It's only a little over a couple of weeks until the British Craft Trade Fair in Harrogate and there still seems to be a lot to do! My lighting arrived yesterday so I'll be testing those out today. The final pieces will be going to be hallmarked at the end of this week and I'm finishing what seems to be a mountain of paperwork - press releases, catalogues, order forms, artist statement etc.
I'm so excited to be meeting people who have a passion for all things handmade. So many things are created by machines, it seems that we're losing skills that have been passed on over thousands of years.
So the next time you're looking to buy a piece of jewellery , or something a little bit special, whether for yourself or as a gift, consider buying a handmade piece. Handmade means a little piece of the artist in each piece, you don't get that with a machine. Buy a little piece of the artist...a little bit of their passion...a little bit of the skill that produces such wonderful pieces.
If you're a gallery or shop owner who is looking to stock handmade items, visit BCTF this year....I'm on stand N65 by the way!