The Mace Explained – as reproduced in the Griffith University Magazine Sunday, Mar 27 2005
Details of the Mace we are making for Griffith University Saturday, Mar 26 2005
Commissioned by the University’s Chancellor – Mrs Leneene Forde, the team at Michael Bryce designed the original concept and we collaborated to bring the design into production, adding to the outcome in numerous ways. The ceremonial Mace for Queensland’s Griffith University was made with the assistance of John Sorenson (the last remaining L.J. Harvey apprentice) on the woodcarving, Barbara Heath and Juan-luis Gonzalez on the metal work, enamelling and the fitting of the entire object. Dennis Arnold, the industrial designer at Bryce Minale designed the ceremonial presentation box. A most significent object and a delightful collaboration – thanks again to Mr Michael Bryce.
Ray Norman & mal E in spoof shot at home Friday, Mar 25 2005
mal E photoshoped Ray’s beard onto what is normally his clean shaven dial. This shot from the back deck at Lansdowne Street residence. The found telephone insulators were a find that quickly became decorative art, which is usually the case with Ray.
Marisa Molin leaves the Jeweller to the Lost studio Wednesday, Mar 23 2005
Marisa and Juan-luis in the studio backyard (Marisa dropped in today on her way to South America in fact, posted on 21-2-2008
New Lace Box Ring without enamel but with best colour Green Tourmaline in 18ct Yellow Gold Wednesday, Mar 9 2005
The ‘silent gem collection’ of ours ushers forth and ends up enhancing some great jewellery outcomes. We continue to seek out the unusual, the exotic and the best as far as crystals and gems go. They come out during most commission processes and then when Barbara is designing and making items for the range, we never shy away from using up our store because we are always replenishing the stock – in fact its the drive to find new cuts that keep only the best gem merchants at out front door.