30 November 2011

this time, gold

Ulno Bangle, now available on my webshop.

I dared myself—to make a gold bangle- as simply as possible.
For some reason, sometimes it takes courage just to do something simply- I worry that it may not be 'enough'.
But here, I think it is. Something beautiful and robust that you could wear everyday.
Let me know if you'd like one.

And for some reason, when I try to make something simply, it often takes much longer than I think!
In this case I tapered the wire very slightly, 1mm at the terminals, 1.5mm at the nadir- just for a bit of subtle dynamics. I did this by rolling the wire between massive slabs of iron, at a slight angle. This tapering could be achieved with a hammer, I suppose, but would result in a more planished look (planes of hammer-marks)- and besides I wanted to try the massive slabs. 

29 November 2011

22 November 2011


Brancusi's Golden Bird changes course. 

14 November 2011

Le Tigre

 E.Neale, at age 4.  

9 November 2011

Leafy Gold Ring

This is the beginning of a gold ring that I make.
I melted the end very slightly, to round it off any sharpness.
That's when the rainbow appeared.

The other side (which will become the inside of the ring) is burnished. I'm getting into burnishing. You don't remove any material, just rub it smooth with a piece of haematite.

I cleaned off the pesky (tho' pretty) rainbow.

Lastly, I bend it round.
And now its a ring.

7 November 2011

Color Field

I see a Rothko here- better even.

6 November 2011

4 November 2011


I dont remember who this guy is, but he's evidently pretty good at chasing and repoussé.
And could afford this kind of portraiture.
Nice hammer. 

2 November 2011


Jewellery by Warwick Freeman. Shell and Bone.
This shape is called a superellipse  or a Lamé curve, depending on how you feel about it.

1 November 2011

Oji at Mr Kitly

Conversation with Masanori Oji at Mr Kitly:
Me: Have you been to Australia before?
Oji-san: First time! You come to Mr Kitly before?
Me: First time!

*Nodding/ smiling*

Yep, finally got across town to Mr Kitly. Neat! Nice to meet Bree in person, albeit briefly.
Acquired Oji-san's trivet.
Sugoi desu ne?
And it does resonate very clearly when struck, too; "ding-wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo....."
I think the company that produces Oji's brass designs make bells and such also (Futagami).