Designed like a 'tasting menu', this book gives jewellery-makers a chance to try out the core methods and techniques for working with mixed-media materials, incorporating their own designs, so they can get a feeling for the direction they would like to follow with their own work. Highly illustrated, easy to follow, step-by-step format - an easy, non-threatening, but thorough introduction Includes several extra projects by 'guest' jewellers
Sarah Keay graduated in jewellery and silversmithing from the Glasgow School of Art in 2004. She has exhibited widely (Origin, Showcase [Tokyo], Dazzle, Jewellery Unlimited Bristol, Array at Taigh Chearsabhagh, various solo shows, Cutting Edge at the Museum of Scotland) and has undertaken a number of residencies including at Cove Park in Helensburgh, The Bonhoga in Shetland, Bridge of Don Academy in Aberdeen, and 'Windows in the World' in Dumfries. Sarah has a lot of experience teaching both adults and children. She was awarded the Design Factory 2007 prize, and in 2006 received a Start-Up Grant from the Scottish Arts Council. Her own work employs a number of textiles techniques, and she uses a wide range of materials including wool, wire, silver, enamelled wire, found materials, platinum leaf and pearls.
'...a handsomely produced, easy-to-use book that should provide the know-how on techniques and enough inspiration to get the ideas flowing.' www.karenplatt.co.uk (September 2009) 'Informative and inspiring, the wide range of illustrations, together with the step-by-step projects and knowledgeable text create an interesting and lively read.' Findings, Autumn 2009 'When I opened The Lace Guild's parcel containing this book I thougt WOW!' The Lace Guild - Karin Wheals