I am currently undertaking a PhD in Fine Arts at RMIT University after completing a Master of Art (Fine Art) Degree in 2002 and a Diploma of Fine Art in Gold and Silversmithing at the same institution in 1979. I am a former President of the Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia (JMGA) Vic and past editor of Lemel Magazine, the quarterly journal of the JMGA. I am currently the state representative for the Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Victoria. I exhibit regularly (both nationally and internationally) and am a recipient of many awards. My work ranges in scale from jewellery to large sculptural works and I am noted for my evocative use of the figure and text. I frequently utilise mixed media, one-off castings and etched details. I have been lecturing for over 25 years in rural Victoria and Melbourne and have recently established The School of Cultural Arts in Shepparton. I have been an Artist in Residence and workshop instructor at numerous schools, a former gallery director and have extensive experience of working on community arts projects.
Its great to have you join up. You should know lots of members here!
There is lots of stuff you can do on kit and caboodle - put images, news and events up, ask/answer stuff in the forums, join a group and yes, you can even pimp your page.
Just remember kit and caboodle is a public network, its aim is promotional, so be sure to only put up personal details that you are comfortable with. There are privacy and email options in the settings. (Gazillions of kit and caboodle emails in your inbox driving you bonkers? Check out how to fix that in FAQ on the right.)
Kit and caboodle is an ideal place to put up posts about exhibitions or any current news that you have. There is a lot of interest in the network. It would be great if you posted regularly in the blog, you can choose to have blog posts on your page and/or on the front page. Add some images and links too.
Also dont forget to join our facebook page. Say hi to Sonya.
Most of all, there are lots of opportunities to network with other jewellers, outlets, galleries and to see what is happening in the world of contemporary jewellery. It should be fun. Anytime you have a problem, or cant work something out, let me know.