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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE


We are living in very challenging times with the current health crisis hitting the uk and beyond. I am taking goverment advice very carefully and following guidlines, so all my workshops are cancelled. Please visit the venue you were booked on for further information. When we are through this then I will be back to running wonderfully creative workshops. In the meantime - stay in and look after yourselves!

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Coming up in just a couple of weeks is Gifted Contemporary Christmas Fair at the National Centre for Craft and Design at Sleaford! I will be there featuring brand new printed sketchbooks/notebooks as well as brand new greetings card designs. On show will also be brand new cut paper pieces featuring scenes of Lincoln. It will be a fab weekend with lots to see and beautiful things to buy that are all produced locally by artists and makers in the region.

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I am super excited to be taking part in the Conscious Christmas Gift Market at the Malt Cross in Nottingham on Sunday 24th November from 11-5pm. On sale will be a wonderful range of makers products and art that all uses ethically sourced materials and zero plastic packaging. Come along and say hello and buy some brand new Christmas card designs! Also available will be my eco brown cards that are always on sale at Shop Zero.....

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I am delighted to be part of the Upper Broughton Art Show this year. Its another step into getting to know artists and creatives in the area and I am looking forward to seeing my work in a completely different place! I will be featuring collages based on Belvoir Angels, along with a selection of paper cut landscapes.

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Exhibition news!

I will be exhibiting some very new textile pieces inspired by the iconic and distinctive Belvoir Angel carvings found here in the Vale of Belvoir. These textile pieces use recycled materials and feature works that interpret the angel faces into hangings, cushions and hand printed sketchbooks. The exhibition is on October Friday 4th (2pm -6pm) and Saturday 5th (10am - 6pm). Admission is free and plenty of tea and cake available!

BOOK HERE for a place on the fabric stencilling workshop I will be running on Saturday 5th from 2 until 5 pm.

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September 14 & 15th 2019 - Grantham Arts Trail

For the very first time in Grantham, an art trail is happening in main venues of the town! I will be demonstrating paper cutting at St Wulfram's Church and selling my framed prints and greetings cards too, so do come and say hello!

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Super excited to see my exclusive Fair Trade Hitchin Lavender canvas bags featured as a cameo on a BBC News article focusing on English Lavender fields.

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28th Aug - Fabric Stencilling workshop news for adults! I will be returning to the wonderful Hitchin Lavender to run a brand new workshop inspired by me new stencilled fabrics. Come and learn how to make your very own stencils and makes some unique hand painted fabrics to take home. Only 8 places for this course and half are already booked..... click HERE to book.

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Delighted to say I will be at Easton Walled Garden Autumn Country Fair demonstrating paper cutting, collage and stencilling! It will be lovely to be there with bustling stalls and of course the gorgeous gardens!!

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A slice of North Herts Exhibition is on now!

On show are 9 pieces which capture places and spaces in North Herts that I love. Places full of memories and times spent - all captured in paper cuts and painted paper collages. Exhibition runs until 15th September 2019.

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DISCOVER LETCHWORTH - a new Vanessa Stone home wares range!

I have been working with the Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation /Tourist Office on a new tea towel and home wares collection featuring my paper cuts of the wonderful Letchworth Garden City. The range be available from 13th July at the new Tourist Office just opposite Miorrison's supermarket. I am very chuffed indeed having lived in Letchworth for 20+ years. I love it as a town, its ideals and origins and the beauty of the area.

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NEW SOLO EXHIBITION AT NORTH HERTFORDSHIRE MUSEUM


I am delighted to have the news of a new solo exhibition at the new North Hertfordshire Museum, which opens to the public on 6th July. "A Slice of North Hertfordshire" is a solo exhibition of nine works which are a personal response to key buildings and places in the North Herts area. They are chosen because they have a very personal resonance in terms of memories of my children, family connections as well as teaching workshops and learning too.

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More new stockist news! The Book Case, Lowdham is another new stockist of my brown eco cards! Do have a visit if you are in the Nottingham area. The Book case is a super little bookshop and runs the yearly Lowdham Book Festival.

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New solo exhibition installed at the gallery upstairs at The Old Wharf Tearoom at Hickling in the Vale of Belvoir! I am delighted to be showing brand new places inspired local places as well as nature inspired pieces that haven't been seen locally. The exhibition is all part of Open Studios Nottingham 2019 and there will be two "Meet the Artist" events on Sat 11th May and Sat 25th May 2019.

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I am delighted to say The English Winemaker wines are now here and the whole stock has been bought by wine merchants, restaurants and other venues. There were 2000 bottles made of the orange and red wine and Matt plans to triple the amount made next year based on the success of this project. I am delighted to be such an integral part of it with my collages used on the wine labels!

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More greetings cards news! - I am very pleased to announce that my eco unwrapped greetings cards are now available at zero waste shop Shop Zero Nottingham. Pop in for a wide range of my designs , all printed with water based inks and belly wrapped without plastic.

