Trade to Treasure Update

Good evening all, hope you’ve had a good weekend.

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Hamming it up for the camera! Me in my studio for the Toi Pōneke 10th birthday open day. Photo by Mark Tantrum

It has been a busy time for me with academic presentations, the Toi Pōneke 10th Birthday open day where I had a workroom ring sale and planning for an upcoming trip to Melbourne where I will be showing work with some of my peers in The Radiant Pavilion Contemporary Jewellery & Object Trail with our show Park Where You Want at Fort Delta Gallery.

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As Spring is approaching, so too is the last trimester of my year of studies! Cue the sirens, stress rash and scrambled brain… well, not the whole time I hope, keep the faith!

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The universe giving me a sign to “Keep the faith” with these plastic rosary I found on the street

By now the Trade to Treasure is in its winding down stage and I have just received probably one of my last donations to the project which has come from Australia!

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IMG_0879_edited A wonderful donation received from a fellow jeweller in Australia. Some of which were at one stage her own results of recycling material from jewellery inherited by a family member.

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It has been an amazing experience having people respond to my call and also one that’s been very humbling. The project wouldn’t have been fulfilled without everyone’s participation and generosity, so Thank you all for being amazing arts supporters!

Here on in I will continue to work with the remaining donations that are usable for this project, transforming them into jewellery pieces using the casting process, and I will begin to embark on the next stages of planning for the exhibition and design of the Trade to Treasure booklet.

Working on the brooch back for this piece

Working on the brooch back for this piece

And if you happen to have an hour or two to spare this coming Sat 22nd August then come along to the Sea Shepherd Society Evans Bay Foreshore beach clean up from 1pm. Last time we had a lovely encounter from a seal that was living in the area. The Sea Shepherd flag will be up.. more info here on their Facebook event page.20150711_144752

Watch this space!

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