Sunday, 27 March 2011

Promoting your Work

Professional wordsmith Maggie Elliot is offering Crossing Borders members training in press promotion.
Many of us struggle to write about our own work but there are lots of tips and skills which Maggie can teach us.
She will run two hour workshops with up to three participants so that everyone gets full attention. Cost to CB members is £20 and the workshops are held at her home at Bowden (five minutes from the A68 at Newtown St Boswells)

If you'd like to learn more then e-mail Maggie at or call her on 01835 822857 or 07763 192938

Friday, 18 March 2011

AGM - can you have your cake and eat it too?

All members and interested parties are welcome to the AGM held tomorrow, Saturday 19th March at Southdean Hall, Chesters, nr Bonchester Bridge.

We are lucky to have Su Grierson from Perthshire Visual Arts Forum joining us and we'll have coffee and cake too - how civilised!

AGM starts at 10.30 and will be over in plenty of time for those masochists who want to catch the rugby on TV...

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Well Sourced: Easter Art & Craft Fair Saturday16th & Sunday 17th April

Well Sourced: NGC Art & Craft Fair curated by Karina Hesketh
National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR6 0GL
Tel: 0191 515 5555   Fax: 0191 515 5556 
10am - 5pm
Free entry
A rare chance to see sixteen of the region's most experienced craftsmen and women, from all disciplines, exhibiting and selling their work. A selection of  crafts  from local weavers, ceramacists, glassmakers and more, curated by Newcastle designer Karina Hesketh. An opportunity to buy truly unique work and enjoy lunch at our award winning restaurant, Throwingstones.

You will see:
Catherine Ball - stitched ceramics
Laura Brittain - wool, silk and alpaca textiles and felt
Anne Collin - silversmith and jeweller
Jayne Elwell - hats and fascinators
Janis Embleton - flight weaving in silk
Mark Fearn - blacksmith & forge work
David Fry - ceramics
Karina Hesketh - designs & makes leather bags & clothing
Rena Holford - Haghill Glass
Geoff Howe - bespoke pens and writing instruments
Julia Linstead - hand blown and etched lead crystal
Maggie Purnell - " The Black Button" - bright screenprinted polka / tweed fabric pouches, purses and bags, and resin jewellery
Sue Sharp - domestic eartherware, slip decorated
Rob Thomson - furniture from Scottish hardwoods
Suzanne Tweddle - lampwork beads

Thursday, 10 March 2011


You are invited to a private view of work by
Crossing Borders artists
Sunday 13th March 11.00am – 1.30pm
Refreshments served

Exhibition Details:
Tuesday 14th March till Saturday 23rd April
Between 10.00am and 4.00pm

For information please ring the gallery on
01890 882882
51 High Street
TD12 4DL

Friday, 4 March 2011

Desk for Paxton Gallery

We need a desk for the Crossing Borders Gallery at Paxton House.
Has any member got one that they would be willing to donate. It does need to be in good condition,  modern would be preferable, but any offer considered. Collection can be arranged.
Please reply to colour@laurabrittain,com.
Many thanks

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Julia Linstead,Glass Sale

Glass Sale
British studio glass from Julia Linstead and Jane Charles.
Lead crystal bowls, scent bottles, paperweights up to half original price.
25th March to 10th April at The Glass workshop, The Hirsel, Coldstream, TD12 4LW.
FOR MORE INFO RING 01890 882555

Wednesday, 2 March 2011


                                      Calling all members,

          Our A.G.M. is on the 19th March from 10.15am to 12.30

                           Venue: Southdean Hall at Chesters.

Please bring your business cards/promo literature, sample of work for a members info table. You can bring a cake too if you like baking.

CALL FOR NEW C.D. ART. This was a brilliant success last year raising your profiles and earning us some funds. We have the cases please bring any c.d. sized work you can donate to the A.G.M and we can box them there.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Green Wood Working Events at Buy Design

Workshop and Wood Working Events at Buy Design
Following on form our really popular vents last year we have a new programme of wood working events for novices and experts alike. please follow for more info. Spaces are limited

Studio Space Available

Studio Space Available for short or long term lease. Tower Studio, Harestanes follow this link for more info.