Thursday, 24 May 2012

ACJ Diamond Jubilee Tour reaches Llantrisant Gallery

Llantrisant Gallery, Wales 1 - 31 May
Images from top: Zoe Robertson, crown, Flock on Queenie, Joanne Haywood, neckpiece, Blue Death, Hayley Zierold, Kaleidoscopic ring, Shelby Fitzpatrick, neckpiece, Emerald Cut, Tamizan Savill, crown, 'Have you come far?'
The exhibition will be continuing it's tour to: Goldsmiths' Centre, London 11 - 16 June for LJW SH Gallery, Edinburgh 2 - 28 July North Glasgow College 27 - 31 Aug
"Thirty two makers have created pieces especially for the event, resulting in a wide variety of individual interpretations in precious and non-precious materials. All the participating designers have embraced the theme of Jubilee celebration with style, irreverence, humour and panache. Crushed gemstones, sweets and jellies, ribbon, graphite powder, flocked and sublimated materials, rub shoulders with diamonds, silver and 18ct gold, in a glorious celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s sixty years reign."
"The pieces were selected by a distinguished judging panel chaired by Professor Jack Cunningham, which included Corinne Julius, Jacqueline Gestetner, Joanna Hardy, Kath Libbert and Karen Dell’Armi"
"The exhibition opened at the School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University, and then started its tri-nation tour to Llantrisant, South Wales before showing at the newly opened Goldsmiths’ Centre, London – the first exhibition to be held there after its’ own opening Royal exhibition. This is a testament to the Association’s high profile, and to the Centre’s commitment to showing work in non-traditional as well as traditional materials, and used in non-traditional ways.

Mari Ishikawa - Parallel Worlds @ Legnica Jewellery Festival Silver.

" Mari Ishikawa - Parallel Worlds. Japanese artist living in Munich, graduate of the prestigious school of jewellery Hiko Mizuno in Japan and of prof. Otto Künzli’s class at Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Munich. Many times awarded. Her works have been presented at exhibitions all over the world and are included in many prestigious collections in Germany, Japan and France. Her main inspiration is Japanese culture."
Mari Ishikawa is showing works at the Legnica Jewellery Festival in Poland. Read more about it here


Another wasp nest! This time in the small shed, slightly larger than the last nest in the tool box. We noticed a queen wasp flying into the shed and opened it to find this. Had to take stealthy action with the raid again unfortunately...but amazing to see this small structure. P.s. All bees are welcome and we have some new geraniums for you this year!