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Creative Exchange News Next event: Presenting your Products to Attract Customers – for Designer-Makers & Retailers A talk by Dan Maier covering the Principles of Visual Merchandising. An absolute must for anybody wanting to know how to stage and present merchandise to catch the shopper’s eye. Relevant for shops, stalls at craft fairs, trade show and markets. Monday 28 April 7.00pm–9.30pm at Baskervilles Tea Shop, 66 Aldermans Hill N13 4PP Price: £10 for non CE members; £5 for CE members and retailers participating in the Art Trail. Places are limited so is booking essential: www.bookwhen.com/creativeexchange

Who’s who at CE... the people who make it happen… Dan Maier set up and ran the first Open Studios & Art Trail in 2012. The network for creatives grew from this event with last November seeing the birth of a sister event - the Designer Craft & Art Fair. Alongside managing Creative Exchange and its events, Dan also runs her own design practice based in Southgate providing window displays for retailers. Her portfolio includes displays for Harvey Nichols, Heals, Wallis, Liberty and Peter Jones. Her lighting designs sold for over 10 years through UK retailers and abroad. When Dan stopped production, she was asked to mentor designer-makers, which she now does both privately and through Arts organisations. She’s helped over 400 people build their businesses. Dan’s USP is a rare combination of creativity and business nous, which is why her workshops and one-to-one sessions are so popular. People like to learn from someone who’s been there and done it and can prepare them for what they’re likely to encounter. “When you run your own business, it’s often so demanding it’s hard to take time out to review or think strategically. Seeing a coach or attending a workshop can really help. I’m hoping creatives and retailers, both established and new, will come to my talk on the Principles of Visual Merchandising and be inspired.” Business advice: www.danmaier.co.uk Design services: www.extraordinarydesign.com email: danmaier@extraordinarydesign.com

Visit the exhibition at Anthony Webb’s office: 348 Green Lanes Palmers Green N13 5TJ (corner of Hazelwood Lane)

Sarah Core PGL I joined the CE network after visiting their Designer Art and Craft Fair in 2013. This vibrant, creative community brings together enthusiastic practitioners who produce high-quality and diverse work and I have already been able to find new audiences through my membership. I've been working with clay/ceramics for five years making a range of objects from public sculptures to luxury homewares, most recently completing a BA (Hons) in Ceramic Design at Central St Martins College of Art and Design. I am endlessly inspired by clay's potential, diversity and accessibility and my practice reflects this. I deliver consultations, conceive and deliver my own workshops and am often inspired in my studio work by the participation projects that I run. I have exhibited at Pangolin London in their season of Sculptural Ceramics and have worked extensively with winners of the Crafts Council's 2013 Craft Skills award, Clayground Collective, in their mission 'Project Clay'. I am delighted to be showing my range of luxury tableware at Anthony Webb. I sell small-scale pieces through curated online stockists, at art fairs and in open studios. Feel free to contact me, without obligation, to discuss commissions – sarah@corecreations.co.uk.

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Palmers Green Life | April 2014

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