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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madebyhandonline Presents . . .

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madebyhanonline Presents . . .

opens this Saturday at Unit Twelve in Stafford, from 4.30 to 6.30pm.

madebyhandonline champions high quality contemporary craft makers from the UK. I will be taking part, and very happy to re-visit one of my favourite venues, especially as I will be alongside some great makers including; Suzanne Claire Jewellery, Tone von Krogh, Marie Canning, Katie Almond, Lisa Ellul and Samantha Bryan amongst others.

Openings at Unit Twelve are always fun but this is going to be pretty exciting indeed with so many great makers and the websites curators coming along too.

Come along if you can!

The exhibition will continue until 31st May

Unit Twelve is open Thursday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm

Hope you can make it!

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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Bunting!

After lots of interest in my bunting at previous open studio events, and seeing lots of searches for it here on my blog, I decided to set up an online shop for you to browse and buy my bunting, it is now open! (You can also find a link on my blog page, at the top of the right margin, so its easy to find in the future). It is all made by hand, by me, from original treasures I have found on my hunts for interesting old papers. I’ve hand cut circles from annuals, music books, vintage maps, added ribbon and machine stitched them in lengths of around 3m, then added loops to the ends for easy hanging, these are secured with found vintage buttons. I have to admit I have kept one myself and love it as it cheers up an otherwise boring plain white wall above my bed! I hope you like them, here are a few currently available in the shop . . .

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