Constructing The Big Sculpture!

This week has been super hectic! And very stressful! It may seem from reading my blogs, that I am quite a laid back maker or that I do not get stressed out about deadlines, but trust me, I… Read More

Ashurst In Silver – Rosie Wesley

I just wanted to share with you some images of the finished silver works that I have made for my final degree collection. I have titled these pieces ‘Ashurst In Silver I’ and ‘Ashurst in Silver II’. The… Read More

Instax Polaroid Photographs

As part of documenting the environment that I am working with, I have been taking Polaroid photographs on my Fujifilm Instax camera. I love working with photography, because it allows me to capture something so fleeting; freezing a… Read More

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

Rosie Wesley Metalwork – Film Shoot

I did something EXTREMELY exciting this week! My brother, Ged who is an aspiring film maker (find his youtube account here) came into the university to help me film a promotional video about me and my work, which… Read More

Photography Session

Just recently, our course tutor organised a cross-course induction at University for us to learn how to use the photography studios. The induction was led by the photography technician Beytan Erkmen and we were shown how to use… Read More

Rosie Wesley at Rising Stars Exhibition

Apologies for having dropped off the radar recently, but I have some exciting news! My work has been shortlisted for the Rising Stars exhibition at the New Ashgate Gallery. I applied for this competition at the end of… 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

The Latest Model

This week I have been working on my latest model that I plan to cast in the foundry. I am using a technique that I began to explore last year; which involves composing individual pieces of bark onto a cardboard… 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

On The Workshop Bench

Now that we’ve been allowed back into the workshops at Uni, I thought I would share with you a few things that I’ve been working on! My current project out on the bench is these couple of bronze… Read More