Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Christmas Fayre

From Thursday this week I shall be taking part in Worcester's famous
Victorian Christmas Fayre
& yes Tim & I will be in costume! (Worth a look surely?!)
I haven't done this event before but usually visit for some chestnuts at least...

Anyway we will be having a stall in the High Street between the Elgar Statue & Pump Street. This was where the summer events took place this year. Hopefully we won't be too cold in all our Victorian get-up!?

Opening times:
Thursday 27th November 12pm - 9.30pm
Friday 28th November 11am - 9.30pm
Saturday 29th November 11am - 9.30pm (My birthday!!)
Sunday 30th November 11am - 4pm (phew!)
Have a look at the website for more information regarding visiting.....

Please note that during this event my studio at Bransford will still be open (Jackie Harris will be covering for us). Thurs/Fri 10am - 3pm then Saturday 10am - 5pm & Sunday 11am - 4pm. Call 01886 830125 if you want to check anything?

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Makers 8 event this Sunday

Christmas Celebration @ The Fold. Sunday 23rd November 2008 11–4pm

Come and enjoy a relaxing shopping experience including free parking, Christmas lunch at the EcoCafe, mulled wine and mince pies and exclusive offers throughout.

Sharon’s One Day Offers
Spend £25+ Free Christmas Card. Spend £50+ Free Christmas Tree Deco.
Spend £100+ Free Garden Stick. Spend £200+ Free Mini Metalwork Canvas.

“We all really look forward to seeing you here. Celebrating Christmas with a smile.”

Sharon McSwiney Studio A The Fold Bransford Worcs WR6 5JB 01886 830125

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Bumble bees!

Thought you might like to see my of my latest commissions.

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Altered Book No 4

It was all a bit of a panic to get my sections done for the Altered Book project for Oct/Nov!

However as usual I enjoyed the process & revisited some techniques I've not used for a while such as mono printing.

I was not familiar with the story 'Babes in the Wood' but liked the idea of the robins....
I've included some of my metalwork pieces in photographic form in this book.

The next book is even more challenging!!! Watch this space.... I'm planning to start today as I know time will be short over the next couple of months.

Exhibition at Warwickshire Museum

Makers 8 Christmas Event @ The Fold

November is an extremely busy month it seems!
We are holding a special Christmas event on Sunday 23rd November at the Fold as part of Makers 8, the group of designer makers within the Fold complex at Bransford.
All of the makers studios will be open will full Christmas displays of ideas to inspire. The cafe will be serving Christmas lunches & we are hoping for some carol singers!
In most of the studios there will also be special offers just for that day. Hope to see you along there. Come and avoid the 'Christmas Crush' in town & support local businesses.
Directions to The Fold can be found on my main website.

South Hill Park Event

I shall be once again showing at the annual Christmas Craft Fair at South Hill Park in Bracknell this year. The show takes place over the weekend with over 70 designer makers exhibiting.
Sat 15th November 11am - 6pm
Sun 16th November 10am - 5pm
This show always has a good mix of work & of a high standard. For more information about the location & the exhibitors visit the website:

Christmas Market

Having just returned from the Dulwich event late last night I'm already planning the next events that I'll be exhibiting at this month. The next one is local (phew!) at Leigh & Bransford Primary School on Wednesday evening. A number of local makers will be showing, including several of us from the Fold. It should be a good opportunity to support the school & purchase some Christmas prezzies!

Hope to see you there....