Kirsti Allsopp's Handmade Fair
3rd October, 2017

Back in September, I packed up the Beasties and Bella my vintage bike and tootled down to Hampton Court Palace, London to do the Handmade Fair. It was a brilliant show and I had so many lovely comments about my work. Kirsti said it reminded her of the Masquerade book by Kit Williams and the golden hare, which was great. I stayed with friends in Hampton so my morning commute was a 30 minute bike ride on Bella through Bushy Park, the second biggest Royal Park. The deer were very tame and the Stags were rutting so it made a wonderful experience every morning and evening. Kirsti was so nice and friendly to all the exhibitors. I shall definitely be back next year.

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Haring Around
28th February, 2017

It's that time of year when I am designing my new pieces, here is a favourite of mine 'Haring Around'. I loved Kenneth Grahame's Wind in the Willows' when I was younger and the crazy Mr Toad, well here is my own crazy hare charging around in his wee car, it took a lot of messing about with bits of paper and origami to get the shape if the car right but I love it x

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New techniques
25th February, 2016

I have been enjoying playing around in the workshop with bits of old lace trying to come up for some new designs this year. Here I have stained old lace with tea then heavily starched it, cut out flowers leaves and borders and wired them onto my assemblage. I think the antique lace looks lovely next to the old china fragments. I will see how the new pieces go at the British Craft trade Fair in April.

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Finding all my old china
29th January, 2016

I am quite often asked where I get all my old china and bits and bobs. It used to be car boot sales and charity shops, but now I have an amazing vintage shop just two doors up on Jedburgh High Street, Grove Antiques at the old post office. Lorna the owner pops in from time to time with goodies for me, she knows exactly what I like and it saves me a lot of time treasure hunting. If you are ever in Jedburgh visiting my gallery do pay a visit to her shop, where else will you come across a beaver in a tiara!

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Racing hares at Twilight
5th June, 2015

This is a commissioned piece, the lady came in the studio with a large tin of all the china she had dug up in the garden and a saucer belonging to her wedding china, so this is what I came up with, I particularly like the blue and white base.

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