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An experienced and talented Digital designer/developer with over 10 years experience a First Class degree in Multimedia and Fine Art, my work has been reviewed in leading web magazines and awarded internationally.

Sterling Silver Heart Necklace: Work in Progress

I’ve been in the process of making a new necklace called “My heart was broken, but it is beginning to mend”. I think we all have a story like that, don’t we…

Anyway, I got inspiration for this from a personal experience, but also from an old jewelry making book I found, I think it’s from the late 40’s. In it there was a really nice idea for silver links for a chain, which I liked the look of so, that was how it started.

The Chain

Each link, around 4.5 cm in length was cut from 1.5 mm sterling silver wire.

Pink Thistle Designs

See our work at the Lains Barn Wedding Fair, Wantage, Oxon on 1st November 2009.
We are a family business based in Oxfordshire and the West of Scotland and our aim is to provide you with beautiful, bespoke Jewellery, Tiaras and headpieces to compliment your special outfit. We can provide something unique for all budgets and tastes.
Ask us about Tartan Wraps, Kilt pins, Hat pins and Crystal bouquets.
We also carry out 'Romantic Recycling' when we can turn your tiara into jewellery to wear again and again.
Contact us via our website

Enjoy craft making through rubber stamps

There is no need to spend big bucks when you want to get creative. If you are interested in crafts and arts then craft making is one of the few ideal activities that you can enjoy. Today there is different variety of craft making techniques that can fulfill your passion and love towards art. In fact today spending time or by making use of various craft making ideas you can easily have fun and may even show excellent way of being creative.

Gaya Fusion

Ceramics and the Magic of Bali

Marcello Massoni and his wife Michela Foppiani are not your ordinary ceramists, seven years ago they left Italy for the beautiful island of Bali in Indonesia, later joined by their friend Giorgia Oronte. I asked Marcello to tell us about their great adventure and change in their life and practice.

Call for entries: Wrapped Up, exhibition of designer crafts

‘Wrapped Up’ is the Devon Guild's Christmas exhibition of designer craft (21 November 2009 – 3 January 2010). It focuses on contemporary craft and sells hand-made, high quality and unique pieces, alongside small scale batch production. The exhibition is open to any contemporary craftsperson who produces innovative and contemporary work. If you feel your work fits this brief please submit: 8 digital images, a statement, trade prices, CV - by 7 August 2009 to:
Saffron Wynne
Wrapped Up
Devon Guild of Craftsmen
Riverside Mill
Bovey Tracey
Devon TQ13 9AF

RBSA Emboss Exhibition


‘Emboss’ will showcase contemporary ceramics, fine silverware, jewellery and glassware, all inspired by texture and mark making. This exhibition will explore the different ways in which designer makers interpret texture, demonstrating the various techniques involved in mark marking and producing surface relief and detail.

For more infomation do check out or for full details.

Call for Entries: The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair



This major new annual selling event in Manchester, celebrating the very best in contemporary craft, is inviting applications from accomplished designer-makers.

The Great Northern Contemporary Craft launched in October 2008 to great critical acclaim from both exhibitors and visitors. The inaugural show attracted 3500 visitors and the exhibitors reported collective sales in excess of £100,000.

Exhibitions in Paris and Osaka

I have been designing and making my Raku work for nearly 10 years and through many ups and downs, have steadily plodded along.

I recently had a website developed and surprisingly through this, I have been inundated with proposals for exhibitions, much to my surprise! A website seems to be a priority and definately promotes your work- even if like me you cant afford to do all the craft shows you'd like.

Two exhibitions forthcoming are both abroad:

1/ EWACC ART at Gallery Kikku Oskaka Japan, Oct 27th -Nov 2nd

2/ Gallery Atelier sur Cour Paris -Nov 18th-January 2009

Frost Fayre

Primrose Hill School London NW1 is holding a tudor themed frost fayre on 22 November 2008 from 12.30-6.00pm.
Complete with ice rink. We are organising a xmas market/craft fair and would love you to be part of it.
We are aiming to get 800 people through the door and are advertising round the local area hugely during the next 5 weeks.

For prices and more info please email me @

Hope to see you there it should be great bring the kids and see santa at the same time.

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