Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Twig and leaf ring.

Two views of this 18ct gold and diamond ring. A wedding ring sits very nicely against it.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Lemon tree, lemon quartz, lemon wall.

 This is what my lemon tree looked like before all the lemons dropped off in the heat.

Lemon quartz earrings-  9ct w.g, 18ct y.g, cognac diamonds, lemon quartz drops.

I don't have this cuckoo clock going as all the ticking and the cuckooing get a bit annoying.

Monday, February 25, 2013

The House of Ravel and the House of Basho.

  Photographs by Terence Bogue.
The house of Ravel is like a boat... Sterling silver, fine silver, 18ct gold, Mother of Pearl, pink and blue sapphires, fossilized mammoth ivory beads, 2008.

The house of Basho is under the banana tree... Sterling silver, fine silver, !8ct gold, pink sapphires, black jade with pyrite beads, 2008.

Friday, February 22, 2013

TheTattooed Whale

I found this professional photograph of one of my pieces from my 2008 exhibition Taking the air with Master Basho and Maestro Ravel. This image was taken by Terence Bogue. For some strange reason I only had three pieces professionally photographed. Silly really. 

Sterling silver, fine silver, sapphires, diamonds, inlaid Iranian beads.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Looks like...

Here's a pair of earrings that look like sunflowers. 18ct gold, onyx and black diamonds.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Cloud Tree.

Necklace- Sterling silver, fine silver.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Jennifer Martin's Topiary Garden.

This is some work from 2004.
 Sketchbook drawing and brooches.
 Helicopter brooch- Sterling silver, fine silver, felt, thread. plastic, fabric.
 Kangaroo brooch- Sterling silver, fine silver, plastic.
Sparky brooch- Sterling silver, felt, fabric, 9ct gold.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Swan, heart, ring.

Swan brooch- Sterling silver, fine silver, shell, felt.
Heart necklace- Sterling silver, fine silver, 18ct gold, pearls, feather, felt, thread.
Pea ring- Sterling silver, 18ct gold.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Plane with heart.

Brooch- Sterling silver, fine silver, thread, 2006.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Joe Beuys stick/ Jenn Martin's bunny

Brooches- Sterling silver, fine silver, felt, thread, 2002.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Trilogy Bangle

Sterling silver, citrine, sapphires.

In the name of the Bee -
And of the Butterfly -
And of the Breeze - Amen!

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Storm and Eye of the Storm

 Storm - Sterling silver,18ct gold, black diamond, tourmalated quartz beads.

Eye of the Storm - Sterling silver, 18ct gold, tourmaline, tourmalated quartz drop.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

My studio

My first studio was in the Nicholas Building on the 8th floor. I moved in there in the year 2000 after I finished my Gold and Silversmithing degree at RMIT. I had a fishing tackle box of hand tools and a table. The studio belonged to Janet Watts . As I was moving in David Neale was moving out. I think I was in that studio for about five years, other artists shared the studio over the years but the ones I remember the most were Jane Ruljancich ( now a lecturer at NMIT) and Vicki Mason
I've been going through my back catalogue of photos and have been dismayed to find that I have no images of that studio. It seems like so long ago. It was so important to my development as an artist to share a studio with other artists who were kind enough to share their knowledge and experience.
 I then moved downstairs to level 7 and shared a studio with mover and shaker Vikki Kassioras who I had studied with at RMIT. 
 I moved out of the Nicholas building in 2010 and now have a room of my own. 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013



Birdcage necklace- Sterling silver, 18ct gold, blue pearl.

"Hope" is the thing with feathers -
That perches in the soul -
And sings the tune without the words -
And never stops - at all -

And sweetest - in the Gale - is heard -
And sore must be the storm -
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm -

I've heard it in the chillest land -
And on the strangest Sea - 
Yet - never - in Extremity,
It asked a crumb - of me. 

Emily Dickinson (1830- 1886)

Monday, February 4, 2013

Night vigil: 11.15pm - Bird flys past the moon

   Sterling silver, fine silver, obsidian beads.