Jennifer Laracy

About mentee Jennifer Laracy / About mentor Judy Darragh

to and fro

to and fro

  Its been a busy summer with not as many uninterrupted days in the workshop as I would have liked..but still somewhat productive with some other exhibitions on the go and great time spent with the family. I have resumed skype and conversations with Judy and now have...

shell

shell

In my discussions with Judy, we have talked about our shared interest in use of paua in new Zealand jewellery and the rich history that surrounds it. I feel the pull to explore this further in my own work especially in relation to acknowledging the influence of my...

making badges

making badges

Near the end of March I facilitated another kids badge making workshop at WOMAD for Kidzone it was a blast. I was lucky to have the help of my big sis and some energetic volunteers. All up over the two days the participants made around 800 badges from...

Juggling

Juggling

  Blog#4 I was lucky enough to visit with Sam Kelly who participated in Handshake 1 and her beautiful newborn baby boy at her home in New Plymouth recently. Such a lovely person to meet, we talked about the tenacity needed to continue making as a mum and constant...

Cut outs

Cut outs

BLOG#3 On the home front I have been busy in the workshop exploring and developing some new bits and pieces, still sketching and the workbook is filling up. I have been working on cut outs, folding rooster and calf pile ...about an intensification of farming practice....

what transfiguration means

BLOG #1 Hi Judy The best parts of my day were when my eight-year-old explained what transfiguration means and receiving your enthusiastic response. In reply to your questions … this is where I am at: I am putting something together to submit for a show for Taranaki...

there to here

contemporary jewellery and self-confidence

march

does contemporary jewelry need to be conceptual?

echo echo

The show at Toi Poneke was adventurous and lived up to the title of PROCESS…

to and fro

  Its been a busy summer with not as many uninterrupted days in the workshop as I would have liked..but still somewhat productive with some other exhibitions on the go and great time spent with the family. I have resumed skype and conversations with Judy and now have...

workbooks

some good old-fashioned doodling

studio visit!

Our conversation today goes again to the slow pace of woman’s art often made in scraps of time of scraps…materiality, making for the long haul or larger body of work..

make it

finding solutions

tests

experiments,sketches and ideas taking shape

exchange

mentor mentee exchange, handshake4 project 2017, Judy Darragh and Jennifer Laracy

shell

In my discussions with Judy, we have talked about our shared interest in use of paua in new Zealand jewellery and the rich history that surrounds it. I feel the pull to explore this further in my own work especially in relation to acknowledging the influence of my...