Getting ready for the Contemporary Craft Festival in Bovey Tracey!

This little lot arrived in the post. Such a brilliant show! Are you coming? #thecontemporarycraftfestival

Meet the maker – packaging

Day 25 #Marchmeetthemaker #packaging

My jewellery is packed in these lovely boxes with my logo stamped on. Today they are basking in sunshine!

 

Meet the maker – inspiration

Day 21 #Marchmeetthemaker #Inspiration

Inspiration is all around me. The forest near my house, my garden, the carved stonework of old buildings, the patterns on fabric and William Morris wallpaper. I could go on…

 

Meet the maker – design

#Marchmeetthemaker Day 20 @joannehawker

#sketchbook This is not easy, l’m quite shy with my sketchbook, not the best ‘drawer’!

But it is a tool and allows me to see how the design will work in terms of size and shape. Then l can redraw and see if something better comes along.

 

Recommend a maker

#marchmeethemakerday10

@joannehawker#Recommendamaker

There are so many wonderful makers l could recommend! Here are a few of my favourites:

Katrin Moye‘s beautiful ceramics, Kirsty Elson Designs evocative sculptures, Helaina Sharpley’s incredible wire drawings and Little Burrow Designs story boxes.

What’s not to love!

Work in progress

#marchmeetthemaker ‘Work in Progress’

Today l’ve been working on this silver, 18ct gold & labradorite pendant 🙂

The maker’s tools

#marchmeetthemaker Today’s topic is ‘Tools’. My favourite tools are my saw and my little pliers, but l have quite a good collection.

The more you have, the more you want! Strong hands are the most perfect tools, without them l would struggle!

Thanks to @joannehawker for coming up with the#marchmeetthemaker challenge. It’s really interesting to see what how other makers work!

Meet the maker – me!

This year l thought l would attempt to take part in#marchmeetthemaker and the topic for today is ‘you’.

I’m Caroline and this is me in my workshop. It is always packed with little treasures l have found when l’m out walking my dogs and also lots of pictures of things that inspire me. I have to keep it quite tidy (by my standards!) as l teach here two mornings a week. I have a lovely collection of students who keep me on my toes.

I was very lucky to study my degree in Jewellery Design at #CentralSchool London and have been addicted ever since. Apart from my jewellery, my other loves are my beautiful family, funny dogs and yoga.