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POPPIES Wall Art Sold!

POPPIES Wall Art

Really exciting that my POPPIES Wall Art was sold at the Jubilee Journey Jamboree Exhibition at Stamford Arts Centre.

Enamelled Copper Poppies Wall Art, Somewhere Near Stamford

Poppies Wall art

Poppies Wall Art inspired by the scenes we see during walks with our dogs Mr Taj & Miss Manali.

We walk our dogs Taj and Manali in fields near Stamford, the town where I live. The fields are beautiful and colourful and keep changing colours throughout the year. Sunflowers, Poppies and a wide variety of wildflowers are a common sight.

The “Somewhere near Stamford” series captures my impressions of these colours and scenes using copper sheet, enamel powder and glass beads.

I really must make more of these tiles. I have loads of different photos of Poppies from the walks.

I can attempt to make images like this from your pictures. Do contact me if you would like to discuss a bespoke tile or set of tiles of a photo you took. A Landscape picture could look good as a Triptych.

More Enamelled Copper Wall Art

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Another Order for my Popular Fantasy Cuffs

Popular Fantasy Cuffs

Over the weekend I received another bespoke order for my popular Fantasy cuffs. I really do love making them 😊

Quite a lot of hammering and annealing to do before the copper pipes in picture 1 become cuffs similar to the ones in picture 2.



I won’t bore you with a running commentary of every step. If interested you can have a look on my blog imakecopperthings.co.uk where there are lots of pictures of the last 2 cuffs I made 🙂

Use the link below if you would like to order your very own Fantasy Cuff or to gift it to some special.

See more of my Popular Fantasy Cuffs & other Air-Chased Designs

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A Jubilee Journey Jamboree Exhibition

A Jubilee Journey Jamboree Exhibition at Stamford Arts Centre

The Jubilee Journey Jamboree Exhibition by Stamford artist Karen Neale and friends is being held at Stamford Arts Centre from 23rd May to 17 June 2022.

Karen Neale hanging the Jubilee Journey Jamboree Exhibition at Stamford Arts Centre

Due to a last minute cancellation the Stamford Arts Centre Gallery became available from 21 May to 18th June. Karen was approached by the venue to ask if she could get something together for these dates. As anyone who has ever been involved in organising events knows exhibition planning is often work of months or weeks. Rarely days!

The amazing superstar that Karen is, she put it all together, invited several local artist friends and we were able to hang our work on Saturday 21st May.

I couldn’t leave the Arts Centre Gallery empty, especially over the Jubilee…

Karen Neale
A Jubilee Journey Jamboree Exhibition at Stamford Arts Centre

Absolutely right Karen! And we love you for making sure an amazing exhibition is up for the people of Stamford, and visitors to our town, to view and enjoy. Many of the exhibits are for sale and artists’ contact details are available in the gallery to make a purchase directly from the artist.

My Enamelled tiles at A Jubilee Journey Jamboree Exhibition at Stamford Arts Centre

I am very passionate about our Arts Centre and consider it my second home. I spend so much time there and love the fact that our little town has this wonderful venue for everyone to enjoy.

It is up to us to make sure we use this amazing space regularly and come up with ideas to keep it the vibrant, buzzing place it has always been.

A selection of my enamelled copper work is exhibited and for sale. It can be bought via the Arts Centre Box Office when open. Alternately you can contact me. Details are on the wall next to my display.

As part of the exhibition Karen will be hosting three free drop in sessions for families this school holiday. Pop into the Arts Centre on the 28th May, 30th May or 1st June and help create ‘a Jubilee Journey Jamboree’ community masterpiece. No booking required. Just turn up at Stamford Arts Centre, 27 St Mary’s Street, PE9 1HJ on one of the dates.

Do visit our Jubilee Journey Jamboree Exhibition and celebrate our amazing Arts Centre

Meet me / see my work at various local Events, Exhibitions and Craft Shows

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The Fabulous Lancaster at Uffington Festival 2022

Lancaster Bomber Flwe over Uffington Scarecrow Festival

Highlight of the weekend! 😀😀😀

The Lancaster Bomber flew over Uffington both days of the Scarecrow Festival!

Just this was worth being there over the weekend 🤩

Lancaster Bomber Flew over Uffington Scarecrow Festival 2022
Flying over the Corn Shed

Uffington Scarecrow Festival was a fantastic event from the business point of view as well 😊

Few more photos on Twitter

And Instagram

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Beautiful Enamelled Butterfly Brooches Part 2

Butterfly Brooches by Shalini Austin

New selection of Butterfly brooches added to my Online Shop

Following on from the previous selection of enamelled brooches I made last year I have added a few more this week. Hope you like them as much as I do!

Enamelled Butterfly Brooches

The last set of butterflies were very well received and most of them have now flown off to their new homes. They were very popular as Christmas presents 🙂

Follow me on Instagram to stay updated with my latest design projects.

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Uffington Scarecrow Festival 2022

Uffington Scarecrow Festival 2022

Uffington Scarecrow Festival 2022 will be held on Sunday May 1st & Monday 2nd May

Venue: At various locations in the village of Uffington, Nr. Stamford, Lincs.

I have a stall at the Scarecrow Festival Craft Fair at The Corn Shed, Casewick Lane, Uffington, PE9 4SX. I will be exhibiting and selling my copper things and a few wooden items by Pallet Wood Stuff. I will be there for the week-end, 1st & 2nd May.

The event, to raise money for Uffington charities, runs from 11am – 4pm on both days.

The Dog Show is one of the most popular events at the Scarecrow Weekend. Bring your pooches and come and have some fun!

Dog Show at Uffington Scarecrow Festival 2022

More Local events that I am part of listed on this page: https://shaliniaustin.com/events-and-craft-shows/

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International Women’s Day Fair

International Women’s Day Fair

Really happy to be invited to have a stall at the International Women’s Day Fair 😊

Venue: The Peterborough Museum, 51 Priestgate, PE1 1LF
Date : Saturday, 5th March 2022, 10 AM to 4 PM
Free Entry!

An inter-community fair & bazaar wihich will have a host of stalls selling local art and goods from women artists, food stalls, and music and dance from communities in the city.