Sunday, 30 December 2012

Baddesley Clinton visit...

After several days of inactivity we ventured outdoors today.....to Baddesley Clinton in Warwickshire.  Lots of stained glass, carved oak & stone....












Thursday, 20 December 2012

Last commission of 2012.....

I have just completed my last commission of 2012....I have a few lined up for the New Year but can now have a bit of a breather....This little nanny goat brooch is a one-off but I'm going to add her into the farmyard collection next year.  This will involve making another 'master' from which I can make a mould.  Other designs which I ran out of time for this year include: tractor cufflinks & hedgehog earrings.







Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Commissions....

Yesterday was spent making some special one off commission pieces....An African Grey Parrot & some Terracotta Warriors!  I had done the sketches while I was doing my day at The Court Barn Museum earlier this month.  

The parrots are made in seven sections from silver which I've then oxidised.  The red tail has been done in copper.  I've then scratched through the surface on the silver to give the impression of feathers.



We were lucky enough to visit China in 2001 & went to see the incredible Terracotta Warrior figures.  I had a guide book so these images were based on the of the statues.  Again made in oxidised silver with punched & stamped decoration.



Thursday, 13 December 2012

Last event of 2012!

This Saturday 15th December I shall be showing in Cheltenham once again for the Arts Market on the Promenade 9am - 5 pm. This will be my last show of 2012.... I think this year must be a record with around 25 events!!! I already have some dates in mind for next year but not confirmed things yet & I would like to relax over Christmas then decide.

My studio will also be open on Saturday 10am - 4pm plus Sunday 11am - 4pm so still time to get those handmade Christmas presents although I'm not able to accept any more commissions at this late stage...do have some for January though which is good as it will get me started again after the break.


Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Christmas Tree Festival Chipping Campden

It was my day to be at the Court Barn Museum in Chipping Campden today where the Worcestershire Guild of Designer Craftsmen have a little show until Sunday. After the museum closed I went over to St James' Church to see the beautiful Christmas Tree Festival. There were 41 exhibitors with some very inventive ideas! Some of my favourites had been decorated by children...but my favourite (which you can vote for yours if you visit) was by Creative Stitches 'Woolly Christmas and a Creative New Year'.





















Tuesday, 4 December 2012

THIS WEEK

Hello...
Sorry been away from the computer quite a lot recently with shows, setting up shows, exhibitions & taking down, travelling from shows.....!
Only a few more to do this month.

This week I shall be in Chipping Campden tomorrow at Court Barn Museum showing with some of the members of the Worcestershire Guild of Designer Craftsmen (this little show continues until Sunday 9th Dec 10am - 4pm). The display at No8 comes out tomorrow afternoon so only a short while if you wish to make any purchases there!

On Saturday I'm in Hereford again for the Arts Market in High Town 9am - 5pm

then on Sunday I'm off to Birmingham to the Midlands Arts Centre for Marketplace 11am - 5pm

Phew! 

In between all this I'm hopefully going to be making things in the studio! I think I need my lucky deer brooch.....



Thursday, 22 November 2012

Worcestershire Guild of Designer Craftsmen 60th Anniversary Show

I've been over in Pershore today setting up my display for the WGDC show...lots of stock for Christmas prezzie ideas or to treat yourselves! Pershore bridge was unfortunately closed this afternoon due to the flooding but hopefully will not remain so for long????

The show is at Number 8 Community Arts Centre in Pershore, Worcs
Open 10am - 4pm
Friday 23rd & Saturday 24th November 2012

As I shall be attending the show for the next 2 days unfortunately my Fold studio is closed. It will be open on Saturday provided the Pershore bridge reopens!? I shall also be back in on Sunday 25th.







Thursday, 15 November 2012

Christmas Sparkle event

Another event next week:
Not far for me to travel from The Fold as The Bank House is just over the road...
under new ownership & looking good!
Several of the Designer Makers are taking part from The Fold.
Fashion Show, free entry & plenty of parking

CRAFT & DESIGN FAIR this weekend


Sunday, 11 November 2012

Worcestershire Life magazine

A customer mentioned yesterday they had seen a piece of my work featured in Worcestershire Life...I had a little check in the November issue & there is my hare brooch!

The same little fella appears on the front cover of Malvern Hillistic too!  I've got a an article in this Nov/Dec issue which is available free around the Malvern/Worcestershire area.  If you are having trouble finding one just let me know & I'll get one for you....


It's Chrismoose!

It's the Designer Maker 'Chrismoose' weekend again...this year the moose have changed colour!  Also each of the studios has decorated their own smaller wooden Chrismoose.  This is my version:
She has silver leaf on her antlers, a copper nose & is modelling a rather nice silver snowflake necklace!  Earrings & brooches also available......
Christmas cards now on display...

           
Some treats for customers! (& me...)
Studio looking festive

Emma @ Glacier Glass
                            Shivani jewellery                                Fancy Features colour-in
  
    Sarah Williams leatherwork....                             Tony Muckle artist


Catherine Howie Re-Fashion