Artists as Collectors

Artists as Collectors

Great to have Liesbeth den Besten in New Zealand again and to hear her talk about Artists as Collectors.  I was especially interested in the work of one of the artists she spoke about – Hanne Darboven, a German conceptual artist who accumulated a vast collection of...
‘schmuck’ or not

‘schmuck’ or not

‘to push it into wearable – no ….. just let it go without thinking about wearability maybe later on if you have really have a want or idea you can go for ‘schmuck’ again’ Volkers words on crit with Otto Kunzli 14th April 2018. So with words...
Multi-tasking?

Multi-tasking?

Blog 19 February 15th Pile of MDF dust Is it better to claim to be multi-tasking than to admit out loud that I’ve (again) taken on too much?  I did think that the move to working with the MDF would be a quick and easy project but it has not turned out that way at...
Human wear

Human wear

Sitting on stone steps, a casual remark or waiting in airports.  Inspiration arrives in strange places and in unexpected times.  The beginnings of this project began with a conversation while taking a break from the install at Pah Homestead, where I was sitting on...
Musings

Musings

Art has its muses and jewellery has its relationships.  Part of what happened in the studio this year was making jewellery with certain women in mind. Helen Clark was Francis’ first suggestion.  She was joined by the eclectic mix of Jean Batten, Grace Jones,...
Symbiosis

Symbiosis

Silently a flowers blooms, In silence it falls away; Yet here now, at this moment, at this place,                 The whole of the flower, the whole of                 the world is blooming. This is the talk of the flower, the truth                 Of the blossom; The...
Blog 7

Blog 7

Blog 7, April 8th, 2017 I have a number of collections but at the moment I’m focusing on two.  I have been working with (and collecting) silver plate since 2013 – its perceived value, meaning and use has changed, particularly during the last half century.  Developing...
make it

make it

The countdown is on only 2 weeks until the Pah homestead show Opens…the last few weeks have been a bit of a whirlwind but I have finally consolidated my latest work. I was lucky enough to have a group crit session ( the first in years ) with Sam Kelly and a few...