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Our New Years Resolutions – Natalie Smith

Natalie Smith

“I haven’t really got any specific New Years resolutions. I think the most important one for me for this year is to develop a new collection focusing on introducing a new material. The second one is to find a space to put together an exhibition for ‘Schmuck’ in  Munich for 2014.”


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Our New Years Resolutions – Grace Page

Grace Page

Dr Grace Miracle Cures

My plans are:

1) To complete my first ever self-employed tax return  – on time and correctly (fingers crossed)!

2) To rehaul my website – I set it up when I was a student and I’d like to give it a makeover to reflect where I’m at with my jewellery now.

3) To get a shop on my website – so people can buy their Miracle Cures online.

4) A new collection – I want to have a bit of fun and do something brand spanking new this year.

5) To do a gallery mail out – and try to get my work stocked in as many galleries as possible!

I suppose I better get cracking then,

Grace


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Our New Years Resolutions – Laura Bradshaw Heap

So here we are, a new year and another tax return to fill in, eek! We thought it would be interesting to have a bit of a catch up with the Collect_ive gang and find out what everyone’s plans are for the next 12 months and what we’d all like to achieve. So here they are, the first in our New Years Resolutions…..
Laura Bradshaw-Heap
My resolutions:
1. to seize every opportunity!
2. to be brave when it comes to large scale in my work
3. to have one finished piece from my new series to wear during Schmuck
4. to have an article published
5. to continue to fine tune the curating, so that each ‘Suspended in Pink’ exhibition is better than the last!
Have fun!!!!
Laura
Watch this space for another blog post all about the exhibition ‘Suspended in Pink’ that Laura has curated, or if you can’t wait click here to find out more.
suspended in pink


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Collect_ive on featured on Business Boom

Lucky us have been featured on the Business Boom blog – ‘the ideal place to see features of up and coming and freelance creatives from the UK and beyond’! The blog showcases the latest talent in the world of fashion, photography, art, design and more.

“This afternoon’s post features not just one creative, but eight jewellery designers from the British Art Jewellers Collect_ive. From varying backgrounds, Anna Wales, Laura Bradshaw-Heap, Farrah Al-Dujaili, Katie Lees, Natalie Smith, Melanie Codarin, Grace Page and Yu-Ping Lin have come together to “present new and original work that pushes the conventional boundaries of what jewellery can be.” Here, each member describes a little about their work and philosophies….”

To read the full blog post visit the Business Boom page by clicking here


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Sieraad Stand Pictures 2

Farrah Al-Dujaili www.farrahal-dujaili.blogspot.com

Laura Bradshaw Heap www.laura-bradshaw-heap-is.me.uk

Melanie Codarin  www.melaniecodarin.com

Katie Lees  www.katieleesjewellery.com

Yu-Ping Lin  www.yuxiart.com

Grace Page www.gracepage.co.uk

Natalie Smith www.natalielsmith.blogspot.co.uk

Anna Wales www.annawales.com


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SIERAAD Stand Pictures

So here it is, our finished stand!

Farrah Al-Dujaili

Melanie Codarin

Dr Grace

Anna Wales

Yu Ping Lin

Laura Bradshaw Heap

Katie Lees

Natalie Smith

Lots more pictures to come!

Farrah Al-Dujaili www.farrahal-dujaili.blogspot.com

Laura Bradshaw Heap www.laura-bradshaw-heap-is.me.uk

Melanie Codarin  www.melaniecodarin.com

Katie Lees  www.katieleesjewellery.com

Yu-Ping Lin  www.yuxiart.com

Grace Page www.gracepage.co.uk

Natalie Smith www.natalielsmith.blogspot.co.uk

Anna Wales www.annawales.com


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Meet Katie Lees

1) What is your role within Collect_ive?

I’ve played the role of curator!

2) What have you done for this so far?

Probably not enough!! We had numerous skype conferences to discuss layout and the design of the stand including colour schemes and lighting arrangements etc

3) Give three words that best describe your work…

Industrial, geometric, sculptural

4) What are you working on for Amsterdam?

I love cluster formations so am working on numerous ‘industrial clusters’!      

5)  What is the inspiration behind your work?

I like industrial landscapes, scaffolding, ship yards, derelict buildings and anything with an unusual structural form!

6) How do you choose what materials to work in?

The materials I work with reflect the industrial inspiration so I tend to use square silver wire with an oxidized finish to give the engineered effect!

7) What is your workshop like?

I’d love to say neat, organized and orderly but really it’s the opposite! Lets say an organized mess!

8) What are you most looking forward to about Sieraad?

Since this is my second time at Sieraad, I’m really looking forward to exhibiting as part of a group instead of on my own! Although I met some fantastic people and had great neighbours, it was a little daunting and lonely!

9) What are you most worried about for Sieraad?

I hope we all work well as a team promoting  everyones work. Aside from the obvious (forgetting/losing/missing things!) I’m anxious to be there and for the set up!!

10) Is your passport in date?!

After a wee panic, Yes!

11) What have you got planned for afterwards?

Numerous deadlines for galleries and shows but a couple of days break in Amsterdam immediately after will be a nice break from making!

Farrah Al-Dujaili www.farrahal-dujaili.blogspot.com

Laura Bradshaw Heap www.laura-bradshaw-heap-is.me.uk

Melanie Codarin  www.melaniecodarin.com

Katie Lees  www.katieleesjewellery.com

Yu-Ping Lin  www.yuxiart.com

Grace Page www.gracepage.co.uk

Natalie Smith www.natalielsmith.blogspot.co.uk

Anna Wales www.annawales.com