Applications are open for November 2019

You can now apply for a stall at our  Design@HEART Fair on 9th November 2019. Apply Please make sure you read all the blurb and answer all the questions.  We have a new application process this year, both in terms of rules and the tech.  We’ve tested the tech and it all seems to beContinue reading “Applications are open for November 2019”

Writing Your Artist’s Statement

Our new application process requires a bit more information than previously so here’s a guide of how to write your “artist’s statement”.  It’s nothing to worry about, we promise.  Applications open on the 1st April, so if you’ve never written an artist’s statement before, you can get a head start this coming week! Your StatementContinue reading “Writing Your Artist’s Statement”

New Application Process

The application process for Design@HEART has changed!  We hope for the better, and we hope no more complicated than before.  But there will be deadlines, so it will require some forward thinking! We know that stallholders like to know well in advance what fairs they are going to be doing in November and December, soContinue reading “New Application Process”

Silver and Stone by Helen Drye

Back in April we featured Helen Drye on our blog, talking about her work and influences.  She’s popped back to give us a bit of an update about her current work. We can’t wait to see the new collections. I started Silver and Stone Jewellery in July 2012. I did the classic, turning a hobbyContinue reading “Silver and Stone by Helen Drye”

Why Black Friday is everything you hoped it wouldn’t be

November and December are the months when retail businesses finally start making a profit.  As retailers we’re all crossing our fingers hoping that this Christmas shopping season will make up for our paltry figures for the rest of the year.  As shoppers though we are looking for a bargain.  Roll on Black Friday. What isContinue reading “Why Black Friday is everything you hoped it wouldn’t be”