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It’s been a great week at CHC headquarters! I’ve been busy planning and organising for some exciting new things ahead. The weather has been up and down but we have still had our fair share of sunshine peering through the clouds. I’m on a mission to make 3 vases a day at the moment… so far so good!
I paid a visit to one of my local stockists yesterday at The Hayrack Gallery in Upper Stowe, such a charming little shopping village with a barn restaurant and farm animals. The gallery is looking lovely inside, it had been about a year since my last visit, so it was nice to see fresh work from new artists. It was time I replenished my stock for the gallery, so I took along lots of new pieces and even helped set up a new display of my work. It was great fun!
We used one of the window sills just as you enter the gallery, so at the moment you will be greeted by my work as soon as you enter. I think the rustic brick window sill really complimented my work with the natural tones.
Various bowls of all different shapes and sizes are on display, along with a couple of clocks, framed pieces and some ceramic planters.
There is also a second display of my work inside the main room of the gallery, where you will find a selection of vases, more bowls, plant markers, and mini art on easels (see below).
Just outside the gallery there is a beautiful display of turquoise planters that look really stunning. I would quite like one of the hanging cones myself!
I had a lovely visit to one of my stockists a few weeks ago, The Hayrack Gallery at The Old Dairy Farm and Craft Centre in Upper Stowe. There was some union jack bunting hanging in the trees ready for the Jubilee celebrations, which gave a nice welcoming feeling to the gallery.
The gallery is currently undergoing a few changes and improvements and is looking fantastic. It was such a nice surprise seeing my work on the centre display as you walk in. Now that things have been moved around in the gallery, I was told that regular customers notice pieces that they hadn’t seen before.
The Hayrack Gallery is nestled inside a little courtyard shopping centre with other craft shops, a cafe and small boutiques. There are also woodwork and glass artists working on site with their workshops in some old barns that you are able to see working, and chat to. One of my highlights from my visit is always seeing this friendly cockatiel in the avery who always comes to give you a kiss and wolf whistles!
My stock of products at the gallery has now been rotated and updated a little, and is positioned in front of this beautiful watercolour painting – one of many others that you will find in the gallery.
If you are in the area why not pop in and have a look… There is plenty to see and do for an afternoon out, as well as picnic benches to eat lunch or enjoy a cuppa out in the sunshine.