My working life is divided into making, teaching and selling what I have made.
Teaching goes on all year round apart from a break over the summer and Christmas.
Making tends to go in peaks and troughs throughout the year, but reaches its busiest in the months leading up to winter and in the spring. Previous to big selling seasons there is a lull in sales which gives which gives me the opportunity to reboot, stock take, design new work, try and predict what will sell in the next selling season and then make it. That is where we are now!
My busy selling seasons tend to be May-July and then November -December. All the while working on bespoke pieces and commissions for direct customers.
So the Christmas selling season is so very important to my business, and around 30% of sales are made between November and December.
So where can you find my work between now and Christmas?
From the 31st October my work will be on display in a Pop-up Gallery in Worthing its called The Montague Gallery.
Open Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm until the end of December (Closed Christmas day and Boxing day)
The Gallery will be displaying the work by 33 local and Sussex based artists. The venue has been painstakingly decorated to achieve a gallery finish which will really set off the work from the Artists and Makers.
Steyning Arts at Christmas which I have participated in from its inaugural year. Its such a great show withwork from local artists and Makers, accompanied with Tea and Cake which is sold to raise precious funds for SAfer (Steyning Area First Emergency Responders) A one stop place to buy all your special gifts!
And last but not least, I will be holding and Open Studio 8th -16th December. 11am to 4pm.
This year is my 20th year in business, and I just though I’d mark this milestone by inviting nine local artists and makers to exhibit in my studio, which was a former stable. It seems quite fitting given the time of year. So, please, do join us in the Stable for a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie, and to enjoy the variety of goods on display for purchase.
Call 07866835640 or EMAIL for more details.