If you’d like the opportunity to choose the outcome of the tale of the rings (in typing that I just realised I’ve made a mmp ‘choose your own adventure’ game!) please get in touch. You can comment below, reply by email – or go to my instagram and click on the relevant poll toggles in my stories.
The questions are:
to enamel or not to enamel – the ring wants to know
should there be 2 rings (should I replace the fabled Seattle ring, aka, ring no.1?)
And the Bilk Brooch Show invite I hyped up in my last post is next, I promise!
I have two short films about recent work in this festival. I know, what am I like?!? Lets hope they get played back-to-back so we can really compare how I aged over the 20 months between their filming…
And yes, my tickets are booked! Come along!
(Teaser and text below courtesy the amazing Maker&Smith website)
An impressive program of 24 short films to pump your beating heart for craft.
A new short film festival all about craft and making, presented by Maker&Smith.
This new collection of films focuses on how we employ the dexterity of our hands to create functional objects, art and to tell the stories of our lives.
Sunday 23 May 2021, 3.30-6.30pm Midland Junction Arts Centre $35pp
The selection of films encompasses a broad range of craft, design and making disciplines presented in mini documentaries, story-led artist profiles to ingenious animations and music video.
Selected from near and far, the films spotlight the everyday habits and skills of ‘makers and smiths’, they reveal what drives enduring professional practice, and illustrate a diversity in film-making creativity as much as the traditional and contemporary craft approaches.
Disciplines and techniques include: Basketry, Ceramic Art + Pottery, Costume Design + Making, Fibre Art, Glassmaking, Jewellery + Metalsmithing, Pearl Carving, Puppet Making, Screen + Block Printing, Sound Design + Making, Stop Motion Animation, Textiles, Weaving, and Zoetropes.
Screened in two sessions with an interval, the whole program lasts three hours.
Today! 3 May 10:30 am Perth time or in your zone at: Auckland – 2:30 pm New York – 10:30 pm* Sydney -12:30 pm Calgary – 8:30 pm* Los Angeles – 7:30 pm* / / / I’ll be chatting about my work in a live q+a on my YouTube channel – *at this live link* It will remain available to re-stream indefinitely. Email your queries now, or pop them in the live-chat window as we go.
Have you been checking in to the livestream? I know I have a dedicated fan or two (thank you for watching, sorry about all the noise..!) who look in, so I wanted to let y’all know that we’re getting close to the end. There’s about a week left of regular manufacturing before we switch to fine-tuning, then peeling off the back decals and some photography.
That will all take place in the studio (under your watchful gaze) as I have nowhere else big enough to take the full piece! And yes, Susannah and I have discussed hanging it off the balcony as a test, but ruled it out as we’re worried about the window below.
But for the real tension, stay tuned for the episode where we have to get the complete 4m x 1.3 m hanging out of the building. That’s when the balcony, plastic tarp and ropes come in! Then we have to motor it over to the John Curtin Gallery; that’s going to be quite an event!
We’re still a little way off moving it – I’m yet to source an enclosed truck – as my deadline is August. Don’t worry, I’ll be sure to give you a heads up 😉