As I've got one of my favourite events coming up this weekend, I thought I'd write a quick piece about the reasons for loading up the trailer and bringing my work to you.
Helmingham Hall is an incredible place and I can't wait to exhibit there on Sunday - this'll be the last chance for you to look around the gardens as they close up for the winter after that:
When I exhibit around the local area, whether it be Norfolk, Suffolk or Essex, I get to meet the most interesting people and to show them examples of my work. 2 years ago, when I exhibited at Helmingham Hall, I met an interesting architect who lived in an old, converted oast house that's now a small complex of apartments. Just recently, she's been in touch and commissioned me to create a balustrade for her ... can you believe I got to work indoors!?
Soooo, Summer's coming - maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow but, having had a little taster of the sun, it feels as if it's just around the corner and I, for one, can't wait. Being a maker of many outdoor practical and whimsical creations, I absolutely prefer a bit of sunlight to showcase my work and demonstrate the things that could delight your home and garden. Here are a few ideas:
I've been out and about meeting lots of you at Halesworth, at Snape and in Framlingham this year already and am looking forward to a whole host of opportunities to bring my creations to you - take a look at my calendar and come visit - I'd love to meet you. Next one up for me at this time is the Essex Craft and Design Show; a 4-day outing at Hyde Hall in Essex - looking forward to that one. Following that, I'm exhibiting in a pub car park in Ipswich with That Sunday Market (watch this space!), and then at the spectacular Snape Maltings Vintage and Makers Market - always a great day full of fabulous creat...