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1St October 2017

Handmade Exhibitions - Kew and Chelsea

Handmade at Kew

This year I am exhibiting at both the 'Handmade at Kew' and 'Handmade in Britain' shows.

The show at Kew runs from Thursday 12th - Sunday 15th October, and is held as the name suggests at Kew Gardens, London.

Handmade in Britain is held in The Old Town Hall, Chelsea, London, and runs from Friday 10th - Sunday 12th November.

Full information about these shows can be found on The Handmade in Britain website.

4th October 2016

Handmade at Kew, 6th-9th October 2016

Handmade at Kew

Kew Gradens in London is world famous, so what better a place to hold an exhibition of contemporary craft.

There will be over 200 designer-makers at the show, from numerous disciplines including: ceramics, jewellery, fashion and textiles, glass, paper, furniture, metalwork, sculpture and interior accessories.

The event is held in a pavilion next to Kew Palace. Not only can you enjoy the exhibition, but you can also explore the whole of Kew Gardens.

I will be at the show on stand D4, so please come over and say 'Hello'.

The show runs from Thursday 6th until Sunday 9th, 10am to 6pm daily.

Full information about the show can be found on The Handmade in Britain website.

3rd June 2016

The Contemporary Craft Festival, 10th-12th June 2016

The Contemporary Craft Festival

If you have never been to the show held each year in Bovey Tracey, then you are really missing something.

It has been voted number one attraction is the area a number of times, and once you have been you can understand why.

There is lots to see, take part in, watch, eat and drink. Oh yes, and I am there too, on stand C21.

I just hope we have blue skies like in the picture I took of the show's sign post last year.

The show runs from Friday 10th June until Sunday 12th June, 10am to 5pm daily.

Full information about the show can be found on The Contemporary Craft Festival website.

4th October 2015

Handmade at Kew, 8th - 11th October 2015

Handmade at Kew

This is the first time 'Handmade in Britain' team has woked with Kew Gardens in organising this event. It is very exciting to be able to take part in such a famous and prestigious location.

So for the past few months, I have been very busy getting ready for the show. Not only have I been making some new jewellery boxes, I have also made an Art-deco inspired display cabinet that will make it's debut at the show.

The show runs from Thursday 8th October until Sunday 11th October, 10am to 6pm daily.

Full information about the show can be found on the Handmade in Britain website.

28th April 2015

The Contemporary Craft Festival, Bovey Tracey, Devon. 5th - 7th June 2015

The Contemporary Craft Festival, Bovey Tracey

This will be the first show of the year for me, and it is a show I have not exhibited at in the past.

It is always exciting doing a new show, seeing different exhibitors, different visitors and being somewhere new.

I am planning what to take with me to the all depends on what I can fit in my car! But I will have both furniture and jewellery boxes.

It is a big show with lots to see and lots to do. Each day has various workshops and demonstrations running, from printmaking, to willow work, to letter cutting in stone, to embroidery. And of course you can come along and see my stand.

Tickets cost £8 for an adult day ticket, or £15 for a three day weekend ticket. Other ticket options are available (students, OAPs, children, family tickets, and those in receipt of benefits).

Full information about the show can be found on the Contemporary Craft Festival website.

9th Febuary 2015

Working on new ideas

I have been recently coming up with a new range and design of boxes. I am always thinking how I can take elements of some of my previous designs and incorporate them into something new.

So I have come up with the panel lidded box redux. I need to make a prototype first, but that will have to wait as I a just about to start work on a piece of furniture – a built in bookcase (yes, I do make furniture too – take a look at my bespoke furniture website if you haven’t seen it already).

15th January 2015

New website finally live!

As you can guess, and as you are reading these pages, the new Handmade Boxes website is finally live.

Please come back again and see what I have been up to. All new boxes will go into the gallery pages and all new items of news will appear here.

Thanks for visiting!

17th December 2014

Curved lid jewellery box made from English walnut

Curved lid English walnut jewellery box

This is my latest box. It is made from English walnut that I recently purchased from Tylers Hardwoods timber merchant.

The box is a commission and made as a present for an 18th birthday.

You can read about this box and see more pictures in the gallery pages.

And a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everybody.