Saturday, 29 December 2012

Mams birthday...

It was my mams birthday on boxing day and along with many random presents I decided to make her a few things...

A silver ring personalised, outside reads: LIVE LOVE LAUGH
and inside reads: JEN.LUCY.STEPH

 Framed John Lennon quote.

I've just bought new equipment so I can make some jewellery at home.
Taking orders for rings, anything you want written on them,
£15 adjustable ring £20 full band ring.

Jessica Langford

Bought a beautiful teacup and saucer from Jess from our craft stall

She's taking orders from January for these teacups, £10.00.

Also received a gorgeous pair of earrings as a christmas present from Jess

Christmas gifts

Bought an amazing christmas present for one of my best friends, Sarah. 
Wanted to get her something special so commissioned an ex CCAD student and friend who is amazingly talented.

Robyn Toria Illustrations

Robyn's work is absolutely beautiful and my money was well spent, so happy with this!

Check out her blog;

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Manchester exhibition 'The First Cut'

Had an amazing time in Manchester last week with the Applied Arts crew!

Saw a beautiful exhibition in Manchester Art Gallery called The First Cut.
Artists were exhibiting beautiful work made from paper. It was a gorgeous day out as the German market was there.

These are a few photos of my favourites from the exhibition. 

The Applied Arts crew mooching round the market and having dinner!

First ever craft fair!...

Last weekend was mine and Jess Langford's first ever craft fair in the studio, Hartlepool.

It was an amazing weekend and great experience. Will definitely be doing more!

It felt great to be selling our products and give us a taste of what life will be like after uni when we finish in June!

Check out Jess's blog...

Don't Judge A Book By It's Cover

Exhibition, 17 Claypath, Durham.

After finishing our minor brief at uni our class BA Honours Applied Arts for Enterprise exhibited our work. Our brief was based on the title of our dissertation's and had to be a conceptual piece based on the theme 'artists book'. Everybody took a different approach to the brief and had various dissertation titles so everybody's were different. 

 My work was about Autism and I made two ceramic vessels similar on the outside with different stamped words on the inside. The concept was everybody is human and looks the same on the outside but inside are very different. People with Autism don't understand social interaction and other traits which gets them confused with ignorance. 

Materials; stoneware clay and copper
Techniques; Coil building, letter stamping, pattination

Theresa Easton who visited our exhibition wrote a blog post about it, check it out...

Friday, 2 November 2012

The Factoree Contemporary Craft Fair!

Haven't posted for a while was really busy with my new project at uni but unfortunately came to a standstill as I became ill and needed surgery. I am on the mend and spending my resting time preparing some ideas and starting a bit of making for a craft fair I am very excited to be a part of this December!

Friends of mine who's business is called The Factoree have organised this event which will be in Hartlepool and will be AMAZING! I love the ethics of The Factoree as they believe in 100% handmade products. Can't wait to start putting together my final pieces which each will be unique and gorgeous! Also can't wait to see everybody elses hard work and lovely handmade products!

Follow TheFactoree's blog and add their page on facebook!
Get yourself down to the craft fair!! You won't regret it!!!xx

Thursday, 11 October 2012

It's been a whileeee...

since i last posted! Been busy getting back at uni finding out our new projects!
This project has an interesting yet difficult twist which is taking your dissertation and making and 'artists book' based on the theme of your dissertation.

My dissertation title is 'Art therapies for people with autism and aspersers syndrome'
Taking an academic topic and making something creative which needs strong concept hasn't been easy but for now i'm just playing around.

I WELCOME YOU MY NEW BAY! Not as cluttered as previous years(for me anyway!) but no doubt will be full of inspiration when i find some...
Keep a look out for new posts on my development throughout the project and hopefully some exciting posts on ideas for my final major project!

Friday, 29 June 2012

etsy account!

Finally got some of my things I made from previous projects on etsy!!
Check it outtttttttttt...

More to come!

Thursday, 21 June 2012


Well 'summer' holidays have began and I've got my summer project from uni! Was so excited to get started so went on an adventure day out!

Started at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens...

We saw the Sunderland Book Project exhibition...

We then moved onto the National Glass Centre. Sunderland University's ceramic and glass exhibition was held here...

 Slip dipped serviettes and origami birds. This was my favourite.
Alice Thatcher

 Pigs heads by Leah Dennis

Delicate porcelain pieces

 Glass pieces.

Feeling all inspired now!
Can't wait to get started!