Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Annual Tidy up....

Just to let you know we will be closed from Sunday 8th of January 
for our annual revamp & tidy up of the Drill Hall shop.
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We will open again on Monday 23rd January 
all bright eyed & bushy tailed....
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Winter opening times will then be confirmed for Jan/Feb
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Saturday, 17 December 2016

Our Christmas Opening Times at The Drill Hall....


Christmas Opening:
Mon 19th 10.30 - 4.30
Tues 20th 10.30 - 4.30
Wed 21st 10.30 - 4.30
Thurs 22nd 10.30 - 4.30
Fri 23rd 10.30 - 4.30
Christmas Eve 10.30 - 2.30
Christmas Day CLOSED
Boxing Day CLOSED
Tues 27th CLOSED
Wed 28th 11 - 4
Thurs 29th 11 -4
Fri 30th 11 - 4
New Year's Eve 11 - 4
New Year's Day CLOSED
Mon 2nd CLOSED
Tues 3rd onwards 11 - 4


Loopy Limpet bangles


These new bangles are now available in our Drill Hall shop....

Thursday, 8 December 2016

All Things Bright & Beautiful

Today I set up a display of metalwork at the Morvah Schoolhouse Gallery for the Christmas exhibition 'All Things Bright & Beautiful'. Not all of the exhibits were in place while I was there but what I did see looked very enticing.




The gallery is open Thursday to Sundays 11am - 3.30pm There is a little cafe too so you could always stay for lunch...




 




 


 







wwww.morvah.com
This exhibition continues until Saturday 7th January 2017

Heligan Christmas Fair this weekend

I shall be taking part in this new exciting event at the wonderful Lost Gardens of Heligan this weekend...If you have never visited the gardens before this is a fantastic opportunity to see them plus do some Christmas shopping at the same time.  Entrance to the fair & gardens is only £2 too!! www.heligan.com


Thursday, 1 December 2016

Seaweed Jewellery Collection

Recently I've been working on some new designs....something that has taken a while after the busy summer season here in St Ives.  My seaweed metalwork has been very popular so the jewellery has been a natural progression from that work....
At the moment the earrings & necklaces are in sterling silver with a bright or oxidised finish but I want to look into gold plating some of the pieces to add further colour contrasts as when I was making the 'masters' they looked good in copper & brass colours...











Hopefully this new work will get a good response...I shall be showing it for the first time this weekend at Flambards 
Sat 3rd & Sun 4th December 10am - 4pm 


Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Autumn in St Ives Exhibition

I am currently exhibiting at the St Ives Arts Club with knitwear designer Alison Dupernex.  We have previously show together at this venue in February this year with our 'Colours of Cornwall' exhibition.  We then realised how well our different disciplines work together.

 


 The theme this time is the changing colours of Autumn with reds/oranges/rusts/ochre combined in metalwork & yarns. We are both demonstrating some of our techniques while we are at the Arts Club so visitors can get a better understanding of what is involved.  I have a selection of my sketch books available which show the starting points for many of my designs. I am also developing some new jewellery ideas based on seaweed finds while I am there.

The exhibition continues until Friday 14th October closing at 5pm.  If you are unable to make it this time there is a little video clip on my Facebook page.  We are also planning a further event in February 2017.