Synchronicity

Synchronised exhibits and articles – the planets align for one sweet week in the world of enamel on jewels!

From the series HEAT, (1 of 3) 2015 Spatter neckpiece (480mm x 480mcm - 19" x 19") Stainless steel, vitreous enamel, titanium. Image Melissa Cameron.
From the work HEAT, (1 of 3) 2015
Spatter
neckpiece (480mm x 480mcm – 19″ x 19″)
Stainless steel, vitreous enamel, titanium. Image Melissa Cameron.
From the series HEAT, (1 of 3) 2015 Strike 9 wall-mounted panels (565mm x 565mm - 22 3/16" x 22 3/16") Stainless steel, vitreous enamel. Image Melissa Cameron.
From the work HEAT, (1 of 3) 2015
Strike
9 wall-mounted panels (565mm x 565mm – 22 3/16″ x 22 3/16″)
Stainless steel, vitreous enamel. Image Melissa Cameron.
From the series HEAT, (1 of 3) 2015 Penetration brooch (100mm x 85mm x 10mm - 3.9 x 3.4 x 0.4") Stainless steel, vitreous enamel. Photograph Melissa Cameron.
From the work HEAT, (1 of 3) 2015
Penetration
brooch (100mm x 85mm x 10mm – 3.9 x 3.4 x 0.4″)
Stainless steel, vitreous enamel. Photograph Melissa Cameron.

The Heat Exchange II show has just opened in Scotland over the weekend, where it will stay until the end of February 2016. A slew of associated events are scheduled to coincide, including a symposium the weekend of the 19th of Feb (**hint hint**, if you’re in the area!) Art Jewelry Forum have just last week published part three of my five-part series of Material Concerns, wherein I talk about the wall of enamels on display in the Künstlerwerkstätten (artists’ workshops) in Erfurt in Germany.  How are these connected, I hear you ponder aloud…? Well, the Künstlerwerkstätten is where I hung out with a bunch of the other Heat Exchange participants last year for a couple of weeks, as together we made, or at least trialed, enamel pieces for this touring exhibition.

In the end I made a new series of works earlier this year to send to Europe for the HE adventure, but a selection of the works I made in Erfurt, entitled Jewel for a Wall are currently in Bright! at Rose Turk-o in Richmond.

Material Concerns – Part II

Susan and The Ribbon Room at NAncy’s Sewing Basket.

There’s a theme developing here.

I recently wrote for AJF about The Ribbon Room, a mythical place here in Seattle that I’ve written about before. A few times in fact

If you’re in Seattle, the window of Nancy’s Sewing Basket has one of Susan’s amazing garments on display at the moment. If you check it out be sure to wave toward the north, where I’ll be ensconced in my freezing but otherwise comfy hermit hole.. I mean, studio.