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Sale Arts Trail 2017

December 14, 2017

Last weekend, when the snow was trying to stick for the first time this winter in Manchester, myself and 40 other designer-makers took part in the Sale Arts Trail


I’ve pieced together a quick collection of a few of the folk who were exhibiting alongside me. Starting off with graphic designers Netty & Di, showing a range of buildings and bees. Next door, some beautiful seashore/rockpool ceramics from the talented Alasdair Nelson.

I was rather taken by this little Hare and in general by the beautifully designed/ hand printed work by Nell Smith.

Really enjoyed the work of Paul Browne,  particularly his seafaring inky sketches.

I’ve mentioned previously the stunning embroidered vegetables from Cabbages and Nettles.

Also another favourite is the work of Liliane Taylor, who uses recycled fabrics to create her colourful landscapes.

Wonderful constructions from (lucy Porter) or Lucy Elisabeth. Birds, bees and hanging baskets, all in wire.

Claire from Dunnknit Designs, had some amazing,extra chunky knits, made using Merino wool and some 2 metre knitting needles… I kid you not. They certainly looked very toasty and warm in this bitterly cold spell. I wonder if she does a range of men’s ponchos or better still, sleeping bags ; )

I’m always wow’d by Lisa Ellul‘s beautiful ceramics. Delicate, floral and wonderfully made.

Some local fine art illustration (above) from Liz’s Scribbles.

Beautiful, land and cloud-scapes from artist Jen Orpin.

Finally, the work of Sophie Nixon, who’s imagery and style I’ve loved from her early days of painting at Bankley Art Studios in Levenshulme.

This was my stall, and I’m hoping for the next show to have a range of ceramics to exhibit there too… watch this space : ) Many thanks to the organisers Jo and Sophie and all the other exhibitors and everyone who came, purchased, tweeted, instagramed, facebooked or generally just enjoyed the space alongside us all.

Finally, I traded one of my hand-drawn birds for this fun mobile Owl from talented artist and animator Lucy Gell. He’s already hanging around my studio, tooting quietly and generally making me smile, I’m hoping he’ll get along ok with the ceramic lions !














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  1. December 14, 2017 9:53 pm

    That looks to have been a fantastic event. I love the owl you adopted.

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