You might remember in my last post I wrote about a stock purge; now, this post will let you know where I’m going to be with my new pieces, (and at some venues, with a sale box of bargains), over the coming months.
Firstly, it’s the annual Open Studios event at my studio complex, The Chocolate Factory in Wood Green, north London. This runs from Friday eve 13th November (6-9pm) and Saturday 14th Sunday 15th (12-6pm each day). There are so many artists throwing open their studio doors for this it’s a really great event and you can pick up everything from a thousand-pound masterpiece sculpture to a pretty glass tree bauble. I’m right at the very end of the A200 studios corridor so do keep going around the little bendy bit, if you haven’t been to my gaff before.
Because I’m in my own space, I can show all my pieces; I usually have to pick and choose when I go to other venues as a table limits the amount you can display effectively. But I have lots of room, so there will be some specials for the event that I won’t be taking on to other shows afterwards.
I’ll also be demonstrating machine knitting and hand knitting and crochet throughout the weekend. There will be a special offer for anyone who books classes with me at the show, and I’ll have copies of “Knitting Basics” available to buy at a discounted price.
Then, on the weekend of November 21st and 22nd I will be at the annual East Finchley Open (EFO) group’s Christmas fair as a guest. I’ve done this one for the last two years and it’s always full of lovely artists and very discerning, kind customers, so it’ll be good to be back there again. This show is at the new campus of The Archer Academy, behind the main street in East Finchley – see link for map.
After that, I’ve a couple of weeks to catch my breath then it’s on to December fun and games: December 5th will see me inside the magnificent Art Deco Hornsey Town Hall as part of the new Diddy Dots/Crouch End market crew. Find us at Hornsey Town Hall, London N8, 11-4.
The following day, December 6th, I’ll be at the grand old Burgh House in Hampstead, as part of their Christmas Fair. Again, I’ve done this before and it’s lovely to be in such a venerable, beautiful house.
Lastly, but definitely not least, it’s the most fun of the lot, the fabulous Blink Yule on 12th December at the quirky Earl Haig Hall in Crouch End. I love this one, it’s such a brilliant atmosphere created by Sue and her team, and with the grotto decorations, mulled wine and cool music, you can’t help but have a good time. Then I’m done for the year, and have a birthday the day after so I’ll be having a nice rest then.
Of course, before, between and after these events you can still pick up my pieces from the stockists listed on my stockist page, and from my Etsy shops. Last dates for Christmas orders will be noted on the shop announcement shortly, so do take note of them, though you know I will always try my very best to get things to their destination on time!
That’s it folks – you know exactly where I am now, both metaphorically and physically – hope to see you in one of those realms very soon!