With Christmas and New Year flying by it is time to start a new year!
January is going to be a busy month and I am flying back into work preparing for 2 trade shows and a go-see trip to New York! First will come CRAFT in London where I will be sharing a stand with Highland maker supported by Emergents, a Highland arts organisation. This will be the second time I have exhibited at CRAFT and over the winter months I have been making some new work for my trade collection. An example of something new is my new packaging for my Buoy Brooches. I have felt that it has been difficult to tell the story of where these brooches are inspired, so I have created a postcard to accompany them.
Secondly, Scotland's Trade Fair in Glasgow. This will be my first time exhibiting at this fair and it's a little closer to home...just a wee 5 hour drive! I will be exhibiting within the Craft Gallery, a new area of the fair alongside other craft makers from across Scotland. I will have a bigger space than at craft so will be able to showcase my full range of work.
And Thirdly, New York! I will be visiting the city with 7 other makers chosen by Craft Scotland to visit NY NOW a MASSIVE trade show in Manhatten. This will be a great opportunity to scout out (hopefully) potential stockists and see how things are done over there! I am VERY excited as I have never visited before. I may not come back...
Cameron McNeish came to Aird...
And lastly, back in September I was visited by Cameron McNeish, a lovely man who often does walking, biking hiking (pretty much anything outdoors) programmes. Accompanying him was his mini film crew who filmed me being interviewed in my workshop. There were plans to visit the beach below my house where I often walk the dog and pretty much know every corner of but in typical Skye style it was raining with mist! I digress...Cameron was filming up the West coast of the highlands discovering Roads less travelled which so happened to be the title of the programme. Aired over 2 one hour long programmes I popped up on the second. It is very difficult watching yourself on telly not to mention regretting wearing my much loved scabby jumper but Cameron put me at ease and off we went with the interview. He later then went to the Point of Sleat where there is an AMAZING beach and my 10 minutes of fame were over. He has a website HERE where he talks about his adventures during that time and if you are super keen to watch them they can be found on Iplayer HERE
I didn't manage to write anything before Christmas but I want to say now how much I appreciate you all looking at my website, liking my photos on instagram and generally helping my practice to grow. I hope there is a lot to change in 2016 but for now THANK YOU!!! and hopefully see you at some upcoming event...TBC!