Monday, 29 September 2008


I'd like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who visited our Exhibition and to everyone who has left comments on my blog re the Exhibition. With my workshop last week I haven't had time to thank everyone individually. It was lovely to see so many familiar faces, and Patsy and I thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. This one finishes on Thursday but we are already making plans for another one next year.
Now to the Keith Lo Bue workshop. What a talented man is Mr Lo Bue, he's a brilliant teacher giving so much to his students a big THANK YOU goes out to Keith, I finally learnt what so many of the attachments are for that came with my Dremel. I also learnt how to stop my wire from rusting, how to make my own flat and tubular rivets, how to think outside the square, when it comes to creating jewellery. This list goes on.
Jen and I had many ahhhhhh, revelation moments, when Keith revealed the secrets of transferring text and polishing wire, some very simple procedures that had eluded us until last week.

Here are some of the photos from class.

The great Jen Crossley in action being watched by Alison

The days class begins

The three musketeers, Jen, Chris and me. Chris bought the beautiful ring she's wearing from Keith, she was over the moon.

The fabulous class, such lovely people.

Me with the guru himself.

Finally the piece that I'm working on, it came together on the last day and I still have to work out how I'm going to attach it as the back section is a steel plate. I want to make some chain to add to the base. I still have more things to attach to it. I think this will end up on the wall and not around my neck or I could end up shrinking in height and have a permanent stoop.

I need to thank Julia too for awarding me the 'I love your blog' award. Thanks so much Julia, I'm sorry it's taken me a couple of weeks to mention it. I'm hoping I can return to more regular blogging now the rush is over, for this week anyway.


Maria said...

Wow, what an interesting workshop! Looks fabulous & I LOVE that piece you're working on Ro, very unique & certain to be a talking point anywhere you place it!

Jason said...

You've made a great piece there. Please show us more photos as it progresses.

Jen Crossley said...

It was wonderful to spend the week with you Ro and yes we had lots of agghh moments.
Caint wait until we ride again as the three muskateers ,you ,me and dear Chris

Cindy Dean said...

Looks like you had a GREAT time! Love your piece. Keith is a funny and talented guy!

Sharon said...

Oh my oh my! What a great workshop it is when you have the ah ha moments. Your piece is wonderful and your conclusion to hang on the wall tickled me as I read.

Judy Wise said...

Thanks, Ro, for inviting us in to this special workshop. Love the photo of you and Keith; your watch piece, seeing the studio and all in it. I can see that the event was wonderful.

Dot said...

Hi Ro

I really enjoyed this post and hearing your enthusiasm for your class! It sounds like you had a fabulous week and learnt a lot of different techniques.

I am sure you will create even more beautiful jewellery (if possible).

Loved the pic of you, Jen and Chris. And you look so happy (and beautiful) in the one with you and Mr talented!

Take care (and see you in a few weeks time).

Dot xx

Judy said...

so great the classes were so amazing but we knew that. love the photos too.

azirca said...

I love your piece Ro, so cool! What great photos, thanks for sharing.

mcdc3s said...

You really looked like you were having a great time at the workshop. I think your pendant is lovely... so unique and interesting. My goodness... anyone who wore it would not get very far... she would be stopped every step by strangers who wanted to look at it!

sharon young said...

Looks like an amazing workshop, Ro, how lucky to find someone so talented and at the same time so willing to share his knowledge.
Love the almost finished piece, glad to hear it's not going to be a necklace, I was just getting a bit worried for you :-)

Karen Cole said...

I just love to see people having a great time at these workshops and being so inspired. It truly shows in your piece, Ro.

Jackie said...

Its great to do a really good workshop that inspires you, it looks amazing. So does your exhibition. Sorry you're so far away.

Sam Marshall said...

Hi Ro,
Congratulations on the success of your exhibition.
The workshop looked fantastic and your work is STUNNING!!!!

Robyn said...

I would love to see your piece when it is completed. It really appeals to me.

tumbleweed said...

oh yes, if i hadn't already been teaching another class at that same event...Keith's is the class I would have signed up for myself...have had to settle for acquiring a walk through his workshop on dvd.

Jo said...

Ro, so thrilled to hear of your exhibition success!!!Congratulations... so upset I missed it, but happy to hear another one is planned.
Love the pics of the Keith Lo Bue workshop...and low and behold, there is my very good friend Cathie right in the front! she is also a part of my "The Very Stuff" artist group...she is coming up tomorrow to lunch at Ripe...are you free?

Jacky said...

Ro I love the piece you created at the Keith Lo Bue workshop!!!
Sounds like lots of fun was had by all.