Well Hello! Long time...and basically nothing!
I've been so busy with my course that commissions, things in the shops and obviously the blog have fallen waaaaay behind.
I can't believe how busy my course has kept me, and how much I've done. I have learned in the space of three months (deep breath): Soldering, riveting, hinge making, rolling mill, wire work, forging, all types of hammering, heating and sawing. Everything and anything to do with the basics of using metal. And my goodness there is a lot to learn! Glad to have a holiday for Christmas, though all is not quiet...I still have a holiday project to do :S.
Now this is called 'A Journey in Jewellery Design', which is not just the workshop techniques, though they are a big part of the course. It is also the art of the design process, so sketchbooks ahoy, and many a research trip. My sketchbooks were not so so good to start with, but my grades indicate they have got a lot better over the semester, so maybe I can share some of that with you over the course of the holidays too. I'll be back with more (and photos!) soon i promise.
P.S. My Christmas project is on a designer called Maisie Broadhead, who I will find out more about and fill you in with next time!