Sunday, July 28, 2013

Bendigo Demonstrations

G'Day everyone, I have been quite the busy bee, visiting long lost family and bringing the ins and outs of Gold and Silver smithing to the public. Below are a couple of pictures from an event that Jana Roman, a friend and associate of mine, and myself demonstrating gold and silversmithing techniques to the public of Bendigo and visitors from  the surrounding area and beyond. The event was hosted by the Bendigo Art Gallery in the Post Office Gallery foyer.

 The event was a great success with many interested members of the public and new students attending and enthusiastically asking lots of questions.

Hopefully I will find the time to post on this blog on a more regular basis going forward from here on.
Thanks for visiting my blog, cheerio!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Hello Everyone,

 I'm still alive but I am snowed under doing my Honours year at RMIT and doing things like making work for this new exhibition.
That right, I'm getting Noisy with Part B.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Please follow the link to the blog to view pictures of all the work.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Copy and past this URl into your browser to find out your ring size.

Just measure the inside diameter (in millimetres) of a ring you already own and compare it to to the closest figure on the chart. With this handy little bit of info you'll be able to order a ring from your jeweller in your size every time.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Europe Through a Goldsmith's Eyes - Italy

Metal and stone of paired up so commonly All over Italy. The enhance each other in both contrast and colour, sometimes directly.

Modern Roman Concrete and hazard stripes or a series of pendants for the suburbs of Rome.

A wire forest of TV antennae has risen from the roofs of Ostuni's dwellings.

The Sun and a flag wire collaborate to create a necklace for 1 hour each day which adorns the plinth of this monument.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Best Happy Holidays

Hellow to everyone who loggs on and reads my occasional posts.

I wish you all a great holiday and a wonderful new year when it arrives.

I'm already looking forward to a great new year filled with creativeity, travel and beautiful objects.

Best wishses, and I'll blogg to you all again next year.

Till next time, over and out.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Waste Jewellery Disposal Unit

I created this brush brooch and jewellery box in reaction to all the thoughtless, mass-produced jewellery in the world.

Any such unwanted jewellery can be placed into the Waste Jewellery receptacle in preparation for its revivification or recycling.

The brush brooch can be used to sweep any fragments of broken jewellery into the receptacle, ensuring maximised sustainability and outcome of the process.

a Waste Jewellery Disposal Unit is a must have for all environmentally conscious lovers of jewellery everywhere.

Spin the Set

These vessels and related trays are directly inspired by spinning tops in both form and function.
The traditional spinning top design of the Dredel was the starting point for this project. This top is used to play gambling games at Hanukkah, this aspect of play led me to make a set of pieces which could be used to enjoyably prolong a coffee meeting between friends after the conversation has dried up, simply by those gathered playing with the table ware.

All pieces are Chrome plated copper.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Thursday, October 27, 2011

New Work Coming Soon

Here is Aa sneak preview of some new work which is hot off the press which I will be telling you about over the coming weeks.

Friday, October 7, 2011

For a friend

A very good Friend of mine has taken the Huge step of marring her man.

He had given her a pair of silver and topaz earrings during their courtship which she had decided to wear on the big day. She decided she needed something to relate with them and very kindly asked me to make her a pendant using the same materials to complete a set.

Thank you Ann, for asking me to make a piece of jewellery for such a landmark day in your life, it was an honour and I hope it is a pleasant reminder of the joy you shared with all you friends and family that remarkable day.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

From Sacred Sustenance

One of my most recent pieces, is this brooch which has its origins in the pomegranate fruit.

Whilst doing a project on survival I decided that both physical and spiritual sustenance were needed for survival. I chose the pomegranate for its links with Buddha. The legend has it that whilst fasting and meditating during his quest for enlightenment Buddha would eat only one seed from the pomegranate tree under which he sat.

This brooch is a charm of sorts. A physical reminder for the wearer that one's survival is dependant a balanced diet of physical food and spiritual and mental good health.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Gold in a Pan

This is a picture of my FIRST gold purchase. It was a special and exciting moment for me, as now I feel like I really can say that I am a Gold and Silversmith.

Weighing in at 2 grams of 24 carat gold there isn't quite enough form me to make a ring from it yet (which my aunt has placed an order for). I feel this project would be a fitting tribute to these special yellow grains of metal because it would require that I use so many of my Goldsmithing skills.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Up for Auction

Here it is Ladies and gentlemen, my latest work. This sterling silver ring - topped with a stylishly crown set cubic zirconia - is my donation to the RMIT Gold and Silversmithing Fund-raiser Auction.

To see this piece and many more besides, head to Trades Hall at 5:30pm on the 11th of August to view the complete range which will be up for Auction.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Gold and Silversmithing Fund Raiser Auction

Its Auction time again! Well, not quite...but the RMIT Gold and Silversmithing Auction 2011 is coming up on the 11th of August at the Bella Union Bar - Trades Hall. Viewing of the fantastic jewellery donated by students and professional Melbourne contemporary jewellers starts at 5:30pm. Or if you can't wait till then follow the link below to get sneak peak of the jewels which will be up for sale.

This is a great opportunity to start or continue your jewellery collection.

Thursday, June 16, 2011


This Jewellery piece is an exploration into symbiotic relationships. The relationship between the parts of the piece to each other and the relationship of the brooch to the wearer and the wholeness which springs into being when all the interdependent parts come together.

Without the metal appendages which slide into the housing of the shell structure of the brooch back, the piece is incomplete. Likewise, without the brooch back the patinated metal components (these could be called the brooches perhaps?) are unwearable. The coming together of the pieces brings the Object/s into a state of wholeness which is both physical and visual.

If we follow this line of thinking, the brooch isn't a brooch until it is worn. Before a person pins it to their coat, it is just an object with potential. When worn, this potential is realised, the object becomes jewellery; a Brooch.