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By sarahhyams4, Nov 27 2013 11:36AM

Phew!!! Just finished an action packed time in Brighton's MADE show. Was BRILLIANT.. because

*lovely to be with lots of other inspiring makers

* my work got a good response

*re-connected with old buddies from my Brighton art student days

It was great to get out there and be in the public eye for a while rather than beavering away in the shed. Its great to do both. It was wonderful to go back to my craft roots in Brighton. Saw friends, made new ones, exchanged ideas...'tis all a moving flowing creation and really fun to go back to its source.

I'm quite pooped now so my writing isnt as eloquent as I'd like but hey ho! Was very pleased. Hope to be there next year and keep the connections going. Have my work in the iO gallery in Brighton and hope it will do well there too.

Its pop-up shops in Oxford for me now before crimbo. Other people selling my work whilst I'm in my thermals in the shed! Oh and I managed a sea swim in Brighton too! Freezing. My Cornwall hardyness is slowly getting more civilized.

By sarahhyams4, Oct 16 2013 02:00PM

So after my luxurious time in a studio in Jubilee Wharf, eco building surrounded by other artists and like mindeds by the Penryn estuary I am now in Oxford very near another body of water, the Thames. As xmas is coming need to get to work so the immeadiate solution is to work in my friend Kate's shed. Its amazing how little space us jewellers can manage in! So here you can see the setting where the winter seasons work is being made in! Off to tinker there now!

By sarahhyams4, Mar 28 2013 11:33AM

Here's the bracelet I spoke of in an earlier posts. It was Penny's mother-in-laws and is litterally a visual document of their family history. Graduations, births, holidays, mariages, where the husband was posted as a policeman, a typewriter for her job as an accountant... Have a look and see what you spot.

I like the idea of a personal timeline being documented through jewellery.

By sarahhyams4, Mar 16 2013 12:09AM

I love playing with diplays. Maybe its an adult version of playing shop? A modern version of shrine building?

At the moment I'm loving using lichen, arbutus berries, battered suitcases, old comics, vintage mirrors. I suppose a cross between what you'd find on a lovely walk and a few bargains from a car boot.

I have also been teaching. Last year did a 4 week course on charm bracelets. Love the idea of telling a story through a piece of jewellery. One of my current students has an amazing bracelet that littlerally charts her family's history, births, occupations, graduations.. Will have to see if I can photo it.

One of my old students is a pro-blogger and its thanks to her this site is up and running. Thanks Camilla. What she did in a jiffy-like fashion was much appreciated. She told me about this amazing exhibition at the Welcome Collection in London see

to see the wee film.

Above are some pics- students at work and some of my displays. I liked using my bench in a gallery space to give the feeling of litterally buying straight off the bench.

By sarahhyams4, Mar 15 2013 11:23PM


So home. Way back when it was Canada. Went back in October/November for my Grandma's memorial. Was so special to be there.

The ferry to Vancouver Island is a mystical experience; childhood nostalgia, root beer, burger and fries with relish, oh lots of relish. A man strums some bluegrass in the background, people seem either active, animated or relaxed and nonchalant, I suppose depending on if its business as usual or a rare treat. I jump up and down every so often to look out the window and imagine living on one of those gulf islands, surrounded by trees, mist, eagles orcas...Will I spot a whale, an eagle??? Not yet anyway but still its FACINATING...S P A C E ! ! ! !

Its overwhelming, the vastness, the space coming from the UK.

The images here pay homage to the trip, the beautiful spot at Point No Point where Grandmas ashes were spread ( in quite dramatic weather!). The shack where we went on to stay in when we went to Twisted Vine Farm ( see their blog ) Look out for Zena's Hearth-Lighting poem!

That shack was an inspiration, so simple, warm and cosy as were the people.

The mug is inherited from my grandparents- a wink to them and a wink to Yemanja too!

The last image is that of the view from my current home with slightly more humble 'sea views' than previous pics depict but still is rather lovely seeing that water.