More Lace

Love Lace? Melissa is in the show and heads to Sydney for the opening tomorrow.

Just found this article on the Love Lace show on The Age website. Scroll through the photos to find an amazing image of Mary Hackett’s steel tablecloth. Just incredible!

And if you’re in Sydney… Look out! I’m-a-comin on [over], baby… (To almost quote Southern Culture on the Skids.)

And on that note, I’ll see y’all next week.

Weaving Workshop

Melissa goes to weaving school.

Yesterday I did that weaving workshop I talked about a little while ago, with Maryann Talia Pau at Harvest Workroom. It was totally fab. Maryann is a relaxed and very natural teacher, and although I missed the first little bit, everyone was off to a good start by the time I arrived and so able to help me 😉

Actually I slotted in easily, with a little help from my neighbours, who told me how to cut the strips of Harvest’s textile offcuts to the right size, then to choose my preferred coloured raffia. Maryann (and Lucy) then helped me with the beginning of the basket – how to begin and get the blanket stitch going, and I was away! It was a large group of people, most with an artistic background, so as you might expect a really interesting array of works were produced.

Despite most of us being new to the technique, the time just flew by and the works produced were all so unique and beautiful. And many weavers claimed that their personality types were beginning to shine through their objects. I had a great time, sitting between Lucy of The Design Files and Jude, a high school arts teacher, along with meeting neighbours Phoebe, Ali, Helen and Jenny, and watching their works evolve along with my own.

I can highly recommend that you get along to Maryann’s two-day workshop there in October. With the extended format there’s a big chance that she’ll be able to share some more of her secrets.

With a bit more time I’ll finish the jewellery piece that I started at the workshop and share it here too. I’ve got some flying to do later this week – weaving myself something to wear in Sydney should kill some time.

 

 

Jocale II

Jocale – according to the online Latin dictionary it means jewel, though according to Wikipedia, it traces back further to mean ‘plaything’ in Latin.

At Abbotsford Convent the current definition is; ‘an exhibition at the C3 gallery’. I know, cos I went to the opening of Jocale last night. It’s an amazing show. Beautiful work, with well thought out presentation. I’ve got a few favourites marked on my price list that I’m keen to make my playthings…

Jill Hermans, Shibuichi Brooch, 2011. Shibuichi, stainless steel pin. Photo by Gabe Anderson

The C3 Gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am – 5pm. The show closes on the 7th of August.

More friends

Stuff Melissa’s friends do. Jewellery related. But of course!

Claire McArdle has put up a new blog post. All those onlookers keen on Estonia news be warned, it doesn’t mention her trip at all….

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Danae Natsis and Felix Gill have put out a call out for an exhibition, taking place at Gaffa Gallery in Sydney in November:

The Final Frontier
Contemporary Jewellery Explorations of the Cinematic Future

More detail at their website.  Images of two recent works have to be with them by August 1 for consideration. If you would like to participate get in touch with me and I’ll pass on their email address.

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And finally –  the Redox Jewellery Studio is not only open for business, and having a party in celebration, but has a blog too!

Cheongju 2011

Melissa’s entry to 2011’s Cheongju Craft Competition in Korea

Circle Plate Set, Melissa Cameron, 2011. Electroplated Nickel Silver plate, Stainless steel cable, 925 silver fixings, surgical steel pin.
Circle Plate Set – Brooch, Melissa Cameron, 2011. Electroplated Nickel Silver plate, Stainless steel cable, 925 silver fixings, surgical steel pin.
Circle Plate Set - Neckpiece, Melissa Cameron, 2011. Electroplated Nickel Silver plate, Stainless steel cable.
Circle Plate Set - Plate/Bangle, Melissa Cameron, 2011. Electroplated Nickel Silver plate, Stainless steel cable.
Circle Plate Set - Brooch, Melissa Cameron, 2011. Electroplated Nickel Silver plate, Stainless steel cable, 925 silver fixings, surgical steel pin.

Jocale

Some buddies are having a show at c3 in Abbotsford. Get along!

I have friends. There, I said it. A bunch of them have banded together to put on a show at 3c gallery in Abbotsford. It’s an impressive line-up;

Maggie Thorssell
Femi Coppi
Deirdre Hoban
Regina Middleton
Jill Hermans

The opening is 6pm next Wednesday the 20th of July at the C3 Gallery in Abbotsford, and the gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday 10.00 am – 5.00 pm. The exhibition runs till the 7th of August.

Invite with piece by Regina Middleton

more jewellery!

New work. Earrings, earrings, earrings, earrings, earrings…. earrings.

Yup, in between paperwork Tuesdays and blogging Sundays and Part B Saturdays and openings that can land on every other night of the week, I do actually make some jewellery. some…

Here’s the latest Lantern earrings to appear at Studio 20/17 in Sydney.

and there’s some more Roundels too;