Handshake 4

Caroline Thomas

About mentee Caroline Thomas / About mentor Nicolas Cheng

Headful and Handful

Headful and Handful

So with a hiss and a roar the first HS4 Show has left the starting blocks. Our show LEANINGS, currently on show at Pah Homestead in Auckland was truly a curate's egg of an experience. The good parts were many; the company and camaraderie of my fellow Handshakers and...

Statement Jewellery

During our last Skype conversation, Nicolas asked me to think about tools, based on the subject of my first blog post. A few days later he sent me a link to the extraordinary exhibition The Tool At Hand, and whilst reading the catalogue (the pdf of which can be...

Adventures in pewter

Adventures in pewter

Last year when I was spending some time in London, I did an experimental casting workshop at Cockpit Arts with Katrin Spranger and Kelvin J Birk. In this workshop I discovered the joys of working with pewter. Its low melting point enables it to be melted down...

Grandpop

Grandpop

21st February 2017| My father Jack died last year in April on the day of his 55th wedding anniversary. Jack inherited a whole load of tools from his father, Thomas William Stevenson who was an electrician in the South Island of NZ. Over the holiday period just gone,...