Thursday, 23 September 2010

Things are getting busy!!!!!!!!!!!

The weeks are zooming by now, and our move to Wallops Wood, Droxford is getting very close.  We have been advertising our new courses and the response has been very good.  The Pottery course on a Thursday Evening is now fully booked, and has a waiting list.  The 10 week Leaded Glass course on a Wed Eve has only one space left, and the fused glass courses are gathering students by the week, so all is going well.

I have another commission on the go at the moment, a soldier themed one, more on that when it has advanced a little.

Chris' etched aluminium and copper enamelled pieces are attracting interest. Not surprising really as they are gorgeous. Photo's definitely do not do them justice!!!!!

The raku bowls etc still seem to be selling well, but we would like to start creating a new range of shapes, so maybe you will hear about this in the future.

Got to go now and look at wedding dresses with my daughter Jodie, who is getting married next August, and my son Arron, whose innocent little face is on one of the tiled portrait pieces (blog Friday 28th May) is now 31 and also getting married in May next year.  Very exciting times.


Monday, 20 September 2010


Hello again, it's been a while since I blogged cos things have been moving rapidly just recently.  Our classes have been gathering pace with new students coming in via the website, we have an exhibition taking place at The Oxmarket Centre of Arts until 24th September and on top of that we have decided to move premises!!!!!!!!!!!

The decision to move was not taken lightly, and a lot of painstaking research was done before our final decision was made.  The factor that swayed our choice was the price of rent for the premises.  At Broadmarsh the rent for the room we are in was going to reach an unachievable level once our graduate deal was over, so we had to look elsewhere.

Our new premises at Wallops Wood near Droxford are of a similar size to Broadmarsh and the set up is bright and welcoming for our customers, so we are pleased with our choice.  We have 24/7 access, so whether our fused glass, leaded glass, or copper enamelling courses are in the day, evening or weekend, classes are not a problem.

There are, regretfully one or two students who for personal reasons cannot make the move with us, but the majority are happy to continue their classes at Wallops Wood.  We have also picked up new students from around the Meon Valley.

So a busy time for us, particularly the end of September/beginning of October when we fully move lock, stock and barrel to Wallops Wood.

Looking forward to the coming festive season and all its selling opportunities, just got to continue to make the stock to sell.

A piece of really exciting news is that we have 2 pieces of artwork shortlisted for The National Art Competition, an exhibition that is chosen from 1600+ applications nationwide.  Will keep you posted on how it goes.