A Walk in the Park

Leeds Craft Gallery

I’m currently taking part in a group show in the Leeds Craft Centre and Design Gallery: it’s called A Walk in the Park and features the work of ten contemporary UK jewellery designer makers.

Christine Kaltoft jewellery

All the featured jewellers find their inspiration in birds, trees, wildlife, and the flora and fauna found in recreational open spaces.

The other jewellers are Liz Samways, Katie Stone, Joanne Tinley, Charlie High, Glenn Campbell, Kate Rhodes, Karen McMillan, Alison Haddon, and Anna De Ville.

The exhibition runs from 21st March until 27th June 2015 and looks well worth a visit!

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Freddie

I’ve been rather quiet on here recently as I’ve been very busy at home: we’ve had a new addition to the family! His name is Freddie, and he arrived just before Christmas. He’s three months old now.

Freddie’s a golden retriever, and is very cute, very confident, and rather a time and attention sponge at the moment!

Nonetheless I have managed to get a package of work off to a new gallery: Ferrers Gallery  in Ashby de la Zouch, for a showcase there until the end of March.

Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre

I’m very pleased to have been invited to be the Jewellery Showcase maker at the Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre in Torfaen, Wales.

My work is on show there until 15th March, alongside some amazing art from the 56 Group in the ‘Artistic Revolutionaries‘ exhibition, and textiles by Sarah Culleton.

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Working Wood

So pleased to be part of the Working Wood exhibition in the Platform Gallery, Ribble Valley. The aim of the exhibition is to highlight the many different working methods for this material.

They are showing fine works in veneer, wood turning with a twist, sculpture and bespoke furniture. Traditional techniques such as hand carving sit alongside works that utilise the latest technologies, so it’s not just jewellery: different disciplines are represented. You can see more images on the Platform Gallery Flickr photostream.

My fellow exhibitors are: Nick Barberton, Paul Case, Ian Clarkson, Richard Hooper, Louise Hibbert, Sarah Elizabeth Jones, Ruth Mae, Christine Meyer-Eaglestone, Steve Tomlin, and Chris Rymer.

Hay festival

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I’m enjoying seeing images from the Bowie Gallery on their facebook page. They’re busy setting up their stand at the Hay Festival: looks great! They’re representing me this year, and it looks as if my work is in good company as I can see several makers there whose work I really admire!

Oriel Davies Gallery

So pleased to have my jewellery featuring as part of the new Contemporary Craft Showcase in the Oriel Davies Gallery shop in Powys, Wales. 

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The collection will be opening alongside the main exhibition launch this Saturday, 15th Sept, 5-8pm.

Will be well worth a visit to see (and buy) beautiful handmade jewellery, ceramics, glass, textiles and other crafts from Wales and the UK.