BCTF- almost there!

This week has seen a whole lot of preparation for British Craft Trade Fair. The show opens on Sunday 6th April 2014 with setup on Saturday so I've been very busy!

My stand is almost complete and I'm currently sat here waiting for paint to dry. I always find it a good idea to create a mock up of my stand before arriving at the show, it makes set up so much quicker and easier. My stand is 2 x 1m and the only space I could find in the house with floor space and a right angled bare wall was in my bedroom. So the takeover began...

A preview of my stand plan for BCTF 

A preview of my stand plan for BCTF 

I took a trip to IKEA at the beginning of March to purchase most of my display for the show. I was so excited to try everything out that I built the stand in my bedroom about 3 weeks ago and it's been there ever since! It'll be great to finally pack it all down tomorrow and get my room back.

I've tried out lots of different arrangements for my stand and the work on it. The photo above shows the layout a few days ago, it's altered slightly since then but gives you a great idea of what to expect.

 

 

My dad has been really helpful and built some lovely wooden panels to display work and my press clippings on the walls.

 

Large Seasalt Bowls- mint, teal & aqua

Large Seasalt Bowls- mint, teal & aqua

A preview of the 'press panel'

A preview of the 'press panel'

 

I'm officially launching my Large Seasalt Bowls at BCTF. This will be the first chance for trade buyers to purchase them so they'll be available in shops & galleries soon. I've pre-launched a limited number on my website- take a look if you're interested. 

I'm very excited about the show and after what seems like weeks of planning I can't wait for set up on Saturday!