Apologies for breaking my promise ~
First of all I would like to apologise for breaking my promise. I said I would send a newsletter in a month or two and I haven’t sent one for quite a few months now.
It’s been a crazy year: it all started with the MAD About Jewellery Exhibition in New York. I worked six or seven days a week to prepare for the event which went really well. When I came back I continued to work hard on all the commissions. Thank you for keeping me so busy. I love what I do, and I feel like I am living my purpose when creating and making jewellery which I see “continuing to live its life on you”.
In summer I had more time off work than I was originally planning … lots of time with my family, seeing relatives and friends.
When I was about to start preparing for the upcoming events later this year, we decided to make my daughter’s dream a reality… After 2 years of her asking every single day for a puppy, we have bought one, a beautiful little white wolf. I, being very thoughtful about everything read a lot about having a dog, training, exercise needs, characteristics of the particular breed we were about to buy ~ but I missed reading all about having a puppy. And I must say it’s been quite challenging to do anything but “puppy”… so, lots of slow time which I really struggle to enjoy… I am so much used to running that I have somehow to learn how to slow down, stop.
Well at least it is getting easier now, and I have been able to come back to doing what I love the most. I love to create these little pieces of jewellery; they carry such emotion and deep meaning and are really nice to gift. They have wonderful power to help us feel confident.
NORTHERN CONTEMPORARY CRAFT FAIR | 13-16 October
Thu, 13 Oct 2022, 18:00 – Sun, 16 Oct 2022, 16:00
Victoria Baths, Manchester
Don’t miss the largest and most established selling event for contemporary craft in the North!
Now in its 15th year, the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair 2022 sees the return of 200 of the UK’s finest makers to Victoria Baths, Manchester’s iconic heritage attraction. Buy unique, handmade, made-to-last pieces for you and your home direct from the maker, or perhaps commission something special. Exhibitors have been carefully selected for the quality of their work and to showcase a variety of craft with glass, jewellery, interior and fashion textiles, ceramics, prints, furniture, lighting & more.
As well as an on-site cafe, the stunning Edwardian-tiled interior will also be the backdrop for installations and workshops and, new for 2022, GREENGRADS, a selling exhibition of UK graduates engaging with eco-issues.
ELEMENTS FESTIVAL | 28-30 October
Lyon & Turnbull 33 Broughton Place Edinburgh EH1 3RR
Elements returns for 2022, bringing together forty-six of the UK’s finest Jewellers and Silversmiths for a selling fair, exhibition and series of events at the stunning showroom of Lyon & Turnbull in Edinburgh. From silver vases glittering with flecks of gold, to colourful, three-dimensional sculptural jewellery, Elements celebrates the vast range of expert craftsmanship and innovative design of makers from across the UK.
For the first time, award-winning work from the prestigious Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council (GC&DC) Competition, will be showcased in Scotland at Elements. The exhibition will feature a beautiful selection of work by some of the UK’s most renowned designers and craftspeople, alongside a display of drawings and jewels to celebrate the vision, skill and extraordinary legacy of GC&DC Lifetime Achievement Award winner, the late Dorothy Hogg MBE, on loan from The Goldsmiths’ Company Collection.
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