Wednesday, 30 December 2009


We have been into the studio today to set things out for our SALE which starts on

10am Saturday 2nd January
  • A whole cabinet full of jewellery reduced by 50%!!!

  • A special £5 jewellery bargain box

  • Greetings cards reduced to £1 & £1.50

  • Selected Ceramics 1/2 price

  • Limited reduced panels & block pictures

Sil Urchin drops £36 now £18!

CO Fairy drops £26 now £13!

SIL fairy necklace £40 now £20!

Plus many more 1/2 price pieces.....

The studio will return to normal opening after Saturday 2nd

Tuesday - Saturday 10am until 5pm

We intend to close the studio for 1 week to refit & revamp the space towards the end of this space for more information

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Frosty bbrrrrrrr!!!

Ventured into the park yesterday morning as I'd spotted the frosty leaves gathered nearby.....

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Last events this weekend!

Not long to go now.................

On Saturday I'll be showing again in Chelthenham at the Arts & Crafts Market
on the Promenade 9am - 5pm

Sunday will be my last retail show for this year in Hereford High Town
once again from 10am - 4/5pm

The studio at The Fold will then be open the following times:
Saturday 19th 10am - 5pm
Sunday 20th 11am - 4pm
Monday 21st - Wed 23rd Dec 10am - 5pm
Christmas Eve 10am - 2pm
Closed until Sat 2nd January 2010

Thursday, 10 December 2009


I shall be braving the cold on Saturday once again!
At the Hereford Craft Market on High Town in Hereford

Opening hours are 9am to 5pm

A great opportunity to purchase affordable crafts for Christmas.

I shall be showing a selection of jewellery, metalwork panels and pictures,
garden sticks, Christmas decorations and greetings cards.

The studio at the Fold, Bransford will be open as usual 10am-5pm.

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Special Fairy Decorations

I had a surplus of fairy etching from my garden stick designs....

Thought I'd make use of them for some Christmas decorations (although these could be displayed all year round?) I've added some glass beads for spots of colour. Available in copper or brass with red/mauve or blue beads.

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Bookmark bargains!

I've come up with a use for all those odd earrings I've accumulated over the years - often I've split pairs when customers have lost an earring. I had a commission to make a bookmark with various pieces hanging off the crook section. I'd not thought of making them before but they are ideal for stocking fillers or secret Santa gifts. I've priced them with this in mind but only have a limited supply of stray earrings!!!

PRICE £8 each

I'll have a range of them available from the studio but also at the forthcoming events in Hereford High Town (next Saturday) & Cheltenham the following Saturday.

New studio stocking fillers!

Picked up a few goodies at Blackthorpe Barn last weekend.....
For sale at the studio at very reasonable prices!!!

Gorgeous felt poppies by Unique Textile Design

Tweedy Birds by Petal Anderson Accessories

Tweed flower brooches

Beautiful felt flowers by Unique Textile Design

Wooden birds by Rachel Pettitt
Also available hearts/stars/boats.....

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Crafts not just for Christmas Exhibition

I'm thrilled at the catalogue for the forthcoming crafts exhibition at Worcester City Art Gallery!
You may remember from an earlier post the gallery commissioned me to design & make a piece of jewellery to reflect the theme of the exhibition....a very sad looking cat & dog!
This brooch has been photographed and used for the invite & catalogue plus the actual piece is going to be the prize in a raffle. Entry into the exhibition & gallery is free.
It's lovely to see an image of my work used to promote what should be a fab exhibition. Unfortunately I'm not going to be able to attend the opening this Friday as I'll be down in Suffolk but I'll be rushing down to the gallery on Foregate Street in Worcester next week to see the display.

Blackthorpe Barn this weekend

I shall be exhibiting at the lovely Blackthorpe Barn in Suffolk this weekend, near to Bury St Edmunds at Rougham. This is a week earlier than the usual one I show at here. I shall be sharing a stand with friend Penny Williams who will be showing her cats, dogs & chickens.
28th & 29th November
10am - 5pm
further info can be found on the website:

This will be the last event which is further afield....still have Hereford & Cheltenham shows in December plus of course the studio is open 6 days a week up to Christmas.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Little donkeys

More little donkeys have arrived at the Fold.......

Looking for a home this Christmas!

Friday, 20 November 2009

Innov8 show in full swing at Number 8

These are just a few pictures from Number 8 today....
The show is on tomorrow too from 10am - 6pm. This selling exhibition really is a great opportunity to view some of the best craftsmanship in Worcestershire.

Batik work by Maire Therese King
Porcelain by Bridget Drakeford

Wooden bowls by Ray Key

Lampshade detail by Sarah Walker

Willow work by Jenny Pearce
Fused Glass by Lorna Prudden

My stand!

Detail of verdigris panel
Also all geared up for a busy weekend at The Fold hopefully...
We have lots of nibbles & some warming winter cheer for you!
Hope to see you there either Saturday or Sunday????

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Designer Makers @ The Fold Special Event

Once again I'm doing 2 things at once this weekend.......

Exhibiting at No8 in Pershore & involved with a special weekend at The Fold.

All the designer maker studios will be open this Saturday & Sunday for a Christmas shopping opportunity!!

Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 4pm

I shall be having some special offers...haven't decided what yet???? But will probably involve Christmas cards & a new nibbles & maybe a tipple.....Much nicer than trawling the High Street I'm sure?

innov8 @ Number 8 Pershore

The next event I will be showing at is a local show this time.
The WGDC Christmas Show is being held at Number 8 in Pershore.
The preview is this Thursday 19th November 7pm - 9pm.
The show will then continue on Friday 20th & Saturday 21st November 10am - 6pm.
Many of the Guild members will be exhibiting at this event:
*Willow Baskets*

Thursday, 12 November 2009

South Hill Park this weekend

I'll be off to Bracknell tomorrow to show
at South Hill Park once again.
It's a lovely show with very high quality work & always something different every year.
Sat 14th 11am - 6pm
Sun 15th 10am - 5pm
Tickets £4
More details can be found on the website:

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Christmas Cats!

Just been looking through an old folder of designs & found these xmas cats from years ago!!
I don't remember ever putting them into 'production'?
Think they would look groovy as some wrapping paper maybe??
It's funny how you re-discover things....
I'm planning to have a MAJOR sort out after Christmas so who knows what treasures I'll find?