Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Recent Exhibitions

I attended the Tea Cosy Exhibition over the weekend in Aberdeen and had a great time. It was an alternative art, craft and design show, taking over a pop-up location. This was my 'stand' - just like a tea party setting. Such an unusual concept, but it worked really well and encouraged people to walk around the whole table and talk to you, as there was no barrier between the customers and makers.

The walk of fame:

This is one of my newest pieces - The Copse. A chunky Burr Elm stump with the addition of trees. I had some great feedback for this piece so will continue to make similar ones. This sculpture has gone to Starfish Studio in Johnshaven, along with my Journey sculpture.

I also had a stand at the Scout Hall in Aberlour last weekend too. The Speyside Artisans have taken the hall over for three weekends during the summer. There are demonstrations taking place too, as well as refreshments and home bakes.
If you fancy having a go at spinning or pottery, pop along for some fun.
Kathryn, Lazy Daisy Glass xx

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Tea Cosy - Exhibition

I will be exhibiting at Tea Cosy in Aberdeen this weekend - it's an alternative art, craft and design fair set up in the style of a tea party in a pop up location. It will also be my first attendance at this event. This year the alternative-style exhibition will take place in the old Pier shop in Belmont Street.

You can see from the photo above how the space is organised and laid out just like a tea party.

I'm really looking forward to this opportunity as I have been wanting to edge my way in to Aberdeen for some time now and the event sounds good fun.
Opening hours - Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th July, 10am - 4pm.
Look forward to seeing you there.
Kathryn, Lazy Daisy Glass xx

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Our Favourite Place for Coffee (and Cake)

Thirteen Moons at the Mill of Towie is a wonderful place to visit for lunch or just coffee. It is a sustainable cafe and smallholding. Our daughter loves it there as she can run around (safely) feeding the ducks and chickens and even collect eggs from the hens (which she finds the most exciting). You cannot beat freshly laid free range eggs, especially when cooked in a bacon and egg roll - yummy. The food is very generous and very tasty and the environment is peaceful - in the middle of the country (apart from the cockerels, but you get used to them). Here are some of the residents:
You even get an audience when eating - the chickens expecting scraps!

The ducks were so cute - resting their beeks on the water bath in the hot sun

The pigs are even friendly, but they escaped out of the normal residence
and now have to keep the goat company in his pen
Dawn and Richard who run the cafe/restaurant also own a pack of huskies, which they race. They are such beautiful-looking creatures.
Thirteen Moons also support local art and craft workers by selling their stock. You will even find Lazy Daisy Glass stock at Thirteen Mooons.
So, if you are in the Keith locality, please visit Thirteen Moons, you will not be disappointed.
Kathryn, Lazy Daisy Glass xx

Monday, 12 July 2010

I've been Networking

I recently joined the 4Networking organisation - as I work from a rural location, it can become isolated at times. I thought it would be an effective way of marketing my business, raise my profile and meet other like-minded folk.

The meetings are structured, yet informal. So what actually happens? All meetings are held Tuesday - Friday, 8am - 10am (nationwide), with the following schedule:

8am - Open networking (informal)

8.30am - 40 second round - your chance to promote your business to the group and note who you would like to talk to. (This is done while eating your breakfast).

9.00am - coffee break and organise your 1-2-1 appointments

9.10am - 4Sight Slot - An insight into a member's specialist field

9.25am - the start of your 1-2-1 meetings

10am - finish

If you think you and your business could benefit from networking, check out the website, there is probably a meeting near you.

Kathryn, Lazy Daisy Glass xx

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

It's been a long time.........

I cannot believe how long it's been since my last blog post. Such a lot has been happening and just needed time to recharge - I promise I haven't been slacking!!

The Coast Art Festival turned out to be such a great show - had lots of sales and even picked up a commission, which I'm currently working on. The commission is for someone working for a Norwegian Oil Company in Aberdeen. She is a buyer for their company art club. Employees join the art club and pay a monthly fee - at the end of the year, the company matches the money and the buyers go out and buy art for all the members, buying from a list they have devised. The members then have a good value piece of art 1/2 price (as the company pays for half) - What a great idea. Why don't more companies take on this idea. It would certainly keep us artists in work!!

I'm also currently working on some new pieces for an exhibition, will update later once I know if I have been chosen.

I also have a busy summer coming up with some new events - will keep you posted as and when they are happening.

I will try and keep my blog more up to date now that I have recharged my batteries a little.

Kathryn, Lazy Daisy Glass xx