Open for Business
For the last few days I was lucky enough to take part in Craft Central's open studios, Made in Clerkenwell. The place is a bit of a life line for designer makers offering one to one sessions and business help to those outside of the studios that are members. Right from the start the place was packed with happy shoppers, amazing makers and general marvellousness.
I was so lucky to be surrounded by hand on heart just a lovely bunch! Four days is a long time to be in a room with anyone and it really made my first time here a joy despite my achey aches and pains.
SS13 Wish You Were Here got a sneaky peak
The oh so shy Maxine Sutton with her fantastic textiles, also if you're about in Margate definitely have a look at Blackbird - a Sutton sister shop
The rather lovely and talented Pam Dodds
One of my favourites - Natthaur
I got this amazing shirt from Outsider, along with trying on 5 outfits a day
Leonora Richardson's stunning ceramic sculptures that also featured in the RA Summer Exhibition this year. Next to Leonora was Lotta Cole who makes clever wood accessories - I've somehow lost my image but shall find it.
Yuki (front) was a joy and I'm grateful for her tweaking my display whenever she got the chance
Really clever gifts from Goodwin + Goodwin
Beautiful illumination from fryrbox
Carmen Woods lovely leather accessories and a real smile to have in the room
And well, Tobyboo.... I had some sample work including some lampshades along side past season Christmas decorations. The London tape as ever was a sell out.