Alison Boyd Artist

a life creative

WIP Wednesday: net rings, picture jasper & tiger eye

The stones are those that my English grandmother, when she lived in Australia decades ago, collected, cut an polished herself (you can see a post i wrote of that a … Continue reading

May 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

mARTedì: a forest of birch

I completed “Le Betulle” in early April this year but it has taken until this week to dry completely…yellow pigment in everything from oil, ink and polymer clay is a … Continue reading

May 28, 2019 · 2 Comments

Studio Sunday

It’s yet another rainy May (election) day here in SF, and with the trusty electric heater at my side, another productive day at the bench. Aside from managing to saw … Continue reading

May 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

A Workshop in Santa Fiora

I’m back in Santa Fiora and last week I taught a 5-day one-to-one beginners jewellery workshop. It was wonderful having Flavia in the studio, she was such an enthusiastic student. … Continue reading

April 2, 2019 · 2 Comments

Writerly Returns

I’ve been writing again, working at building that wizened muscle. Most of it is destined to remain in notebooks but I’ve reignited the old site 12 Degrees & Skiving and … Continue reading

March 10, 2019 · 1 Comment

Teaching English as a Second Language

When I first arrived in Italy in 2012, the most obvious path for me to make an income, once I’d finished my own language studies, was to teach English. I … Continue reading

March 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Jewellery Workshop & Etsy

I finally, finally, have a working website with shopping cart and payment gateway AND I have reinstated my Etsy account, giving the latter a trial run for 1 year only.  … Continue reading

February 25, 2019 · 2 Comments

Hills and Vales

Most years since I’ve moved to Italy have been pretty hilly. It’s not an easy place to live and I’ve always said I don’t grow well in soft soil. The … Continue reading

February 22, 2019 · 2 Comments


Studio As ever, a joy to be in here designing and making, with the fire roaring. The Siberian front two weeks ago turned the space into a refrigerator but the … Continue reading

March 15, 2018 · 2 Comments


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