The first week in December unleashes a host of Christmas fairs in London. Artists’ Studios are open, the Cattery has its do today. They are far more relaxing places to buy presents than the hurly burly of the West End.
I bought a couple of things from ceramic artist Lucy Smith http:/lucysmith.org.uk both of which I’d love myself. She kindly said she’d post them for me, so I don’t even have to wrap them them.
I love Barbara Wakefield’s ceramics too, /http://barbarawakefield.co.uk/and I am considering buying a piece on these lines for a musical friend next year. You can commission a particular extract from a favourite work.
My only disappointment was that Kate Scott /http://www.katescottceramics.co.uk/did not have any large bowls, at least not seconds, to replace the one I broke a month ago. But she had more more ceramic stars, so I scooped up a few as I think they are gorgeous and make great little presents at any time of year.