I’ve been very lucky this year enjoying many a long weekend in London. Visits to galleries I have work in, or checking out those I’d like to, museums, vintage markets and on one long hot summer day I wandered around Shoreditch and Brick Lane etc hunting out graffiti. . .
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.
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!
You can follow the event on facebook here . . . https://www.facebook.com/events/633904003394234/
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!
Lovedazzle and madebyhandonline are my two online galleries if you want to see and buy from the comfort of your sofa! My work mostly varies with each item made, so if you can’t see what you are after, if you are wanting a different colour way or necklace length for example, feel free to contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss your preferences. I also post items here in the blog from time to time that you may be interested and again feel free to request more details on their whereabouts or availability. Alternatively I am happy to make bespoke items based on my current designs, from simple items to larger specials as in the ‘lovely necklace commission‘, more details on the progress of that commission coming soon!
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.
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 . . .
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
Made By Hand Online
U K O u t l e t s
Isle of Iona, Argyll PA76 6SJ
Contemporary Applied Arts
89 Southwark Street, London, SE1 0HX
The Contemporary Craft Festival Shop
Littlecote, Fore Street, Bovey Tracey TQ13 9AD
12 Vaughan Street, Llandudno LL30 1AB
Oriel Davies Gallery
The Park, Newtown, Powys SY16 2NZ
The Scottish Gallery
16 Dundas Street, Edinburgh EH3 6HZ
Yorkshire Sculpture Park (currently showing in ‘Rings’ exhibition)
West Bretton, Wakefield WF4 4LG