Saturday, 31 May 2014

One year on....

It's one year to the day since we opened our little space at the Drill Hall in St Ives!  Time really has flown by in the last twelve months...We have met some lovely people, made some new friends & customers old & new have found us!
Here's hoping the next twelve months will be as successful...:-)
Sorry there will not be any cake today as I'm still taking part in Open Studios...perhaps when it's 1 year & 1 month????

Friday, 23 May 2014

Cornwall Open Studios

Tomorrow is the first day of 10 days of the Open Studios event in Cornwall.  This year is the first time I have taken part (I did St Ives Open Studios last September) & I'm looking forward to meeting some new visitors to my garden studio....things have been tidied away, demonstration pieces are organised, plenty of things for sale, the pots have been planted & the signs will be put up tomorrow morning!

If you are able to come along I will be 
OPEN every day from 24th May until 1st June 11am - 5pm
















Thursday, 15 May 2014

Summer Workshops

Summer Workshops 2014
Metalwork Wall Piece:
One day workshops
Sat July 5th & Sat 30th August 2014

Create a unique artwork during this full one day workshop with local designer maker Sharon McSwiney. Make an unusual decorative wall piece using copper & brass sheet & wire.  Using Sharon’s own work as initial inspiration various metalwork techniques can be utilised including soldering & heating the metals for decorative effect. 
Each participant will be able to complete and take away a finished piece.

Limited to 6 places available
Price £85 (£20 deposit required when booking)
All materials included
10am – 4pm

Jewellery Workshop:
One day workshop
Sat 9th August 2014

Create your own metalwork jewellery with local designer maker Sharon McSwiney.  Design & make earrings, brooches, pendants or cufflinks during this full one day workshop.  Working with copper & brass primarily, explore some traditional jewellery making techniques & develop your own exciting pieces.  Texture metal pieces & link together or construct pieces from wire.  Then heat the metal to create colour & pattern. 
All the necessary jewellery making components & tools will be supplied.

Limited to 8 places available
Price £75 (£20 deposit required when booking)
All materials included
10am – 4pm

Workshop Venue: Barnoon Workshop St Ives TR26 1JG

Contact: Sharon McSwiney 01736 448293 info@sharonmcswiney.co.uk for more information

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Malvern Spring Festival 2014


Spent this afternoon setting up the stand at the Malvern Showground...took a while as you can see the amount of work I've managed to squeeze onto the space!
The event starts tomorrow until Sunday (although the weather is not looking that promising there is lots to do inside - including the Worcestershire Guild of  Designer Craftsmen display!) 
More info can be found here about the show.... 








As I am on duty for a half day tomorrow I plan to have a little wander around the rest of the show providing it is not pouring with rain!!!