13 Oct 15

Crafted by Hand, Masham town hall

On November 1st you’ll find me and a variety of great artists and crafts people in Masham town hall selling our work at Crafted by Hand. The range is quite diverse from jewellery to printmaking. I’ve selected a few artists to showcase, you can find links to their work below.

You can find out more about Crafted by Hand here – http://www.by-handevents.com

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25 Sep 15

Fluted light pulls

Last week I introduced the custom ring bowls to the shop and this week it’s the turn of the fluted light pull!

You can already find regular straight sided light pulls in the shop. All the pulls are glazed in your choice of colour from the chart, they’re ideal for adding an accent colour to your bathroom or go neutral to blend in.
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11 Sep 15

Why are artists inspired by nature?

Not everyone is inspired by nature but when I read interviews with artists and crafts people I realise most of them say they’re inspired by the natural world. There’s nothing wrong with that at all, perhaps if more people were inspired by it that wouldn’t be a bad thing!

I was thinking about just why so many artists are inspired by nature and I think its for a number of reasons, it’s spirit is often full of opposites. It’s wild and free spirited which I think appeals to the language of art. Often it seems nature has no great ‘plan’ to the wilderness that it creates. Yet nature seems to work quietly with a purpose in mind, destroying some things and creating others a force that moves across the Earth seemingly silently.
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4 Sep 15

Zumba Northallerton

A few weeks ago Helen who runs Zumba classes in Northallerton was asking for testimonials about her classes and that got me thinking. I’ve been attending Helen’s classes for about a year or two now and she’s a great instructor. Her routines themselves are easy enough for beginners, complex enough for them to remain interesting for the regulars but above all fun!

Helen’s attitude shines through her classes and encouragement is great if you want to push yourself or just make it through the end of a class when your feeling tired. It’s like having your own personal cheerleader and I realise she doesn’t just do it for me but for everyone who attends her class and that’s what so clever about what she does.
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30 Aug 15

Why does my order take so long?

On each of my listings you’ll find a suggested lead time for completion of orders. The length of time although an estimate often changes and can become longer or shorter.

When you place an order for something bespoke either by email or purchasing a made to order item from the shop it goes into a list. The list is arranged with newest ones coming in at the bottom and older ones float to the top.
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