This Sunday you can find me at The North East Art Fair taking place at Sunderland’s Seaburn Centre from 10am to 4:30pm. Admission is free and you can see works produced by artisans from across the region with various disciplines – watercolours, oils, textiles, paper and glass.
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A few months ago you might remember that I posted about my entry to the UK Handmade competition. Well I was joint winner in the competition and I’ve since gone on to become a more regular writer for UK Handmade.
If you want to read my article about Sunderland Pottery you can check it out in the Autumn edition on UK Handmade.
My next article for the magazine will be a recipe for Stollen in the Winter issue. I started eating Stollen since I don’t actually like Fruit Cake, I’m one of those difficult people when it comes to Christmas food.
Since I have to submit the article early it will mean having to make a Stollen in September. I’m also one of those people who moans about the seasonality of food so I’m not sure how I’ll feel about making it!
If you’ve never heard of UK Handmade its an online magazine dedicated to showcasing crafters, artists and designers specifically in the UK. Along with business articles you can often find lifestyle pieces on everything from growing vegetables to making home decorations.
Theres often quite a few opportunities available to UK makers on the forums or in regular newsletters so if your an artisan its well worth the time to sign up too.
A few months back UK Handmade started a competition for community members to write an article to be showcased in their magazine. The only limitation was that it had to be on a craft theme.
I wanted to write an article about pottery and since I knew a little already Sunderland pottery was my chosen topic. Theres surprisingly a lot of information on the internet about the topic already but I wanted to bring it into the limelight by featuring it.
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