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Dear Buyer,

Welcome to our November Newsletter,

With Christmas fast approaching I'm sure that your all busy getting your stores decorated and stocked for the festive season.

Christmas Stock

Many of our makers are ready to sell and dispatch orders to you, please look at our online catalogue where you will find hundreds of original products aim for the gift market.

After the next few weeks of madness has passed, we can look towards the New Year and closely after that Spring and BCTF.

We have a real treat in store for you with some lovely new and exciting products on show from both new and established designer-makers.

A date for your dairy 7th-9th April 2019 doors open at 10am.

Best Wishes


This month's 4 featured Artist.

Emily Rowley Makes Things
Living in South Yorkshire, part of her week is spent teaching adults with learning difficulties, the rest of the time she is making the figures that make her feel cheerful.

As a fan of both clay and life drawing, a lot of Emily's work will involve naked or partially dressed people, erring on the side of the less than perfect body form. She likes to let the clay dictate that.

Emily's work means something different to everyone.

We can only imagine how the characters get themselves into such scenarios ... the viewers' imagination will be stimulated to tell the story behind the work.

A feeling of nostalgia and comfort accompanies her figures, which she emphasises and informs, with the patterns of fabrics and wallpapers from years gone by.

To see more of Emily's work, visit her on stand 164 at BCTF 2019, or visit her BCTF Online page.

Rogers Ink
Carolyn Hird-Rogers, the artist and designer behind Rogers Ink is inspired by the dramatic landscape of the Yorkshire countryside and a love of mid-20th century Scandinavian surface pattern design. The moods of the Dales and moors are expressed in the mono-print technique used to create hand inked papers. These unique papers are cut and collaged to build large landscape images and smaller greeting cards. 

The windswept and hill top stands of trees, cow parsley and dandelions are stylised, digitally drawn, printed, hand cut and added to the landscapes. These digital drawings then find their way into strong coloured landscapes on small notecards, beautifully presented in boxed sets of eight per design.

To see more of Rogers Ink's work, visit her on stand 181 at BCTF 2019, or visit her BCTF Online page.

Rosella & Lime
New to BCTF for 2019, Sharon Berle, the designer-maker behind Rosella & Lime, will be exhibiting her unique collection of lampshades and cushions.

Inspired by nature, mid-century design and a passionate love of colour, Sharon creates original, digitally printed patterns that are tailored to fit the final product. This allows for a high degree of creative flexibility. Her distinctive use of colour, layers and light exploit this design process as seen in her collections of trailing ferns, layered native grasses and geometric patterns on the inner side of lampshades.

Sharon originally trained and worked as a fashion designer in Sydney. After many travels (and just a few years) she's settled in Edinburgh where she creates her products; from the initial sketches through to the final handcrafted items.

To see more of Sharon's work, visit her on stand N51 at BCTF 2019, or visit her BCTF Online page.

Sandra Vick Ltd
Sandra Vick Ltd brings art from the studio of artist Sandra Vick into our homes. Sandra is an award- winning Scottish artist who specialises in paintings of our local wildlife. Every one of her designs has been drawn from an original painting of birds that we find in our gardens, woodlands and on the coastline. The idea behind each painting is that it captures the essence of the bird and that it is identifiable to a birdwatcher from its silhouetted form. The images translate wonderfully into distinctive designs to create a beautiful range of gifts and homeware.

Each piece of bone china is hand decorated in the UK and is dishwasher and microwave proof. All textiles are machine washable. The result is a wonderfully unique gift from Scotland.

To see more of Sandra's work, visit her on stand P32 at BCTF 2019, or visit her BCTF Online page.