Friday, December 17, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
Artists include-: Puneet Jodhka, Stephen Robb, Misako Sakai, Marieke-joy Trelor, Karyn Nankivell, Jane Walker, Kim Jonsson and Kate Marshall (curator).
See the gallery's website to check out other great exhibitions by Michael Sanders, Gayle O'Connor, Eugenie Bos, Matt Drysdale and Joy Elsner.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
It gave a useful insight to understand the difference between wholesale and retail markets. One really needs to know their product and its target market. Above all when dealing with retail sector, one needs to present oneself professionally-" always give an invoice and keep a detail record of your consignments".And before presenting yourself make sure you have enough stock to fulfill the demand.
My product is quite labour intensive and i can only produce limited edition range. The technique i am using is inspired from mokume-gane and I have been trying hard to make shakudo (copper and gold) and shibhuichi (copper and silver). The most difficult part is to configure how to melt copper to make alloys. Sometimes its such a pain!
GANOSKIN came to my rescue, it really has all the answers. Putting crushed charcoal besides copper helps preventing copper to absorb oxygen. I cant believe I produced 1083 degree celsius temperature and copper finally melted.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
"Topography of Metal" is and exhibition to investigate the manipulation of surface of metal. The exhibition starts 15th oct,2010 and runs till 19th nov,2010 at Tap Studios/Gallery M,USA. It is a unique studio and exhibition space dedicated to the creation and promotion of art jewelry.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
My work is a kinetic neckpiece so its shape can be changed by pulling it down or sideways. I have used around 190 petals, each of which is riveted together. I have used sequins in between to prevent wear and tear of metal and add friction. Layers of copper, silver, gold and mild steel are fused together and patina is applied for final finish.
Finalists include; Brendan Adair-Smith, Marina Antoniou, Kristy-Lee
Agresta, Jane Bowden, Melissa Cameron, Simon Cottrell, Catherine Da Costa,
Anna Davern, Christopher Earl Mibourne, Susan Frisch, Emi Fukuda, Linda
Hughes, Tassia Joannides, Jin Ah Jo, Puneet Jodhka, Erin Keys, Ingrid
Lockley, Chris Massey, Leslie Matthews, Claire O'Halloran, George Plionis,
Nicole Polentas, Jessamy Pollock, Phoebe Porter, Brenda Ridgewell, Amy
Robson, Regine Schwarzer, Mitsue Slattery, Bernadette Trainor, Linda Van
Niekerk, Kathryn Wardill, Andrew Welch and Katherine Wheeler.
Wednesday – Friday 10am – 5pm
Weekends 10am – 3pm
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Inspired from the gold boxes of renaissance period, I intended to make boxes which can also be worn as jewellery. This was theme for my graduate exhibition 2009. Goldsmiths of 18th centurn Europe made gold boxes using intricate patterns in high carat gold and it alloys and enamelling techniques. To depict rich color of gold I used 22ct gold plated copper and to show enamelling colors, I used colors of polypropylene plastic.
The above picture is a small box, inspired from vintage purses. It is silver plated copper and when upside down (picture below), it can be worn as a ring and has a hologram beneath
Below is a small vessel which is made by powder coated copper. It can also be worn as a two-finger ring.
This 22ct gold plated copper is a small box and a pendant. I have used green polypropylene plastic to depict green enamelling color. This piece was exhibited in GRADUATE METAL 12 in Perth during 14th Biennial JMGA conference.
This is again 22ct gold plated copper and I have used red polypropylene plastic to depict red enamelling color. This is also a small box and when upside down , it can be worn as a ring (as shown in the picture above). This piece was also exhibited in GRADUATE METAL 12, Perth.
The above box is 22ct gold plated copper and sterling silver with peridot set in bezel. It is inspired from "snuff box" which goldsmiths made during 18th centruy in Europe.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
WHIPPLETREE- A contemporary Jewellery exhibition
at OAK HILL Gallery, Mornington
date-: 29th May to 24th June, 2010
Artists: Kate Marshall, Puneet Jodhka, Jodie Welch, Karyn Nankivell, Misako Sakai, Jane Walker, Stephen Robb and Alicia Hannah Naomi.
The above ring is inspired from the "H" pattern of the whippletree. It is used to harness horses together in formation ; for working a plough.
We created our own whippletree, harnessing together jwellery pieces of eight emerging designers from Victoria. So instead of placing jewellery on shelves or walls, we used the middle of the room and hanged all out pieces.
Sterling silver ring and 9ct gold
Pendant-stainless steel, sterling silver and acrylic
I really want to thank Kate Marshall for organizing everything. Its a great feeling to exhibit with classmates after finishing the course. It keeps us alive!
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
GRADUATE METAL 12 was survey exhibition of graduating students of Asia, Africa and Australia during 14th biennial conference of Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia , Perth.
(9-11th april, 2010)
I had my two pieces exhibiting (shown above). They are 22ct gold plated copper and polypropylene plastic.
LISA WALKER WORKSHOP - 6,7,8 APRIL 2010This workshop was about collecting any material and manipulating into different jewellery pieces. Everybody had loads of stuff with them to work upon, so first day was quite interesting.
RE-INTERPRETING ENAMELLING ON SURFACE: ELIZABETH TURRELL
There is a lot of colour in my work which made me to do workshop of enamelling. Elizabeth Turrel workshop was truly amazing. I was the only one who was trying enamelling for first time. On the first day we did Grafito, where we applied wet process enamel on grip coat and when it got dried we did some drawing and played with effects of opaque, translucent and transparent white enamel. Also by using only transparent enamel on copper we can have different colours by firing at different temperature and times. I loved this!
Then we stamped on the metal using normal ink and sift jewellery enamel on it and got these beautiful stamped images. We also mixed different materials in transparent jewellery enamel like beach sand, oxides, graphite, coper flakes and more.........!
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Thailand International jewellery awards 2009- Finalist in Executive category.
SWAROVSKI Enlighten Passion Topaz Jewellery design competition
In 2008, Swarovski conducted an online jewellery design competition where artists from all over the globe were invited to design jewellery around "Passion Topaz" Gemstones produced by Swarovski.