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Meet your maker – Santa Claus

We interrupt our usual makers profiles today for something rather special. Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, let’s hope you’ve been nice because yesterday we spoke to someone dressed in red and white and he’s getting his list ready. Make sure you book your place to meet him and decorate some yummy edible tree decorations with his elves […]

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Meet your maker – Sian Rae Ceramics

So we’ve had pottery, print, textiles, photography, art, weaving, knitting, more textiles, how are you going to choose what to buy? Well, we’re about to make it a whole heap trickier with these beautiful ceramics from Sian Rae. Shopping lists at the ready.                 Tell us a little […]

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Meet your maker – Salvo Toscano

Only 10 days until we open Make Reading at Reading Town Hall! We hope you’re enjoying getting to know all of the people involved in Make Reading a little better, if you missed any of last weeks introductions you can have a catch up here and while you’re at it book Santa’s grotto or that workshop […]

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Meet your maker – kekekaka

What makes a friend? Someone who is there for you always? Someone who will cheer you up? Someone who comes from the mind of kekekaka and lives in a box? We think the answer is all of the above. It’s time to meet kekekaka, maker of mini friends and lots of other unique gifts for […]

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Meet your maker – Caroline Marriott

Well, it’s Friday and we’re feeling generous, so today you get to meet not one but two of our marvellous makers. Firstly we’d like to introduce you to Caroline Marriott. As well as selling her beautiful work Caroline is running one of her ever popular workshops, Make a Rag Rug Brooch on 30 November or 3rd December. Perfect […]

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Meet your Maker – Emma Bradbury

Meet your Maker – Emma Bradbury

Clickety-clack, clickety-clack or maybe it would be swoooooosh, swooooosh. That’s the possible soundtrack to today’s maker Emma Bradbury’s  knitting life. Emma not only makes sumptuous knitted textiles in the form of scarves and cushions she is also running a whole heap of workshops for make Reading, from creating your own advent calender, christmassy makes for Jelly Tots, […]

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Meet your maker – Cath Baldwin

Meet your maker – Cath Baldwin

If yesterday’s post about Blue Matchbox tickled your festive fancy then have a read of this. Our next make Reading exhibitor to introduce you to is Cath Baldwin. If you know someone hankering after a particularly charming print for Christmas then look no further.   Tell us a little bit about what you do. I […]

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News from jelly studios and more…

It has felt so long since we have been here updating the website but that is because there are many good things to do and see. This weekend we have been out and about visiting Henley Arts Trail, next weekend is Caversham Arts Trail (more about this further down this page) and soon we will […]

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Reading Arts and Music Week 2014

Reading Arts and Music Week 2014 Reading Arts and Music Week is on the lookout for budding artists, gifted musicians and talented artisans. Now in its 6th year, Reading Arts and Music Week remains the town’s only open entry exhibition, showcasing works in all styles and media and open to everyone. Reading residents are being […]

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Call out for artists: International Womens Day

March 8th is International Women’s Day.  Arts organisations Strength Collective, TAG Collective and South Streets Arts Centre are organising a performance/live art event, funded by the Arts Council, on 8th March. It will be both thought provoking and funny, with some fantastic, professional performance artists, like Bryony Kimmings. You can find out more about it […]

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