Thursday, 20 April 2017

NEW Seaweedy pieces.....

Recently I've been exploring using some of my seaweed etched pieces for decorative table features....The first of these are little t-light holders.  Each piece is unique & they create lovely shadows when the candles are lit.  I will be exhibiting these for the first time this weekend at the Bedruthan Spring Makers Craft Fair...
 




Over the summer I would like to develop further pieces in this collection...napkin rings, lampshades, wall sconces all a possibility!

EVENTS

This weekend I will be exhibiting at the fabulous Bedruthan Hotel's event Spring Makers Craft Fair organised by Duchy Fairs. There will be over 50 exhibitors of quality work created in the South West.  The hotel is situated at Mawgan Porth with stunning views out to sea, great food & room to stay if you are lucky enough to have time...
The show is on Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd April 10am - 4pm.  I will be in the Gallery Rooms.  Entry is £3 in advance or £4 on the door. Tickets can be purchased here. 

(Please note our Drill Hall shop will be closed this weekend while we are at this event)



My next event will be the Malvern Spring Festival showing with the Worcestershire Guild of Designer Craftsmen once again. The dates this year are 11th May - 14th May. This is always an extremely busy show & a great opportunity to catch up with some of my customers from the area.  I will be exhibiting with my friend & colleague Penny Williams of course!



Then in June I shall be back up to Cheltenham to take part in Cheltenham Open Studios again with my lovely friend Sue Brown. This exciting event is bi-annual which gives artists & makers time to develop new work from one year to the next....
I will be exhibiting my sea inspired creations in metalwork & jewellery.  I am also looking forward to seeing the fantastic work of Caroline McCatty who will be at the same venue with Sue & Myself.
Cheltenham Open Studios takes place 10th - 18th June.  
Our venue is 8 Commercial Street, Cheltenham GL50 2AU.  Parking is in the nearby Bath Road carpark.  I will be there on all of the open days plus we are having a little preview on the Thursday 8th June 6-8pm.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

March Opening Times....

March Opening times:
We are away during March but will be open on the following days:
Wed 1st 11am – 4pm
Thurs 2nd 11am – 4pm
Fri 3rd CLOSED
Sat 4th 11am – 4pm
5th/6th CLOSED
Tues 7th 11am – 4pm
8th/9th/10th CLOSED
Sat 11th 11am – 5pm
12th/13th CLOSED
Tues 14th 11am – 4pm
15th/16th/17th CLOSED
Sat 18th 11am – 4pm
19th/20th CLOSED

21st onwards normal opening hours

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

FEATHERS!

It's been a while since I've made any of my etched feather decorations...they were featured in Country Living magazine last year & proved quite popular! As we are nearing spring I thought it was about time I created another batch....I have listed some on my Etsy shop today.

Large size approx 13cm long
Brass & copper etched decoration with heat & flux used to generate the colour effects.  Each one is unique in colour & texture.

Med size approx 10cm long

Sml size approx 8cm long

Friday, 17 February 2017

'Colours of the Season' Exhibition February 2017

Today is the last day of our exhibition 'Colours of the Season' Reflections the seasons in textiles & metal which has been running at the St Ives Arts Club this week....
The third exhibition with Alison Dupernex (a forth is planned for this October) who has been showing her fabulous knitwear alongside my metalwork & jewellery.
For those of you who haven't been able to come along here are some pictures to give you an idea of the display: