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Current projects:

I am available for other appointments, creative projects, opportunities, teaching and collaborations. –LInkedin Profile

 

Farnham Craft Month: October 2019

Makers and craft organisations across Farnham – which was designated as England’s Craft Town in 2013 – are getting set for a month of craft festivities. Each October, Farnham hosts a celebration of craft with hundreds of opportunities to get involved with events featuring countless makers, pieces, organisations and venues, throughout the town. This is your chance to see makers in action; take a craft walk; get making and buy work from local designer makers.

For more information about Farnham Craft Town and this year’s programme of events you can visit: www.crafttownengland.org or follow Craft Town on social media.

If you are running a craft event in or around Farnham during October and would like to appear in this year’s online listings then please enter details on the events section of the Farnham Town Council Website: https://www.farnham.gov.uk/add-event-listing – Don’t forget to select ‘Craft Town’ as your category.

More can also be seen on the FARNHAM CRAFT MONTH 2019 page on this site.

 

Lecturing and teaching:

I am undertaking visiting lecturer and sessional teaching roles at various colleges, universities and supportive organisations across the country, ensuring I continue my contact and support of students at all levels. In the next few weeks I will be lecturing for part of a great project where UWTSD Swansea College of Art is welcoming its European AHEH partners and UK enterprise and industry contacts to Swansea to help deliver an exciting programme of entrepreneurial and professional training to their second year undergraduate students. I will delivering a networking and memberships workshop at the New Ashgate Gallery Trust. And have recently taken part as a facilitator and panel member of Guilded Conversations by Making Space and presented to the CraftUK partners in World of Wedgewood near Stoke on Trent

 

Research:

I continue a part-time PhD research programme, and I have a continuing interest in education and craft and design practices. When students graduate from jewellery courses there is an under researched period of time between leaving university and beginning a sustainable practice. This stage for jewellery graduates is the centre of my project. I will research and analyse a period of time from leaving education to see if the findings highlight any key actions, decisions and information that graduates live and experience that can inform how we support and empower graduates to establish a longer-term sustainable practice.

 

Making:

As ever I continue my jewellery practice, undertaking commissions and selling my work through various avenues.

 

Soldering for Jewellers:

Is available direct from the publishers as well as jewellery suppliers, book shops and online.

Soldering for Jewellers became available in 2017, published by The Crowood Press. Soldering is one of the most commonly used processes in jewellery, but its potential is often overlooked. This practical book explains the basics of the method but goes on to suggest ways in which soldering can be used to explore ideas and produce unique pieces. Written both for beginners and for those wishing to extend their knowledge, Soldering for Jewellers will inspire a more creative use of this key process.

Soldering for Jewellers