Monday, 24 May 2010

Upstairs is now well and truly open

Welcome to the first floor of Gallery at 12, in Eccleshall, which we officially launched on May 16th,
Gallery at 12 has now been open for a year and is working well. We have recently welcomed 3 new artists into the Staffordshire Artists Cooperative making us 11 in total with 4 guest artists.
Our new artists are Noel Bennett - photographer, Steven Kirk - mixed media artist and Ray Sheldon -painter, and our new guest artist is Gillian McMillan - ceramicist.
Just thought I'd give you a sneak viewing of what was on display in the Gallery's first floor last Saturday. Hope you like!

May be one day I will see you here!

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

How long do you wear your earrings?

Firstly I have now totally moved out of my Seighford studio, so I guess I shouldn't refer to it as MY studio any more. The house is a tip and my work desk is so cluttered it isn't easy to work at it, I am sure things will get better, so I am not panicking too much about it yet!
Today I sat at my desk for the first time since I moved out and completed this necklace and bracelet set, I then went on to re string a necklace.

Secondly I know I promised a post about  Gallery at 12 Open Day but I was so busy on the day pouring wines, washing up, making more blinis up and talking to people I didn't get a chance to take any decent photo's. What I can say is that we enjoyed a very successful day.
My blogging friend Maggi visited from Derbyshire and I have ended up with a beautiful book from her which I shall treasure always, thank you so much Maggi, it was lovely to see you again.

In my conversation with Maggi I started talking about jewellery I have brought home from Seighford, which I never take out to sales with me but I used to always have on display at the Seighford studio, such as some more knitted and crocheted items these earrings!

The first pair of these were made accidentally, in that it started off as a bracelet but as I held it up to attach the clasp that familiar question popped into my head 'What if I...?' and before I knew it I was holding up a super dupa long earring. which of course then needed a partner and then of course once you've made one pair you have to make others to keep the first pair company, so several pairs were made of which I now have 3 pairs left, I sell them individually or as a pair

Friday, 7 May 2010

Business as normal

Even with all the mayhem of emptying my studio / workshop I am still having to continue making up my jewellery orders.
Two of which were collected yesterday from the Gallery. I knitted these two smaller tiara's as a couple of bridesmaid gifts, they aren't for wearing at the weding itself, but the bridesmaids still wanted to have a princess tiara each so these were commissioned, I hope they will feel like princesses when they wear them.