Two weeks after Kew, with hardly time to think of another exhibition, with fitting in all my bespoke work, I was off to MADE London. I had never exhibited here before but was pleased to be accepted, as although similar to Kew, being a mixed craft fair, there were a lot of fellow jewellers exhibiting, including many from the Goldsmith’s Fair. As soon as I arrived late on a Wednesday evening when everyone was setting up there were good vibes; it finds a lovely venue in the Sir John Soane Hall, former church, just off Regent’s Park. I had a great stand, with perfect position, lighting and size – so there was a positive feeling for the days ahead. I was too tired to fully set up that night, so returned early the following day to complete.
The first morning was very busy. An existing client came in and bought a lovely pair of earrings, which were set with a pair of beautiful Australian Mabe pearls, which put me off to a flying start. I was busy for the rest of the day, and later at the evening preview when I also had clients visiting and purchasing.
The following days were filled with lots of enthusiastic new clients who loved my work and wanted to return to commission pieces or visit my studio. Many were going to come to my upcoming exhibition on November 29th. A happy exhibition, well run by John Tutton and his team.