“Thanks Mal, We are very excited about this new purchase for the collection.The works will be found in Mater Private Springfield Hospital and in Mater Health Services Art Collection.” – Best Renai Director, Independent Arts Management, P O Box 7648 EAST BRISBANE Q 4169. 0411 484 222 www.iamprojects.net
Thanks Renai et al Thursday, Sep 17 2015
Barbara’s next Tasmanian show will open June 26, 2015 at Handmark Gallery in Hobart Monday, May 25 2015
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Just an advanced notice and the last June date we want you to drop into your diary. The studio is on track to finish all the makes by this Friday, then I have some time to complete all the imaging, pricing and documentation. The entire series of rings, pendants, necklaces and brooches are all featuring ‘porcelain shards’ found on and around our property in Tunbridge, Tasmania. This should not come as a surprise as Barbara has used found elements as the set “gems” in works since the mid – nineteen eighties. Buttons, beads, glass, wood, steel, other jewellery have all been recycled and incorporated but this show is purely Tasmanian based with antique relics which the earth has given up to us.
Elements from our range of high carat and unique gem stone jewellery from numerous © Bh ‘styles’ are also showing in our cabinets at Hobart and Evandale and via the Handmark web.
Commission via a phone call from out of the blue Tuesday, May 5 2015
It is always a delight when old “Maker’s Mark” clients from Melbourne resurface, we did numerous commissions and sold from our range over a twenty six year period but never held their client’s names and addresses. Rosemary’s phone call led to an email which led to this remake of her husband’s interlocking ring set, this time in 9ct rose gold. They are chuffed, I’m chuffed to have their contact details now and another commissioner back into the fold.
Melt this 24ct gold, 1 ounce coin and make me a solid gold ring like my oval turquoise cabochon one Thursday, Apr 23 2015
. . . and I want a large oval polished onyx piece set into the top!
An email was received on the 3rd of April 2015 – we sent the pendant to Sydney last night, 22nd April 2015 Wednesday, Apr 22 2015
No task to large or small . . .
“I am looking for a moon and stars pendant in silver to remember my Mum . . . and I am having no luck! A friend of ours has one of your lovely bracelets and last weekend I was in the Art Gallery shop in Brisbane and I saw some of your jewellery and I wondered if you have something like this available? I’m afraid I couldn’t afford to commission – anything large so sorry if I am wasting your time.” “I would like something similar to the photo enclosed – in theme but doesn’t have to be in style – in silver. I understand if this is not something you would like to – or do – take on. Thank you for your time and have a nice Easter.”
We were happy to comply with instructions, exchanged more emails and quote. The end result was created at studio wholesale – Cresent moon pendant as image supplied – diamond eye in Argentium 935 Silver with polished finish to fit the chain (supplied).
Ziggy and ronE at Parattah Friday, Mar 6 2015
Other shots in this private garden and colonial collector’s home we visited . . . the sandstone sculptures are all done by the owner also
Bunting some thing, bunting fun thing . . . would go a long way wrapped around your tree Monday, Dec 22 2014
A joyous thing for your backyard tree, something hand-made by K.T.
Her JEANBAG® enterprise branched out (pun intended) this year to bunting and I was a-taken-a-back by all the bunting I happened to notice since I saw her recycled denim handy work. I was so busy towards the end of the season to go get some + we don’t do a traditional tree BUT for all those fornicating trees in the backyard, I can think of nothing better!
Another enterprise on Ashgrove Avenue, Ashgrove in Brisbane that so deserves some of your Christmas dollars . . . Tuesday, Dec 16 2014
Kylie Johnson & ‘paperboatpress’ has been growing in artistic stature since 2003. As an ex-typographer, designer and creative director I have so much in common with her text/ceramics and her object paper works. These have taken-off both locally and internationally now she has her shop and on-line shopping cart. I visited today to say “merry christmas” and to scout the shelves for holiday tree fodder. Her web is here – go buy! subscribe via RSS to her lovely blog and hop on the typographic journey she is on.