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?
As a passionate cyclist I am over the moon to hear that the Tour de France is virtually passing my front door next year. I regularly cycle up Cragg Vale (the longest continuous gradient in England – 968 feet over 5.5 miles) and usually my head is full of glass. Now I spend my time trying to work out the perfect spot to sit and watch le Tour pass by. Inspired by this I have begun to work on designs that represent this exciting event.
I plan to make a range of coasters, keyrings and cufflinks with representing cyclists passing through the Tour route. I hope to cover all the major landmarks on route. The first two are pictured below and will be on sale in Hebden Bridge and Halifax within a fortnight. I am currently working on Leeds, Ilkley, Skipton and Hawes.
The lovely Spirals shop in Hebden Bridge – one of my favourite places for original gifts is now stocking some of my glass. My houses and snowflakes are currently featured in their shop window 🙂
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.
PS they have a fab cafe too.
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.