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Busy start to 2016. Liberty London open call,Commissions and a night with Merched y Wawr, Mynytho.

The past two months have been extremely busy and I cannot complain as I have enjoyed every second! Let me update you on what I’ve been up to….

 

Recently I was invited to present my products in front of Liberty London’s panel of Expert buyers for their ‘Best of British’ Open call day. It was a truly extraordinary experience. I was mesmerized by the store. Me and my Mum were like two country pumpkins gazing at this unique building. We queued for 7 hours and met some lovely makers in the queue.
Pitching my products to Liberty was a thrilling experience, and the comments I received about my work were incredible, and I was a little overwhelmed, as I assumed I had no hope in hell of impressing the Buyers. I spoke at a million mile a minute.. aware of the 4 minute I had to explain my work, my inspirations and business to the Expert.
Being told that my work is “beautifully crafted and well made” has given me confidence and a boost. I love what I make and as a maker I work alone most of the time and don’t often hear feedback,. I am so grateful for the opportunity to present my work to Liberty.
Check out their promotional video for the day! There is a glimpse of my products at the end of the video. You will spot one of my flower pots pictured below. over 600 designer makers pitched their products on that day..the atmosphere was incredible, such a buzz! it goes to show that craft and design is thriving in Britain.
http://www.liberty.co.uk/best-of-british/article/fcp-content
After arriving back in Wales I had a meeting with Merched y Wawr, Mynytho. I gave them a presentation on my journey so far from studying at MMU in Manchester to where I am now with my business and the stories and experiences I have encountered along the way which has impacted on the development of my craft work. I would like to thank them all for their warm welcome, and for a really enjoyable evening ( and for feeding me really nice biscuits and tea ) thank you so much for your kind words about my work.
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I have also been working on a Commission for Ty Newydd, Llanystumdwy. I was chosen to make a unique coffee table that responded to Gillian Clarke and Guto Dafydd Poems. More details on this commission to follow later with images of the process of making.
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New Website!! www.miriamjones.co.uk

I am glad to announce that i now have a new website with a shop!!

You can now browse my shop and find your perfect gift for this Christmas! I shall be updating it regularly so stay tuned for new items and sales.

Buy something handmade and completely unique for yourself to wear or to display in your home.

I would like to thank D13 Creative very much for his help in getting my website up and running! I am totally useless with things like this and have learnt a lot during this process, he is very good, very knowledgeable and very professional! Diolch yn fawr iawn i chi!

https://www.d13creative.co.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/D13Creative/?fref=ts

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past events/exhibitions

-‘Made by hand’ – City Hall, Cardiff 30TH October-1 November 2015
-The Contemporary Craft Festival, Bovey Tracey – One year on 5-7th June 2015
-‘Made with love’ exhibition Leeds craft and design gallery 2015
-Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair 2014
-MMU MA show 2014
-Future makers exhibition – Manchester craft and design centre 2014
-Manchester Art Gallery : ‘silver linings’ Jewellery exhibition Sept 2014 with MJN
– Work selected as one of 50 graduates for London Design Festival 2013 at Designersblock southbank centre with Artsthread
– Work selected as one of 12 graduates for Milan Design Week at Magazzini with Designersblock and Artsthread 2013
-Oriel Mostyn ‘love spoon showcase’ 2013
-New Designers 2012
-MMU Degree show 2012- received ‘The Success Magazine’ award
– CinBa live project- work selected for their online exhibition 2010-11
-Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair 2011 & 2012: work selected to represent Manchester School of Art on their stand at the show.

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Press

Press
– Work features in ‘American Woodturner’ journal June 2015
-Work mentioned in ‘confessions of a design geek’ after showcasing work in London Design Festival 2013
-Work features on ‘Emrald street’ publication Manchester 2012

-Work featured in ‘golwg’ magazine as part of ‘love spoon showcase’ in Oriel Mostyn 2011.
-Work came down to last 5 out of 400 in the Young Artist Scholarship Award 2011- and was approached by S4C to feature in their programme ‘Bro’ to discuss my work and journey to Kilimanjaro.