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Tuesday, 17 April 2012


I've had a play around with some Liver of Sulphur on the surface of some silver pieces I made recently.

This one was dipped and left until it turned black - except for the 18ct Gold details which do not oxidise.

This ring was quickly dipped in and out of the solution and then dipped in cold water. The colours are a nice mix of green, red & brown.
Adding patination in this way certainly can change the whole look of a piece of silver.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

The Parkshot Gallery

If you visited Desire recently you will not have failed to notice The Parkshot Gallery on your way through.

photo courtesy of The Parkshot Gallery

 It will have stood out as it is jam packed with the amazing work of Staff and Students of Richmond Adult Community College. What a great showcase for the College, demonstrating the quality of the Courses on offer.

So if you are visiting Richmond Upon Thames do pop in, perhaps buy a unique little gift?!  Failing that please 'Like' The Parkshot Gallery's Facebook Page and help spread the word.

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Porcelain and Silver

Porcelain in Jewellery is very effective - look at the work of Ruth Tomlinson and her beautiful Flora Collection. I recently had a go and found it quite tricky to work with, due to drying out and cracking.

Drying out for Biscuit Firing

I made various pieces using leaves and stamps to produce different effects.

Biscuit Fired Pieces dipped in a Blue Celadon Glaze

 Once Biscuit Fired the pieces can be glazed or oxidised depending on the effect you want. I opted for a traditional Porcelain Glaze - Blue Celadon. After Firing it turns a lovely Duck Egg Blue.

Finished Pendant accompanied by a PMC Silver Leaf.

Ceramic Jewellery by Joy Bosworth

Ruth Tomlinson's delicate rings are on the cover

If you are interested in Ceramic Jewellery this is a good book to start with containing lots of examples of Jewellers and Artists who work with this medium.