Clocks for Bovey

It’s only a few days until I travel down the M5 to Bovey Tracey in Devon once more for the fantastic Contemporary Craft Festival at Bovey Tracey. Every year I wait to see what the weather will be like, and always it’s different. At the moment I’m holding onto the sunshine in the sunshine and showers forecast for the end of the week. However, even when it’s been very wet it’s been a great event.

As usual, I’m working down to the wire having only really started making things for the fair yesterday (orders kept me busy until then). Today I’ve been finishing off the faces of my clocks including a few new designs. This photo shows the faces before their final sifting and firing.
Enamelled Clock Faces by Janine PartingtonWhilst they have been sold at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen in recent months, it will be their first appearance at the fair. However, the best laid plans and all that….I had hoped to have more clocks to take, but the cutting of the clock faces has proved a problem and my supplier has had machinery problems. Hopefully, the collection I do take will grab the visitor’s attention alongside with my other work.

There will also be a lot of new shaped brooches, priced at £20, for people to see.

Enamelled jewellery