Goldsmithery

The treasure being forged and hoarded as part of the Working with Gold activities, which is to say information about St Loyes, St Loye, your stories and images, and much else of interest.

Subversion 24 March 2018 ClareLast year, Rosie King and I took a wander around St Loyes, noticing and thinking about the built and natural environment, and how we inhabit our space. At lunchtime, on a green verge in Sowton industrial estate, we saw some workmen in their hi-vis resting on a line of boulders and having a smoke. At the ... Read more »

Tranquility 17 March 2018 ClareIn a ward that is mostly council housing, suburbs, industrial and retail park, and motorway services, tranquility might seem to be at a premium. Yet there are many pockets of green space in St Loyes. One of my ideas for this art programme is to hold some St Loyes Random Picnics, or SLuRPs for short! ... Read more »

FALAFELS fotos 10 March 2018 ClareFor the 9 February FALAFELS drop, I changed the design of the cards, to include What three words…? on the front and a photo of St Loyes on the back. Here are the photos of #StLoyes on the backs of #FALAFELS so far… Digby Water Tower, Ludwell Rise, Woodwater Lane by night pic.twitter.com/rjTrcRNYZ2 — Working with Gold ... Read more »

FALAFELS drop, 9 March 2018 10 March 2018 Clare Cycling water: sea, rain, drinking, sewerage#WorkingwithGold #FreeArtFridayExeterStLoyesLovesAnagrams #FALAFELS #FreeArtFriday #Exeter #StLoyes #threewords #twodropstoday #art #freeart #streetart #takehome #spreadjoy #loveyourplace #digdeeper #bepresent #awareness #passiton pic.twitter.com/sXWEPJeaPd — Working with Gold (@workingwithgold) March 9, 2018 Read more »

FALAFELS drop, 27 February 2018 28 February 2018 Clare Work and play#WorkingwithGold #FreeArtFridayExeterStLoyesLovesAnagrams #FALAFELS #FreeArtFriday #OKTuesday! #betterlatethannever #FreeArtFridayExeter #Exeter #StLoyes #threewords #art #freeart #takehome #spreadjoy #loveyourplace #digdeeper #bepresent #playeverywhere #passiton pic.twitter.com/0TGFb2mfmf — Working with Gold (@workingwithgold) February 27, 2018 Read more »

FALAFELS drop, 16 February 2018 17 February 2018 Clare Archives and memories#FreeArtFridayExeterStLoyesLovesAnagrams #FALAFELS #FreeArtFriday #FreeArtFridayExeter #Exeter #StLoyes #lovewords #what3words #art #freeart #streetart #dropart #findart #takehome #enjoy #spreadingjoy #loveyourplace #digdeeper #bepresent #awareness #passiton pic.twitter.com/iYVKNAGSzZ — Working with Gold (@workingwithgold) February 16, 2018 Read more »

FALAFELS drop, 9 February 2018 10 February 2018 Clare Coming and going#FreeArtFridayExeterStLoyesLovesAnagrams #FALAFELS #FreeArtFriday #FreeArtFridayExeter #Exeter #StLoyes #lovewords #what3words #art #freeart #streetart #dropart #findart #takehome #enjoy #spreadingjoy #loveyourplace #digdeeper #bepresent #awareness #passiton pic.twitter.com/HrYWxFFTA2 — Working with Gold (@workingwithgold) February 9, 2018 Read more »

FALAFELS drop, 2 February 2018 3 February 2018 Clare Fences or neighbours? #FreeArtFridayExeterStLoyesLovesAnagrams #FALAFELS #FreeArtFriday #FreeArtFridayExeter #Exeter #StLoyes #loveanagrams #lovewords #what3words #art #freeart #streetart #dropart #findart #enjoy #spreadjoy #loveyourplace #digdeeper #presence #awareness #passiton pic.twitter.com/mhsvCzPJvk — Working with Gold (@workingwithgold) February 2, 2018 Read more »

FALAFELS drop, 26 January 2018 27 January 2018 Clare #FreeArtFridayExeterStLoyesLovesAnagrams #FALAFELS #FreeArtFriday #FreeArtFridayExeter #Exeter #StLoyes #loveanagrams #lovewords #what3words #art #freeart #streetart #dropart #findart #takehome #enjoy #spreadingjoy #loveyourplace #digdeeper #bepresent #awareness #passiton pic.twitter.com/Kt84cgxY5O — Working with Gold (@workingwithgold) January 26, 2018 Read more »

FALAFELS drop, 19 January 2018 20 January 2018 Clare #FreeArtFridayExeterStLoyesLovesAnagrams #FALAFELS #FreeArtFriday #FreeArtFridayExeter #Exeter #ExeterStLoyes #StLoyes #loveanagrams #lovewords #what3words #art #freeart #streetart #dropart #findart #takehome #enjoy #spreadsomejoy #loveyourplace #digdeeper #bepresent #awareness pic.twitter.com/LIFEENYf3h — Working with Gold (@workingwithgold) January 19, 2018 Read more »

What three words…? map launch 17 January 2018 ClareA while ago, I came across the innovative addressing system what3words. It means that addresses need not be tied to streets and houses, but that anywhere can have an address. For example, the person sleeping under the Digby Hospital water tower has the address narrow.fade.novel. I wondered whether I could do anything with it, and came up ... Read more »

FALAFELS first drop 13 January 2018 ClareFALAFELS stands for Free Art Friday Exeter St Loyes Loves Anagrams. You have to think about it a bit! Free Art Friday is a joyful way of sharing art, and brightening someone’s day – find out more about FALAFELS and the origins of Free Art Friday here. Here’s a pic of my first FALAFELS drop on Friday ... Read more »

St Elsewhere 5 January 2018 ClareA long time ago (1982-88) in a galaxy far, far away (the United States) … there was a TV show called “St Elsewhere”. It was an Emmy-award winning medical drama series set in a fictional Boston Hospital called St Eligius. Now, of course, you know that St Eligius is the Latin name for St Loye, and that ... Read more »

What’s in a name? 4 January 2018 ClareThere have been many versions of St Loye through the ages. He signed himself Eligius, the Latin form of his name, which comes from eligere meaning to choose. Here’s an example of his signature.  Loye also appears as Eloy, Éloy, Éloi and Loy. Other variants of Eligius include Eligio and Eligiusz. Would you call your child Eligius? My name ... Read more »

The Working with Gold logo 3 January 2018 ClareI wanted a logo for Working with Gold that was distinctive and related to St Loyes. I didn’t want generic community-style clipart, or something abstract that was a logo for the sake of having a logo. Thankfully, St Loye is the patron saint of gold smiths, and gold was a good avenue to pursue. The Royal ... Read more »

Potted biography of St Loye 2 January 2018 ClareSt Loye was born in about 588 near Limoges, close to the middle of what is now France. He trained and worked as a goldsmith, rising to master of the mint and then councillor to the King of the Franks. He took advantage of royal favour to obtain alms for the poor, ransom slaves, and give ... Read more »

St Loyes ward 1 January 2018 ClareSt Loyes is a ward within Exeter City Council on the east side of the city. The current boundaries were set in the City Council’s 2016 reorganisation, and can be seen in the map below… together with a suggested route for ‘beating the bounds’ using different modes of transport.  St Loyes and Topsham are anomalous in ... Read more »