Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Katrin Moye

Fresh Spring colours of Katrin Moye's beautiful and lovely-to-use work.

Soren and Tiny Hoops tableware

My excuse to buy some Ingrid mugs from Katrin at Origin

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Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Ways of Selling - Sarah's Etsy Shop

Felix and Felix
One of the interesting developments of the internet age, is the way that professional, amateur, full or part-time makers can

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Monday, 27 February 2012

The Eagleman Stag

We went along to a viewing of the British Animation Awards and was rather taken with this Animation by RCA graduate and Bafta winner Mikey Please. This is only a trailer - hope you like it - and do try and see the full length animation if you can.

The Eagleman Stag - Trailer from Mikey Please on Vimeo.

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Saturday, 25 February 2012

Ceramic Art London - This weekend

Whilst up in London yesterday on the trail of a venue for MADE-London I popped into the brilliant Ceramic Art London show, 'the major international showcase for ceramics.

Anna Barlow
There were 75 carefully chosen ceramicists exhibiting at the

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Thursday, 23 February 2012

Bespoked Bristol The UK Handmade Bike Show

 Phil and Tessa Taylor who helped set up the Brighton Art Fair are staging their second Bespoked Handmade Bike Show in Bristol on the 23rd - 25th March at Brunel's  Old Station at Temple Meads Bristol.

The show has expanded and changed venue following last year's success. However it's still the show which focuses on individual frame builders and small bespoke bike firms.

These frame builders are possibly slightly obsessed but the results are worth seeing - from the finely worked 'lugs' of Demon Frameworks to the bamboo bike of Boocycles

Flat Frame Systems will be showing their laminated wooden bicycle made with mininal energy inputs whilst Donhou will be showing their finely detailed bespoke 'dream' bicycles.

In all there are about 90 makers exhibiting at the show from as far afield as Portland Oregon, and Tuscany Italy and there's a pop up cafe run by 'Look mum no hands'.

If you can't make the show Phil's been touring the country chatting to frame builders about their 'lugs' in Meet the Maker utube interviews.

Friday 23rd March             - 5.00 – 8pm
Saturday 24th March         - 9.30 – 6.00pm
Sunday 25th March -         - 9.30 – 5.00pm

Entry tickets are available on the door at £7.50 per person (children under 14 free)
Buy advance tickets online
Standard Entry Ticket - £7.50 (+£1.50 booking fee)
Online ticket offer - 2for£10 (+£1.50 booking fee)
Special Offer available until 29th Feb- Entry for 2 people on a single ticket priced £10.
Weekend Pass  - 3 day weekend pass £12.50 per person (+£1.50 booking fee)

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Thursday, 16 February 2012

Brighton Art Fair - MADE12 - Poster Design

We've been planning hard to get prepared for this years Brighton Art Fair and MADE12

Sarah Young has again designed the posters featuring the popular character "Mme L'Art" - the Art Fair features Mme L'Art leaving the Art Fair with her purchases in a Tricycle (ice-cream) Cart whilst the West Pier Starlings murmurate in the background.

This year's MADE poster features the slogan "Pick of the Crop" and an allotment/village show theme, - to show that the Makers at MADE are carefully selected to be the best of the best.

(the application deadline for both shows is the end of March with selection taking place during April)

Let us know what you think...

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MADE- London - feedback and news

Thank you to everyone who filled out our questionnaire about MADE-London - the results were mostly positive - 98% of our respondents said that they would either definitely apply to take part (60%) or would perhaps apply (38%) the only issue is that makers wanted to pay about half the price of the (subsidised) ORIGIN fair!

We think we can make a new show work by stripping the fair to it's essentials - maintaining the quality of the exhibitors and targeting the marketing spend strictly. 

Venues are a problem, either too small, too expensive or in the wrong area. We think we have found a really exciting venue which has never been used before (in fact is not yet available as a venue) but it is a very interesting space in central London with incredibly good connections to the whole of London and beyond by Train and Tube. There are many negotiations and confirmations to go through before we know whether we can confirm this venue so we'll be crossing our fingers for the next few weeks until we hear.

At the moment we're not sure if we will be able to secure a good space but are trying. If we can make it work and finalise a great venue MADE - London is likely to be in mid to late October

If you may be interested in exhibiting at MADE - London register here

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