The Final Foundry Casting

This month was the University’s final organised bronze foundry pour until the end of term – which meant I had to get all my final pieces of bark sprued up and prepped for the pour if I wanted… Read More

Goldsmith’s Silver Bullion Grant

I received some fantastic news recently… I have been selected as a winner of the Goldsmith’s Silver Bullion Grant! This is an award which presents the selected silversmithing BA student with £400 of silver bullion to create a… Read More

It’s Finished!

This week I finally finished the big bronze piece that I’ve been working on! I am so pleased, as I desperately wanted this piece to be shown in the rising stars exhibition in March. It’s taken a long… Read More

Successful Bronzes

The wait is over! This week, I successfully finished my bronze castings and I can now share the results with you! The spruing was quite a challenge, and I’m still not looking forward to cutting them off next… Read More

Silver Bark

In an attempt to help fund my final university project, I am planning to apply for the Precious Metal Bursary from the Goldsmith’s Company and this week, I ran a test casting in silver, to check my conversion… Read More

Playing In The Waxroom

“It’s time to go big!” This week, I spent my time spruing up some larger pieces of bark (roughly 1ft in height) in our foundry waxroom at University! It has been so exciting to make a start on… Read More

Resurfacing Bookworm

I returned back to University this week! I feel quite nervous about progressing into my final year, but I’m also very excited to start taking my practical work to the next level. To kick-start my creative juices, I… Read More

Take A Little, Make A Lot

Before I head back to University, I thought it would be a good idea to spend a day collecting up lots of bark from different locations in the New Forest to bring back with me to the workshops…. Read More

Space and Context

Lately, I have been considering the importance of the context of my work and how it can change the meanings, perception and aesthetics of my pieces. I have been torn between the benefits of both a gallery or… Read More

New Forest Foraging

This week, I spent a few days with family, camping out in Beaulieu. This is one of my favourite places in the New Forest and it’s full of fantastic walks! Whilst staying in Beaulieu, I decided to gather some… Read More

End Of Semester

So, I have officially finished my final term of second year at University! It’s gone past so quickly and it feels so surreal to think that I will be starting the final year of my degree in only 3… Read More

New Branches

Something new today! I have been playing with the idea of creating a jewellery collection based on the same themes and inspiration as my current project; almost as an extension of the project. I think it will be… Read More