|Cute Little Raku Bottles from Zandra Ceramics|
Goodness! What a week! What with a busy time at work, having a whale of a time with friends making sock monsters on Thursday and planning some new embroidery designs, this is the first chance I've had to tell you about the lovely craft fair I went to a week ago, run by old friends Craft Candy.
There were so many gorgeous stalls, but I only took pictures of a few (you can see the pictures on my Flickr pages here) and here's my favourites of my favourites!
Zandra of Zandra Ceramics specialises in raku and wood-fired sculptural pieces and vessels. In one of the wood-fired vases Zandra had pressed a safety-pin and because the temperature in the wood kiln gets so high, the pin had completely melted and left an interesting metal residue. I liked the tiny raku-glazed bottles (pictured above) so much that I bought three!
Sian of Siansburys' stall looked as bright and fun as always, with her cute and so beautifully-made sock monkeys. Sian has been making her sock monkeys for a few years now, and each one is a unique work of art.
|One of Siansburys' Cute and Colourful Sock Monkeys|
|Little Snaily with a Beautiful Shell from Quernus Crafts|
|Gemma Nemer's beautifully-dressed stall|
Gemma specialises in textile accessories made from vintage fabrics and upcycled embroidered linens. She also teaches classes in her studio at Rotherham, the Button Tin and there's all sorts lovely things you can learn to make!
|I can't remember whether these were brooches or hairgrips... they're lovely anyway!|
|Gemma made a necklace just for her Blue Bunny!|