June 27, 2012


 Have been trying a few experiments in concrete with my large installation pieces. Here are some moulds I made. FIrst I made the pieces from clay and made a cast in plaster. Then filled with concrete. I have added foam inside the pieces so as not to be so heavy and hopefully a bit stronger structurally. I have also put some nails in so that they can be attached to a wall though I think that may have to be thought through a bit more.

So here are the moulds, I made three different sizes and waited about a week till the concrete was completely dry.

Chipping away at the moulds. After a bit and a whole lotta mess I got the cast pieces out. 


As you can see here, they are not perfect and I will have to do some more experimentation. But overall I think the exercise was a success. Next time I will make a two part mould and a few other things different that will make them work better.

Growing in the wild.....

Not so wild.....

This is where I would ideally like to install these pieces. On a beautiful concrete wall. So its like the fungus has grown out from the concrete and taken on the elements of the wall. 

June 9, 2012

The Year Was 2006


An exhibition of 100 jewellery pieces made in 2006

19th – 30th June 2012
CELEBRATION DRINKS - Saturday 23rd June 4-6pm

2006. It was a common year that started on a Sunday. John Howard was PM and Pluto was no longer classified as a planet. It is often bandied about that art is a reflection of our society; intrigued, we set out to find what 2006 might have looked like in terms of contemporary jewellery. 100 jewellers from across the globe have been invited to present one piece of jewellery they made 6 years ago. Presented as a salon hang, this exhibition will showcase an incredibly diverse array of jewellery and will give an overall snapshot of what these jewellers were thinking, making and the materials they were using all those years ago in 2006.

Alice Potter, Alice Whish, Alida Cappelletta, Amy Renshaw, Andrew Welch, Barbara Cotter, Bernadette Trainor, Beatriz Ruiz, Birgit Laken, Claire McArdle, Coconut Lu, Bridget Kennedy, Danielle Butters, Danielle Sweeney, Deborah Rudolph, Diane Beevers, Elfrun Lach, Elfi Spiewack, Emma Fielden, Erin Timony, Francine Haywood, Heidemarie Herb, Helen Mok, Ilse-Marie Erl, InSync Design, Jacomien Labuschagne, Jandy Pannell, Jane Millard, Jane Pollard, Jane Reynolds, Jasmine Matus, Jennifer Gehbauer, Jessica McMullen, Jessica Morrison, Jessica Page, Judy McCaig, Julie Usel, Julie Kiefel, Justine Austine, Karen Thompson, Karin Jakobsson, Karina Hunnerup, Karola Torkos, Kate Barton, Kath Inglis, Katrina Freene, Kelly McCallum, Kim Ebbeck, Linda Blair, Linda Van Niekerk, Lisa Furno, Luke-John Matthew Arnold, Madeleine Clark, Manuela Gandini, Mark Vaarwerk, Melanie Ihnen, Melinda Young, Melissa Cameron, Mervi Kurvinen, Michelle Kelly, Michelle Taylor, Minnette Michael, Mirca Maffi, Miriam Andraus Pappalardo, Nadine Smith, Naomi Schwartz, Paula Rodrigues, Phoebe Porter, Rachel Bell, Radka Passianova, Renee Damiani, Robi Szalay, Rudee Tancharoen, Sandy Marker, Shan Shan Mok, Sharon Fitness, Sharon Massey, Shauna Mayben, Shimara Carlow, Sian Edwards, Simon Cottrell, Sonya Scott, Stefanie Koelbel, Stephen Gallagher, Susan Frisch, Susanna Dwyer, Suzanne Esser, Szilvia Gyorgy, Tatjana Panyoczki, Teresa Faris, Vernon Bowden, Vicki Mason, Ximena Natanya BriceƱo, Zoe Brand

June 5, 2012


Here are some random images of the workshop I share with 4 furniture makers. Its a large warehouse space in Hindmarsh, Adelaide. The time has come when we need a name as a social event is happening here during the SALA (South Australian Living Artists) festival in August and we will be known as Workshop no name...... The guys have been in the workshop a year longer than me so agreeing on a name now is proving hard. Any suggestions for us are most welcome!!