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Sarah Walker
Malvern, Worcestershire
I am a lampshade designer maker who looks forward to bringing colour and light into your home
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To make way for new lamps and a new website I am reducing the price of my last few half lamps. There is only one of each design, I have shown each lamp switched on and off. They are perfect... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2017 at ArtShades
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A busy month spent reviewing my business, planning the redesign of my outdated website, developing new product ranges, new ways of displaying them and deciding which lamps I will no longer make. I've been designing and making my signature 'tricurve'... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2017 at ArtShades
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A big thank you to all my lovely customers and supporters this year, have yourselves a very Merry Christmas. Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2016 at ArtShades
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The upstairs gallery with low ceilings and oak beams lends itself very well to a mixed exhibition and it's fun to put our work together. Here are a few photos for those of you who can't make it to Ledbury... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2016 at ArtShades
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And so to my final exhibition of 2016 - the lovely group show at Weavers Gallery in Ledbury, now in our ninth year. Each day two makers will be there to welcome you, so if you'd like to see a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2016 at ArtShades
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I've been invited back to the beautiful Elmslie House to join 18 other designer makers on Sunday 20 November for its last Craft Market of the year. Have a look at Elmslie's website for details of all the artists taking... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2016 at ArtShades
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I cannot believe how quickly Herefordshire Arts Week comes round each year. For 2016 I am back at Vicarage Cottage in Canon Frome near Ledbury (HR8 2TG) with Jenny the basketmaker. I have new lampshade shapes and new bases to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2016 at ArtShades
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I'll be setting up my stand in the Wye Hall alongside fellow members of the Worcestershire Guild of Designer Craftsmen. The show is open from 9am until 6pm each day - do come and say hello if you're visiting the... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2016 at ArtShades
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For those of you who can't make it to the show in Teddington this weekend, a little peek of a brand new lamp shape to be unveiled at the Contemporary Textiles Fair - a bolder, more contemporary version of my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2016 at ArtShades
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I'm busy making new work for next week's Textiles Fair in Teddington. It's the first time I've shown my work there, so I'm looking forward to meeting new customers and new makers. I've been using OS maps of London and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2016 at ArtShades
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I spent a really lovely day yesterday at the Elmslie House craft fair in Malvern. A fabulous atmosphere in beautiful surroundings with friendly fellow makers, welcoming hosts and lots of enthusiastic customers. I look forward to it becoming a regular... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2015 at ArtShades
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I've been invited to take part in an inaugural designer craft event at a newly renovated venue in Malvern. Taking place on Saturday 21 November from 11am until 5pm at Elmslie House on Avenue Road (just up from Great Malvern... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2015 at ArtShades
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September is here, so h.Art must be around the corner. With 150 artists and designer makers showing their work in 92 venues throughout Herefordshire, it is an event not to be missed. This year I will be moving venues and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2015 at ArtShades
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I've had some lovely arty days out with friends over the past month or so including two local sculpture exhibitions Showborough House in Twyning and Fresh Air 2015 near Cirencester, the RA Summer Exhibition in Piccadilly and this week a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at ArtShades
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All set-up in the Wye Hall, along with all my Worcestershire Guild of Designer Craftsmen colleagues, at the Three Counties Showground. Looking forward to seeing familiar faces and welcoming lots of newcomers. See RHS Malvern Spring Festival for full details. Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at ArtShades
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I'm involved in an exciting new venture with fellow makers which will bring our work to the high street. We have opened a pop-up shop in the lovely, historic market town of Ledbury in Herefordshire. The other artists involved are... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2015 at ArtShades
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A lamp featuring Loch Ness from a colourful OS map of the Scottish Highlands And from the lower half of the same map I made a 45cm diameter ceiling pendant, but in my rush to get it boxed and sent... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at ArtShades
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Just as I get close to the end of my list of commissions and ready to make 'new and exciting' work for my next show, another order pops into my inbox! Here's a selection of recent lamp and shade orders:... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at ArtShades
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My last event of the year is in the lovely market town of Ledbury in Herefordshire. I love this show - displaying work alongside friends. More details to follow, but for now here is the flyer: Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2014 at ArtShades
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For those of you local to Worcester, Malvern and Ledbury, here is a trail taking in 11 h.Art venues. Start your day with coffee at Trumpet Corner (venue 28) and weave your way through the lovely countryside seeing us all... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at ArtShades
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Once again I will be taking part in this brilliant event. I'll be displaying my work alongside Jenny Pearce at Venue 26 East. We'd love to see you. Over 100 venues throughout Herefordshire will open to reveal the work of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2014 at ArtShades
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Nothing pleases me more than to receive an order from an existing customer, sometimes years later! Recently a customer who commissioned two lamps via email way back in October 2008 contacted me out of the blue and ordered another to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at ArtShades
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At the Malvern show lots of customers were taken by the idea of giving my map lamps as wedding presents or anniversary gifts, so I've been busy sourcing specific old OS maps and bringing them back to life in the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at ArtShades
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Gearing up for the first big show of the season, the renamed Malvern Spring Gardening Show. The RHS Malvern Spring Festival will showcase the work of 40 members of the Worcestershire Guild of Designer Craftsmen of which I am one.... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2014 at ArtShades
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Lots of lovely new product photos added to my website today www.artshades.co.uk Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2014 at ArtShades