I am ashamed and sorry for being such a slothenly blogger. I suppose I'd better explain myself and do a little bit of a catch up of what I have been up to lately....
Well where do I start? Since last time I posted I did my first Makers Boutique in Brighton on the 11th August.
The Makers Boutique is a great monthly market set in the heart of Brighton and run by the loveliest ladies Katy and Hannah. It's on every first Saturday of the month and my first time there was really great and I had a lovely time! Most of the regular Makers selling their wares are full time artist and crafters so the standard is high and really professional. I'm am so looking forward to doing more of those and I'm now booked in for the November and Christmas dates! Yes I said that word!
I am now having to properly sit and really plan for Christmas and what I am going to be making. I don't know about you guys that make but I was thinking this year of not making any specific Christmas pieces at all and just sticking to my usual ranges. Do you think that is a good idea? Or potential Christmas season suicide? I usually have to really squeeze out ideas for decent Xmas themed items and I'm never particularly pleased with the results. I think my usual pieces are better this year to, so hopefully good enough to see me though the season without having to making clay hanging hearts and such like..
Artwave started on the 25th August.
This is the second year I have had my work at Robin Shell's Open House as part of Artwave 2012 and it is always such a joy and a honour to be part of. Robin is one of those amazingly organised and constructive people planning and catering to ensure the best is brought out of the event. The house looks amazing full of great art including paintings, jewellery, silk painting, driftwood art works and ceramics of course. I will be ushering there this Sunday so if you or anyone you know is about the Seaford/ Lewes area let them know - this the house to visit! And come and say 'Hi!' There are many other houses open to the public and bursting with fabulous art works. Check out http://www.artwavefestival.org/ for more info.
In case that wasn't enough to keep me occupied this month I exhibited and demonstrated at Amberley Working Museum as part of their Food and Craft Festival http://www.amberleymuseum.co.uk/
That was a bit of a wash out day and not very good for sales or people being around in general but I met some lovely people and gave out some cards. Such is the roundabout of these things.
Getting ready for the lots of making I will be doing soon I cleaned out the studio and got it back to some vague recollection of order.
This is very tidy for me ;)
I'm also in the process of securing a rather large wholesale order for my pieces which will hopefully be completed by the end of October which is very exciting!
Oh and all this has been going on in between viewings for houses! Yes we are looking to move house! So very exciting and kind of challenging it seems at the moment. Trying to find a house that fills all we need, a place for me to work in, a landlord that likes cats, accepts the four bunnies, a good garden for me to grow things in (needed for work you see too, so extremely vital ;) and a place to house the orchids, house the bunnies, house us, house the packing boxes, house the kiln...and all this within budget......
Our fingers are crossed x
We've also got a crazy randy bunny running around at the moment trying to build spectacular nests for her phantom pregnancies! We will have to get her done! Fabulous madness....
Have a great weekend!!