..It's fantastic that The Great Pottery Throwdown is back with us for 2021. What timely joy!
And what better time to cheer up your creative self and friends with an AliMacDesigns apron. Above are 3 split skirt pottery aprons for sitting at the wheel or moving freely around the studio. They are hot off the machine! New ones being loaded as they are made by me in my Sheffield studio. So get over to the Shop for a look at my Etsy site!
AliMacDesigns artisan aprons have been selected for the gallery shop of the Museum of Making in Derby, UK to be relaunched after a £16M refit.
This Museum of Making is part of the UNESCO Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site! www.derwentvalleymills.org/
So pencil in your diary for a Spring 2021 visit to such an exciting new museum celebrating everything great about making!! What an uplifting thought. And I'd better get selecting some unique fabrics for their gallery shop space - that will brighten and welcome one and all!
Wanting to start pottery classes? Are you buying a present for a potter? Look no further.
I am currently making split front aprons for wheel throwers, studio potters, hand builders or slip cast makers. These aprons are ideal for hand spinners, sculptors and not forgetting creative cooks too!
Extra long and wide for great coverage. 45" (or 115 cm) long. Pocket for that phone, adjustable neck strap and long ties for front fastening if you require. Handmade in Yorkshire, by me!
Washable on 30C, iron on medium. Perfect for class- roll up and take home!
Look and feel ENERGISED, vital and different: ready to create and make that splash! These fabrics are sourced from Holland or Tanzania and are Dutch or African wax print using a resist printing technique to get bold colour through the cloth. Vibrant, funky and FUN!!!!
Christmas is coming!
I am busy here in my attic studio making split skirt pottery aprons for Christmas. I sell on Etsy so check out the link through my shop www.etsy.com/uk/shop/AliMacDesignsUK These are vibrant and unique pieces for artistic friends and family. They inspire creativity just by putting one on!
I am not doing any Christmas shows this year but will be loading up Etsy with some new makes. These will be the very popular Christmas gift of a Pottery Apron for creative friends and relatives. Great for pottery class, workshops and studio space. Anyone wearing an AliMac apron will feel ready to make and create!
September has had AliMacDesignsUk at the famous Wirksworth Festival. What a crackin' event!
It is so positive to meet such creative people and share the excitement about textiles, ceramics, glass and all things creative! wirksworthfestival.co.uk
That was followed by the warm and friendly Sheffield Ceramics Festival in Meersbrook Walled Garden, Sheffield. A great gathering of regional talented potters in the unique surroundings of the walled garden run by volunteers. www.meersbrookpark.co.uk/walled-garden/ I just love this place: Sheffield at its best with a hint of retro romance.
Sunshine! I am photographing my recent makes in the glorious sunshine to bring out the vibrant colour and design of these lovely aprons. They just pop with energy! These will be on sale at the www.earthandfire.co.uk/ Earth and Fire Ceramic Festival at the Harley Gallery, Welbeck, North Nottinghamshire over 3 days, 21st to 23rd June this year.
I have been making some new gardening aprons using either waterproof backing or linen and of course, the quirky and vibrant African prints. These will be £20 and an ideal summer present.
These are on sale through my Etsy shop www.etsy.com/uk/shop/AliMacDesignsUK
This new year has brought great joy, welcoming my first grandson into the world. Here he is only 3 weeks old visiting the legendary Grindleford Cafe, Derbyshire. I think he is eyeing up the enormous chip butty and pint of tea I've got lined up.
I've been busy making new stock!
Put 24th November in your diary for the Sheffield MILLENNIUM GALLERY Christmas Craft Market.
I'll be there with a range of dazzling fabrics and prices range from £23 to £45.
Then on 1st, 2nd December AliMacDesigns aprons will be at the Sheffield Etsy Made Local event in the superb CUTLERS' HALL which is an historic treat in itself!
And if you are not lucky enough to be nearby then have a look on my SHOP and it will take you to my latest Etsy stock. Best wishes to you, Alison.xx
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