I had a fabulous time last weekend at ‘Lustre’ design fair at Lakeside Arts in Nottingham.
The preview on the Friday was really busy (and made a few sales then too, so that was wonderful) as was the rest of the weekend. Had so many lovely comments about my work, backed up by good, steady sales – thank you to everyone who bought one of my prints or my cards, I hope you will enjoy them. I got a new gallery lead too, as well as a few emails from people requesting to buy a print that they said they regretted not buying at the time!
I was the only printmaker there (I think), so no competition! Definitely going to apply next year and hope they let me in again! Here are some photos of my stand and one or two other makers. It was very well curated and executed – huge thanks to all involved in setting it up!
Been busy busy busy getting ready for my previous fair at York Art Markets (which was great!), so apologies for not posting for a while. Next up is Leeds Print Fair at the beginning of November in the Corn Exchange. Then, four more fairs in the lead up to Christmas! I will post about those in due course and show you new work that I am doing for them. In the mean time I thought I had better show you the last prints I have done, three winter scenes from the countryside here in the middle of England.
These will be available at the fairs and also on my new online shop – when I have finished setting it up (!) – within the next few weeks.
Well, now I have the Sheffield Print Fair and Gedling Artists Festive Fair in the bag, it’s time for the biggie this weekend. I will be at the Craft. Design. Contemporary at Nottingham Contemporary Gallery from Friday to Sunday.
I am really glad I had the chance to do two fairs previous to this one, as I had never done any before, so I had time to iron out any problems. Not that I really had any, except managing to feed myself throughout the day! I didn’t realise how tiring it is standing up all day and smiling…..and this weekend will be long days but hopefully busy!
Please do come down and see my stand and all the other wonderful makers!