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It's back... GNCCF Sheffield 2019
July 11, 2019
Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair - Sheffield is back! In just 2 weeks time I'll be showing my work at the Millennium Gallery Sheffield again alongside 74 wonderful makers! It was such a lovely show last year when it debuted and I can't wait to see some familiar faces again along with some new ones too! Hope to see you there!
The Crafthood Blog Post
June 14, 2019
Thank you to The Crafthood for featuring my 'Silver Staple Necklace' in their latest blog post: 'Indie Gift Guide: The Summer Celebration Edit'. It's lovely to be featured alongside lots of other fabulous independent businesses! I'll be bringing this necklace along with the rest of my collection to The Thoughtful Night Market on Saturday 15th June.
Thoughtful Night Market - Summer edit 2019
June 14, 2019
Excited to announce my first craft fair of the year which takes place on 15th June! It will be my first time showing at The Thoughtful Night Market and I'm really looking forward to this evening event. Organised by the very talented Crafthood hosted at Thought Foundation, Gateshead. You can grab your hands on a goody bag full of handmade treats by all the talented maker's showcasing at the event if you get down early!
Debbie Bryan in Ningbo
April 10, 2019
I am so excited to have my work selected to be showcased as part of the ALD Cultural Development Institution exhibition space at the Ningbo Cultural Industries Fair in China alongside an array of very talented makers and beautiful work thanks to Debbie Bryan. The exhibition runs from Thursday 11th until Sunday 14th April where Debbie Bryan will be representing a range of wonderful handcrafted collections.
November 02, 2018
I am very excited to be showing my work for the first time at this well known and anticipated event on Nottingham's art calendar, Lustre! This show selects the best of british craft supporting up and coming talent in the industry and I feel very lucky to have been selected to showcase alongside these talented makers. Come along and buy or commission work direct from over 80 of the UK’s finest established and emerging designer/makers perfect in the lead up to Christmas to purchase something for that special someone! The show is held at Nottingham Lakeside Arts in the DH Lawrence Pavilion & Djanogly Gallery from the 2nd - 4th November.
Art& York - An MJN Collective
October 25, 2018
I will be showcasing my work alongside nine members of Manchester Jewellers' Network (MJN) who are exhibiting a variety of jewellery collections at art& in York from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th October at Knavesmire Stand of York Racecourse. This promises to be an impressive event, and well worth a special visit to the historic and beautiful city of York with over 120 independent artists will be selling a fantastic array of work. MJN will be showcasing a range of jewellery crafted in precious and mixed metals, glass, and gemstones. We hope to see you there!
Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair - The Third and Final
October 10, 2018
Next up... My third and final Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair for this year! With a few shows in the pipeline in the lead up to Christmas I'm busy in the workshop at the moment making away and time is flying by! I'm looking forward to heading back to the city where it all began in my university city of Manchester. The show runs from 11th - 14th October at Upper Campfield Market Manchester. Hope to see you there!
Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair - Round Two!
July 26, 2018
The second of this years Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair takes place in Sheffield at the Millennium Gallery. I will be showing and selling my work alongside over 70 other talented craftsmen and makers. This new event added to the GNCCF calendar this year is from Friday 27th - Sunday 29th July.
Great Northern Contemporary Craft Festival Hits Newcastle
June 22, 2018
As part of the opening weekend of the 'Great Exhibition of the North' I will be 1 of 50 makers showcasing my work with Great Northern Contemporary Craft Festival at The Biscuit Factory in Newcastle. This is the first of three Great Northern shows that I will be taking part in this year and I cannot wait to be take part in this new show that they have added to their calendar this year on Saturday 23rd - Sunday 24th June.
The Contemporary Craft Festival 2018
June 07, 2018
I am busy preparing for the various shows that I have coming up this year and I am very pleased to announce that the first up is the wonderful Contemporary Craft Festival in Bovey Tracey. After a great experience in the StartUP section last year I am looking forward to what the show will bring again this year. I'll be located in the main section of the tent this year surrounded by lots of talented makers which I am very much looking forward to. Hope to see you there between the 8th-10th June!
