Carina Chitsaz-Shoshtary is one of my favourite contemporary jewellery designers and so I am very excited to hopefully be doing a work placement with her in Munich in October! Her work is beautiful and she uses such interesting techniques, I really can’t wait to learn from her.
A friend of mine asked me to design five album covers for the brilliant Liverpool based band Fire Beneath the Sea. The album is called ‘Phuxubtlety’ and the music is upbeat and fun, so I wanted to design something in that vain and so glitter and bears seemed to make the most sense! The EP’s will be auctioned off later in the year.
I have been spending my Thursdays doing a work placement with DeeLynn Jewellery and Ceramic design. DeeLynn makes amazing contemporary jewellery from guitar strings and silver. I have really enjoyed working for her, I have learnt so much about the making side of things as well as the practicalities of setting up and running a business.
So, It’s been a while since I have posted anything on here, I’ve been so busy with work, but also some pretty exciting stuff too. It became evident just how important it was to have my own workspace, and finally I have! It’s taken a lot of money and a lot of energy but it was all totally worth it. I have started to make some jewellery for myself and friends, mainly just to practice the technique’s I have learnt over the last year, which has been highly frustrating but so incredibly satisfying, I just wish I could spend more time in there.