It's a GoodThing on a long haul

It's a GoodThing on a long haul
It's a Good Thing on a Long Haul

Monday, 18 September 2017

WIRKSWORTH ART FESTIVAL 2017 Happy Crowds / Hostile Weather

APART FROM THE RAIN....well it is September, that month of month of mellow mists, fruitfulness  and relentless rain - the autumnal balancing act for April. Socially, it was a great couple of days as long as you were under cover. We were. Warned by various weather apps, we bought a great gazebo and had a regular footfall at The Old Lockup. This was probably owing to the really loud bands, beer, and bonhomie. Nothing like a bit of hostile weather to bring us Brits into cosy contact, huddled up together for warmth.  Our gazebo did good work sheltering beer & music-lovers as well as our products, and those of Shop Reddish, next stall along. It sported a plethora of unique wooden items, from cheese knives to chopping boards.

We were selling hand-painted ceramic coasters and ceramic place-mats/tiles. We found people liked to PICK N MIX their choice of tiles, making up their own sets. And who are we to argue?
 100 x 100 cms (4x4"

200 x 200 cms (8x8")







These are a series of Underwater tiles. Partly because of the alcohol ink pictures, partly because they are dishwasher safe. They all measure 200x200 cms




Below are a series of Red Flower tiles which proved popular.


  


Also a selection of Linell Design            BAGS




 AND THINGS MUGS







Things are falling into
perspective







Things are looking up
Some Things are not meant for this world












                       & PET MUGS


THE TRICK IS TO MAKE IT FLAT!



















It made a cheerful display on a miserable day, and attracted plenty of hunters for Xmas gifts.  The hand-painted coasters sold for £6 for 4 & £10 for 6 (We were told they were far too cheap, but this was a market, not a shop.) And the 8" square tiles went  for £10 each, or a set of 4 for £36. Stoneware mugs were £5 and China mugs £6.

We were encouraged to think this is a great start to a new business.

If anyone would like to see the full range of ceramic wares and other LinellDesigns items they will shortly be available on Etsy.




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