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Talking Practice: Patina, Colour and the meanings of ‘old’

January 26, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Patina, Colour and the meanings of ‘old’ | Jon Privett

The talk examines concepts of age, meaning and the value of colour and patina to an object’s surface. As makers, the relationship with our work often ends once the invoice is written; have you ever thought what it might look like in 100 years’ time?

  • How has its interpretation or meaning changed over time?
  • Has it been repaired, refined, over polished?
  • Is it in a museum?

Join us for Jon’s talk and explore how you might see your creation lasting into the future.

Jon Privett is a conservator and restorer of metalwork and has taught at West Dean College for the last ten years. Prior to that he was self-employed, and he has also worked for the Victoria and Albert Museum and commercial art restoration companies in London. He still very much practices what he preaches, and currently has a bench of beautiful broken things to look at. His current research interests include patination, forensic conservation and Japanese Tamahagane steel.

Talking Practice is delighted to host a talk by conservator, Jon Privett followed by a glass of wine in the Vittoria Street Gallery. All welcome!

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January 26, 2017
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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School of Jewellery
+44 (0)121 331 5940
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School of Jewellery Lecture Theatre
Vittoria Street
Birmingham, B3 3PA United Kingdom
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+44 (0)121 331 5940
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