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Platforming – Lou Taylor

3rd September 2012

Today is your very last chance to visit Platform at the Fishing Quarter Gallery, Brighton. We have all had lots of fun, it has been a super pleasure being able to spend some time with some true creatives. One of the ten artists exhibiting at this year’s Platform is Lou Taylor, Brighton’s very own self-taught paper cutter. She […]

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Platforming – Sally Welchman

1st September 2012

The work by Sally Welchman is completely captivating. Sally collects wood from around Brighton, pieces that are discarded on the street, maybe she is know to do a little skip dipping, i’ll have to ask her about that! Working from her kitchen table, Sally paints beautiful charicter onto each unwanted wooden canvas. All of the […]

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Platforming – Brighton Crock aka Sarah James

31st August 2012

The final weekend of Platform 2012 is upon us, you still have some time to come and visit the show and see some of the work that the ten artists have been doing. I was so excited when Brighton Crock said that she’d take part in this years exhibition, her work is so fitting for […]

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Platforming – Kirstin Stride

26th August 2012

After running ‘Handmade’ a not for profit Brighton gallery for local artists and makers, Kirstin Stride has taken time out to concentrate on her own work. She began working and experimenting with shrink plastic developing her own style and recognisable  jewellery. Kirstin has a massive love for nature and her main subject for the platform display […]

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Platform 2012 – Introducing the Line Up…

12th August 2012

So after last years super fun Platform show at the fishing quarter gallery we’re doing it all again this year. Ok ,ok, you’ve sussed me, it’s just an excuse to spend two weeks hanging out on the beach with a bunch of super talented souls, yay! i’m so excited. There were five artists showing off […]

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Inspirational Products – Bark Decor

29th July 2012

There is a young lady based in Boston, Massachusetts, who is bursting with creativity, Sara Barrett aka Barkdecor began her creative journey as a graphic designer and set up her label in 2009. Sara clearly has a talent for drawing and has transfered these skills into producing amazing and beautifully printed products, from fine art to scarves […]

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Twist and Make – at Brighton Phoenix

22nd July 2012

On Saturday August 18th the Phoenix Centre will be housng an exciting event entitled “Twist and Make” it is the second year that this event has been held with the focus being on everything craft. There will be Phoenix tutors holding creative workshops and demonstrations from letter writing to making puppets and working with clay […]

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Jewel Alchemy – Minifabo

2nd July 2012

I’m a sucker for skulls and these delicate friendship style bracelets by Minifabo are super cute. They start at just $10 and are perfectly sweet for the summer and super easy to wear day and night. Each one is hand assembled in Xanthi, Greece and you can get them from their Etsy shop, lucky for us they ship […]

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What the future holds (the second half of 2012)…

30th June 2012

After the madness that was the Brighton May Open House festival, Brighton Fashion week and the first ever two day Craftaganza (see the happy makers below), I have given myself a nice lil’ break from shows. I needed some time to get my online things together, settle a little one in nursery and to allow […]

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Grayson Perry at Victoria Miro

28th June 2012

For those of you who saw the recent channel 4 Grayson Perry series “In the best possible taste” there is no way that you are going to want to miss this exhibition and for those of you that did miss the series then you’ve got a bit of catching up to do. From now until […]

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Jewel Alchemy – Lila Ruby King

28th June 2012

For the first of my Jewel Alchemy blog posts it was a no brainer that I would feature the work of Lila (Anna) Ruby King, an Australian designer who resides in Greece and aims to run a carbon neutral business. I first noticed her pieces on Etsy where she runs a hugely successful shop, selling work that […]

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Open House 2012

21st May 2012

I really should have written this post about three weeks ago, too busy for blogging is probably a good thing, anyways, it’s better late than never!… I am taking part in an amazing Open House this year, it is in a gorgeous flat which is part of the Open House Brunswick trail, number 21 Brunswick […]

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Springtime Craftaganza March 24th

4th March 2012

On Saturday March 24th the third fantastic Craftaganza craft market will be taking place in the gorgous Fabrica building, in the heart of Brighton, from 10:30am until 5pm. As ever, some of Brighton’s finest craft talents will be setting up shop for the day and selling their amazing wares, it is a great chance to […]

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For the Love of Etsy

29th February 2012

My love for Etsy has grown ever since I had my daughter, last September  Etsy ran their first conference “Hello Etsy” in Berlin and I simply had to attend. It lasted three days and covered everything from running a sustainable business to sewing a pillow case. Zoe of Craftaganza conducted a little interview with me all […]

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The Encroaching Spring

26th February 2012

It’s time to dust the cobwebs off the old blog and “spring” back into action! The end of 2011 was super crazy for me, from the moment the Woodland collection launched at Platform I didn’t stop until mid Jan, the Rock Cakes Etsy shop is doing well with orders being taken from all over the […]

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