arresting human intelligence and barbara heath and Blogroll and jeweller to the lost - commisions and malcolm enright and urban archaeology bespoke, blogging, collections, fashion, the good things 5:27 pm
Barbara’s history is given some focus in the current issue as well as other local fashion heroes (Joshua Jones, Amanda Hayman, Kellie Alderman, Paul Hunt & Patrick Woulfe + The Miegunyah House Museum) – click here and at the base you will find the story links and back to issue 1 and 2. Go Madeleine and Nadia et al . . . they have visited home and studio this week to do my own Q&A and looked into my ephemera archive for Issue 5 content.
We are now noticing the third wave of designers, architects and creatives engaging with Barbara and the studio to make their life markers. Now in our fourth decade of creatively collaborating with commissioners, these two bright young sparks came to us with a well defined aesthetic – two wedding rings for a UQ student of art history and a masters of architecture student at QUT. Katie Themor flew to Venice yesterday to continue her research on the architecture of the old Jewish ghetto. Katie also works at the QAGoMA bookstore where she is involved in retailing our works on consignment. Jeremy Zigenbine works at KP Architects and is currently engaged on the new refurbishment of the Wickham in Fortitude Valley. Both rings were clearly briefed and executed to their specific requests – his textured ‘moebius’ style is a © Bh favourite while Katie’s ring, a narrow 1.5mm rounded band to suit her engagement ring – simple polished finish and both in 9ct yellow gold.
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. . . my shot shows stamped silver and a dipped wire test for the pieces under development.
You know, when Barbara came to Brisbane in the mid 1980s she made ‘antique’ chain for Hardy Bros in any design they requested – be it Georgian, Victorian or Edwardian styles. I have always been in awe of these studio’s skills. This design is for a long-time friend who wanted a metal solution to turn her bracelet into a necklace for a major Birthday commission.