Thursday, 31 May 2012

Glassprimitif at The Light, Leeds

If you are in Leeds city centre on Saturday (2nd June) don't forget to call into The Light and say hello.
I will be at The Stalls pop up shop as part of the contemporary Arts and Crafts Fair and will be showcasing new coasters, dishes and magnets fresh from the kiln. There will also be some new glass pendants and cufflinks for jewellery-lovers.

Here is some more information about the event:
The Stalls officially launches its pop-up shop at The Light in Leeds city centre this Friday 1st
 June 2012! Described as a 'haven for designers' The Stalls presents an eclectic mix of 
contemporary artwork from new emerging and established artisans. The aim is to raise a 
substantial contribution towards £10,000 needed to open The stalls very own Urban Arts and Crafts Gallery on Leeds city centre high street during the eight day extravaganza.

Leeds born Natasha Harris, entrepreneur and founder of The Stalls commented, "It is a great opportunity to have the pop-up shop based at The Light and a fantastic venue to host The Stalls Arts & Crafts Market on Saturday 2nd June . We have designers specialising in art, glass, jewellery, mosaic, knitted crafts, textiles and live artists' demonstrations, it's a not to be missed event". 

The Stalls has recently relocated from Harrogate to be situated more centrally to the designers and makers it supports. Natasha looks forward to setting up shop very soon to continue her work of championing and selling handmade arts and crafts and delivering creative art workshops for the community.

Event Details:
Pop-up Shop - 10am - 6pm 1st - 8th June 2012
Arts & Crafts Market - 10am - 6pm 2nd June 2012
The Jubilee Tea Party - 11am - 4pm 4th June 2012

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Glassprimitif at Junc

Junc is a brand new business venture opening in Shipley West Yorkshire on Friday 1st June. It is a new shop owned by Bella Jordan with a retro theme. 

There will be recycled table lamps, pre-loved furniture and upholstery and a range of handmade goodies by local designer makers. Glassprimitif glassware will also be available with coasters and dishes.

With Mary Portas championing the diversification of the High Street, Junc is the kind of business that local people need. If you live in West Yorkshire please call in and give Junc the support it deserves. 

So, good luck for Friday Bella, hope your shop launch starts with a bang.  

Monday, 28 May 2012

Fused Glass Fish Forever!

My latest glass commission has been for 15 fused glass fish for a customer in Wisconsin, USA. The customer specified that he wanted the glass to be transparent and for each fish to be different.
Although cutting glass for so many fish is time consuming I really enjoyed making them, selecting the colours and creating stripes, spots and a mixture of both. As the coloured glass is transparent these fish look fabulous when held up to the light. Each fish has a hook so that it can be made into a mobile or a window decoration.
If you would like to learn how to make a funky fused glass fish I will be delivering a glass fusing workshop at South Square Centre Thornton Bradford on Saturday 7th July. There are 10 places available and you can find out more and how to book by clicking on the Workshop tab at the top of the page. 

Friday, 25 May 2012

Glassprimitif at The Butterfly Rooms

I am now stocking The Butterfly Rooms with fused glass dishes and coasters. 
The Butterfly Rooms specialises in design led, unique and unusual gifts from independent British companies and individual designer makers. They have a wide range of gifts for all occasions from baby clothes, homewares to cosmetics and jewellery. All made in the UK or produced ethically by fair trade organisations. Their commitment to the UK and local artists means they provide support to British companies whilst offering the customer a beautiful and inspiring selection of products.
Tel 01274 581806. 73 Bingley Road, Saltaire BD18 4SB

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Glass Fusing Workshop by Glassprimitif

Saturday 7th July 2012

Enjoy a day of designing and creating fabulous fused glass fish, a workshop in glass fusing for beginners and intermediate glass fusers

  Costs: £40 (all materials and equipment provided)
  Times: 10:00 to 15:00
  Where: South Square Centre, Thornton Road,
  Thornton Bradford BD13 3DL
Introduction to glass fusing including: cutting skills, technical know-how, working with coloured glass, designing and glass assembly.   Expert tuition given and  Bullseye glass used.

To book: contact Jo Whitehead of Glassprimitif by email or call  07837471040

We accept payment by Paypal, BACS or cheque. Details of payments, refunds, workshop outline and venue available by email.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Jubilee at The Stalls

I will be taking part at  The Stalls pop up shop in Leeds on Saturday 2nd June as part of the Arts and Crafts Market. 
Natasha Harris of OOBBAA will be opening a pop up gallery in the old Benetton Shop at The Light, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 8TL. 

Connecting the community with new emerging and established artists and makers, The Stalls Market showcases the work of talented local designers.  
There will also be a Jubilee Tea Party on Monday 4th June 2012  in support of Breast Cancer Care.

I hope to see you on Saturday 2nd June - please say hello. Doors open at 10am. 

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

See you at the Fair...

Close up of Retro Metro dish

This weekend will be very busy as I will be at Saltaire Makers Fair from Saturday 5th to Monday 7th May as part of the Saltaire Arts Trail
This is my first big event of the year and I have been planning and making glass specifically for this. It will be a good opportunity for me to test out my new designs and my pricing structure.  It has been at least two years since I exhibited at the Makers Fair so it will be interesting to see how it compares to my previous experiences there (I've always done well in the past). 
I have also been given the good news that I've been selected for Art in the Pen  in August. This is really exciting because I have never applied before, although I am an annual visitor.  The event is over two days at the Auction Mart in Skipton and the standard for selection is really high (gulp)!  This event is slightly different from Saltaire Makers Fair because I have to design, bring and install my entire stand which is in an animal pen. Watch this space to see how I get on with that! 

So if you are coming to Saltaire Makers Fair please come along and say hello to me. I will be in the Evans Room at Victoria Hall and I'll be very pleased to see you.