Glass Fair and Exhibition in Manchester this weekend 12-13th September 11-4pm

Glass rainbowContemporary Glass Society Northern Hub members, are exhibiting a wide and varied range of their beautiful glass work, in both an exhibition and fair at the Victoria Baths in Manchester this weekend 12-13th September 11-4pm, The Society promotes contemporary glass in all its many forms across the UK. This year there will also be drop-in glass workshops, demonstrations and talks. I will be exhibiting and selling my work at this event.

Further information


Mini Mosaic – Childrens workshop run by Jane Littlefield (£1)

Stained Glass Demonstration run by Caroline Channing (Free)

Coaster making for kids – Childrens workshop run by Kay stowell (£1)

Painting with glass demonstration run by Chrissie Smith (Free)

Copper foiling demonstrations and “have a go” glass cutting tables for kids will run throughout the weekend!

Please do come and take a look at the fair and meet the artists as they man the fair and exhibition – all are happy to answer any questions you may have about glass-making techniques. You could join a glass workshop, watch various glass demonstrations, place a commission using your own ideas, or even buy your own piece of handmade, designer glass to take home with you. There are also activities for children available throughout the day.

Artists are also displaying their work in an exhibition in the Gala pool cubicles.

The glass fair and exhibition are open throughout the Heritage Open Days

Art in the Pen, Skipton 16th – 17th August 2014

artinpenOne of my favourite annual events, Art in the Pen opens for two days at the Skipton Cattle Market next weekend – Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th August. This event brings together over 100 artists who work with glass, ceramics, textiles, metal, wood and print. Each artist is given a cattle pen in which to exhibit their work.

I will be turning one of the pens in to my own personal gallery and my exhibition will include my whole Yorkshire Cyclist range, alongside my popular houses and rainbows and a few surprises.  Do come say hello if you are visiting.

My Le Tour plans

Well it’s almost here, the weekend many of us have been waiting for for over a year. The area is buzzing, there are cyclists and bikes everywhere and after a very busy couple of weeks I am finalising my plans for the weekend.

I will be selling at Mytholmroyd Gala on Saturday (5th) from 12.00 on Sunday once Le Tour has passed through. If you are in the area please stop by and say hello.

The big question in our household is what time do we have to get up to get a good viewing spot for the race somewhere up Cragg Vale. What time are you planning to be in place and where?

If you go down to the woods…

Looking for something to do this weekend?  How about combining a walk in the woods with a opportunity to browse my latest glass offerings?  I will be selling my work at Gibson Mill in Hardcastle Crags, Hebden Bridge along with several others Friday 1 -4 and Sunday 11 – 3.  If you’re in the area do come say hello.

More info

PS they have a fab cafe too.

More Hebden Bridge houses on their way to Skipton this weekend

Hebden Bridge houses with hill and canal

My Hebden Bridge houses will be making their first outing at Art in the Pen this weekend along with many other items and the work of 64 other artists.  So, if you are looking for something to do over this damp weekend please make your way over to the Skipton Auction Market on Saturday 13th – Sunday 14th 10am – 4pm.

Hebden Bridge houses with hill and canalTall houses

Spider’s web dish

Cleaning does have its uses.  A recent late spring cleaning frenzy balancing on chairs to reach the cobwebs provided my latest inspiration for a kiln carved spiders web dish.  This one is made with iridised rainbow glass which shifts colour as you move it around.

Another one for next weekend’s Art in the Pen I think.

How do you decorate a sheep pen?

I am getting ready for my first airing at Art in the Pen on Saturday and Sunday 13/14 August in a cattle market in Skipton.  I have decided on the designs I want to exhibit and am firing up the kiln every evening.  My big dilema is how to make the most of the space provided.  I have a 2m x 3m space with a rough concrete floor and big metal gates on 3 sides.  Suggestions welcome for turning this space in to a glass gallery with white backgrounds everywhere and on a low budget.