24 Sept 2013


I really like this quote and it took some finding, because I saw it years ago, but here it is: this is a really good way of saying that when you see the finished piece, there are years of hard work behind that one piece that works, that looks good, that is finished!

13 Sept 2013

Festival of Crafts

Festival of Crafts!

Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 October 2013, 10am-5pm (Sun 4pm)

Farnham Maltings is delighted to host its 17th annual festival of crafts, a celebration of contemporary crafts, part of Farnham Craft Town Month, in one of south-east England’s creative hot spots.
Festival of Crafts brings together over 80 designer-makers and offers a great opportunity for visitors to buy bespoke craft pieces and gain inspiration from skilled professionals.
Contemporary crafts on show include ceramics, textiles, glass, metal, jewellery and wood. Items range from embroidered accessories, bespoke wallpaper and handmade furniture.

I will be there, along with my good friend and fellow jeweller, Jane Tadrist. If you'd like a complimentary entry ticket, please contact me!

I was delighted to see that my little stud earrings made it on to the flyer (you can click on the photo below for a larger view):

Also, while I was at the opening of the Autumn Craft Exhibition at the New Ashgate Gallery a few weeks ago, I saw some work which I thought was really beautiful, so I bought myself a piece - a tiny (4.5cm) ceramic vessel by Jill Haddock. It's lovely, with little layered circles on the edge. Here's a photo: