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Something for this weekend in Reading and beyond

There’s a lot happening on Saturday 16th May Firstly, it’s the start of Children’s Festival 2015 this weekend and Emma and Kate from jelly will be at the Forbury Gardens from 11am until 4pm, running a free activity making Circus Big Tops. There is plenty to do and take part in that day and over […]

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A forthcoming competition plus studio visits, an arts trail and workshops

Firstly, we wanted to tell you about a great new partnership between makers of the future from Bishopsland Trust and a long standing Reading Business, Jacobs the Jewellers. As some of you might recall, jelly and Bishopsland started at the same time in 1993, we have worked closely over the years, in fact not only […]

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make Reading – until next time.

  This is just a little thank you to everyone who helped us to make Reading. To the people who came to our pop up shop/gallery to browse and buy, to the children who made gingerbread and visited Santa in his awesome grotto and to the grown ups who brought them. To the workshop leaders […]

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make Reading has MOVED!

But don’t worry, not very far, we’re still at Reading Town Hall, simply turn left through the clock tower gates and not right, and we’ll be there to welcome you with new stock, old favourites and a big ‘ol smile. We have Berkshire’s best designers, makers and artists work all in one place, don’t miss […]

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Meet your maker – Alexandra Vintage

Have you started thinking about what to wear to all of the Christmas parties you will undoubtedly be attending this year? Well, look no further for something original and unique that suits you perfectly, Alexandra Vintage is on hand to help and if you like to combine a bit of craft with your clothes shopping […]

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Meet your maker – Amulette

Only a few more makers to go and a few themes are beginning to appear in the answers, many of our makers cherish items made for them by family members and a few would like Johnny Depp at their dinner parties, nearly everyone has chosen different dinners and there are a fair few shed workshops. […]

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Meet your maker – kate&anna

Two more sleeps! And here are two more makers working as a pair.  Two’s company, they went in two by two, a terrible twosome, two minds are better than one, possibly yes to all of that but it’s also just really nice to work with your best friend. Tell us a little bit about what […]

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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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