Sunday, October 25, 2009

Endings, beginnings

My visit to the US is nearing completion; I head back to Sydney and family on Tuesday for a long-overdue reunion. It has been a phenomenal experience this time 'round; extended visits with my parents and siblings made it soul-satisfying - not to mention highly unusual - as normally my teaching schedule is pretty unrelenting during my time in the US.

But it was professionally eventful as well. Teaching at the lovely 'Art Is You' event in Connecticut, lecturing to the excellent graduate metals students at East Carolina State University, under the virtuosic hands of Bob Ebendorf; lots of inspiration flying around for those days.

This past week has seen two exciting developments for me. First was the new acquisition by the MAD Museum (Museum of Arts & Design) in New York of my 2004 neckpiece 'RETROSPECTION'. Following on the heels of being published in Ursula Ilse-Neuman's beautiful book 'Inspired Jewelry from the Museum of Arts & Design', it's a wonderful opportunity for my more recent work to be viewed by a larger audience. The neckpiece will make its public debut at the museum in November of this year. The second remarkable event has been the purchase of my newest piece 'THE DIARY OF AN ANTIQUARY', also seen in progress in the previous 4 postings below. It couldn't have gone to better owners.

I'm looking forward to getting back into my studio in November and continuing to explore all these new avenues that my recent work has laid the groundwork for. So stay tuned.




  1. Congratulations on the new collectors, new publications and the like. Glad your trip was a good one. Home in time for Halloween - do you 'do' Halloween in Sydney?

  2. Thanks, Jenny! No, Halloween is not really observed there, but it doesn't stop me from festooning my little ones with treats.

  3. Thats wonderful News Keith.Im so glad it has gone to a good home.Congratulations you so deserve this

  4. Congratulations, Keith, for the recognition you have earned with your great abilities; you are my inspiration. Now, back to the workbench, go!

  5. This is great news about Retrospection and The Diary of an Antiquary. I feel fortunate for having seen the Diary up close. Both pieces are outstanding. Linda

  6. Congrats Keith - Can't wait to see what emerges from the Art Dungeon next. Taking Sierra to see 'Twilight: New Moon' tonight. Yeah, think I'll wait outside...