When I started out in jewellery, I found it quite a daunting industry. Work experience placements were very difficult to find, and I wasn't really sure what career paths were available and I am still learning to this day the challenges which come when setting up your own jewellery business.
Metal is that wondrous element that can at once be melded and molded into tiny gold rings of immaculate detail, or in a different form act as the support structures for sky scrapers. Metal is the long lasting material that gives credence to the sustainability of man. It is no wonder, then, that some of the most beautiful and lasting sculptures are those made of metal. The top five metal art sculptures of all time are:
So its been a whole year since I launched my website and I have decided it is the right time to start taking on work experience students. I really benefited from my placements while I was at university and with placements few and far between these days, I knew I wanted to offer placements as soon as possible.
Modern art is something that a lot of people struggle with. This is largely because people outside the art world are not always keen on the conceptualisation of art and they like the idea of artists retaining some of that painterly skill so often seen in the past.
There is also the fact that contemporary art shows are often bogged down in contemporary art show language - they are accompanied by artists' statements and blurbs that are almost too difficult to penetrate and derive any meaning from because of the jargon they use.
Your business card is often the 1st impression that a potential client will have of your company. Is your card generating a positive impression? Business cards are no longer just traditional white cards with black printed information. Cards can now be customized with a wide selection of cuts, materials, ink colors, fonts, and images to create a truly personal card that reflects the company's image. Below are six examples of awesomely unique business cards that are sure to stand out!
Whilst walking along your local high street, you may have noticed a new addition to the usual array of shops. Lately ‘pop-up art galleries’ have been springing up all over the place. Innovative selections of art are being displayed more and more in vacant shops making art more accessible to the public than ever before. This concept is also a great way of supporting local artists by showcasing their talent.
On the 12th December 2012, at 12 noon, our worst fears were confirmed, we were losing our much loved and wanted baby the day before we were expecting our 12 week scan. It is a strange surreal experience and can be different for everybody.
Today is the first day of Farnham Maltings Festival of Crafts in Farnham, Surrey. My stall is all set up and ready to go. Its cold and foggy outside but the work in here is bright, fun and really unique, so worth popping down to see if you are able to. Tickets are £3, there are two floors of craftsmen and women selling jewellery, textiles, gifts, sculpture and ceramics. There are also demonstrations to be seen throughout the day! Hope to see you xx
I am really pleased to be included in this months edition of Professional Jeweller!