I’m waiting to post the details but friends and family members have to be told first . . . we present the ‘Empress Engagement Ring’ – first showing . . .
Big viewersite.wordpress traffic in prep for this weekend, half our highest ever amount of viewers . . .
His last 8 tracks come up on my iTunes ‘shuffle’ lots, his set of French copper saucepans are used every day. His last gift to me was a London printer’s coded contacts diary with every possible detail about sourcing, pricing and storage of metal, ink, paper and tools of the trade. He is still in our lives, daily . . . there is not a week goes by where an internet search for John collides with our viewer site
I have one more book cover with a bow and arrow on file, I’ll dig it out . . .
arresting human intelligence and barbara heath and Blogroll and jeweller to the lost - commisions and jeweller to the lost - retail range and jeweller to the lost - sculpture and malcolm enright and urban archaeology the good things 5:39 pm
The session info and link is here – “A conversation about – Queensland Style” and how it translates across disciplines, should be interesting. The text blurb: Tuesday 27, 7.30pm / SLQ Auditorium 1, level 2, State Library of QLD, South Bank / Free Admission.
Join fashion curator Nadia Buick with artist Michael Zavros, architect Stephen Cameron, academic Dr Courtney Pedersen, and “jeweller to the lost” Barbara Heath for a conversation about the aesthetics, themes and distinctiveness (or lack of) in Queensland’s sub-tropical design.
You will find the link to Barbara’s c.v. top left corner in our pages section . . .
My wife Barbara Heath did titanium frame designs for Johno early on and we had numerous trips to Sydney, met Jean-Pierre, Susan and his partner Mark. As I always do I couldn’t help but ask pertinent questions about the marketing and the shape of his organisation . . . it ended up in my partnering with Johno to completely change-force his brand and in the end we managed to buy back his own name from N.Z. businessmen. His own signature became synonymous with his own products, the Jonathan Sceats brand was given the edge that he himself so naturally displayed. We went back into his own family history and seriously re-jigged it reflecting his own ‘Aussie-ness’ and his 3D love of the ‘skull’ element. Our marketing strategy was our product promise . . . gutsy stuff for 1987.
I posted this to my FB page on Friday night when there is not that much traffic, so here it is to all of our viewersite clients & friends, enjoy the history ride . . .