For the past fifteen years I have been doing the ‘big juggle’, balancing work (the real job), family (the actual real job), and the dream of being a full time maker. This year I have decided to take the plunge, and take over a decade’s experience in staging exhibitions, events and marketing for other artists, and invest all of my energy into my own creative pursuits.
Having given up the day job, I have decided to crowdfund to help me kickstart this little dream business a sustainable reality. I need to invest a whole load of money, time, imagination and effort in getting the work out of my garden shedio and into the real world. Crowdfunding contributions will help me to take my work to trade fairs and specialist collectors events in London and Amsterdam in 2019, and hopefully even further afield as time goes on. Taking my work to the trade audience at Top Drawer in London will allow me to grow a network of stockists, so that in the future you can find all my tasty tuck shop treats in a retailer near you. And specialist art jewellery shows will allow me to take my more ambitious work directly to the world of jewellery collectors, starting with Sieraad in Amsterdam this coming November. The more I raise, the more shows I can attend, and the bigger my audience grows.
As a reward for your continued support I am opening a very special little tuck shop, just for you! Whether you choose some 10p mixup studs from the kids menu, or go ‘grown up’ with an artisan patisserie trinket box, every item on the menu is available exclusively through this project. It launches in just a couple of weeks time, and my faithful mailing list subscribers will be first to hear about it, so make sure you’re signed up!