I've had an interesting and motivational time since my last blog! I'll tell you a little of the background. I was lucky enough to go to a Steiner School from the age of 3 and I stayed at the same school until after my exams. One of my friends from the early days was Lucy Walker (now Mhoma), who subsequently emigrated to New Zealand at 14. A couple of years ago we 'met' again on Facebook and have chatted many times since. I found out that Lucy has been working as an artist in Christchurch, NZ in the area devastated by earthquakes.
Lucy decided to go on a family/artist trip to various places around the world, some places just to show her children where she'd lived and others to forge new artistic links. I was thrilled when she said that she was coming to Plymouth to see us! We spent the evening exploring each other's work and talking about school and her adventures. The next morning, before she set off for Istanbul I took her to Royal William Yard to show her the building which is set to become artist's studios and for coffee, of course! As we entered the Bakery we bumped into a artist friend of mine and after introducing Lucy, Connor McIntyre very kindly offered to show us his studio and to tell us about his latest work which was fabulous. Lucy is in New York now I believe, and when her travels are finished I hope to feature her here on this blog and to ask her more about her journey. All in all, I found the whole visit very inspiring.
Since then I've been working on new shapes in my aluminium and I've started to cut out a new design.
So, what do you think of these new shapes?
I look forward to hearing what you think of the new pieces! I always appreciate your feedback. I hope to have some of this work on my website in the next few days so please do check SlickSilver Jewellery.