One of the main thing you should know about me is that Iím faddish! I love to learn, and make things, all the time. ALL the time!
Direct to your customer! The answer is obvious isnít it? Shame that itís also probably the trickiest. Who are they? Where are they? How to get to themÖ
I make a lot of name necklaces! Theyíre easily my top sellers, even though their popularity is not quite what it was 4 years ago (when I was making around 10 per day in the lead up to Christmas), I still make between a 5-10 per week.
Iíve mentioned before that I volunteer for an amazing charity in Bristol, called One25. Iím one of their creative volunteers, and every Tuesday I head off to St Paulís with my bag of bits and try to Ďteachí the lovely women sewing skills!
After almost 20 years as a designer in children's publishing a short silversmithing course in 2006 prompted a change of direction.
The following year I enrolled on a part-time jewellery course, and found a local studio where I could make and sell my work.
In 2009, together with five other crafts people we found a shop space to rent on our busy local high street, the gloucester road, called Fig. We are open tuesday - saturday, 9.30am - 5pm (except August).