Saturday, 15 December 2012

Pendant Commission

Handmade resin stone mounted in silver and 9ct gold (6cm x 3.5cm), silver chain (90cm) with 9ct gold handmade findings.

I've been working on a pendant commission from a lovely gentleman for his sister's birthday.

We went through my collection of work and the customer picked out elements he liked from several pieces - designs, colours, styles and detailing.  The recipients height, skin and hair colour were discussed and we also had a look through Facebook albums at photographs.  The customer particularly liked my latest collection of work which is inspired by Victorian ironwork from the now demolished Smithfield's Market - (for the blog post on the inspiration behind this body of work, please see the Collecting History tagged posts here).  A pendant and chain was decided on and a stone selected from a range of rough sanded fishing net stones.  Below is a series of images which show the piece being made.

Assorted handmade resin stones - fishing net design
Stone selected - bottom left hand corner

Stone polished up - on top of the image which inspired the colours and opacity

Ironwork - Smithfields Victorian Market building - NW Film Archive footage

Stone overlayed a drawing of the ironwork roof within Smithfields Market building

The customer selected an area within the drawings I had done of the ironwork

Silver pendant mount and tracing of ironwork design

Piercing out the design out of the back of the silver mount

Finished silver mount with 9ct gold bayonet and platinol applied inside

Jane Dzisiewski
Handmade resin stone mounted in silver and 9ct gold

Handmade 9ct gold finding

Jane Dzisiewski
Finished piece lit from behind to showing the opacity of the stone

This piece is now parceled up and on its way to the recipient although I won't be able to relax until I know she has received it and most important of all, likes it!  Digits crossed.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Stockport Designer Craft Show 2012

The Designer Craft Show takes place every winter at Stockport Art Gallery and brings together the work of designer makers from across the UK.  This year Jo Lavelle is curating the jewellery section of the show (where I am exhibiting) and for which there is a blog.

Full list of 2012 Designer Makers:
Aiden Spencer - Alena Asenbryl - Beth Legg - Bronwen Tyler Jones - Bubble & Tweet - Caroline Cowan - Catherine Woodall - Claire Lowe - Corinne Lapierre - Craig Fellows - Deryn Relph - Dot Sim - Goldfinch Jewellery - Grace & Favour - Graceink - Helen Russell - Jane Dzisiewski - Janie Withers - Jo Lavelle - Kate Bajic  - Lee Page Hanson - Made by Simone - McDonough and Davies – Meeni - Michele Pouncey - Michelle Freemantle - Miranda Sharpe - Once Upon a Time in the North - Sadie Blythin - Sam Robinson - Sarah Packington - Seed - Stabo - Tamara Gomez - Tangent Textiles - Touchy Feely Textiles - Tracey Birchwood - Tree Fall Design

Stockport Art Gallery
Wellington Road South, 
SK3 8AB, 
0161 474 4453

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Friday, 7 December 2012

Little Northern Christmas Fair 2012

Altrincham Grammar School for Boys
Saturday 8th December
10am - 5pm
£2 entry

I will be exhibiting a selection of work at the Little Northern Christmas Fair.  This event has been organised by the team behind the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair (GNCCF), Ann-Marie Franey and Angela Mann from Great Northern Events.

40 selected designer makers and artists will be selling a range of work from jewellery, textiles and fashion accessories to beautiful things for the home.  See the full list of selected exhibitors here.

For further info and a downloadable leaflet, please see here.

On Facebook GNCCF: Facebook event here.  Facebook album here.