Wednesday, 7 December 2011


We are just packing up for a trip down to the cost for the annual New England House Studio Sale in Brighton.
I'll be in my brother studio so lots of fine pots too.
Many bargains to be had, especially in my corner with prints for 50p, yes i did say 50p.
I am also selling off all my old jewellery with silver charms at £2 each.
I know i would probably get more for them if i sold the silver for scrap with the price of it now days but it's time to clear out and i just want them to go to good homes and for people to enjoy them.
So if you are around on Thursday or Friday get your self down there.
We are then whizzing up to London early on Saturday morning for the Christmas Selvedge Fair in Archway.
Another lovely event by those Selvedge ladies.
I hope to see you.
If you're not able to make these then have a right fine old festive time and thanks for all your support in 2011.
Much busyness for 2012 so what this space....

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

The scenic route

*This is a little dolls pinny i found at a jumble sale last week for 5p. Abandoned on the toy table until i came along. The stitching is incredibly detailed.

There should be and was an image of the flyer used to promote the show i am doing in Manchester this weekend but technology got the better of me and it all went a bit wrong so you got this beauty instead.

I am off to Manchester tomorrow via Wales on that best kept secret of a short cut.
It was a good idea when i first thought of it.
Really it will be nice, i am going to my in-laws first to visit them on their small holding where we were living earlier this year. I'll drop my son off and then get back on the scenic route up to Manchester to set up for The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair.
Spot my brothers jugs on the poster.

I am doing lots of shows from now until Christmas and am off to Nottingham in a few weeks to take part in Lustre, November the 4th - 6th.
if you would like any invites for the preview evening on the Friday the 4th, email me with your address and i will pop some in the post for you.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

New, New.

Here are a couple of pieces i've been busy making for Origin.
Both necklaces have matching earrings and the Leaf design also has a bracelet to go with it.
As you can see there is a stripy thing going on too.

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

A rather nice day out and buzzing bees

Fancy a nice day out in Somerset, well get yourself, your friends, family and neighbours and head down to this lovely event for some beautiful bits and CAKe & CReAm TeAs.
These particular words always wins me over.

I have another new temporary work space.
This time it's my Dad's shed i am sawing away in, joined by many wasps and a few bees.
(my dad's a bee keeper, so i am surrounded by bee equipment and at present all of these wasps. Time to make a giant jam sandwich i think. If only i had time.)

It's the count down for Origin now so i am busy, busy.
I will be right professional for the show with new picture post cards and a card machine.
You will find me at stand E37 and it runs from the 22nd - 28th of September.

Monday, 25 July 2011

summer showing

I have been busy with pen & paper for my new display which i showed down at Bovey Tracey back in June.
I intended to create more such pieces for my forth coming shows so you will be able to step into a complete Eardley world, do try and get yourself to one to have a good look.
At present i have my jewellery exhibited at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park for their summer show until the 4th of September and at The Biscuit Factory in Newcastle which ends on the 31st of August.
If you are about in Manchester then you can see a whole assortment of my jewellery, screen prints and embroidery's at The W Collection, running until the 21st of August.
If you are off on holiday to the south coast then i have work in Brighton at Laste, a rather fine shoe shop and Frank in Whitstable where you can find a whole mass of British talents and a special treat right now as they are housing a show of Julie Arkell's work which also spills out to Whitstable Museum.
I always love a trip to a local museum, you never know what you might find and it generally turns out to be something to remember.
Well i am off for a week in Cornwall for a bit of a holiday and to celebrate the lovely Sarah Young & Jon Tutton's wedding so will be back & ready for much work to fill all the shows i have coming up.
The first one will be a day sale in Somerset on the 10th of September, i will post more detail soon.

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Oh peas

Living in the countryside has seeped into my work already with a new range of screen prints on a 'country knowledge' theme. I have also finally made this print with peas, which has been in my head for a long time. A new edition to the 'knife and fork' range. This is just the start though as i am attending a print course every Wednesday for 10 weeks at the well equipped Trowbridge college.
It's brilliant to have all the facilities at my fingertips. Not my usual system of some claps attached to a board printing on the kitchen table, although this dose the job as well.
You can come and see all of my new work down in Bovey Tracey, Devon at the Contemporary Craft Fair from the 10th - 12th of June.It's a great show with lots of workshops and demonstrations so you can have a go at stone carving and all sorts as well as the really high standard of work you can purchase too. If you'd like a ticket for it please email me.

