’m doing.

I’ve still a couple of pewter bowls left for Nepal Emergency appeal (I’ve just transferred £52 from yesterday’s sales) https://www.paypal-donations.co.uk/pp-charity/charity.jsp?NP_ID=76070

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Also showing the pieces from casting on the beach. Come see.

Pittenweem Arts Festival Day 1

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I said goodbye to this wee bronze dish, patinated with sea water today. It’s off to a new home in Bothwell.bronzebowlsswi_enos

It’s going with my latest bronze bowl, which was cast in beachsand and finished at my Scottish Sculpture workshop residency.

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Several people bought pewter shells for Nepal Disasters Committee https://www.paypal-donations.co.uk/pp-charity/charity.jsp?NP_ID=76070

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Thank-you. I have a few of these left.

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One of these wee mixed metal bowls is away too.

Lots of people popped into my garage venue – you should see it it’s like an art gallery all white and tidy – it’s worth a visit just to see how garages could be. It was great to talk to summer visitors, artists, engineers, blacksmiths, ceramicists, young people, even a few well behaved dogs. I’ll be there again today – maybe see you.