Just had a lovely day in Bovey Tracey at the Craft Festival. Good to see fellow Designer Jewellers Group members Henrietta Fernandez and Ulli Kaiser exhibiting, and Kelly Munro, one of our New Designers from a couple of years back. All their stands looked great.
I couldn’t resist buying some formica and silver earrings from Emily Kidson, and a painting by textile artist Dionne Swift, and so have come home very happy!
It was also good to see an exhibition of Jan Truman
‘s sculptural textile pieces in the Devon Guild of Craftsmen Gallery, just round the corner in Bovey Tracey town. I’m very familiar with Jan’s stunning jewellery, which I’ve sold so much of at the Barbican, but this was on a completely different scale!
A bit of a buswoman’s holiday, but most enjoyable!
The Craft Festival is on for the rest of the weekend, and has recently (deservedly) won Devon’s tourism event of the year, so do get along there if you can!
PS Thanks to Dionne for the image of her painting which I swiped from her website: I’m sure her photo is much better than mine.
Looking forward to my last big show of the season now, Made By Hand, next weekend in Newport. Been so busy over the past few weeks I’ve had no time to post here, however this is what I’ve been up to…
I’ve now got a collection on show in the Victoria Sewart Gallery in Plymouth, in her Christmas exhibition. Nice blog post here. Some great exhibitors that I’m proud to have my work alongside: I particularly love Nobuko Okumura’s threads collection, shown in the image above.
My work’s selling really well in the Barbican in London too: my new tanzanite sprig necklace (above) was snapped up almost within a week of first being shown, and my pebble crunch brooch (below) has sold too, plus some smaller pieces. Good to have big sales but also a tinge of sadness when a significant one-off pieces go to new homes!
I’m so pleased to have a collection back in Bovey Tracey, for the Devon Guild of Craftsmen‘s Christmas show, and made this doodle panel necklace with wooden beads especially to go there.
Yesterday I posted a top-up package off to the Waterperry Gallery near Oxford, which always does really well for me. I guess that’ll be out on sale by next weekend.
I’m still completing my orders from the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair and Lustre: nice to keep Tom in the post office busy! This week I’ll also be putting the finishing touches to some new pieces that’ll have their debut in Newport next weekend: a very busy time!