Monday, 9 May 2011

what do you think

photoThis is one of the 5 drawings i produced to illustrate the Christmas sales pages for the lovely Selvedge magazine a couple of years ago. The story to it was 'the night before Christmas' so i pulled out the wonderful array of hand made stockings my sister-in-law and mother have made over the years, filled them with goodies from the Selvedge Dry Goods Store and scribbled away with my little boy of 2 months laying next to me doing what small babies do. Thank goodness he was so good.
The Selvedge team are inviting people to vote on which their favourite illustration has been over the years so, have a look and vote if you wish.

Thursday, 28 April 2011

into the wood

I will be showing at this rather lovely pop up shop, Into The Woods which will be open over the month of May during the Brighton Festival.
It opens on Saturday the 7th, with weekend opening hours being 11am - 6pm and Monday to Friday 9am - 1pm. As well as having some wonderful work they will be serving light refreshments so come and have a look and enjoy something nice to eat too.
Mia Underwood, aka Woodfolk , is the lady behind it all and a jack of all trades she is. I am the proud owner of one of her fantastic swan scarf and my boy has a wolf scarf and he has been know to be found howling at the moon whilst wearing it.

Busy, busy...

Here's a photo of some necklaces that are about to be soldered which i made during March, a marathon month of making jewellery day and night in my rural workshop in Wales. I did managed to get one afternoon off with a trip to A&E to have a saw blade removed from my left index finger.
We have now moved back to the West country of England and it's time to get printing.
All of my shows for the year are about to start with my first in Brighton for the May Festival.
I am starting a 10 week printing course next week so watch this space, and come and visit the shows to see my new screen print and jewellery.
I also received news last week that i will be exhibiting at Origin in London this September which is rather exciting and Luster in Nottingham during November as well as Made by Hand, held in Newport Wales over December so there's 2011 set out.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Paper things

<span class= <span class= Here is a taster of some of the other 25 works by different maker that my 'Dearest Nones' screen print (seen at the top of this posting) will be exhibited with at the 'First Anniversary - Paper' exhibition running from the 5th of May - 30th of July.

Jenniefer Collier, the talented paper artist will be holding the event to celebrate the first year of her having opened Unit Twelve, a gallery and workshop space where she also runs courses from in Tixall, Stafford.

The paper spoons you see above, (i am a sucker for utensils) are by Magie Hollingwork and the stitched picture post card is by the brilliant Julie Arkell who doesn't waste her time in the world of computing, too busy with her mad world of little creatures and such. Though you can start to see more of her finery at Loop, a rather lovely wool shop where Julie runs workshops and sells her work too.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Rabbit Calf...

On leaving my old studio i was presented with this fine gift by the lovely people of Cross Street which i am extremely touched by & pleased about as it is made by the very talented Sophie Woodrow. I already own one of her pieces & have been hankering after another so they chose well. I will keep saving my penny's & hope my collection shall grow a little more over time.
Here are a couple of photos of it, my son has decided it is a rabbit although on Sophie's site it is titled calf. Anyway here it is getting out & about in Pant Yr Heddwch...

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

The end of an era, 1999 - 2011

The lovely Cross Street Studios...
i was offered a space at Cross Street in the September of 1999 having graduated from Brighton University, not quite knowing what i was going to do but i was going to continue making. It has been a brilliant place to work full of fine folk and central heating!

Next door to the studio is where jeweller, Lalia Smith & mosaic artist, Anna Tilson run Cross Street Workshops.

Here are a few photos of my old little space...

Saturday, 5 February 2011

A new view...

So a new year and a new view. After 11 years at the lovely Cross St. Studios i have fled to Wales for the winter and the beginnings of spring to work in a breezy barn in Pembrokeshire. My view has changed some what from the back streets of Hove to trees, fields, a car that runs on vegetable oil and visits from the donkeys and sheep every now and then.
I haven't spent loads of time at my bench yet as i am having the joy of reworking my website which should be ready soon. Once done though you will be able to purchase my work with a few clicks and none of this trying to hunt me down from one county to another as seams to be the situation now.
If you do need to get in contact with me just email on