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Toowoomba workshop @ Cobb+Co Museum

This last weekend I was up at Toowoomba at the Cobb+Co Museum facilitating a silversmithing workshop. I have a few of these to do this year and this was the first of the series.

The facility is not too different to a lot of Flying Arts set ups that I have worked in. I take all the tools with me and set everything up before everyone arrives and we get started creating wonderful pieces – as you will be able to see from the photos!

The great thing about this place too is that they provide us with morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea! It is totally amazing!! The amount of food we had on the first day was unbelievable and ¬†meant that I did not have to have any dinner as I was so full I couldn’t fit another thing in!

Another great aspect of working up there is that the staff are so friendly and helpful. It was a real pleasure to be there and nothing was too much trouble.

My students were a mother and daughter and a boarder from one of the schools who was in grade 11. They usually don’t run a course unless they have the minimum number of 5 people, but as there had been some issues in the past few months, they felt that they needed to run this course. This was also a great way for me to see how everything worked without there being too many people on hand to worry about in the beginning. One of the great things with this set up also is that they have forced breaks at 10-12 and 2 which gets everyone up and out of the studio. Something that I will be adopting in my weekend courses back at the BIA. Otherwise people get a little too involved in their projects and they become too tense!

Everyone seemed to really enjoy their time with me which as always a bonus with hopefully creating a base of repeat students. All three of the participants said that they would love to come back and learn something else and gave some really good suggestions as to what they would be interested in next. So I will do up some projects and cost them out. This way, people will be able to select some of the projects that they would be interested in and I will be able to budget the materials to specifically what they would like to make…..well that’s the plan anyway!

 

So all in all it was a really good weekend. I got to spend time with my mother and step-father as well as meet new people and have some great food!

Very satisfying!

 

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Andersen Commission

A while back, at my studio sale to be precise, a client’s sister called me to see if I would be able to to something with her earrings. She had just bought some earrings and unfortunately one had fallen out of her ear without her realising. By the time she did, she went back out onto the street where she had parked her car and discovered that her earring had been run over.

I unfortunately could not resurrect the earring and came up with a new design concept for the pair. This was to melt them down and either make studs or drops of them with some form of Amethyst attached to add colour.

Luckily I found the perfect pair of hand carved Amethysts in India and the design was complete!

 

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Silk Art – Natalya Khomenko

A fellow creative friend of mine who does wonderful silk art sent me through these images which she is using for promotional purposes and she is wearing my earring!

She has come a bit of a collector of my pieces which has been great! Soon she will be setting up a web site that I am considering being a part of although I am getting further involved with the carving processes at this stage, but the timing may be right by the time this site is up and running.

  Reference: Silk Art РNatalya Khomenko, Make up artist РBindi Moor, Photographer РKelly Rose.

I highly recommend that you visit Natalya’s web site to view all her latest creations!!

Beautiful work Natalya!!!

http://www.natalyakhomenko.com

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Octo Earrings – Combos

Octo Earrings – Combo

Available in Blue & Silver – Black & Gold finishes

Anodised Aluminium, Silver

Contact dancoxart@optusnet.com.au for pricing and orders

 

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Octo Earrings – Tear/Oval Drops

Anodised Aluminium, Silver

Available in Blue, Silver, Gold and Black finishes

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Octo Earrings – Tear/Tear Drops

Anodised Aluminium, Silver

Available in Blue, Silver, Gold and Black finishes

Contact dancoxart@optusnet.com.au for pricing and orders

 

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Octo Earrings – Round/ Tear Drops

Anodosed Aluminium, Silver

Available in Blue, Silver, Gold, and Black finishes

Contact dancoxart@optusnet.com.au for pricing and orders

 

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