You may have noticed more creativity happening at my bench...
I've recently taken a big leap and reduced my working contract, so I have proper time to make. This decision was a really difficult one, but I trusted my gut and I jumped. I can honestly say, I feel excitement, daily.
Thank you to all who told me I could x
This super tin was purchased last year in the US. It's taken me a year to cut! The wording associated with tobacco amused me and the double-entendre provided a challenge. It seemed fitting that this tin should return to its original country and so I decided to make a collection, destined for Velvet da Vinci gallery.
The first cuts and compositions, with a little Altoids tin added for good measure!
The final collection of nine, all brooches, with three of the tussey mussey variety...
The lovelies over on Instagram
Put their two-penn'orth in
To advise on favourites
and give critique
To take upon the chin
These motivating likers
While I procrastinate
Encourage with their warmth in hearts
My questions and debate
Developing tin houses for the Christmas exhibition at CAA Gallery...
"By modifying and transforming everyday materials to jewellery, Jo Pond invests them with the power to enchant or fascinate us. At the same time, her works become the vehicles for narratives that reach out beyond the here and now. Her handling of transient objects imbues them with lasting value as art. And as wearers of this jewellery, she gives us a new means to express our attitudes and values." Jorunn Veiteberg.
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