I’ve been busy having a sort out of stock this week. I’ve made a proposed list of all the items I’ll be exhibiting at the ‘Gifted’ 2010 Christmas Exhibition at The Newcastle Borough Museum & Art Gallery from November to December, so I need to start working on a few of those pieces soon. It’s exciting knowing a large display of my work will be on show at the other end of the country. I was selected amongst 50 other designer-makers to exhibit my work at this show, out of hundreds who applied, so I was very happy when I found out this news back in February! I’ll be keeping you up to date with progress.
One of my local stockists, The Hayrack Gallery, have sold a lot of my work over the past few months so I delivered some new one-off pieces to them on Saturday. I always look forward to paying them a visit to see what new pieces some of the other designers have been working on. I’ve watched many different designers’ collections grow since I have been supplying The Hayrack Gallery with my work.
This is a selection of new work I took to the gallery. Various one-off bowls, vases, sculptural vessels, packs of magnets, a clock, a letter rack, framed ceramic wall art, and some sets of coasters.
I like to keep the stock fresh and new so that it is varied for the customers. Although, I do keep a few pieces out on display for a long time. This is since one of my large garden vessels was purchased by a couple that had been admiring it for months – They kept going back to the gallery to look at it, and the lady finally decided to buy it months later when her husband wasn’t with her, as it was a present for his birthday. I love to hear all the little stories about the people who buy my work from this gallery.
So it does pay off if you leave the same item on display for some time, you just have to have a little patience. And I’ve proven that again today, as I’ve just sold this Hanging Fabric Print (left) that has been sitting in my Folksy shop for AGES…
I’ve been wanting to sell it for a long time as its a completely one-off piece that I made one day when I wanted to do something different, rather ceramics for a change. It was a print I designed from a range of my drawings of a pineapple surface. I’m so pleased that it has sold!
I made 2 of these prints, and the other one, which is slightly narrower, is now available in my Folksy shop here
Not only are pineapples one of my favourite fruits, the surface of a pineapple is one of my favourite textural patterns (apart from tree bark, obviously!)
I love the repetition of the spiky pattern that sprirals around the chunky form.
and produced these vibrant screen prints with machine stitching on fabric as the outcome. I really enjoyed the project, and its interesting to see how a few mixed-media drawings developed into a pair of colourful hanging prints.
One of these prints is available to purchase in my Folksy Shop here.