Sarah's Blog :: Archive for August 2009
So the race to get ready for Origin is well and truly on. As well as exhibiting a brand new range of droplet vessels - look out for leather, paper and cork versions (with wood of course), i will also be exhibiting new large scale vessels and a new "stacked" range of lamps. This year i will be exhibiting in week 2 on stand G4. There is nothing like a bit of pressure to get those creative juices flowing!!
Read more › Posted on Friday, 28th August 2009
As a follow up to my previous blog - here's a few pieces of the new jewellery i've made for the wood willow and paper exhibition to be held at the Open Eye gallery from the 4th - 22nd September 2009. All of the brooches, rings and necklaces are made from reclaimed ebony, sycamore and yew. The larger piece is made from over 70 hand turned tiny bowls!
Read more › Posted on Tuesday, 25th August 2009
I have recently been turning the smallest bowls i have ever attempted for new jewellery to be exhibited at the Wood, Willow and Paper exhibition at the Open Eye Gallery next month. It was not the turning that was the problem, it was finding them when they fell into the sawdust!!
Read more › Posted on Tuesday, 18th August 2009
Here's a sneak preview of my forthcoming project for Good Wood Working magazine. Scrap paper and card laminated and hand turned on the lathe.
Read more › Posted on Tuesday, 11th August 2009
So, when i was asked to produce some more of my perspex brooches for Jo Lavelle Studio 9, Manchester Craft & Design Centre, I of course, agreed with out question. The only thing was that this time round i didnt only want to produce my wood and perspex range, i also wanted to diversify my range through the theme of recyling and reclamation. They are slight departure from my round vessels, but i thought id give you a sneak preview of some of the pieces i am working on at the moment. All of these brooches are made from reclaimed coasters and placemats (some from the 1970's!).
Read more › Posted on Tuesday, 4th August 2009
Read My Latest Article and project out now in this months Good Wood Working Magazine. This month I have created two very different effects with two pieces of left over Ash I found lying around in the workshop. Burning your finely turned work may seem a little drastic, but with a monochromatic palette you can not only exagerate the grain but you can also excentated the shape and form of the work.
Read more › Posted on Sunday, 2nd August 2009