My very own shop!

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It’s been awhile, it’s been so very busy!

I am so pleased to announce that I now have my own Studio & Shop at Manchester Craft & Design Centre. When I first visited Manchester 4 years ago I visited the Craft Centre and have been dreaming of having my own place to work and sell my jewellery and collages.

I have now been here in Manchester for 3 1/2 years, I can’t believe it’s been that long, but at the same time a very short time to find a lovely flat, my very own shop, good friends, and my soul mate!

We are open to visit from Monday to Saturday, from 10am to 5.30pm, then Sunday’s too in December.

I will be having a special launch very soon, once I have painted some more and made some work benches I will set a date and announce it here!

October Showcase at Jam Eton

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I’ve been working away on my next exhibition which will take place at Jam Eton, for the whole of this October. I’ve been wanting to have work with them since I graduated and strangely it’s taken this long, so it’s pretty exciting! The collection features lots of old found papers, postcards, stamps and maps but also vintage rulers and hand-cut mother-of-pearl. These items here are amongst those in the exhibition. Hopefully some of you are around the Windsor area and can visit the show and the lovely gallery!

 

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Here’s what I’ve been up to …

Between Christmas and New Year I have been moving studio, again, but this time still within the craft centre, to a bigger work and display space in studio 3, sharing with Linzi Ramsden ceramics. A very exciting new space with a great presence in the craft centre. We have been busy painting and setting up and are nearly ready for our launch mid March, a Saturday yet to be confirmed! We will also be curating a display of invited makers of various disciplines in three month exhibitions. Details will follow!

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For December . . .

This Sunday I will be taking part in the last Little Northern Contemporary Craft Fair of the year. Come along to Altrincham Grammar School for Boys from 10am to 5pm. I will have jewellery, collages, cards, and my bunting for lovely stocking fillers.

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Dazzle has begun; this year I am exhibiting at both venues, Manchester Art Gallery which continues until 12th January 2014 and @OXO London, continuing until 5 January 2014.

My Paper Shop is now stocked up with bunting and collages. I am giving free post from now until the end of December when you enter Mailing List at the checkout. and you can sign up to my mailing list by visiting my website and signing up!

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Studio 6 is open 7 days a week throughout December including Sundays from 11am to 5pm and late on Thursdays until 8pm; all at Manchester Craft & Design Centre in the Northern Quarter.

 

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If you would like to buy online you can visit lovedazzle and madebyhandonline.

Other places to find my jewellery this December . . .

Aosdana Ltd. Isle of Iona, Argyll PA76 6SJ www.aosdanaiona.com

Bluecoat Display Centre The Bluecoat, College Lane Entrance, Liverpool L1 3BZ www.bluecoatdisplaycentre.com

Brass Monkeys 109 Portland Road, Hove, East Sussex BN3 5DP www.brassmonkeys.org.uk

Contemporary Applied Arts 2 Percy Street, London W1T 1DD www.caa.org.uk

Flow Gallery 1-5 Needham Road, London W11 2RP www.flowgallery.co.uk

JaM (collages only) 81 High Street, Eton, Windsor SL4 6AF www.etonappliedarts.co.uk

The Scottish Gallery 16 Dundas Street, Edinburgh EH3 6HZ www.scottish-gallery.co.uk

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New additions to my Aosdana collection

A new selection of jewellery has just arrived at Aosdana on the Isle of Iona, including my current favourite raindrop with tiny rain earrings!

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Raindrops with tiny rain top earrings (fragment of old postcard with detail of teal stamp set in oxidised silver frame, under perspex to protect the paper then secured with gold tube rivets)

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Line of colour necklace, one of my classic necklaces (oxidised silver looped chain holding a bundle of oxidised circles over an oval of old postcard, in an oxidised silver setting, protected with perspex + secured with a gold tube rivet, all along a line of garnets)

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Double chatter pendant on chocolate brown cotton (oval of old postcard and circle of old linen map encased in an oxidised silver frame and secured with perspex sheet and gold rivets, clustered along with a bundle of circles, a holey oval and a loop of aquamarine beads)

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Derelict studs named because the contrasting textures in the studs refer to various textures found in derelict once-loved homes, ribbed linear panel, textured ovals, ivy pattern strip, and holey oval, layered silver elements in black, gey and white matt finishes, secured with a gold tube rivet