So here are the results of what I was working on the other day...
I call these Autumn Earrings, as it's a design I've been pondering since last Autumn when I was working on an assignment for College. I was enamored by the changing colours and the decaying life around me, I saw the beauty in the last little bits of life.
I created these a while ago, I think maybe last year. The College had them for a bit as they went into a craft sale to raise money for the Craft area. I made two pairs and sold one, so I thought I'd put these into the shop too.
Now that assignments are completed there is some spare time available for play.
I enjoy working on new ideas in this interim time before the College closes down for the summer.
I've been working on some beads.
Here they are before being soldered together.
And here they are soldered and awaiting their enamel
I had originally made six beads, but two I used as experiments, (which didn't turn out great), and four I created in this design, unfortunately the forth one ended up with the end of my round needle file broken into it :-(
Never mind I have three to work with and I can always make more.
I've decided to take the plunge and order a small kiln to work with at home. This will mean that I can carry on with my enamel experiments during the summer break.
Now in it's 10th year the festival showcases some of the finest talent in craft including ceramics, glass, textiles, jewellery and much more, it is an incredible opportunity for a student like me and I can not wait.
Here is some of the work which will be appearing at the show.
If you're attending the show, please be sure to check out the Student Tent where my work along with many of my very talented peers will be on display on the Plymouth College of Art stall.