Some great links to Global Entrepreneurship Week, if you would like to be kept posted of events happening all this week and beyond! A great event is the ‘big debate’, very eye opening, informative and inspiring.
Well, it’s the eve of the Global Entrepreneurs Week, and I’ll be taking part, exhibiting my ‘Made in Wales’ collection at the Llandudno Junction Welsh government Offices! A stunning welsh slate build backdrop for my local slate based products!
Since leaving university, I have been busy sourcing manufacturers and suppliers to work with here in Wales. This exhibition will finally showcase the first run of my Welsh Slate serving boards!!! The beech wood board is made in Rhuthun, with the Welsh Slate sourced from Bethesda. A truly Welsh made product! 🙂
In preparation for this event, I took the chance to get creative and useful (something that has become a bit of a rare opportunity lately) and a good excuse to have a go on my grandmother’s old hand powered Singer sewing machine!! ….There seems to be something so satisfying about the challenge of learning how to hem a piece of table cloth in this way! Having said this I doubt I’ll ever make a good enough seamstress!! 😉
Indeed, as seen at Mint London! These are some highlights of the exhibition at Mint during London Design Festival this year, and what an exciting exhibition to be a part of! The following image shows my favourite pieces of the exhibition.
From the minute I walked in through the door, I was greeted by a colossal piece of furniture that appeared to have walked straight out of ‘War of the Worlds’! Leading on was a Venetian Oak and Resin table that captured the bygone traces of what appeared to be Very Large mollusc trails that had, at one time, fed on the wood whilst submerged as moorings,- something that made me want to double check for any signs of life within the wood! And yet intrigued me for the activities we do not see beneath the watery depths all that often! Above this wonderful table hung a chandelier, again influenced by the watery reflections of the Venetian cityscape. A tranquil and quiet piece, made up of several individual glass pieces.
On I went through Mint, adoring various other works by numerous other designers, until, there they were, my ‘Made in Wales’ collection. A proud moment to see the pieces sit amongst such glorious works and imagination.