This has been a great week! First of all I spent a day with Jared Sanders , learning how to recycle my scrap silver. I loved the whole process from start to finish – there was something very very gratifying about it !!
First of all the silver is melted down……..
Then its poured into the ingot ……
Which gave us one of these ……
Which was rolled through the rolling mill a few times – annealing every now and then …..
and then this was drawn through the plates until I had my pure silver wire!
Then yesterday I received the exciting news that my work has been accepted into the next PMC Annual! To say that its a huge honor to be amongst such incredible talent is an understatement. I was in a celebratory mood as I arrived at the Axolotl Gallery on Dundas Street in Edinburgh to meet Elmo the 5 year old Owl who was on an outing from Edinburgh Zoo. The handler had the patience of a saint as everyone invariably asked him the same questions over and over again…… Elmo was amazing to watch and was there becuase the paintings in the current exhibition feature Owls. Apparently Elmo did not know that they were only paintings (as far as he was concerned they were real), and he was very much on high alert, keeping his amazing eyes on every painting in the room!!
Finally Elmo was taken home and I got my second piece of good news for the day – my work has been accepted into the gallery. I’m very VERY chuffed