Cycling Coasters and prints, seconds and overstock SALE

CoastersThursday 8th October – Thursday 15th October

One of the joys and frustrations of handmade work is that every item is a tiny bit different.  Occasionally too different!  For every kiln full of coasters I make there is always one that does not obey the rules and ends up a strange colour, with small marks or bits missing at the edges.  These are my “seconds”.  Over  the last year I’ve collected quite a few and am planning to sell them over the next week.

The Plan

The plan is that over the next week I will post images of my seconds coasters on Facebook. I will do my best to photograph them accurately.  It is up to you to zoom in and see the flaws.  All coasters will sell for £5 each.  For orders £10 or over postage is free.  If you want a coaster simply write “sold” underneath its image.  At the end of the week I will add together any coasters you have ordered and send you an invoice.

I also have a few too many of some of my prints – I got a bit over enthusiastic with orders in preparation for events I was selling at.  These prints are available online for the reduced price of £25 each rather than the usual price of £45.

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What a picture!

as any glass artist will know, photographing glass is a nightmare.  So many reflections!  I was approached recently by Richard from Forever Creative Photographic Design a photographer who was trying to expand his product photography portfolio.  He offered to photograph some of my coasters for free as a sample of his work. These are the results.  I’m delighted.  What do you think?  Which background do you prefer?

New Leeds University Collection

I currently work part-time at the University of Leeds and love the buildings that make up the University campus.  This new collection celebrates graduation at the University with illustrations of some of its most iconic buildings.  Available as coasters, key rings and prints (on request).

The Great Hall

The Great Hall

Leeds University Business School

Leeds University Business School

The Parkinson Building

The Parkinson Building

Roger Stevens Building

Roger Stevens Building

Cycle coasters – where next?

I’m getting lots of requests for coasters depicting other parts of the Tour de Yorkshire route. So far I have Leeds, Haworth, Ilkley, Skipton and Hebden Bridge. I plan to launch some more designs late September. So where shall I do next?  Let me know what locations you would like to see and any suggestions of what key landmarks should be in my designs.

I am also creating a mailing list to notify people of the availability of new designs. If you would like to be added to my list please send your email address.

More Yorkshire cyclist coasters

I’ve been working on more coaster designs inspired by the Tour de France / Tour of Yorkshire next year.  I am working my way through all of the towns on route.  These will ready for Art in the Pen (Skipton 17th and 18th August).  Can you name these places? 

cragg-vale skipton
cow-n-calf howarth