Friday, 10 December 2010

Thawing out!

Well I'm really glad the temperature has gone up slightly as I will be huddled around my lovely things at the Hub Christmas Market on Saturday 11th December!
The Hub National Centre for Craft and Design is in Sleaford, Lincolnshire - a little gem in the middle of the beautiful Lincolnshire countryside!

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Handmade Ceramic Brooches

I will be at The Harley Gallery Christmas Market on Saturday and Sunday this weekend, this is my first time participating at the market so I'm really looking forward to it. I have heard nothing but good things about the event and it was also voted as one of the top ten Christmas shopping experiences, according to the Telegraph!
I'm also very excited to be unveiling my new ceramic brooches! I've been working really hard to make sure they are ready for this weekend, as I'm fairly new to ceramic processes I under-estimated the time and risk elements involved!

However it is very rewarding when they are finally finished!

Thursday, 11 November 2010

New products for sale...

I am very excited to be working on new ranges of products and this weekend I will be launching the new bird sihouette mugs and lace themed bags! These will be available to buy at Holmfirth Market 14th November, Harley Christmas Market 27 & 28th November, 100% Handmade Ilkley 4th December and The Hub Christmas Market 11th December in Sleaford. Hope to see you at one of these fantastic events.... And if you can't make it, do get in touch and I'll be happy to send out mail order any items you like (subject to availability)

This weekend...

It's that time again, Holmfirth Art Market has already had one very successful day last Sunday and it is here again this Sunday 14th November. At the heart of 'Last of the Summer Wine' country, the market has a fantastic mix of artists and designers.

So don your wrinkle stockings and grab your wheelie shopping bag to fill up with lots of lovely gifts. I can't think of an easier or more fun way to do all your Christmas shopping!

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

And the winner is.....

Dan Wilder... I was really pleased to award Dan, one of my oldest friends an M and S voucher which was the 'Survey Completion Prize' Thanks to all of you who helped me out by completing the market research survey. I had over 100 results which is fantastic.

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Thanks.... Nottingham Visual Arts Magazine and the nice little plug they gave Creative October and Kate Thornton Design..

Wednesday, 29 September 2010


I was really excited to spy my work in the window of the fantastic Itch Gallery in Oakham. I caught a glimpse on their website today.

Itch are a brand new gallery in the small but beautiful county of Rutland. And....

They have a grand opening on Saturday 2nd October and would love to see you there to meet some of the artists, have a glass of fizz and enjoy the artwork!

Go to to see more of Itch and to spot the birds in the window!

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Creative October - Nottingham

An entire month devoted to the very best of Nottingham's Creative Talent....... There's something in here for everyone, hope you can make it! Please take a look at the calendar for full events listings. And don't forget I'll be exhibiting at the Local Designers Market at Nottingham Contemporary Sat 9 and Sun 10th October!

Wednesday, 11 August 2010


Hello all, I am very excited to announce the launch of my new website there you will find my full range of greetings card designs and mounted prints availble to order, a gallery of images and information about Kate Thornton Design!
Please take a look and tell me what you think!

Monday, 12 July 2010

Selling Event this Sat 17 July, Millenium Galleries, Sheffield

I am very excited about my first Craft Candy event 'Candy Floss' this Saturday 17th July at the fantastic Millenium Galleries in Sheffield. If you haven't been before, the galleries are well worth a visit, shiny new building attached to the exotic winter gardens and a tasty cafe.

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Next Event, Sunday 6th June

Really looking forward to the next Holmfirth Art Market, I will be selling on Sunday 6th June! Hope to see you there..

Monday, 26 April 2010

I Love Handmade feature

A big thanks to I Love Handmade for featuring my work. To see the review and find more beautiful work by independent designers and makers visit

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

100% Handmade

Hello everyone, new work to come soon. Promise. But first I must tell you that this Saturday 20th March I shall be in Ilkley, at Riddings Hall for 100% Handmade, a unique selling event. Hope to see you there... Oh and it's organised by these people