For Easter 2016, we’re exchanging the traditional pastel colours and chocolate eggs for the fresh green of new growth and budding ideas! Along with an updated look for our blog, we’ve been working on a range of new pieces to show and sell at events throughout the year.
2016 is well under way, and so are we! We began the new year in a creative mood and already have several fresh designs in the offing (watch this space). Much of the last few weeks has been taken up by the important task of mapping out the shows for 2016 – we’re looking forward to another year on the road!
Those of our readers who come to visit us at shows throughout the year will know that ‘we get about a bit’. At least once a month we’re on the road, exchanging our leather aprons for white cotton gloves and the noise of the workshop for the buzz of a craft fair.
Our mission takes us all over the country and the variety of landscape, scenery and people which we encounter along the way give us plenty to look forward to at the beginning of each month. This year we have particularly enjoyed a run of shows in the cathedral towns of England.
Not many people know that this is what happens when you heat silver:
After a busy September exhibiting in Edinburgh, London, Salisbury and Sevenoaks, we were overdue some workshop time this October! We were very pleased to welcome to the workshop Loucinda Nims, winner of the Contemporary British Silversmiths’ ‘Design in Silver’ award, for a masterclass in silver hot-forging.
As the BBC raises the curtain on a new series of Strictly Come Dancing, we’ve been getting in the mood for a packed schedule of shows and exhibitions in the run up to Christmas. We’ve had a busy start to the autumn, with events in Salisbury and Edinburgh already under our belts but there are still shows in Sevenoaks, Winchester and Hereford yet to come! Not to mention the famed Goldsmiths’ Fair in London – always a glitzy affair.
We’ve been polishing up our silverware and preparing our new pieces for their debut appearances – even the candlesticks have been rehearsing their steps.