Monday, 18 July 2011

Casting in resin ' i love it'

I spent four days experimenting with resin and silver last week.  The possibilities are endless, I was casting text, and very tiny spoons ( yes more spoons!) fabric, silver leaf, and fired porcelain.  It's not pleasant to work with though, very very smelly and sticky, and dust masks needed when sanding to a high polish, but I loved it and will definitely do more.......

Thursday, 7 July 2011

"Preparing to Sell' day for Made by Hand

Just got back from a very inspiring day at Tredegar House in Newport where Sarah, from Made By Hand Wales and Contemporary Craft Fair, Bovey Tracey, put together a number of speakers to help selected makers gear up for the December show.  It was a really useful day, not only to meet some of the other exhibitors but to gain some insight into marketing, publicity and the press.  I'm totally hooked on writing press releases and finding the next publicity angle to promote my work!  Watch this space as I promise to keep my blog updated from now on!