The second Centrepiece open studios went well, with a reasonable number of visitors to the various workshops. Its always good to meet those who have an interest in and purchase our work, to be able to discuss possible commissions and get feedback in our own environment. Open workshops offers the opportunity to see the kinds of spaces and equipment that we use and get an insight into the way we might make our jewellery. As designer makers, making limited runs through to one off pieces, we can always adapt and develop our designs to suit a customers needs. Its great for an individual to work with their favourite maker to create something unique for them, enabling them to be part of the design process. Open studios can be a time to see some new jewellery pieces and also a time to snap up some end of line bargins!
So now I’m busy getting ready for The Contemporary Craft Fair in Bovey Tracey 10th – 12th of June www.craftsatboveytracey.co.uk. I’m praying that the sunshine is going to last through the show, or at least stay dry, It won’t be fun camping and exhibiting in a marquee in the pouring rain!