The jewellery classes I attend are at Maiden Earley School in Reading. This week I submitted a piece for display in the Made in Earley exhibition.
The Exhibition blurb:
“Adult silver jewellery students and RGA Fridays artists attend classes in our studios. This joint show of their diverse work is inspired by major London exhibitions such as The Cheapside Hoard and other, more local, themes.”
My piece was inspired by the Cheapside Hoard. One piece that really caught my eye was a tiny emerald pocket watch:
The watch is over 350 years old and was designed so that the time could be read even when the lid was shut!
My clock (which I’ve titled “The White Rabbit’s Pocket Watch” for the exhibition) is much bigger, at 20cm across diagonally. It’s made from copper which I patinated and silver for the dial. It even works! It took probably half a term to make and is full of imperfections to my eyes, but I’m still quite pleased with it.
It is both quite exciting and nerve wracking having work in an exhibition for the first time ever! However I’m pleased that I have and am pleased that I tried something completely different to my usual makes.
If you’re local, pop along to the exhibition. If not, I hope to show you some other gems after the private view this Friday night. Eeeeeeek!