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The Great Northern, Made London and The Print Room

It is that time of year again where the shows kick in and suddenly we wonder where the year went!!! It all started with the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair at a brand new venue at the Old Granada Studios in Manchester.  I had a great weekend at the show catching up with customers old and new and lots of sales too and loved the new venue. The Great Northern will be running there smaller event the Little Northern in early December at Altrincham Grammar School for Boys. Check out the website for more details.







It was at The Great Northern that I got to give out my new business cards screen printed by Sarah Hardacre at The Print Rooms in the Northern Quarter, Manchester. I couldn’t decide on colour options and Sarah suggested she printed off two options which was a brown kraft and white ink version and a simple black and white version. I love both!!! Sarah also made me some posters with the logo on for my upcoming shows and which you can see in the pictures below.







Next stop was Made London at One Marylebone in the fabulous venue the Sir John Soane Church. It was a very busy show and very tiring but well worth it and great to spend a weekend in London where I met lots of new customers and gave out a hefty amount of my new business cards!!

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IMG_2994So back to the workshop now ( it isn’t nearly as tidy as that pic ) until my next shows which is

* Lustre at Lakeside Arts Centre at Nottingham University

* Sale Arts Trail Christmas Bazaar

* Harley Markets at The Welbeck Estate in Nottinghamshire.

I have a few more pop up shows and my studio will be open through December but more of that later.




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#GNCCF @OldgranadaMCR 2014 9th-12th Oct I will be there stand 36a

A new selling event for me this Autumn at the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair at a brand new exciting venue Old Granada Studios. I will be at stand 36a with lots of new goodies and of course my forever popular #pompom range.

MORE INFO BELOW about the event. See you there!


October 2014 sees the award-winning GNCCF move to an exciting new home in the iconic Granada TV HQ in central Manchester. Over 160 exhibitors have been selected for their excellence in ceramics, jewellery, textiles, glass, wood and mixed media. Curator Victoria Scholes has chosen the best work from the class of 2014 for the annual Great Northern Graduates stand and the Hothouse showcase also returns featuring some of the best emerging talent from the Craft Council’s development programme.

An exciting new addition for this year is Ornament, an exhibition of high-end collectible craft. Curated by Kelda Savage, in conjunction with curators of major public and private contemporary craft collections in the northwest, ‘Ornament’ aims to help build the market for collectors through exposure and education. It will focus on the presentation of beautiful collectible objects, the stories of the people who made them and the history of the collections they feature in. With all work from the makers on sale, it will also provide the opportunity for visitors to start their own collection or add to an existing collection.