Monday, November 26, 2012

Blair Smith

Sadly we have heard that Blair Smith, one of Dunedin's well known jewellers passed away yesterday, after a long illness.  Our thoughts go out to his family and friends. 

Blair has been represented at AVID for around twenty years, and his work is still popular today, as it was when he first began making.  His wry political and cultural observations and concerns were expressed with great charm, even humour, and his unique style in brooches, rings, earrings and necklaces will be very much missed.

Blair made a series of brooches called Crowded Hearts, which have become emblematic of his work.  They seem a fitting symbol to remember him by.