Saturday, 23 November 2013

Christmas Stockists 2013


I've just updated my stockists page so you can see where my jewellery can be purchased out there in the real world.

sea glass jewellery

In the next fortnight all will have received new work for Christmas shows so, if you are in the Scottish Borders area and would like to see my work other than on a computer screen you can do so here:

Main Street, Chirnside, TD11 3YA

17 Northgate Peebles EH45 8RX Scotland
01721 722116

Northfield Farm, St Abbs, TD14 5QF

St Ellas Place, Eyemouth, TD14 5HP
 01890 752 116  

Cruiksfield, Preston, Duns, Berwickshire TD11 3QB 
 01361 884864 

Tweedside Road, Newtown St Boswells, TD6 0PG
  01835 823473

The Vennel Gallery
161B Roxburgh Street,Kelso, Roxburghshire,TD5 7DU 

(01573) 22 40 03


Tuesday, 12 November 2013

The Stone Wall Gallery: Olivia Lomenech Gill

Last week saw the opening of a beautiful new gallery, The Stone Wall Gallery near Preston, Duns.  The opening exhibition features work by Charles Poulsen and Olivia Lomenech Gill.

I first saw Olivia Lomenech Gill's work at Charlie and Pauline's open studio in August. I don't think I've ever blogged about it yet. Rich and I have gone to Allanbank Mill Steading every year since we moved and find inspiration each time in the work exhibited and from the artists themselves.

The first encounter was War Horse. Beautiful, large scale etching in response to and for Michael Morpurgo's writing? One glance and I was entranced, even more so having had a chance to look again. Layered, textured, emotive.

Image courtesy of the artist and The Stone Wall Gallery website

One of my fondest memories of teaching was sitting on the windowsill at the back of my class room reading with my classes. On one occasion I was perched aloft and finishing Morpurgo's Private Peaceful  with my year 9s. In those days year 9 was all about national curriculum testing and levels. I hated that fact, they hated that fact and it was a joy to be able to share a novel with them, to explore, respond and enjoy. They were marvelous. So, reaching the final few pages of a book that has reduced me to weeping my voice wavered a little. A certain student, who was fully capable of being a challenge, raised his hand and quietly asked, 'Miss, would like me to finish reading for you?'

And now, I've had the chance to see this beautiful work and even have a selection of my rings in the same exhibition.  This makes me happy.

Friday, 8 November 2013

Number Four Gallery, St Abbs, Christmas Show

This week I've been working on new pieces for Number Four Gallery's Christmas Show. I will also be working at the gallery on the preview weekend on the 16th and 17th November so come and see all the beautiful work, have a glass and a nibble and say hello!

Friday, 1 November 2013


Good evening and happy weekend to you all!

I've been hard at work making rings and helping R sand our floor boards back. A hefty job but we are nearly, nearly orange varnish free.

And I have more rings than I did at the start of the week.

Last Friday we took a jaunt to Peebles where you can see a display of my jewellery and Rich's fine, witty and wonderful drawings at the Eastgate Theatre.  We also made it over to Moy Mackay's gallery which now has a new selection of my jewellery in its lovely cabinets of splendour!

It is Friday evening and I'm done for the day and heading for the sofa for a glass of wine and some Monty Don, good night!

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