Two events in one weekend. Phew! Huge thanks to Suki and everyone at The Print Block in Whitstable.
Ruby delivered work on Thursday, and Jo helped staff the sale Saturday afternoon. Mulled wine, cake, and more than 20 fantastic printmakers. This year’s sale was held in both the print studio itself and the neighbouring Lobster Shack restaurant on Whitstable’s East Quay. Everyone’s work looked fantastic, and the sale was well attended (exceptionally so on Sunday, by all accounts).
On Sunday, meanwhile, pod press took part in the brand new local artisan market in Deal Town Hall’s Undercroft. It was a small but fabulous gathering of local makers: Chocolution’s wonderful chocolate, beautiful felted bags and other products by Helen Pritchard, Lucia Stuart‘s amazing foraged foods, including seaweed-infused baked goods, and Emily Stone’s seriously clever copper creations. The market’s a new initiative among local shopkeepers–many of whom also opened–and the brainchild of Fiona Sutherland from the neighbouring Dunlin & Diver. Today’s seemed to go well for all involved, and was certainly appreciated by the Sunday shoppers.
There’s a repeat on December 15th, 11-3, with a bigger assortment of makers. We’ll be there!
Jo also has prints for sale in Deal’s fab Pop Up Cafe. Cat and Caterpillar is doing well. Their cakes are sublime – do call in.