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Happy Easter Everyone, What’s Next for Seed?

Well 2017 is well and truly flying along as the summer season is quickly approaching. Plans are under way for the forthcoming months as I prepare for two new events The Little Northern Contemporary Craft fair at Altrincham at the beginning of May and Saltaire Arts Trail May Bank Holiday weekend. I would love to see some familiar faces if you have chance to pop along and say hello.

Seed had a great year last year continuing to work with valued friends and customers as well as forming new relationships with galleries such as Oriel Davies, Artichoke Gallery, The Harley Gallery and Castle Lawson Designs. As I glance back at some of the highlights so far I must include my collaborating with the Tate Britain London back in 2015, producing a small range from the ‘Pebble’ collection to complement the Barbara Hepworth Exhibition was a fantastic opportunity to which I am very grateful. My newest collection ‘Composition’ has also been well received at events up and down the country and generating great feedback from my wholesale customers at ‘Craft’ in London both last year and January 2017. Items from both ranges are available on the website.
All my event applications are now posted so I think it may be a good opportunity to take a break for a few days with loved ones. Off to Palma for some sun, inspiration and a little sangria and tapas then it will be back to the bench peg to get ready for next month’s events.
There will be some minor changes to the website, updating ranges and prices over the next couple of months, apologise if this causes any unforeseen issues but please don’t hesitate in contacting me directly to deal with any queries as promptly as possible.
Well everyone enjoy your Easter break and I’ll be back soon. x

Bovey Tracy Contemporary Craft Festival

I will be off down south this week heading to the beautiful village of Bovey Tracey for the Contemporary Craft Festival which is on from the 5th-7th of June. It’s renowned for being one of the most prestigious and much loved craft events on the calendar that aims to showcase the very best in British Craft. I cant wait to get set up and have a look around all the wonderful work that’s going to be on offer……I just need to leave my purse in the tent!. I’m certain it’s going to be a fabulous weekend so pop along and share in the fun. I will be in tent B stand36.

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Seed Spring Update!

Sorry for the delay folks….it’s been full steam ahead since BCTF in April. All orders are now completed and I am happy to include a new Gallery to my list of suppliers “Fenwick Gallery in Warkworth Northumberland.

I’m very excited about the Tate Britain order which has now been posted ready for the Barbara Hepworth Exhibition, which runs from June 24th –October 25th. . It’s been a crazy few months thanks to the continued support of my customers so a huge thank you to you all.

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Barbara Hepworth Exhibition at The Tate Britain 24th Jun- 25th Oct

Tate Britain will open the first major Barbara Hepworth exhibition in London for almost fifty years. This internationally renowned artist contributed to many great sculpture collections of the world and has influenced artists and designers from all disciplines.

Seed-designs have been selected to complement this major exhibition selling a range of pieces from the Pebble collection in the Tate Shop. I cannot express my excitement as I have admired the work of this artist since I began my own creative journey.

When Tate first opened its doors to the public in 1897 it had just one site, displaying a small collection of British artworks. Today it has four housing the National Collection of British Art dating from 1500 to present day as well as International modern and contemporary collections. Its projects range from major developments to innovative research and conservation work making it a leading centre for research into the Visual Arts.

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THE COUNTDOWN HAS BEGUN – BCTF 2015

11 days of filed fingers, sleepless nights and endless list writing…However I am excited about this years event in Harrogate as it will be the official launch of my second collection ‘Composition’.

My influences have been many but I have referred back to the works of major artist/designers Ben Nicholson, Le Corbusier and Walter Dexel for their bold, constructed use of form and division and the visual language of fine artist Melinda Tidwell for her creative use of collage that explores grid formations, layout and line.

This collection continues my thirst for exploring media, combining materials that unite forms creating bold pieces that incite curiosity and draw the eye.

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Seed Designs in London

Well its a few days rest in Ireland with family before full steam ahead for Craft at Olympia in 2 days. The new range is well under way and elements will be showcased in London to gain valuable feedback before the range is finalised and available to purchase this coming spring. Find me on stand C6, see you there!

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Made By Hand, Cardiff 31st Oct-2nd Nov

Another event for your calendar folks……Made By Hand, in association with the Contemporary Craft Festival in Bovey Tracey, is joining forces with Cardiff City Council at Made By Hand , City Hall, Cardiff.  This wonderful event will be held over 3 days running from the 31st Oct-2nd Nov showcasing the work of a highly selective group of 135 makers & artists. A great opportunity to plan ahead and purchase some amazing Christmas gifts. We can be found at stand number 23 which is upstairs near the food hall…….THATS ALL MY PROFITS GONE!

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