I’ve been really busy with workshops, both fusing and in the community, I will post some photos soon, along with some new class dates. I’ve also got my work in some more galleries, so there’s a couple of stockists now added to the list of places you can see some of my pieces.
Many galleries are owned by artists/makers themselves, and I find they are all supportive, and helpful not only to customers to find the perfect gift or piece of art, but to the artists, designers and makers that supply work. It’s in the best interests of the galleries and those who stock them to work together and promote each other.
Of those galleries that stock my work throughout the year, two are members of the Good Galleries Guide, along with a third who stocks my Christmas range. The Good Galleries Guide is a group of seven East Midlands indepedant galleries who are working together to promote good practices and to promote British craftsmanship. Along with those galleries not in the East Midlands, each one is unique and special, and I am pleased to be working with them all.
Itch Gallery, Rutland – run by Jenny Creasey, an artist/maker herself, Jenny has grown the gallery since taking over, having to move to new premises last year.
Emporium Gallery, Lichfield – Amanda & Janette run this elegant gallery on Bird St in the heart of the city, and a couple of minutes walk from the unusual, three-spired cathedral.
Studio 61 at Holloway, between Crich & Cromford, on the edge of the Peak District has beautiful views over the Derbyshire countryside – pop in for a cuppa and meet Karina, who will most likely be painting, kept company by the gallery dog, Bruno.
Gallery 23 at Staleybridge. Run by partners Christine and Peter who themselves are an artist and photographer, this gallery specialises in original fine art, photography and ceramics – they offer expert advice, bespoke framing and weekly art classes.
During the Christmas season, you will find a range of my Christmas decorations at The Gallery at Sutton Bonnington. Now, I sens a theme…. small but perfectly formed, this delightful little gallery does great coffee – and cake! Out in the garden, in summer, check out the model railway – they say it’s for the children, but I think it’s secretly for Martin, the owner….