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I'm really delighted to say that my greetings cards are now stocked at the wonderful Five Leaves Bookshop in Nottingham. You can now buy a selection of my luxury and eco greetings cards whilst you browse in the broad range of book titles that the shop carries. Just in the alley to the side of The Works, its a hidden away gem in the town centre of Nottingham.

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I have just delivered new floral pieces to Byard Art for their current exhibition! See the pieces HERE - they are bold, full of colour and vitality! It's been a real change to make these. They are cut straight from life - I literally sit in front of a vase of flowers and make the piece by free cutting and sticking. There is little planning, so they have a spontaneity and looseness that I have really enjoyed wallowing in!

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More exciting news - I will be taking part in the Belvoir Art Trail 2019 which takes place this may. More details to follow with venue and meet the artist events!

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More lovely news - I am taking part in OSNotts this year in May - exhibiting originals and prints at the lovely Old Wharf in Hickling. More info and dates to follow......

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New workshops for 2019!

Lots of new workshop dates coming up this year so watch this space on ones at Rural Antics - Hanwell Wine Estate in Nottinghamshire and Hitchin Lavender! I will have the dates available very soon and bookable links.

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New work - a return to textiles and making books!

I have started to return to my textile roots again and been stencilling onto calico and making sketchbooks. Watch this space for me things to be happening!!

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Just run my very first Kitchen Table Workshop for adults! What a fab day! a really lovely chattery atmosphere with some beautiful things made. Click HERE for more info and photos of the day....

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Easton Walled Gardens Workshop News!

I am doing an adult paper cutting workshop at the very wonderful Easton Walled Gardens near Grantham on 1st May 2019. It will be a whole day of paper cutting loveliness - chattering and creativity to make you own beautiful cut paper collage inspired by the beautiful gardens at Easton.

For more info and to book - click HERE

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Workshops at Cambridge Botanic Garden - May 2019

Study course with myself and garden historian Twigs Way on the wonderful paper collages of Mary Delany at the University of Cambridge Botanic Garden. The study day will involve a detailed lecture and practical botanic collage workshop to create your own paper "mosaik".

Click HERE to book - £70.00 per person. Study day length: 10am - 4pm

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Workshop at Cambridge Botanic Garden - Nov 2019

Wintry Trees adult workshop to create wintry scenes inspired by the trees silhouettes at Cambridge University Botanic Garden. Click HERE to book - £65.00 per person. Workshop length: 10am - 4pm

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My work now available from the National Centre for Craft and Design shop in Sleaford National Centre for Craft and Design in Sleaford! Original collages and Vanessa Stone greetings cards are now on sale in the shop!

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Vanessa Stone greetings cards now on sale at Blackwell’s Oxford!

Amazing news! My greetings cards are now being stocked at Blackwell's Bookshop in Oxford! I am so pleased.... and it certainly means I will be doing work based on Oxford in the very near future!

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New eco unpackaged greetings card range!!

I have started to publish a new range of greetings cards - Eco Unwrapped greetings cards printed in water based inks onto recycled card. These cards are printed on 180gsm card and supplied without any plastic packaging. The cards measure 105mm x 148mm (4.13” x 5.83”) and are supplied with a matching recycled paper envelope. Have a look at the cards HERE......

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November 2018 - The Museum of Carpet - three workshops for adults coming in 2019!

Coming in 2019 (March, August and December) will be three workshops to the wonderful Museum of Carpet in Kidderminster! Kidderminster is a place close to my heart, as is the museum too as my degree work is in their archives and available for students to use to research and be inspired by! I trained at Kidderminster Collage/Wolverhampton University on the Carpet and Related Textiles degree course and went on to win the New Designer of the Year for Flooring many moons ago when I graduated in 1990! So to run these workshops will be extra special. Click HERE for dates.

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May 2018 - New Hitchin Lavender bags and Greetings cards!

I am excited to announce that Hitchin Lavender are now selling exclusive calico bags and greetings cards featuring the beautiful lavender fields! The bags are priced at £9.99 and a really lovely way to remember your day at Hitchin Lavender. Each bag is hand printed in Bedfordshire on 100% calico.

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May 2018 - Heffers Bookshop in Cambridge now stocking Vanessa Stone greetings cards

Very excited to announce that Heffers Bookshop in Cambridge are now stocking Vanessa Stone greetings cards! So very chuffed and excited to see them there on sale! I am starting develop some images for new Cambridge ones too!

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May 2018 - Upcoming Workshop at Hitchin Lavender - June 22th 7.00 - 9.30pm

Coming up on Friday June 22nd is a PAPER FLOWER workshop from 7- 9.30pm. Tickets are £22.50 per person and include a glass of Prosecco and lovely nibbles too! Click HERE for more info and to book. Email me on: vanessastoneinfo@gmail.com or ring me on 07981 503383 if you wish to pay by cheque or BACS.