First of all, happy new year to all our blog followers from me, Emily.
It’s Laura the co-op student again. Since the last time I have blogged I have been learning many new techniques and am now assisting Emily with her 8 week enameling classes. Every Tuesday I spend the day at the studio either working on my own pieces or helping the others out, than at night I am doing the enameling class. Last week was the first class and everything went great! The class made samples of enamel to show them the different types of textures and colours you can get with different firing times. This week things will be getting a little more complicated and exciting as we are doing stenciling in different colours. I have never done enamel before so this class is a great opportunity for me to learn something new while helping out. Only one more hour until the class starts.. it is going to be fun!
After a busy November and December I was looking forward to
a quiet January…No of course not!!!
I’m sitting here on my macbook and let’s see I have fedex, a custom brokers, the financial times, the canadian tax sites, oh and myspace open because i’m always in search of music artists.
But luckily I have a business trip to ARIZONA in a couple weeks for the annual Tucson Gem Show so luckily I can relax….yeah right my new designs are still scribbles on a page, nevermind the production of them oh and the the website and a million other things!
But what’s even more exiciting then being able to attend the biggest gem show on the planet is the fact that I am almost finished a idea I’ve been working on for years…My original 45 rpm record adapter pendant which started off as a birthday present for a DJ but years later after enough DJ’s asking me “So Quincy, when is this 45 actually going to work as an adapter in side a record?” Guess what it’s finally evolved into an adapter and a piece of jewellery. It took me a long time to work out how I could get them to work seeing as they are now metal and not plastic, and usual production techniques just wouldn’t work and then I had to find the right person to help me with major technicalities and of course like magic its all come together and as one DJ told me “it works beautifully.” They will be available in Silver and Gold soon, very soon!!!!
It’s me!! Nice to see everyone here again, I have a great news for all. A group show held by OCAD students will happen in the Cedar Ridge Gallery, and I am one of the participants. We are past and present OCAD students showing functional and non-functional jewellery, plus sculptural works. The opening reception is on Sunday, January 17th,2010 from 1 pm- 4 pm. However, it is totally fine if you can’t make it on that day because the show will not end till January 29th.OK…it’s enough advertisment for now.
It is exciting for me that I figure out other ways to add colours in my jewellery! I made bunch of tiny balls in different sizes with polymer clay. They are vibrant and fun. I am still experimenting with them, but hopefuly I will develop a new design line with it! Wish me LUCK 😛
I hope to see you all on Sunday
Have a wonderful weekend!