I've adopted the theme 'Night & Day' (or 'Day & Night'!) for presenting my work at Loot. I have selected key designs to be made in natural tone leather, and setting the black and natural leather pieces against each other lends a great dynamic to my display.
It was wonderful to return to Amsterdam (one of my favourite cities) and Sieraad this year. I loved the very different Dutch and continental audience and of course catching up with my stockists and connecting with new ones too.
Three students and I had a very enjoyable weekend in my studio. Teaching in a small group, meant that I was able to cover a wide range of different techniques as well as discuss topics such as design, suppliers and the development design of ideas or whatever other queries came up. The image below shows the work produced by one student alone!
It has been a real pleasure working with the CAA in setting up my window display which includes a new pieces specially designed for the Architectural Jewellery show. My work is being displayed alongside the work of David Poston, of whom I am an enormous fan.