Posts tagged Satomi Matsumura
satomi shoots and squids

A lot of exciting things coming up in the next few months!

In October I will be exhibiting with the new Brisbane movement RAWartists. The event — PROVOCATIONS – will be on October 24th at Oh Hello!  in the valley (will post some more details soon). There will be bands and other great local artists there on the night and I will be releasing a new series of works… I don’t want to give too much away but there will be a few huge pieces… here is one of the new rings I’ve been working on..


A few weeks after provocations I will be back again for the Spring/Summer Finders Keepers Markets at the old museum – Saturday/Sunday November 3rd + 4th.

Thought I’d also include some photos from the shoot with satomi (very top, and below).

I also recently came across the works of brisbane artist and designer Xiao Deng - there are some great pieces on her website but the illustrations I saw at the Reframed exhibition are my favorite.

There were also some incredible broaches designed by Ari Fuller… the details on these were amazing I still can’t get them out of my mind.

Ari Fuller

Ari Fuller

Also, thanks to the good folk at The Meander who gave me a mention on their blog last week – found here

Lastly, I came across this on Colossal and had to share it… squid skin responding to cypress hill

just watch it


It’s been a while between posts. Since returning to Brisbane there’s been little time to write between work and preparing enough pieces for the upcoming show.

In the meantime I've finished a new logo and some fine new cards + packaging


Of course, all of these things would not look as grand without the help and advice from my good friend (and very talented designer) Shayna (thank-you!). And just as importantly, Asiya, who has helped each step of the way… the number of times she has endured the phrase “better or worse… better or worse” is a testament to her patience.

The weekend past I also had the good fortune of working with Satomi Matsumura, who photographed some really great looks put together by Shari O’Dwyer using some of my designs.

Out of strange coincidence this was the first (but far from the last) time Miguel and I got to work together on a shoot.

It’s been over 5 years since we first started talking about our ideas on fashion so its hard not to be chuffed seeing things beginning to materialise. The ideas that came out of just a few short hours are a strong affirmation of the amazing projects we will collaborate on in the future.

It’s been incredibly difficult to stay focused on making numbers of items rather than experimenting with new pieces. My focus has never been on production, rather on designing unique pieces, so this sharing of my work is an experiment in itself. I have slipped a few new designs in while preparing for the markets though and have made a little more progress towards the designs for my exhibition. There is a photo at the end of the new efflorescence rings.. I’ve started casting all of these in a high purity tarnish resistant silver.

Lastly, if you get the chance, please visit me at Finders Keepers on the weekend of July 7th and 8th. This is a free event and there will be bands planning and lots of great designers will have their works on display. I will have a space right near the stairs down to the bands.