Behind the Scenes

South East Open Studios 9th - 25th June - Would love to see you!

South East Open Studios 9th - 25th June - Would love to see you!

  20 Apr, 2017

  Behind the Scenes, Exhibitions

In June, signs of paint tubes pop up randomly around Kent announcing that South East Open Studios is upon us.  Artists and craftspeople across the South East open their doors to the public to offer a sneaky look behind the scenes of artists at work and chat ab

out what inspires them and how they create their pieces.  A wide range of work will be on show from traditional oil and watercolour...

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ArtSpring Gallery - A little gem in Tonbridge

ArtSpring Gallery - A little gem in Tonbridge

  20 Feb, 2017

  Behind the Scenes, Exhibitions

ArtSpring Gallery, is a fabulous artist run gallery in Tonbridge and I'm thrilled and delighted to have been invited to be one of their 18 artists.  The gallery was set up last year with the aim of promoting artists’ work and connecting more directly with art lovers and collectors visiting Tonbridge, Kent  This exciting artist-run gallery brings together a collection of high quality work from...

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Give A Christmas Gift Made With Love - Handmade Silver Jewellery

Give A Christmas Gift Made With Love - Handmade Silver Jewellery

  19 Nov, 2014

  Behind the Scenes

Only 35 days until that very special day when I can tear off the Christmas paper from all those beautifully wrapped presents under the Christmas tree which, I know from past experience, I will have been secretly feeling, trying to guess what’s inside them. 

The two things I adore about Christmas is:

  • Spending hours searching for inspiration for unusual presents that I hope everyone will go...

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Thinking of Starting a Jewellery Business

Thinking of Starting a Jewellery Business

  22 Oct, 2014

  Behind the Scenes

Finding work which fits in with school hours and holidays is very difficult to find and so many of us are turning our hands to learning new crafts which can turn into earning us an income from home.  The easy part for me, was learning how to make jewellery and come up with a collection.  The hard part was setting up and running a business when I had no experience in setting one up before.  It was...

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The Woodlands Collection - Inspired by the Natural Beauty of Kent’s Heritage

The Woodlands Collection - Inspired by the Natural Beauty of Kent’s Heritage

  31 Jul, 2014

  Behind the Scenes, Inspiration

Kent is known as the Garden of England and was famous for the growing of hops.  Each September when the hops were ready to be picked, workers/families came down to Kent, stayed in huts on the farm and worked in the hop gardens for 6 weeks. Victorian Londoners who lived in a dirty, polluted city would see it as a holiday in the country. Often the same families would come 'hopping down in Kent'...

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