I'm thrilled to announce I have my first stockist outside of East Anglia. It is the Theatre Shop at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester. Not just any craft shop, but one I used to visit with my Dad as a teenager and one that inspired my to do my degree in Jewellery Design.
The building itself is amazing and the experience of going to the theatre there unsurpassed. It's theatre in the round so you sit right next to the action, or up in the gods looking down on it. It takes place in that yellow structure of pipes and tubes you can see in the picture above, which has landed like a spaceship in the middle of the Great Hall of the Royal Exchange. Whenever we would go to Manchester we'd pop in even if we weren't going to see a play as the space is just such an imposing place to be, to have a coffee or to mooch around the shop.
The craft shop itself has recently been upgraded with lovely bright new displays. I went in personally to drop off my work as I was visiting family and so met a couple of the friendly people who work there. They sent me the picture on the right of my work, which they've now displayed. It looks great. If you are in or near Manchester why not pop in. That way you'll get to touch my work, see how shiny shiny it is and pick your favourite colour.
Link to shop.