#FridayFaves is back for one last week! This week has been a strange one. I would’ve got back home from the British Craft Trade Fair two days ago, I would’ve handed back my hire car yesterday morning and scooted home on my scooter. I would have stood in my studio and stared at my stand bits and pieces and contemplated putting everything away, but instead choosing to spend time with my family whom I hadn’t seen for a whole week.
But alas, none of this happened as Covid-19 put a stop to any large gatherings like a Trade Show. Instead I’ve been stuck in the house all week! And I bet so many of you have too. Let me me brighten your day with some more gorgeousness from BCTF…
I’m treating you to one last selection of my #FridayFaves from the British Craft Trade Fair this week. I really do hope you check these makers out and support them in any way you can.
H-anne-MADE create a range of original pieces of artwork, gifts, homewares and greetings cards. A variety of found papers are up-cycled to create the base for collages which are then enhanced by machine and hand stitching.
Judith Brown Jewellery
Judith comes to jewellery from a textile background and has developed her own stitching techniques for manipulating silver wire into intricate, delicate yet wearable jewellery.
Karen Risby Ceramics
Karen Risby creates contemporary stoneware wall hangings, tiles and porcelain accessories. Her work is an extension of her love of drawing, exploring pattern and line using both brushwork and sgraffito, a process that involves scratching back into the painted surface. She takes inspiration from nature and birds are a prominent feature of her work often interwoven with landscapes and decorative pattern.
Sarah Hill Art
Sarah paints fresh and atmospheric watercolour landscapes. Loose and expressive her paintings are inspired by the every-day life around her.
Kathryn’s jewellery explores family and memory inspired by her collection of treasure troves. Inherited and collected objects, textiles, ceramics from Scotland’s decorative heritage and finds walking the Fife shoreline, all inspire her choice of texture, pattern, shape and colour. The designs are fabricated in silver using traditional fine jewellery skills using the rolling mill, etching and hammers.
Show your support for my #FridayFaves…
This mini #FridayFaves series of blog posts and instagram stories is my little way of spreading a little love and appreciation for some of my fellow makers. Which is your favourite? Answers in the comments below…
You can support a small business in so many ways. If you like what they make/sell you should follow them on the socials, like and share their posts, leave comments, purchase from their online shops, spread the word about what they do, write a blog post about them…so many ways!
Go to it!