Middle Earth Festival is one of my favourite places to sell my finished pieces.
This is one of the highlights of my year, I love this festival 5 years ago I went along as a visitor with my family and what fun we had. the following I had a table in one of the craft tents, it grow from there in 2018 I had the great pleasure of teaming up with my dear friend Debbie Bulford we also had another friend Heather Robinson with us and we showcased are goods together in are very own marquee with make and take tables. Debbie specialisises in MDF products and Heather an amazing sculpture. the weekend was wonderful with so many activities and the customers unbelievable. certainly looking forward to doing this event again in 2020. below are some of the products we created for this event. to find out about this event visit there website here middle earth
Make & Take 2018
We had the good fortune to meet Lisa at Tolkien Weekend last week. I originally purchased a little (2cm) Gandalf keyring*, thinking how original the design was. Then, as we were leaving, we noticed slightly larger Gandalf and Frodo figures made from polymer clay and could be made at a workshop with Lisa. Being a massive Lord of the Rings fan, I had to have both and Lisa kindly adjusted her programme so we could! She was amazingly patient with us and her guidance and instructions were clear and easy to follow. Given that not everyone has a creative flair - and Frodo's creation was rather technical in places - Lisa was able to step in and aid us (without making you feel like you were failing) and constantly gave encouragement and support. We had a lot of fun making the models!
I had never worked with polymer clay before but after making Frodo and Gandalf, I would eventually like the create the Fellowship.
Lisa,if you're planning any further Lord of the Rings themed workshops, please sign me up!
Lauren & Jenni xxx
*the Gandalf keyring I later found out was made by Lisa's daughter - creativity definitely runs in the family!
review by Lauren Dylan Jenks