Poor neglected blog…and bangles!

Poor neglected blog…and bangles!

It’s been a busy year or so for me and my business! So much so that I realised I haven’t posted a blog for..erm…over a year (I know!). Change is on the horizon for my work life though. My daughter starts school in September, meaning that I will be able to spread my studio time … Continue reading »

Photoshoot fun

Photoshoot fun

I decided I needed some shots of my work being worn to print large-scale and entice people into my stand at Made Brighton, so I enlisted some fantastic friends to be my models for the afternoon. It’s great to have some images which show my work in context…now I just have to wade my way … Continue reading »

Beginners Pendant Workshop (on the hottest day of the year!)

Beginners Pendant Workshop (on the hottest day of the year!)

Last weekend’s beginners pattered pendant workshop was a bit different from usual due to the high temperatures! Despite the heat the class made some great pendants, experimenting with the rolling mill to create patterns and textures before deciding on a favourite to make a pendant from.

Beginners Ring Workshop

Beginners Ring Workshop

Here are some images of rings made in the most recent one-day workshop. The ‘Make a cabochon stone set ring’ class is designed for a complete beginner to come and complete a piece of jewellery in a day. It’s great to see happy people leaving with a ring they never thought they would be able … Continue reading »

Made Brighton

Made Brighton

I’m really pleased to be showing at ‘Made Brighton’ this year…. “MADE BRIGHTON takes place between the 21st and 24th November in the Corn Exchange, part of the Dome Complex by the Royal Pavilion. We will again be welcoming over 120 innovative and original makers and designers to show and sell their work directly to … Continue reading »

Nineteen48 Visit

Nineteen48 Visit

Stuart from ethical gemstone supplier Nineteen48 is visiting the studio this Thursday. He’ll be bringing a selection of stones to suit all budgets, and all the stones can be traced to ensure they are environmentally and socially conscious. Continue reading »

I know, an actual blog post!!

I know, an actual blog post!!

It’s been a busy few months at the studio – so much so that it was pointed out to me that I hadn’t actually managed a blog post since January!  I must admit I tend to do a bit more of the day-to-day sharing of images and updates through Facebook, so here’s a round up … Continue reading »

‘Art of Making’ Art Loan 2013

‘Art of Making’ Art Loan 2013

I’ve contributed a range of work for this exhibition at Bournemouth University, and will also be showing in the 3D bit of the temporary shows: The Art of Making: Handcrafted and traditional skills – Art Loan Collection 2013 Reviving and recognising the relevance of traditional skills and crafts: This annual exhibition will be on show … Continue reading »

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

What a year! A new studio, new classes, new everything! After the scramble to get the studio ready, the first term has been so much fun to teach. Our open studio was a real success, and it was lovely to get such positive feedback from everyone. Here’s to a great Christmas and a very happy … Continue reading »

Christmas Open Studio / Gift Sale

Christmas Open Studio / Gift Sale

I’ve joined together with the lovely ladies who have a ceramics studio in the unit opposite mine. As ‘Craftworks’ we’re holding an open studio, which is the ideal chance to come and browse for some handmade Christmas gifts, say hello and have a mince pie or two!