I've been lucky enough to have my work featured in the current issue of Country Living magazine...my etched feather decorations have become quite popular!
I have some pieces listed in my Etsy shop....& will be taking a few to the Malvern Autumn Show this weekend too.
Copper & brass feathers
Looking back at images on my computer I found a couple of old images of feather related things.....This was a silver brooch I made for a commission in 2006. The other picture was an entry for the Big Draw event at Blue Ginger in 2014....I can never resist a feather if I see one laying on the ground so I have quite a collection!
The summer has been great for us - lots & lots of visitors to St Ives. Some familiar faces & returning customers from last year. I'm now in full swing for Autumn & have been making lots of leaves...some for orders, stock & my current display at the Guild of Ten in Truro.
I've been busy making a few new things recently such as my badger brooch & earrings - finally! This design has been in mind for about 18 months! I'm rather pleased with the pieces though...what do you think?
This design has also been made into a greetings card along with popular seagulls (?) & 2 new Christmas motifs: Mistletoe & Fir cone.
My seagull jewellery has also had little extra's added - most visitors to St Ives have had a seagull 'experience' at some point!
For Christmas this year I have created some new fir cone decorations in etched copper & brass. I think these would compliment my other leaves/feathers very nicely. Prices from £10 - £14 each.
I hope to see you either at Malvern or down in St Ives sometime. I will try to keep my Etsy shop updated too!
Monday was a fabulous day & we made an early start to make the most of the exhibition at Quenington Old Rectory in Gloucestershire. Fresh Air is a bi-annual event which I first visited 4 years ago. This is the 12th time this stunning show has taken place. The setting is so fabulous, beautiful grounds & gardens & the careful placing of such a variety of sculptures means there is something to appeal to everyone. Some of the pieces are part of a permanent collection but the majority are for sale as part of the event. I took a vast amount of photographs of course. I would recommend purchasing the guide as the pieces are only numbered on site, to find out the artist, materials & price you'll need the catalogue.
The images below are a selection of my favourite pieces...on several photographs I am only giving you a hint of the sculpture as I really think you should visit them & see for yourself if possible! The event has only just started & is on daily until Sunday 5th July. More information can be found on the website
When I get chance (& I'm not so tired from Cheltenham Open Studios - still happening by the way - time to visit only half way through...) I will try to add the artist details to the sculptures!