Wednesday, 24 September 2008

24th September 2008 - Cambridge Glass Fair

(Photo by Kim Thrower)

Cambridge Glass fair was pretty hectic, a glamorous and sparkling affair, I wish I had more time to browse around the many beautiful stalls and exhibitions and in fact demonstrations, do you know they had a glass blowing demo all day, with huge furnace (on a trailer) and all!!! I did not get to see more than a couple of minutes....I had to make sure I didn't miss anyone at my stand. It was a quiet day for me, although I got to see loads of oldies ....;-)....and met plenty of interesting new people. I just love it! I had a visit from an old friend of mine, Helen J from Zimbabwe, it was great too see you Helen!!
Here is my stand including the demonstration area, yes I was engraving practically all day. I hope that this at least intrigued the people who watched.
It was lovely to see Kim Thrower there again, with his pretty floral engravings on one of my favourite crystal names, Dartington!...well what else?!! Check out his blog HERE.
Here is another photo of the showroom, it will be in our local newspaper with a feature in a couple of weeks.

Friday, 19 September 2008

mouse mat or mug! have 3 mugs and 2 mousemats to give away to the first 5 customers (1 item each) who buy from me at Cambridge.

However if you spend over £150 and I have both still available you will be classed as "2" customers and receive a mat and a mug ;-)

Oh and here are a couple of the pieces I will have for sale at Cambridge, a Dartington Crystal wine decanter featuring Fritillaries and a crystal candle holder with a fluffy cat looking up at possibly the candle (not in the picture), but if you look carefuly there is a little mouse too.

Then there is Gerry Giraffe, some will recognise him , but I have decided to feed him as he was looking a little hungry, so if you want to take him home he has an endless supply of his favourite thorn tree to chew on at the back of the vase!! A VERY TALL Bohemia crystal vase.

And something for the guys, a Pike, on a lovely Dartington Crystal beer glass.

I will have a number of other pieces for sale including some of the oldies and a few new small items including the ones that I will be working on during the day. I have brought down some of the prices of the "oldies" and will consider reasonable offers. ONly those who read this blog will know that!

Here's to a great fair, it usually is!

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Cambridge Glass fair

REMINDER...Cambridge Glass fair is THIS SUNDAY 21st September...I will be selling and demonstrating engraving at this fair.
My Stand is number C7 in the Contemporary hall.

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

16 September 2008

It is already mid September. Business has been absolutely frantically busy and so it was decided that a weeks quick holiday to the west coast of France was necessary....that was last week, it was fantastic, stayed in Houlgate, played the golf course have to be a mountain goat for that...and therefore I feel fitter than ever. We also explored Honfleur, what a lovely place!

Just before we left one of my commissions was of African wild animals, the Big 5 to be precise, what an absolute pleasure. When I have a moment....sigh...I will get proper pictures on my website. It was a Dartington Admirals decanter with the big five in a collage all around with the couples monogram on the front.

So now it is back to work, just so much to catch up on and more coming in all the time. On top of this I have the Cambridge Glass Fair on Sunday. This is an AWESOME event for glass lovers, 300 years of glass and crystal in one day, around 85 tables of it in a superb location, Chilford Hall, Linton. They have asked me to demonstrate my glass engraving this time so, as well as having my normal stand selling, this is going to be quite a busy ol' day. I also demonstrate at the Art Glass Fair in London , that will be next month again.

Please have a peep at the Cambridge Glass Fair website for more info.....have to dash.....
Always do the best you possibly can and never ever give up