handmade

Nov13

Made By Hand, Cardiff

After many months of preparation the Made by Hand contemporary Craft Fair was finally in Cardiff! A frenetic setup day later, the doors opened to an eager queue of visitors, keen to be the first to soak up the showcase of a selection of Britain’s...
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Oct26

Islington Contemporary Art & Design Fair

I was recently invited by the curator to take part in the ICADF at Candid Arts Gallery in London. Having never exhibited in London, I took it as an opportunity to break new ground. Negotiating the tube with my giant suitcase of stock was no mean feat,...
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Dec12

Aberglasney Winter Fair

This was my first year at the Aberglasney Winter Fair and it was a really festive weekend. With mulled wine, mince pies and the local choirs carol singing, it definitely felt like a real beginning to the Christmas month. The event was wonderfully attended,...
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Nov28

Botanic Garden of Wales Gift Fair, Nov 13

The National Botanic Garden of Wales is a beautiful place to spend the weekend for a gift fair. I was able to catch up with previous customers and meet some new talented designer-makers. Many weeks of hard sewing meant I had lots of new stock to showcase...
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Nov13

A Grand Day Out

It is always so good to go back to Bristol where I spent my uni years and see how the city is flourishing artistically. Although this makes me miss it, it is really exciting and encouraging to see so many talented people showcasing their work. One of...
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Jan17

Made by Hand 2012

A truly impressive collection of the best of British craftspeople – to name but a few, here is a selection of my favourites…   Anya Keeley’s beautifully sculpted characterful animals can’t help but bring a smile to your lips...
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Dec04

The Case of the Runaway Needle…

For a while now a pile of very small but very lovely offcuts has been growing in my studio, and being loathed to throw anything away, I have been wondering what to do with them. Having put my needle down for 5 minutes only to have  it gleefully carried...
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Nov12

National Botanic Gardens of Wales – Gift Fair

A beautiful crisp sunny November day at the Botanic Gardens… I couldn’t have asked for a nicer place to be for a craft fair! Lots of lovely customers & fellow stall holders – I even had chance to have a wander round the glasshouse....
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