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Submissions Invited: JSN Exhibition – Message: Beyond Adornment

The Farnham based Jewellers and Silversmiths Network (JSN) have challenged themselves to design, make and exhibit a collection of works in response to the theme of:     

“Message: Beyond Adornment”

The members of the JSN will be exploring creative boundaries and interpreting the theme in its broadest sense developing ideas including environmental, philosophical, social and personal in a variety of media.

The exhibition will run from 27th April 2014 – 7th June 2014 at The New Ashgate Gallery, Waggon Yard, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7PS

 THE JSN NEEDS YOU TO PARTICIPATE

One of the displays will be a collection of work sent in by anyone who would like to join in be they professional, or amateur, young or old. It will look at how we can try to take control of images of ourselves, a topical theme given the prevalence of social media sites and the speed with which our image can be spread across the internet

JSN Member Poppy Porter says;  “ we are keen to involve as wide an audience as possible with this exhibition and engage with people beyond a passive viewing experience. Get involved make a necklace.”

THE BRIEF: Design and make a piece of reversible neck-wear that says “I Agree” on one side and “I Disagree” on the other.  This allows the wearer to physically attempt to send a message about whether they want their photo taken or not.  “I Agree” and “I Disagree” is the terminology commonly used in computer software user agreements.  You can use any materials you like in any style. There is only one proviso – it is a swap, you will not get your own necklace back but you will get someone else’s. Do not use precious materials unless you are willing to give them away – if you make a necklace out of diamonds be aware you may get one back made out of wool.

Submissions must be received by April 18th 2014

Send to :  Rebecca Skeels, Jewellery and Metalwork, University for the Creative Arts, Falkner Road, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7DS

Including an SAE with postage to cover the return of a necklace.

JSN Member Dani Crompton working on her piece for Message: Beyond Adornment

JSN Member Dani Crompton working on her piece for Message: Beyond Adornment

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Pin Swap for Networking at the Symposium

For all those attending the Material Connections Symposium on 10th September and all those yet to get their ticket we have a great method of getting to know people at the Symposium and getting a bit of easy networking done.  Bring along a pin you have made (maximum value £5) hand it in on registration in exchange for for a Pin Swap Ticket. Then later in the day participate in the Pin Swap Lucky Dip where those who have brought a pin along get to try their luck in the tub and then the fun begins as you find the person who made the pin you picked and who has picked out the pin you made.  Great fun and a really effective ice breaker!

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JSN Symposium Title and Date Announced

The JSN now has a confirmed date for our planned symposium,  10th September 2010 will see a day packed full of interesting talks and workshops at the Farnham Maltings.  The theme and title of the symposium is “Material Connections” which reflects the multitude of diverse materials and techniques all the makers involved already use, and also the forging of productive connections among those who attend the symposium.

Thallasion - Clare Ransom

Thallasion - Clare Ransom

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The JSN is awarded Arts Council Funding

The members of the JSN were really pleased to be awarded funding by the Arts Council recently.  This means we will be able to put into action our long held plans to extend our network and get to know some international jewellers and silversmiths to exchange ideas and visits.  We are also now able to put on our symposium which will benefit our group, the international group and those who decide to attend.  We hope to inspire ideas and pass on some skills.

Dendritic Diamond Ring in White Gold by Alex Maryon-Davis

Dendritic Diamond Ring in White Gold by Alex Maryon-Davis

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