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Winter days and Sale Arts Trail 2019

December 8, 2019

The nights are certainly drawing here in the UK and it’s dark by 4pm.

We had our first really frosty weekend recently and the local countryside where we walk, looked stunning.

I loved how the sun made jewels out of the drops of water on this seedhead. Even pieces of frozen puddle take on their own kind of beauty.

The day before I was at the Sale Arts Trail’s Christmas Bazaar in St Paul’s Church in Sale. We had a great day and I met a few new faces to add to my list of designer buddies.

Here’s the talented Katie Shepherd and her collection of original paintings. It was her first fair and I must say from the number of red dots on her work, that she had a great day too.

From landscapes and people portraits to those of our furry friends, by local artist Inari at Ambiguous Brush.

Her very reasonable rates mean that you could have a pastel A4 rendition of your pet for as little as £130, and when you see the quality of her work, that sounds like a bargain to me.

Beuatiful Japanese ceramics from my friend Yuki at Goro Goro Arts Studio. Check out more of her work on her Instagram account (follow the link).

Another designer I chatted to was Furniture Upholsterer Fola Agbalaya from ( I didn’t have any photos of Fola’s work so here are a couple from her website. She has an eye for retro and a love for getting the details right too.

Finally some of my Fishink Ceramics

The most popular items of the day were my framed ceramic pieces ( a few of which you can just see in the full table display below, on top of the shelf). Needless to say I’ve only two left, so thank you to everyone who made a purchase, a comment, or just even a smile, believe me, it all helps make the event a really positive experience. Big thanks to Jo and Sophie as ever for making the show run so smoothly.

Although non of my ceramics are presently on my old Fishink Site, you can find some recent images on my Fishinkblog Instagram and there are some prices in the description too.

They are all made with a hook on the reverse to hang them on the wall and are £16 each plus P&P, the fish are £10 each plus P&P and the dogs at the start of this post are badges and are £8 plus P&P. Some pieces may have already gone.

Email me for more info if interested in any of the above pieces. Many thanks Craig

2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 8, 2019 2:54 pm

    Thanks Craig! I love my cards by you too. They are for my 4 closest friends! It was a great day and great to meet you. Hopefully see you again in 2020! X

    • December 8, 2019 3:24 pm

      Definitely Fola. Enjoy your festive break, 2020 will be here sooner than we know lol

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