We are sad to say goodbye to ceramicist extraordinaire Hans Borgonjon, who is off to pastures new and ambitious, and welcome back Anja Grix from Knopf Designs, who makes inventive and clever use of broken crockery in her jewellery and gifts.
Many Frome folk will know Anja already from when she sold her work through her studio shop a Black Swan Arts and other shops in town.
We’ve decided to go with the flow and embrace all this change by giving the shop a bit of a makeover. We’ve ripped out the existing laminate flooring in the main section, a job long overdue, as it was beginning to peel up all by itself and was becoming a bit of a trip hazard. We now have a freshly painted floor and walls, lending the shop a fresh and spacious feel which sets off all our work just so!
We also welcome blacksmith John Collins of StraySparks as our window guest artist for the next couple of months. John’s succesful business is growing steadily, and he now employs two locals to help him produce his award winning range of funtional objects and garden sculptures – all hand forged in Somerset!
I too have added to the excitement by introducing some new 2-dimensional work, which has gone down well. These pieces build on the colour experimentation I have indulged in on & off recently, and are loosely based on some sketches of the Pembrokeshire coast I did whilst on holiday last year.
Come and see for yourself! We’re on 33 Catherine Hill, open Tues-Sat, 10am – 5pm and the first Sunday of every month for the Frome Independent market (Mar-Dec only).