Here are some “steampunk” earrings produced by my son, Gregor.
Over the last few weeks I have introduced you to my daughter Isla’s photography, so now I thought I should show you my son Gregor’s creative work. Both Isla and Greg chose to follow an academic, rather than an artistic education but the creative impulse still seems to have rubbed off on them.
Greg manages to combine his very rational, mathematician’s mindset with a belief that he can make anything he puts his mind to. Over the past year he has been working with silver and combining it with recycled watch parts to make some striking jewellery. He made his first pair of these “steampunk” earrings last winter when he came home to visit and made use of his dad’s jewellery bench and tools. I took some photographs of his progress during that first effort.
Greg is a very methodical person and worked through a lot sketches to refine his ideas.
I also have a few shots of some of his other pieces, though some are just of works-in-progress, rather than the finished items.