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May 19, 2010

For those of you who couldn’t make it along to my latest exhibition at Roseangle gallery, here is an online version for you to feast your eyes upon.

Vanilla Ink : Revealing the Hidden

This exhibition is a prototype for Vanilla Ink, created to assist Kate Pickering in understanding how the public interpret and perceive the process of making jewellery, which is often left behind the scenes.

Vanilla Ink is a new initiative founded in 2009 by Kate . It aims to support jewellery graduates in making the big step into the real world. Vanilla Ink empowers graduates, offering them a one year course that offers time, space and education.

As well as being a bridge between education and industry, Vanilla Ink intends to open up the process of making jewellery to the public.

The final piece was designed using ‘Bitter Sweet’ ; a tool Kate developed that draws upon elements of existing jewellery and conventional products, mixing them together to generate new designed objects.

Photographs by Ian Martin (ianmartin2757@gmail.com)

“floating down the river” brooch, made by Vanilla Ink, co-designed by Charlotte Ross (above)

The story of a jeweller:

Inside the book gives you a glimpse of the life of a jeweller and a ‘how to’ almost. The book has been beautifully illustrated byHelen Chalmers, (helenfchalmers@gmail.com) a soon to be level 4 jeweller at DOJ. Take a look at her blog, it’s an inky insight into her thoughts and doings.

Floating down the River:

Filmed by Yours truly. A story telling technique into the world of a jeweller, taking you through all the stages from start to finish.

Edited by Andy Sim (a.sim@dundee.ac.uk)

Music: Incubus “Aqueous Transmission”

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. May 19, 2010 11:49 am

    Great work, Seems like it was awesome

  2. May 19, 2010 9:06 pm

    I grinned all the way through that. Great work, music info?

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