The Finest Contemporary Crafts
A three day show takes a lot of preparing for, especially when it's for the prestigious Made by Hand-Wales.
Cardiff City Hall is an imposing building and the standard of contemporary crafts at the show outstanding.
Everything from labels to lighting, postcards to posters, peppermints to packaging has to be ready. Oh, and my jewellery, I mustn't forget that!
Could be scary?
Everyone on set-up day was scarily well-organised, helpful and positive, lending tools, wit and advice. It set the mood for a great atmosphere all weekend.
It's all about the people.
I had the finest neighbours-see pictures-and our visitors were genuinely interested in the work on show. They also loved the workshops and demonstrations showing just how much work goes into every handmade piece.
It was tiring in a good way and I came away buoyed by all the lovely feedback on my work. So, can we do it all again next year, please?
By the way you can find a selection of my work on the madbyhandonline website and I am proud to be included in the Makers Guild in Wales' Christmas Show at Craft in the Bay , Cardiff, which runs from 8th November until 11th January 2015.