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
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10am - 5pm
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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 & decorations....plus 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*
*Batik*
*Ceramics*
*Furniture*
*Glass*
*Metalwork*
*Jewellery*
*Textiles*
*Wood*

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?

Events for November

This is going to be a busy month with several shows booked.
The studio will be open as usual during these events as Tim is back full time.
We will now be opening the studio every Sunday until Christmas 11am - 4pm.

The following is a list of the November events:

  • CRAFT FAIR SOUTH HILL PARK
  • Bracknell
  • Sat 15th & Sun 16th November

  • INNOV8 THE WGDC CHRISTMAS SHOW
  • Number 8 Community Arts Centre Pershore
  • Fri 20th & Sat 21st November

  • DESIGNER MAKERS @ THE FOLD CHRISTMAS WEEKEND
  • Bransford, Worcs
  • Sat 21st & Sun 22nd November

  • BLACKTHROPE BARNS CRAFT FAIR
  • Rougham, Suffolk
  • Sat 28th & Sun 29th November

Also just to let you know there are 3 shows booked for December:

  • HEREFORD ART MARKETS
  • 12th & 20th December

  • CHELTENHAM ART MARKET
  • 19th December

Christmas Angels











These are my latest Christmas creations.


Copper and brass decorative angels available in two sizes.


Small measure 10.5cm by 8cm, and large 13.5cm by 10cm.


Available from my Bransford studio or at one of the retail


events I will be showing at over the next few weeks!

More animals!















Just completed the Welsh alphabet cards. These are the additional designs in English. Slightly more unusual designs than my original alphabet. Rather like the jackdaw which is "Jac-y-Do" in Welsh.


Monday, 9 November 2009

The Gallery Upstairs exhibition



Hello

Sorry not been around for couple of days due to horrible cold cough throat thing! Back now....

Popped to the private view in Henley in Arden on Sunday - phew! How busy??? I didn't stay very long as I was worried I would have a coughing fit but all the work looked fab! People were queueing up to make purchases & I did spy a couple of red dots on my work so a good sign....

The exhibition opens tomorrow 10th November & runs until the 28th November.




Frans Wesselman a fellow WGDC member is also exhibition his glass & etchings

Some of Jayne Lucas's work who I stock at the studio too.