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I'm a teacher, jeweller, writer, mother, grandmother, mini~driving punster, prankster & maker of things. Director, owner & teacher ~ the Mid Cornwall School of Jewellery. I divide my time between running MCSJ, teaching & making.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Around campus

Arrowmont as it caught my eye
The library from the inside out
And from the outside in

This peaceful spot is just outside the metals studio and one of the few places the wi-fi worked for me. 
If you had emails from me, this is where I was when I sent them. 
If you didn't, sorry, but I was prolly too busy nosing around taking odd photos.

Even the concrete floor of the auditorium caught my eye

Gnome carrying golf clubs and fishing pole (paint scratch)
Alien hiding in the wall

My friend on the wall

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

In at the deep end

Two whole weeks!
Two weeks to try something totally new
Far away in Gatlinburg

I was attracted to Betty Helen Longhi's work on her website and in particular her vessels for tears, the personal chrysalis and her zen garden sculptures

So the images above were inspiring enough to get me in the door to try my hand.

These are the forms we are aiming to make from flat sheet metal

Way out of my depth here. This is something totally new to me. 
All of these started life as single pieces of flat metal??? Really?

Still,  Betty Helen and her assistant Tina (left) are going to guide us through the process.

Lately I'm more used to metal clay than pounding with hammers so I'm a little daunted!

Still by the end of the second day, I managed to bash out a few shapes!