It’s my third birthday in the studio / shop at Manchester Craft and Design Centre and I still love it like it’s day one.
I am so appreciative of all the lovely customers I’ve had over those years and all the appreciation, feedback, encouragement and odd conversations, I’ve had a few good odd ones! It’s great to see how people react to the work and the unexpected ways that links them to it. It’s been great to develop collage commissions with people, assembling and archiving their treasured paper memories. And it’s been brilliant to make bespoke jewellery, tailored to people’s wants, tastes and budgets!
Thank you everyone who has stepped into my little space and enjoyed being there! Your support means I can keep doing what I was made to do! Thank you x
Scratching the Surface is a group exhibition I’m taking part in at The Craft Centre and Design Gallery in Leeds. It starts this Saturday 17 March and continues until Saturday 23 June 2018.
The exhibition illustrates the diverse styles of individual makers from various disciplines, concentrating on surface texture and pattern.
Although my first instinct is not to create surface texture or pattern, my gathering of different material and treating the metal in varying ways, does result in a contrasting and detailed palette of contents.
For the show I have concentrated on a mix of metalwork with holes, organically pierced then roll printed which results in a raised texture around the holes, and as I love communication makes me think about Braille. I have included new pieces with my signature old postcards, which have their own unique patterns, and lots of warm smoothly textured and detailed fragments of old wooden ruler . . .
MCDC Christmas Event
We launch Christmas at MCDC on Saturday 19th November and we would love you all to come along!
We will then be open 7 days a week until Christmas, our last day is Christmas Eve when we close at 3pm
MCDC Christmas Event
Saturday 19th November 2016
Live festive music between 2 – 5 pm (we are open 10 – 5.30pm)
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I’ve been working and selling at Studio 3 (#Studio3 !) for over ten months now and feeling very snug and at home. My collection is evolving the benefit of having the work around me to refer to, it’s quite an experience after many years of working on relatively small collections at a time then sending them straight off to a venue, that you often can’t visit! It makes a huge difference to developing pieces.