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Bisque firing

Been working hard to fill the kiln and very excited to be nearly ready for the bisque firing! This is the first firing when the clay forms are heated to drive off water and change the clay physically and chemically into the permanent hardened structure which can no longer soften and change shape. The process is started gently, gradually heating up to temperatures just under 1000 degrees - the faster the temperature rises the riskier ...

Latest marine inspired work at New Place pottery

Just completed some more of my ceramic Octopots... Love doing these as I love octopuses - and all cephalopods! Such clever and fascinating little critters.. Octonation on instagram is a great source of information and visual material! Wish I could get across their amazing colour washes but at least I can do texture in clay. Proceeds from my sales go to MCS marine conservation society and 128578, one of several wildlife charities ...

Indian Summer Part 3

Another day (well 2 actually). Another adventure (or 300). We started off Thursday again expecting some monsoon weather, again we have been disappointed, instead we were greeted by clear skies and searing heat at 9am this only got more and more relentless as the day wore on. With the temperature soaring so too the humidity as it reached 38 Degrees Celsius yet again with 80 percent humidity. Rashid (our Concierge) ordered us an Uber, ...

Custom Printed Stickers

We use the latest digital label printing equipment and its ideal for printing short run labels, so we have introduce a low quantity of just 50 labels. This quantity is idea for trying our service, and for you to try labeling new products as there is now no need to invest large sums of money into something that might not sell. Our 38 x 21mm labels can be printed in various colours and finishes, and at cost starting form just £2.99 ...

Indian Summer Part 2

Indian Summer Part 2 Having arrived safely in Dehli I experienced my first insight into India. The first thing I noticed was how hot it is, Obviously I hear you say, and I agree except it was half 11 PM and 37 degrees C. All the colours and spices you can imagine were on sale in the duty free but what got me most was the Dehli Daredevils sports bar in the terminal, sadly we were too tired to partake and went to have a nap waiting for ...

Indian Summer Part 1

As many of you know, we here at Sew on and on like to specialise in Indian Fabric what some of you donít know is that we (and by we I mean my Parents Angela and John) Go out to Mumbai, Goa and most recently Jaipur to source and import the best cottons and silks for the shop here in Hunstanton. By doing this they are able to keep both the costs extremely low and continuously have new and exciting fabrics and other items coming into ...

Foreword

What follows in this book are really just the thoughts and feelings of myself and how I interpreted my time in India. Please do not base your decisions solely on what you read here, rather I would encourage everyone to make up their own minds by experiencing all the wonders out there and learn from them. I had an amazing yet daunting time in India and I feel my blog describes as much, others will have a very different time from me ...

Art Exhibition at Haughton Staffordshire

St. Giles Church Haughton, Staffordshire, is holding an art exhibition displaying oil and watercolour painting from a local artist Marion Aranyos who sadly passed away recently at the age of 93. Her work was outstanding and it is well worth a viewing. St, Giles Church would like to thanks Marions family for donating the paintings to the church. The exhibition will open on Friday 2nd June 2023 at 7pm until 9pm with Nibbles and wine, ...

Half Priced Self Adhesive Labels for your Products

We are offering 50 percent off our self adhesive a labels for all UK Crafters. Just visit our website and order your labels and use the discount code CRAFTY50 at the checkout. Our labels are really good value at our normal prices, but dont just take our word for it, we would like you to try us and so to get you started we are offering to print your labels at half price. Offer ends 31st May 2023 and is for online orders only. ...

Sticky labels for Bath Bombs

Our self-adhesive sticky labels are ideal for labelling all your craft products. Weve printed these labels this morning for one of our customers, they only required a few to display their bath bombs at a show. Our machines are ideal for small to medium work and so weve produced a high quality professionally printed labels at a low cost for them. They have had 4 different types, the label measure 40x40mm and have been printed using ...

Dippy Craft Fair Bakewell

I have visited Dippy Craft Fair at Bakewell today and have met many great crafters, from Jeweller makers, to wonderful wood crafters through to people making lovely soaps from natural products and essential oils. We made many lovely purchases and talked with the stall holders, some were saying how they loved making their own products, but making and printing the self-adhesive labels was the hard part. ...

My first year as a crafter

Having taken the decision to pursue my passion I was worried about how people would react to my products like any crafter creating something there is always the concern if it is good enough -would anyone buy -but despite the doubts I went ahead. What year I have experienced selling at craft fairs which went really well and people not only bought but I was asked to create a number of unique commissioned pieces receiving good reviews ...

The UK is without doubt one of the most creative and diverse places on Earth.

The talent of makers and artists needs a release, a channel that allows both new and experienced people the chance to market and sell their work. They also need to network with their peers to exchange ideas and experiences. The craft fair can be that channel. It challenges people, it inspires and motivates people to do better and more.

Supporting your local craft fairs as a visitor and purchaser, helps to grow the community and encourage further creative, social and community wealth.