We’ve tucked Arcadian Artisan snugly into the archives good’n’proper now, darlings. Between Black Summer and the Great Covid Contagion we’ve had ample iso/lockdown time to reassess priorities and get back on serious track. So, for Ging and Megxx at least, focus is entirely on our art practice, Prisoners of the Crown. The only market scenarios we’ll pop up at (with our bread’n’butter production) will be arts-crafts appropriate/orientated, like Bombala and Flourish in Pambula; which are very sweet and ‘limited edition’.
From here on in, our frou frou will be served in a cocktail glass. See you around the traps…
No activity on the horizon at Arcadian Artisan, but we can report that there’s a flurry of activity over at Prisoners of the Crown, where Megxx and Ginger are in prep mode for their annual Open Studio Day. Held on the Sunday closest to the anniversary of Ned Kelly’s hanging day (11 Nov 1880), this year falls on Sunday 10th of November, a mere 11 sleeps away (gasp!)
Open from 10.30am to 3.30pm, interested peeps are welcome to a relaxed show-and-tell tour of the studios (contemporary jewellery and glass, both housed in the old stables) and the in-house Courtroom gallery. Highlight of proceedings is the Lucky Mugshot Prize, drawn at the end of the day – this year’s winner will score a pair of Ginger’s cast silver Crownie earrings.
For those of you unfamiliar with the Mugshot Files, a peek at previous Open Studio Days will put you in the picture…here and here and here.
Where: The Old Police Station and Courthouse in the village of Wyndham, a 20 minute scenic drive inland from Pambula, on the Far South Coast of NSW. Easy to find, just keep an eye out for Maurice de Ute…
Our idyllic pastoral serenity has been hijacked (temporarily, we trust) by the parallel universe of code red medical biz, pesky employment, looming submission deadlines and a veritable cacophony of sundry responsibilities.
So we shan’t, sadly, be popping up at Candelo this Sunday after all. Our one great comfort, however, is the random nature of the pop-up beastie; as a concept, it’s totally predicated on elemental variance. When it’s on it’s on, when not it’s…just not.
We’ll jump back into the saddle when the cosmos realigns.
Meanwhile we hope you’ve been enjoying the last days of Summer before the transition into Autumn (our fave season) and we’re dropping in some glimpses from the last week – taken when we’ve snatched the odd moment to stop and smell the roses…
Our current obsession is blackberry pie.
Our little pop-up market emporium is still on furlough, dear hearts. Not that there’s not lots of action – it’s just focused elsewhere at the moment. Megsie’s on a mission in the studio, Ginger has work commitments and Jen’s ramped into remedial mode in the garden (following all that recent damaging weather.) But never fear, we’re seriously contemplating making amends by popping up in Wyndham on the 23rd December. We’ll firm that up in a couple of weeks, so watch this space.
Meanwhile here are a few snaps (by way of distraction!!) of some ‘goings on’ at our place. The politics of the day are creeping into Megsie’s current work, how could it be otherwise(!), and the owl has flown the coop…well, momentarily at least…
Just wanted to let you all know that our sweet little market emporium will be taking a by on the November market day. We have other commitments on the go at present which have snatched priority; the following weekend (Sunday 11th Nov) is Prisoners of the Crown’s Annual Open Studio Day and so Megxx and Ginger are busy making new work for that and Jen’s gone into full summer-wedding mode, spending dawn ’til dusk in her glorious garden to ensure peak condition for the happy nuptials (it’s going to be spectacular!)
Meanwhile, here are a few snaps for those who missed the October gig (which means, oh no, you missed those scrumptious Jenny Attwill lamingtons; best ever, hands down!)
We hope that, like us, you’re enjoying your homescapes after all that wonderful rain. What a difference, eh…
The October Candelo Market has snuck up on us again(!) and so it’s time for our little pop-up market emporium – just a hop, skip and a jump across the bridge from the park. Lordy knows what the weather will be like, but we’re indoors so it hardly matters.
We’ll have our regular yummy treaties, our limited edition handcrafted objects (glass, ceramic and textile), contemporary jewellery and trad country wares; timeless, classic, with a touch of the iconic. Garden sourced comestibles. Everything locally made. What could be nicer!
crownie earrings (fancy), silver & pearl
dancing queen earrings, saw pierced silver
yardbird earrings (king parrot), fused glass & silver
yardbird earrings (painted parrot), fused glass & silver
On the social side of things (always of utmost importance in a country context), Jen’s just back from tripping the light fantastic through Old Blighty and so we anticipate entertaining tales of convivial derring-do.
The lack of rain hasn’t been kind to the gardens, but we’ll pull together whatever seasonal produce we can. Meanwhile here’s a wander around our backyards over the last couple of days, some elements of which will make an appearance on Sunday…
See you there, from 9am – 1pm.
Spring at last! And so we’re dropping in the early morning install snaps of last Sunday’s pop-up for those who missed it (….most specifically Jen, who’s having a marvellous time in London with Snow as we speak!!)…
What a lovely, chatty day it was. See you all next month: 7th October. Same time, same place (…and Jen will be back, with wondrous tales of her travels.)
It’s the week leading into our September pop-up and it’s been all hands on deck to gather together all the treats. Spring’s been tip-toeing towards us; glorious blue days….unbelievably cold nights! – but still, it’s almost time to break out the blossom floaters (arcadian-artisan-speak for cocktails.) Hurrah!
For our pop-up this coming Sunday we’ll have all your fave bibs’n’bobs plus a lovely addition to the temptation mix, ‘La vie en rose ‘ coconut ice. Yum. And as per usual we feature glass by Megxx, joolz by Ginger and all-things-country-chic by Jen. Ernesto’s folkloric ceramics and Sangmi’s exquisite embroidery round out the gorgeousness.
And we have lots of off-piste prezzies for the Big Daddy in your life.
Here’s a wee peek at our gardens this week. We’re so close to spring we can smell it….
Winter might be drawing to a close but it’s definitely still beanie weather, that’s for sure (and, yes, we still have some in stock!!) See you on Sunday @ the Crossing, Candelo. 9am – 1pm.
We had a very sweet pop-up day last Sunday, despite that grey winter day; always a pleasure to see our ‘regulars’ – this now being our fifth day of trading!! – and welcome all the new lovies, too.
Magnolia and Hellebore brought a breath of Jen’s beautiful garden into the room and there was eclectic charm and treats aplenty to assuage grumbling tummies and deliver a little timely joy to heart and soul (how cute are those Owl and Pussycats!!!!)…
See you all at the Spring pop-up (Sunday September 2nd.) Yay!!