I made it!
I made it to the degree show and though I got pretty overheated (hot lights, bad ventilation) it was well worth it as there were some lovely things to see. I didn't manage a full visit but managed to squeeze some
As always the main people/pieces catching my attention were in jewellery, illustration and textiles. I have been/will be in touch with some of them for images to blog here soon. Many of them will be appearing at New Designers in London so some of you still have a chance to see the work up close. Jewellery, Textiles & Ceramics will be there for Part 1 from 5-8th July, Illustration is in Part 2 from 12-15th July.
Naturally I can't leave you with nothing to look at so this is the perfect opportunity for some more intriguing work by Sebastian Buescher. I posted about his work last May so he emailed recently to say he's now got his own blog Life Inside The Well, and a mighty fine blog it is too.
Sebastian Buescher, Rings: untitled 2006
Sebastian Buescher, Brooch: Untitled 2007
ceramic, coral, silver, plastic, agate, galvanised steel
He has the gift of discussing things which I would love to blog on but get too irrate about, like how jewellery is shown/sold and how makers are treated in many UK galleries (one of the biggest reasons I stopped exhibiting/selling). He hits the nail on the head when he talks about the recent news story on electromagnetic radiation (or in my words, fry your brain for the sake of neatness). But back to his work, these are all pieces from his updated page on Klimt02...
Sebastian Buescher, Brooch: The Widow Maker 2007
ceramic, black widow spider egg cases, silver, poison, cork
And finally, do you remember me talking about how I like to make jewellery (and other things) from rabbit and sheep droppings? I assured you it was nicer than you might think. So I was pleased to see Sebastion also has 'crap' jewellery, see his brilliantly titled neckpiece 'Holy Shit' from 2006.