What’s coming up at CG Crafts

Open studios, Craft fairs and upcoming classes…

Just one of the enamelled pictures I’ll have available for sale at the fairs below. Each individual piece is made by applying a layer of glass on to copper and firing in a table top kiln, often many times but at least 3 ( for back, front and decoration) Here’s how another of my enamelled pictures was made – video


Free to all, just pop along. I’ll be demonstrating Enamelling, Encaustic art or Flamework – you can even have a try of Encaustic art. I thought I’d give this a try but it has been quite lonely so far… a friendly face is always welcome.

  • Sat 28th Sept (2 – 6pm)
  • Sun 29th Sept (11 – 2pm)


  • Colchester Bazaar, Firstsite Colchester

21st Sept. 16th Nov.  21st Dec. 10.30 to 3.30pm

  • Colchester WIGs Shopping evening – Weds 6th Nov

7.30pm to 9.30pm – Wilson Marriage Centre (Gym)

  • Fennes Christmas Market, Fennes, Fennes Road. Bocking, CM7 5PL – Weds 4th December 3.30pm to 8pm

Classes at CG Crafts (you can also book dates to suit)

See website for dates at FSC Flatford Mill and other venues

  • Sat 5th Oct- Enamelled Jewellery – £85
  • Sat 12th Oct – Needle felted Pictures – SOLD OUT
  • Sat 9th November – Enamelled Jewellery – £85 I space left
  • Weds 13th Nov – Making felt – Christmas wreaths & decorations £85
  • Sun 24th Nov – Silver Clay Beginners – £85
  • Weds 27th Nov – Silver Clay (10 to 2pm) – £85
  • Sat 7th Dec – Enamelled Jewellery – £85

 Email  me for details on classes in Suffolk and dates to suit.



Open Studios

This September I am taking part in Colchester Open studios.

What is Colchester Open studios you may ask?

It’s an opportunity to visit local artists (free of charge) and take a look at what they offer, this might be a show of their paintings, things they make, or demos of what they do…it might be a mixture of all three. No need to book. There might even be a chance for you to have a go at Encaustic art.

In the case of CG Crafts I have handcrafted items on display but I am also taking the opportunity to demonstrate some of the things I teach, in the hope that you, or someone you know, might like to book a class. I will be demonstrating a mixture of Flamework (making glass beads), Encaustic art (painting with molten wax) and Enamelling (making glass jewellery using a kiln). I also teach Felt making and Silver Clay jewellery.

Dates and times:

CG Crafts, 34 Willett Road, Colchester (CO2 9AW)

Sat 14th Sept (11 – 2pm),

Sun 22nd Sept (11 – 2pm),

Sat 28th Sept (2 – 6pm)

Sun 29th Sept (11 – 2pm).