The show is excellent and is well worth a visit if remotely near Birmingham (UK).
Terry explaining something about the work of Martyn Pugh.
Work by Claire Denham-Smith (For Stephen Webster, right).
Work by Abigail Stradling.
Overview of the show.As I always say when I come back from Birmingham, I love the place!
This has something to do with the jewellery tool shops there and I succumbed to temptation and bought a mini tube-bender:
Sorry about the photograph. I took it with my phone!
Been back in the workshop. The lovely Marvin made this piece:
Which reminded me of the skull-spoons I made some time ago from old spoons.
So I asked him if he would mind me making a version using a spoon. Of course, the whole thing grew legs and I had intended it to be finished by Hallowe'en but my stone dealer came to visit and she had some oddly-cut garnets which just had to be incorporated and so it won't be ready for Hallowe'en at all. Never mind.
This time, instead of cutting the spoons, I took a leaf from Marvin's book and chased the spoon into a skull form:
One dog-ugly silver teaspoon. A souvenir of Florida!
In pitch, ready to chase.
Chased and cut.
Finished and stone-set.More on this soon.