I haven’t updated since my graduation. I do apologise. A lot has been going on over the summer months.
Graduation : I was so pleased to graduate my course with a distinction ! It was really heavy going at times, and sometimes, I considered giving up. I am so glad I stuck with it. I’d have been happy to just pass, but a distinction was beyond my wildest dreams. I am giving serious consideration to returning to top up my foundation degree to a fully fledged BA (Honours) Degree in January 2018,but I may yet defer for a year. My reasons will soon become clear.
After a bit of a break, I found myself getting together with a wonderful group of talented and like minded ladies. To cut a long story very short, we decided that we wanted to open a bricks and mortar shop here in Leek.
After looking at various options, a fantastic opportunity dropped in our lap and a small shop in a beautiful cobbled shopping spot became vacant. We decided to take a huge leap of faith and take it on.
The planning stages have been long and at times complicated, but the result is that as of last Saturday, we are joint owners of a wonderful new art gallery in the pretty market town of Leek !
Our new venture is called Gallery Twenty (we’re at number 20) and I am but one of a group of 9 fellow artists and makers. We have a huge variety of skills and specialisms and I really do believe it’s going to work !
As you can see, it’s a beautiful little shop ! We will be selling a wide range of goods, from ceramics, to glass … textiles to fine art.
My contribution will be a range of glass beads, wire woven jewellery and my original paintings.
And my final piece of news …. I am moving house in a couple of days ! I have found a place in town, much closer to college, gallery and studio. I am in a state of chaos at the moment, but I am really looking forward to settling into my new home and a new working routine, just in time for the run up to Christmas.
I won’t be able to update again until my new home’s broadband has been activated, but I figured it’s about time I showed my face on my website.
I do hope to become much more active on my site, with shop news and news of local events and exhibitions, etc once I have settled into my new life.
For now, I hope you all enjoy the coming weekend … please spare a thought for me, as I’ll be living out of boxes and losing anything and everything for the forseable future, heh.
Please do call in at Gallery Twenty if you are in Leek … we are open Tuesday – Saturday and the 1st Sunday of every month.
20 Getliffes Yard
Bye for now