Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Winter Open Studios

For the first time I have teamed up with two other members of Open Studios to hold a winter open studio.  We will be based at jeweller, Cheryl Bird's studio in Milton and Linda Bartlett is also joining us.
 Come and see their range of beautifully made items including necklaces, bracelets, earrings, cuff links and crystal decorations - find out how they were made.

I will have my range of screen printed tea towels and coasters and a selection of my products designed for Phoenix Trading such as cards, wrapping paper, bunting, paper-chains and advent calendars.
Look out for the white flag on the road through the village, parking available in the driveway beside the house. There will be mince pies and mulled cider.

Address: The Garden Studio, 6 Cambridge Road, Milton, Cambridge, CB24 6AW
Open between 10am and 4pm.

Cambridge Showcase

Cambridge Showcase (formally known as Cambridge Christmas) was held this Monday at the Unitarian Church Hall.  With 15 hand-picked local artists and makers, it's always a wonderful event and this year I think it looked better than ever.
This is my stall - the coasters proved to be the most popular item closely followed by the new Woodland tea towel.
As always I can never resist buying work from other makers, including this beautiful mug made by Katharina Klug and the crochet bauble made by Kate Green of Flourish and Fly.
It's a fantastic venue and lovely to work with such a talented group of people.  Thanks to the volunteers, Ali and Sheila who served the mulled cider and mince-pies with donations that this year went to the Cambridge Cyrenians.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Wicken Fen - National Trust Shop

 I have recently been informed that the National Trust Shop at Wicken Fen is now stocking my Bikes and Blue Goldfinch tea towels.
I think I may have to work on a new design featuring sedge warblers.

Ely Cathedral Christmas Gift & Food Fair

I'm just about recovered from the three days at the show and what a wonderful event it was. This is my second time to be lucky enough to have my work selected. I had a great position at the front of the nave, next to the wonderful Katie Lynn from Molten Wonky.

The setting for the fair is magnificent and with over 150 stalls to choose from the visitors were spoilt for choice.  My sales surpassed last year, so I was very pleased, especially as I sold several framed prints as well as hundreds of coasters and nearly 100 tea towels.  I also swapped items and bought things from several stalls including Katie Lynn, Amanda MacPhail, Anna Osborne from The Speculating Rook, Slate & Nature, Breckland Orchard and a lovely chocolate brownie stall.

Other stalls I really enjoyed seeing were beautiful jewellery from Heather Stowell & Birgitte Bruun, Sarah Went Ceramics, wood engravings by Andy English, prints and paintings by Claire Cockayne and Melanie Goemans, illustrations and gifts by Debbie Bellaby and Jo Clark and creatures by Sue Miller from itoosho-soo.

Now it's all systems go to get ready and restock in time for the next show, Cambridge Showcase, on Monday 23rd November at the Unitarian Church Hall.