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Rutland Open Studios 2022

Rutland Open Studios 2022

Rutland Open Studios are back in September!

Rutland Open Studios 2022

I am really excited to be part of Rutland Open Studios this year. This Art Trail has been going on for several years, this is my first time. Thrilled to have been accepted ๐Ÿ˜€

This is my page on Rutland Open Studios website

The 2022 Art Trail brochure is now available to download via this link

Rutland Open Studios 2022

Artists and makers will once again open their studios up to the general public over three weekends in September, 10th/11th, 17th/18th and 24th/25th and we are hoping that visitors will take the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful array of artistic talent.

All information, including a full list of the artists exhibiting, where their studios are based and when and where theyโ€™ll be open is available at

Information about all my my events, exhibitions and workshops

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Embossed Copper Cuffs Almost Sold Out!

Pretty Embossed Copper Cuff Blossom 01 | Antique Finish

In the last 4-5 weeks I have had a really good response to my Embossed Copper Cuffs. I think currently I have only two in stock! Thank you fabulous customers! ๐Ÿ™‚

These were the last 3 to be sold.

More Embossed Copper Cuffs are being made!

Shalini Austin: More Embossed Copper Cuffs are being made!

Just the heat that is stopping me at the moment. I simply do not appear to have the energy needed to saw the edges and finish these pieces that have been through the rolling mill.

Follow me on Instagram to see more work in progress images.

Hedgerow and Hessian are still available at the time of writing this post.

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POPPIES Wall Art Sold!


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 โ€œSomewhere near Stamfordโ€ 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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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! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

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

Just this was worth being there over the weekend ๐Ÿคฉ

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 ๐Ÿ˜Š

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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 โ€“ 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: