Friday, 15 October 2010

Another date for the diary...

The gorgeous Selvedge ladies are at it again.
Having held their first fair during the summer, which was a great success. They are holding another one in early December at the same venue with the same impeccable style and they have asked me back again which i am well pleased about.
I recon it's a must for the diary and not only will there be great things to purchase but they are holding workshops by
so if you are feeling a bit crafty then check them out.
For all the details of the fair go to...

Port and Cheese at the Railway inn

I am venturing to Nottingham early next month for a weekend at the brilliant Lustre contemporary craft makers' marker, held at the Lakeside Arts Centre. 13th-14th of November.
It is well worth a look as it is so well put together and there is a really high standard of work.
I have exhibited at this great show for some years now and have never managed to get my self in to the fine city of Nottingham due to, well work.
I had planned to have a bit of a holiday with my family post this event and thought we might squeeze in a visit but due to some evil folk who stole our vehicle this will have to be postponed until another time.
My brother, the talented ceramicist Ken Eardley usually does the show too and we stay at a very classy B&B within walking distance from the show so a sunny autumn stroll can be had to the venue. It also has a pub across the road that serves rather good food, hence the Port and cheese.
Do come if you can.
For more details see the link below and if you would like me to send you a invite for the preview evening on the 12th, please drop me and email with your address to send it to.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

on the road again

I am off up to Manchester next weekend, the 22nd-24th of October for the great northern contemporary craft fair so if you are able to make it then do please come a long. I'll be on stand 123 and if you happen to be there on Sunday, that's the 24th then you could always bring a little cake along as it's my birthday.
Cakes will always be excepted happily any other day or time.
Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

sew -a-thon

I spent the month of August ensconced in my mother's shed hand sewing a large embroidery piece to adorn the window of The Art Shop and Gallery, Abergavenny, a little jem of a shop which holds a brilliantly stock of art supplies and up stair a gallery of finely picked work where they also hold courses.
The occasion was the yearly Abergavenny food festival, the biggest of it's kind in the country.
So with my love for all things culinary my work fits in rather well.
The linen and cotton doilies and table settings i use as a base for this piece didn't travel too far from the charity shops they were purchased from in Pembrokeshire before being stitched with a mix of cups and saucers, biscuits and cutlery .
It was an epic task but went down well. I include some close up photographs but to see it in its entirety you'll have to come and visit me at one of my forthcoming shows...