Archive for March, 2012
I have been working on some new sculptural jewellery. One piece in particular which will be used as the model for a lot more of the same style, but a series of works.
I have been preparing her over the passed week to send of to have a mold made so that I can make replica pieces and will be making a variety of them with different stones etc.
Inspired by the carvings I have seen in my travels as well as those I have seen in photographs of buildings from family and friends, I am slowly building up a collection of images that will help me with my designs.
This particular piece is one of a series of pieces that I am working on. My hope is to have a number of dancing ladies on offer and to use as a base for future pieces.
I had my first meeting today as part of the BIA committee. As I am the Art Prize Coordinator for the Milburn Art Prize 2D I have been invited to join the committee as a way of being able to keep them in the loop of what is happening with the prize and what the next steps will be.
The meeting went rather well and I have set the ball in motion in regards to graphic design, web design, members letter and letters to potential sponsors.
I even came across information for fundraising courses that will teach you the first steps in arranging fundraising. I also discovered that I can also look at getting a grant to study these courses and will be pursuing this funding option as it is perfectly designed for not-for-profit organisations!!
I’m quite excited about getting more and more done now!
Funny the directions life takes you!
Wednesdays are always a really big day for me. I am at work from 9 am till 10 pm with a couple of hours break in between.
In that break I go to the gym to do a workout.
This works out well as it gives me a change of environment and gets me pumped for the last part of my day, although I can feel rather tired towards the end as I have worked hard at the gym!
Half of my problem is that I am reading a really good book at the moment “Wolf of the Plains” and I can’t seem to put it down. I am ready it every night before I go to bed and because I was up to a really good part on Monday I stayed up until 11. Shattered!!!
Coffee helps I suppose, but no where near enough as sleep itself!!!
Today’s class will involve Bezel Setting!!
For those who are interested, I have posted a stone setting PDF from Jewellery Making Daily that will tell you all about stone settings!
Enjoy your day!!
SO you have seen what I have done thus far with one of the sculptures I am working on at the moment. This is just one section of the sculpture and there is another fish to start and complete yet, but I am pleased to state that I have finished one fish completely. I have put more detail into his tail and re polished him to make him nice and shiny!
I have also started on his environment and have soldered some of the castings together to make rock formations and will be working further on making plants in silver that will fill in some of the space also.
Next will be starting the 2nd fish that he will be fighting of course. Then this sculpture will be complete.
You can view a video that I have done of the piece via the following link:
Or you can search for my channel on Youtube Dan Cox Art.!
Learn how to make Jewellery with local Jewellery artist Dan Cox. As a graduate from the Queensland College of Art, Dan teaches 4-week courses in his boutique home studio, for those who prefer to learn in a smaller group environment.
Learn the very basics such as soldering and riveting, through to more advanced techniques of stone setting.
All tools and equipment are supplied.
Each of the courses offered are at a flat fee of $300 each.
The studio accommodates 4 students maximum.
Courses will progress when a minimum of 2 students is reached.
Payment in full is required prior to starting each course either by EFT or Credit Card. (Mastercard and Visa accepted)
Mon 23rd April – Mon 7th May 9:30 – 12:30
Mon 14th May – Mon 28th May 9:30 – 12:30
In this course, you will learn how to hand forge a simple silver ring. You will size, saw, file and form, finishing the ring to a high polish.
Mon 23rd April – Mon 7th May 2pm – 5pm
Mon 14th May – Mon 28th May 2pm – 5pm
Create a silver pendant and learn how to bezel set a cabochon stone and make a bail. Students will learn different finishing techniques and design rules to create a unique one off piece
Cold Joining Techniques:
Thur 26th April – Thur 10th May 9:30 – 12:30
Thur 17th May – Thur 31st May 9:30 – 12:30
Using alternate materials such as acrylic, laminate sheeting and found objects, you will learn how to join both precious and non precious materials together to create unique pieces of jewellery through the cold joining technique of riveting.
Thur 26th April – Thur 10th May 2pm -5pm
Thur 17th May – Thur 31st May 2pm – 5pm
This course is designed to introduce you to the modern technique of laminating. This process of joining wood together and creating a ring or pendant allows for a modern context.
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Soap Stone fighting fish that I have been working on.