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Diploma in Metal Clay

20th August 2012

I have just completed and passed the grades 3 and 4 in this Diploma, and so I am now a full Mid Cornwall School of Jewellery Diploma holder.

It was a high standard to achieve, but the two tutors were very supportive and helped me to achieve the standard required to pass.

Photograph of Lisa Cain, Louise and Julia Rai, after awarding the full Diploma

David Hirst Award 2012

24th June 2012

On 23rd June 2012, I received this award for a piece of Bucks Point lace, at the Nottinghamshire Bobbin Lace Society Summer Lace Day.

The award is given annually at the summer lace day and voted for by members attending the event.

David Hirst was a dedicated supporter of the society and the trophy was donated in his memory, to the group after his unexpected death in 2007.

'I was very surprised to receive the award, and felt emotional at receiving the award which was in memory of my late Father. I think he would have approved of the piece of lace I submitted this year.'

Photograph of the 2012 winners

'Study, Design and Create' exhibition

1st February 2012

My 'Blackthorn Reborn' was selected for this exhibition at the Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, Durham and forms part of the exhibition by members of the 98 Lace Group.

The work was inspired by a collection of 18th century lappets, selected from the Blackbourne collection by the Bowes museum for the group to work from.

The exhibition runs between 28th January and 15th April 2012. 

It is anticipated that the exhibition will move to the Nuneaton and Dudley museum later in the year.

Photograph of the exhibition. Louise's piece shown top right of the photograph.

National Christmas Lacemakers Fair, Cranmore Park, Solihull, B90 4LF

5th September 2011

My lace inspired fine silver jewellery will be on sale at this Christmas event for the first time.

This event is the highlight of the year for many lacemakers, with the largest collection of suppliers, with everything needed to make lace under one roof.

See website for further information of the event. http://www.lace-making.com/