Buy handmade at Treacle market this autumn: Jane Cummins and Victoria Scholes
Well the nights draw in and the leaves aren’t quite sure what to do (at the moment anyway). Autumn is well on its way. Jane Cummins, award winning contemporary woodturner and feltmaker, and myself – glass artist Victoria Scholes - have got a heap of goodies for you on our stall at Treacle market, Macclesfield. Whether you need a little cheering up, or you are already planning for Christmas, we’d love to encourage you to support local independent makers and come down to Treacle to see what we can offer.
There is something so warming about the touch and feel of felt and wood, and Autumn seems just the right season to set Jane Cummins’s work off at its best. Jane is developing her handbag range and the gorgeous little felt purses that have been so popular this summer. There will be plenty of the old favourites such as buttons, bangles and the posh pincushions. Jane recently had some of her work featured in the book ‘500 Felt Objects’ by Lark Crafts (an Imprint of Sterling Publishing Co. Inc. New York), one of the 500 Series series of books. You might have seen these ‘500 beads’ ‘500 ceramic objects’ kind of thing. Great news for Jane and just goes to show that she’s one to watch.
As the colours outside fade a little, the glass on our stall will be glowing (Ok, Ok, getting carried away with the autumn references, I know). My Tartan doughnuts will be holding court, as will my flame-worked bead necklaces. I’ve developed a new range of jewellery,‘happy circles’, and created some wooden blocks to hold the Chinese Fish bottle-stoppers after feedback from a few of you lovely people. I’ve also decided to show some of my ‘As You Like It’ series that was shown recently at the Royal Exchange Manchester to coincide with the run of the play (see above pic). This work, along with my Strange Music, Rough magic series has been very popular, showing all over the country and beyond, but it’s true to say that the labour involved means they’re a bit pricey.
So, I’ve been working on a more affordable set of necklaces that draws on the same ideas to go with these, which might please you. I am having a go at some multiple buy discounts (Buy one, get a second half price on Tartan Doughnuts, Happy Circles and bead necklaces) and loyalty bonuses (10% off purchases at another Treacle up to the New Year if you spend more than £20 on glass), so bear that in mind if you have a few purchases to make before the season is out.
See you there!
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