Christmas at the Mill
November 11, 2017
Preparations for Christmas are well underway and I am very excited to be showcasing my work for the first time in Dorset at the lovely Walford Mill Crafts as part of their annual exhibition 'Christmas at the Mill'. Crafts from across the country will be available to enjoy and purchase from 11th November to the 7th January.
StartUP at Made By Hand Cardiff
November 03, 2017
A big thank you to the organisers of The Contemporary Craft Festival for inviting me to take part in yet another one of their great shows: Made By Hand Cardiff. I will be showcasing my work over the weekend from the 3rd to the 5th of November as part of their StartUP section at City Hall in Cardiff. Please drop by to enjoy some of the most amazing talent coming together in Wales for the weekend. You may even find a few Christmas treats whilst you're there!
Debut show with MJN at MAG
October 15, 2017
I am finally taking part in my first show alongside a range of talented jewellers as part of Manchester Jeweller's Network Christmas showcase at Manchester Art Gallery this year! Flagship collections by multiple members of MJN will be available to buy in the newly refurbished Manchester Art Gallery Shop over the Christmas period running from October to January. A big thank you to MJN for giving me the opportunity to show my work in the City where I learned the craft and gained a lot of my inspiration from throughout my time at University!
StartUP at The Contemporary Craft Festival
June 08, 2017
After a great start to the year showcasing my work at Kath Libbert Jewellery, Manchester Craft Centre and Sunny Bank Mills I was ecstatic to find out that I had been selected to showcase my work as a StartUP exhibitor at this years Contemporary Craft Festival in Bovey Tracey! This is such a renowned craft festival that attracts such a large audience through showcasing a selection of the best of UK's craft. I am overwhelmed to have been chosen to showcase alongside such talented creatives and cannot wait to share my work with you all at the event this summer from the 9th-11th June. To keep up with my work in progress in the lead up to the show please follow me on twitter @FLJeweller, intagram and facebook @francescalobbjewellery. Look forward to seeing you there!
Ones To Watch 2017
March 03, 2017
Alongside showcasing a selection of my work at Manchester Craft and Design Centre, I will also be showing at Sunny Bank Mills as one of the featured makers in this years 'Ones to Watch' exhibition. Sunny Bank Mills is a beautiful Gallery intertwined with a shop and tearoom situated in Farsley, Leeds. Alongside fellow Yorkshire based recent graduates and students, I will be showing and selling my work from Friday 3rd March until the 2nd April. Please feel free to join myself and the other selected makers and artists on Friday 3rd for the exhibition opening from 6-9pm where you can enjoy a vast array of work, drinks and creative company!
Manchester Future Makers
February 16, 2017
Manchester Craft and Design Centre has always been such an exciting hub, full of creativity, that I spent many of my university days visiting. I am pleased to tell you that I will be showcasing my work within Studio 1 as part of MCDC's annual exhibition Future Makers. The show also runs alongside one of my fellow course mate, Joshua Till's solo exhibition 'Modern Twist'. Both shows will open on Thursday evening of 16th February where you can meet the resident makers and myself and Joshua alongside our work. The 'Future Makers' exhibition will then run until the 1st April during this time my work will be available to buy from Studio 1.
Crafts Council Directory
January 08, 2017
Starting 2017 on a very high note by announcing my membership to the Crafts Council Directory! Following the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair I received a lovely offer for pre-approval to create a profile. The directory has always been a great source of inspiration for myself as a maker due to the extensive talent that the Crafts Council promotes, I am extremely privileged to now be a part of this community. You can find my profile within the directory by clicking the link at the bottom of my website. Thank you for this amazing opportunity Crafts Council!
New Tastes at Kath Libbert Jewellery
November 10, 2016
Extremely happy to announce that I have been selected to showcase my work alongside 11 other talented new graduates at Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery. This will be my first exhibition following my degree show and will run from the 10th November until the 29th January 2017.
The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair
October 05, 2016
Extremely pleased that I will be taking part in my debut craft fair after being approached by The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair to showcase as an Emerging Maker. I will be showcasing and selling my work direct to the public in the Old Granada Studios in Manchester from the 6th - 9th October 2016. Hope to see you there!