Non-ceramic & edc
In 2020 circumstances and serendipity led me to diversify into 'every day carry', (pocket art) and to resurrect my jewellery making skills of old taking up pewter casting again. it followed a chance collaboration 'worry stone' project with extraordinary metal sculptor Chris Bathgate. 'Worry stones' and 'sliders' were among my first solo output, both in Parian porcelain and pewter. The success of my early Pre-Orders and positive, enthusiastic feedback from customers looks set to see this diversification continue and build.
Modified oloid. A prototype #1 spraypainted ceramic oloid with cast pewter fixed 'bean'.
Tablet T2 - Slider (all pewter version). visually identical to Tablet T1, but the 'bean' slides over an array of magnets.
The Sign Up for Tablet T2 - Slider, included versions with surplus wood 'jewels' from my collaboration 'worry stone' project with Chris Bathgate in the US (they were far too beautiful not to use in one form or another!)
Tablet T1 - all cast pewter. Here a fixed polished 'bean' fixed in a textured case (trilobite) created from carved cuttlebone. This was my first Sign Up.
The collaboration 'trlilobite' (top view, modified with glass beads), and the original Tablet 0 - worry stone. Both cast pewter. (Available to order)
An alluring side benefit of the 'trilobite' worry stone was its tendency to curve pleasantly when a group got together! Black Palm and Desert Ironwood wood 'jewels' by Chris Bathgate.
A prototype #2 modified oloid in porcelain proved too involved to consider for the collaboration Sign Up. But, like its sister prototype #1 this may be resurrected for commissioned one-offs?
Hybrid 'trilobite' slider - all pewter with sliding 'bean'. (Available to order)
Parian 'pillow' waveform worry stone with fixed glow-in-the-dark 'bean'. In my Etsy store now.
Parian 'pillow' waveform worry stone with fixed glow-in-the-dark 'bean'. Available in my Etsy store now.
Parian 'pillow' worry stones with fixed glow-in-the-dark and polished pewter 'bean' options (unedited image) . Available in my Etsy store now.
Pewter 'trilobite' with glow-in-the-dark fixed 'bean'. Available in my Etsy now.
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Pewter 'comb' worry stone with fixed Desert Ironwood 'bean'. Available in my Etsy now.
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