Saltaire is a beautiful place! And for the bank holiday weekend 28th-30th May 2016 I was spending 3 days demonstrating lino cutting and selling my work at the maker’s market in Victoria Hall-a really stunning venue. The weekend started with a manic dash to the post office sending off orders for lampshades and prints before the show. Driving across to Shipley, Bradford, where we would be staying was quicker than I thought. Once there we found our Ibis hotel and started to unp
So my first show of 2016 is the Saltaire inspired makers market over the May bank holiday. I love Saltaire as a place and if you ever can its worth a day out. It has the biggest collection of Hockney’s work in Salts Mill, antique shops, coffee shops, canal walks, lots of walks and some really beautiful examples of architecture. Titus Salt, who had a vision of an industrial utopia. Saltaire is now a world heritage site. I felt that I needed to have something new for this sh
One aim that I had for this coming year was to expand on the different products that I sell. While I want to offer a selection of pieces I also want to have as much ownership over the making process as I can. Essentially the more I make the happier I will be. For me being a crafts person, is about the making process and being able to make as much as I can within my own limitations. Earlier in the year I went on a lampshade making course making a foxy shade with a pre bough
Commissions? Sorry I haven’t been on for a while! Getting ready for Saltaire but more of that to come in the next post….. This post is all about commissions! A lot of the lino that I cut is for specific commission work. This might be for a wedding or for a birth or occasionally I get asked to take a step away from the norm and do something completely different. May I have been working on a lovely piece of Lincoln for a husband Will to give to his wife Sally for her birthday.