Friday, 31 May 2013

Drill Hall shop finally opens!

The windows were cleaned last night & the last few pieces put on display (finished the pricing this morning) & we are now OPEN in St Ives! It's a beautiful day out there & my only difficulty is going to be staying inside when the beach is just down the road! Plus not eating all the lovely cakes from the cafe opposite me!

We will be open today Friday 31st May 10am - 5pm then again on Saturday 1st 10am - 5pm.  Sorry but closed on Sun/Mon but from next week onwards we will be opening properly 6 days a week/possibly 7 during the summer depending on visitors?

I'm pleased with the way the space has worked out...I think I may have slightly more room thanthe shop area in the studio at the Fold?  St Ives is certainly busy this week & I've made some sales already! Looking forward to settling in properly & getting to know the local people as well as welcoming all the visitors! 

The next job on the list is to sort out the workshop space so I can start making work the moment I can see the bench but unable to get to it! A 2nd shed is on order so hopefully it won't be long before I'm back to full production!

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Cheltenham Arts Market

My penultimate Cheltenham Arts Market today went well. It didn't rain which is always a bonus! The double bird hangings sold well so I've no stock for the new shop or Cheltenham Open Studios...the etching is ready, so once I've got my new studio space sorted after the full move on Thursday, I will be able to make some more! 

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Next moves...

After a very successful weekend at my Fold Farewell I'm now getting organised for the Malvern Spring Garden Show at the 3 Counties Showground.  Although I will be many miles away from Worcestershire soon I still plan to remain a member of the Worcestershire Guild of Designer Craftsmen.  I shall be returning in September to take part in the Autumn Show again at Malvern.

My Fold studio will be closing permantely tomorrow lunchtime & I will be moving things out over the next few days to take down to my new premisies in St Ives.  A BIG THANK YOU to all my lovely customers who have come & supported me all these years!

I hope some of you will visit me in Cornwall at The Drill Hall - after all St Ives is such a fab place to spend some time!

My blog & website will remain the same so keep watching this space for updates...

In the mean time these are some events planned for May/June:

Thurs 9th - Sun 12th May
Spring Gardening Show
Worcestershire Guild of Designer Craftsmen
Wye Hall, 3 Counties Showground, Malvern

Sat 18th May
Arts Market
The Promenade, Cheltenham

Sat 8th - Sun 16th June
Melting Point
Open Studio event (venue 29)
Cheltenham Open Studios
8 Commercial Street, Cheltenham

Sat 15th June
Arts Market
The Promenade, Cheltenham

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Fold farewell....

A very busy day today for my last weekend at my Fold studio....lots of visitors, customers & friends. Thank you for coming!

Still 2 more days for those last purchasing opportunities! Some bargains to be had with jewellery & metalwork reductions.

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Watch the birdie....real & metal

Blue Tit Love Bird wall hangings 
Goldfinch & lime leaf wall piece
Wren Love Birds...

Sometimes I will have as many as 6-7 feeding around the same time!

My etched goldfinch design...
The real inspiration....