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Helen Britton jewellery at Brick Lane

I visited Helen Britton’s exhibition ‘Industrial 2′  at Galerie SO, Brick Lane (until 10th June 2012) Steelworks in the jeweller’s home town have inspired the forms and finishes of the exquisitely constructed pieces. The work will be inspiring for jewellers, … Continue reading

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Paper-craft 2: design and art with paper

Beyond origami……Paper Craft 2 (R. Klanten, B. Meyer) book and DVD provide a comprehensive guide to a myriad of paper-manipulation and sculpting techniques. I was intrigued by a layered ring that has been made by cutting through the pages of … Continue reading

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Museum removes copyright restrictions from 10,000+ images

The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore USA  has removed copyright restrictions from more than 10,000 images of works in its collections.  These  images are now licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) The objects in the internationally renowned collection … Continue reading

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E-resource:Art Full Text

The Art Full Text  database provides full-text and abstracts of articles from international publications on fine art,  decorative art and design. Searches can be limited to full-text or peer-reviewed articles. The results are delivered in PDF format (includes any images) … Continue reading

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Need help sourcing materials?

If you’ve received your brief and you’re not sure what materials to use for your design project, or where to source them, help is at hand.Professional Materials Consultant, Margaret Pope, who works with architects, designers and others advising them where … Continue reading

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“Pantone: The 20th Century in Color”

This New Book available from Commercial Road Library is an exploration of colour trends in design during each decade of the last century. The Pantone company was the pioneer of colour categorisation and their numbering system is the standard for … Continue reading

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Library e-resource: Design & Applied Arts Index

This e-resource supplies abstracts of journal articles, exhibition reviews and news items from 1973 to the present. Access is via the Library catalogue DAAI tools include an area to save your research, a  citation generator for accurate referencing and suggested … Continue reading

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V&A visualiser

Help the Victoria and Albert Museum to test its exciting new Visualiser search tool. Sample collections of Chairs, textiles, tiles, plates and wallpapers are included Choose a set of objects and hundreds of of images from the collection will be … Continue reading

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Read about LondonMet academics 1: Simone ten Hompel

Simone ten Hompel is the Reader in metal for The Cass Silversmithing and Jewellery course  at Central House. A winner of the prestigious Jerwood Prize for Jewellery, Simone’s work has been widely exhibited in the UK and internationally. Find these … Continue reading

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Glenn Adamson talks; Mardsen Woo gallery

I attended a riveting discussion yesterday evening between Glenn Adamson, (Head of Postgraduate Studies & Deputy Head of Research at the V&A)  and current exhibitors at the Marsden Woo Gallery – Carol McNicoll (ceramics), Jacqueline Poncelet (paintings), Sam Scott (furniture) … Continue reading

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