My Studio and Shop home . . .

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.

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What is Jewellery?

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I’m excited to be taking part in ‘What is Jewellery’?

”What is Jewellery’? An exhibition of jewellery made from unorthodox materials from a selection of national and international jewellery artists, as part of Manchester Free For Arts Festival. Curated by Eve Redmond’

It opens 3rd until 12th Ocotber, which coincides with the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, and will be held in Space2 at Manchester Craft & Design Centre, right next door to our studio/shop (Studio 3), as it happens!

I will be showing alongside some amazing jewellers including two of my favourite makers, Yoko Izawa and Jo Pond.

You can follow the event on facebook here . . . https://www.facebook.com/events/633904003394234/

 

 

Lovely necklace commission

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A few weeks ago I received a lovely request for a very special necklace commission. It was a little more special as she already has some of my jewellery and with an understanding of my work, she thought of me when she was looking through her gran’s personal belongings. She visited me at the studio/shop and we discussed a style based around a current necklace design she liked, which will house her own found treasured ephemera. The items include a recipe book (I have a bit of an obsession for old and well used recipe books), photographs, a notebook and a gold wedding band, naturally worn into a perfect wonky oval shape. The necklace will celebrate her life and memory and the ephemera can be worn and enjoyed, rather than just being kept in a box and looked now and again, although there is plenty of treasure to do both! I’ve been working with photocopies to cut up freely and create some design ideas which will enable us to decide on a final design, then I will start to work with these precious items.

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My current stockists

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If you are in or around Devon you can now find a collection of my work at The Contemporary Craft Festival Shop, illustrated is a selection from the collection available there . . .

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I have added a few new outlets recently, please see my list below, and you can also check my stockists at any time on my website here.

Of course you can visit me at my Studio / Shop (No appointment needed), where I will always have a full collection of my jewellery, collages and collage cards available to browse, or you can discuss a bespoke piece if you like.

Studio 3 @ Manchester Craft & Design Centre

17 Oak Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 5JD

We are open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5.30pm (& Sundays in December)

Visiting details here

O n l i n e  O u t l e t s

lovedazzle

www.lovedazzle.com

Made By Hand Online

http://www.madebyhandonline.com

U K  O u t l e t s

Aosdana Ltd.

Isle of Iona, Argyll PA76 6SJ

www.aosdanaiona.com

Contemporary Applied Arts

89 Southwark Street, London, SE1 0HX

www.caa.org.uk

The Contemporary Craft Festival Shop

Littlecote, Fore Street, Bovey Tracey TQ13 9AD

www.craftsatboveytracey.co.uk

Mostyn

12 Vaughan Street, Llandudno LL30 1AB

www.mostyn.org 

Oriel Davies Gallery

The Park, Newtown, Powys SY16 2NZ

www.orieldavies.org

The Scottish Gallery

16 Dundas Street, Edinburgh EH3 6HZ

www.scottish-gallery.co.uk

Yorkshire Sculpture Park (currently showing in ‘Rings’ exhibition)

West Bretton, Wakefield WF4 4LG

www.ysp.co.uk

 

Studio 3 launch this Saturday!

As I am new to the lovely Linzi Ramsden’s Studio 3, and we have had a nice fresh re-furb, we will be launching Studio 3 this Saturday ….

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We will also be opening the first of an exciting series of 3-month ‘invited makers’ exhibitions at the studio. The first will show collections by Julie Dooley and Ellen Claesson. They both graduated from Cardiff Metropolitan School of Art and Design in 2013. They are also part of the annual exhibition at the Craft Centre, Future Makers, showcasing recent graduates. Each studio at the Craft Centre has selected a maker of their choice from the graduate shows across the UK. The main exhibition space at the Craft Centre, will show work by graduate Elizabeth Jane Winstanley and it all opens this Saturday! I am so excited to be in this great new studio/shop and hope you can visit me in our celebrations! 

It would be lovely if you can join us on ….

on Saturday 15th March

from 2pm to 5pm

at Studio 3 / Manchester Craft & Design Centre

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