Friday, June 27, 2008

End-of-the-day Celluloid Earrings

Recently a client bought to me a lovely old but fragile and broken celluloid fan.
It is not unlike these end-of-the-day fans found here.
Like end-of-the-day glass, end-of-the-day celluloid is when all the scraps were melted up together in crazy swirly patterns. I have no idea how old the fan is but the material smelled strongly of camphor when I was cutting it. the earrings are fitted with 18 carat gold fittings which sets off the bright rich tones beautifully I think!

Monday, June 16, 2008


The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night : Shannon Garson (porcelain) Rebecca Ward (jewellery).

A quick update as the nights grow cold and I take care to lock up the chickens from foxy-loxy.
There is exhibition and public program running at
QUT Art Museum at the moment called

craft revolution
june 5 - july 13
With a story about us (the Umbrella Collective) on the Craft Revolution blog

Kylie Johnson is having a table at the market night this wednesdayJune 18th selling a small selection of umbrella collective work which includes some of mine.

I'm stressing out this week as my students at BIA have their graduating show opening this friday night at 6:30pm - the pressure is on as hardly any of them have finished their final pieces!

Finally I have some work in a sustainable fashion and jewellery exhibition for June-July at Brisbane Square Library,
on level 2
266 George Street
Library & Customer Centre
Brisbane City Council Library Service
Ph: + 61(0) 7 3403 4166