hello there Sondi,
no unfortunately not paula's Sarah. I joined this in hope of meeting other jewellery people as i moved cities and feel a little 'out of touch' with the art/jewellery world :) nice to converse with others that do the same stuff. always learning, always open to new friends lol What do you like to work with in particular?
hi sondi, sorry i miissed you this time in sydney.. recd a 60,000 grant from the wa dept for culture and the arts, which inc a workshop at Alan Revere in San Fran. Won derful experience i feel so fortunate to had the chance. now off to poland for a month, givi9ng workshops, solo show etc. shopuld be very in teresting but pretty demanding..
take care and happy soldering
Odd you ask about resin. No I haven't gone down that road as yet however it has certainly been a technique I've been considering for a while. Currently what you're looking at in some of my pieces is lampwork glass. I've been experimenting with glass and learning to create within the limitations of the mandrel and the material and the time one has to create in. Those little 'candles in the rain' are my lampworked focal beads then set in sterling silver. Haven't done any glass since the first day of summer, it's just way too hot to sit in front of the fire-breathing dragon torch. Instead I've gone back to some wax carving done in my air-conditioned studio and filling orders for fabricated work. The micro macrame thing is a night thing, something I can do in the house because I just can't sit still. I have a most understanding partner, he writes music so doesn't miss my attention : ) works a treat.
Salutations Sondi. I'm a friend of James in NZ, and one of his ex students. Just thought I'd say hello because I don't know how many times he's told me I should drive up and meet you but I moved to Queensland instead so it's a bit of an ask to pack a lunch and head for the Blue Mountains now so cyber space is the next best solution. Love you're work, always have, who doesn't?