British Craft Trade Fair 2015

April 19, 2015

This time last week I’d just been treated to a very welcome Sunday dinner at my brother’s house in Otley after a busy first day at the British Craft Trade Fair (BCTF) in Harrogate. This was my second year exhibiting BCTF, which is in its 21st year. It is an amazing showcase of British craft, a truly inspiring place to exhibit and it’s a great place to network with other makers. There’s a lot to consider in the run up to the trade fair: planning the space (lots of graph paper), working out the best way to display the work, making plinths and discovering your inner wood working skills, designing and making new lines of work that you want to...

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Dreaming of warmer days ahead

January 20, 2015

                              Well, it’s forecast to dollop a load of snow here tonight so I thought I’d write and do an update of up-coming events for the diary that will be taking place when they weather is less artic! I think I’m particularly feeling the cold this week having enjoyed a very relaxing two weeks in southern Spain over the New Year - I can thoroughly recommend Nerja if you want to visit Andalucía, it’s a brilliant town, lots of sun and tapas. When I got back, I received the great news I’d been accepted to show at Potfest in Scotland at the very beautiful Scone Palace...

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