I am so happy to be exhibiting at this fantastic geological jewellery event which starts tomorrow at the Goldsmith's Centre in Clerkenwell, London.
Rocks, minerals, meteorites, they are all a big inspiration for me as well as the geological processes that create the world around us on a big and small scale. The piece I chose to show at the exhibition is my Malachite Green Hewn Ring.
It combines some of the techniques I have developed in resin to evoke the naturally occurring patterns of mineral formations, as well as featuring inclusions of golden pyrite nuggets.
Here's some more on the exciting events that the Goldsmith's Centre will be running:
"From 21 May we're taking part in Chelsea Fringe - a festival celebrating and encouraging us all to engage with our landscape, gardening and the natural world. As part of the Fringe we are creating our own rock garden (sponsored by Indoor Garden Design) in the atrium, surrounded by work from jewellers and goldsmiths' whose inspiration comes from geological formations.
We don't stop there, come and enjoy some of the events that we have alongside the exhibition…
LIFE DRAWING WITH LONDON DRAWING
Tuesday 21 May: 6.30 - 8.30pm
£10 in advance or £12 on the door. Supplies are available to buy at the class.
This is the first of our monthly life drawing classes to be held in our Exhibition Room and will have a special Rock theme! Book through London Drawing's Website.
Thursday 23 May: 11am - 9pm
Show us your sporting prowess and indulge in your artistic side with the most
creative table tennis you'll ever play. Beat your colleagues and friends at our
table tennis table and use the ping pong balls to create your own piece of
contemporary jewellery. Our experts will be on hand to make sure you have this
season's must-have bling to wear! Send pictures of your creations to us on Twitter and you'll be in with a chance to win lunch in our Café.
When you've exhausted your talents, recoup with lunch or after work drinks in
NEWTON'S APPLE - POP UP PLAY ON THE CAFÉ TERRACE
Thursday 23 May: 12:30pm and 1.15pm
Have you ever fallen in love in a tree? Liminal Space's five minute play is
about two people who do, and then come back down to earth. Grab some lunch, sit back and enjoy.
FAMILY FUN DAYS
Friday 31 May 12pm - 5pm &
Saturday 1 June 10am- 4pm
Scratch Patch will range from £2 - £5
Other activities - Donations Welcome
Climb into our Scratch Patch - a sandpit filled with gemstones and learn about the different types of rocks used in jewellery. Pick your favourite, see them being polished by our very own Lapidary, Steve Stavrou and create your own gem stone jewellery to take away."