Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Top Drawer stand

Top Drawer ended yesterday. Four exciting days. Getting there, setting up and three days at the fair itself. I met lots of interesting people. The other exhibitors exhibiting at Spotted and Spotted plus were all really nice. Apart from orders and hearing what people thought of my work, the one other important thing I have come away with is meeting a bunch of people I got on with. Sharing a similar experience definitely helped. Another interesting thing was that quite a few people came up and asked us if we had any connection with Eric Ravilious. Some were really pleased to meet Ben, my husband who is the grandson of Eric and to talk about Eric had his work and other artists like Edward Bawden and Peggy Angus and also the work of James Ravilious, Ben's father. Interesting!

Here are some photos of my Top Drawer stand. I wish I could have taken some better photos and also photos of other exhibitors stands but, I left my SD card at home! :( Bummer!



Setting up the stand


First day. Feeling quite excited even though my lampshade fell and had to have it on the table and regretted bringing it! But, I sold a few!



Ben kindly went and bought a stand for the lampshade. Perhaps a little bit too tall but, the Laura Ashley buyers said the design worked really well on it! Yes, I was a little lost for words and suddenly VERY pleased that I brought it along!


Cushions, lampshade and teatowels

10 comments:

  1. Your stand looks lovely! And the lampshade is perfect on that base.

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  2. Thanks Jesse!! I felt very small in that big place but my lampshade stood tall! :P

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  3. Stand looks beautiful! Sounds like you've got a talented family ;)
    Good luck hope you get lots of orders x

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    1. Thanks Jax!! :)) I married into a talented family, luck I guess! :P

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  4. Your work looks lovely Kiran, I found your blog because I realised I'd previously pinned some of your cushions on my Pinterest board! Glad Top Drawer went well for you, sorry I didn't get to chat to your more, it was so busy, good luck with your lovely prints!

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    1. Thanks Alex!!! I'm pretty sure I've seen your work before too! Your prints are so lovely and striking! Hope you continue hand printing! ;) Good luck to you too! Hope we'll see each other again! :)

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  5. Yes I was one of those people who made the connection with Eric! I got quite confused and excited coz I thought of him immediately when I saw your work, even before I saw your name. I'm also from Eastbourne where he and Tirzah lived. So grew up with his work on permanent display in the local art gallery. Didn't get to speak to you but I wanted to say how great your prints looked, you've got a really strong signature style there.

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  6. Thank You Isabel! I didn't think anyone would make the connection just by looking at my work, but perhaps it's because it's printmaking. I don't look at the Ravilious books we have just so I don't end up "copying". It's so important to me to remain true and individual. Thanks for your comment. Much appreicated.

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