Just a note for today
Current pandemic COVID-19 has brought a huge impact on our everyday life... I do hope that you would be there safe and sound, and... let's 'keep calm, stay safe and carry on - together! -' In the meantime, I will keep on making and looking forward to seeing you & shipping items to you... again soon!
This flower names YAMABUKI in Japan, and the colour of Gourd and Horse! Here in UK, spring is approaching, and flowers and buds are coming up more and more around us. Everything cannot stay in the same place, so things will eventually end and begin to flow.
In the meantime, please take a look our Instagram [@gourdandhorse] for news & update
Minchinhampton Country Fayre
14th September 2019
The Minchinhampton Country Fayre has been running for nearly 60 years, and this year the focus is to provide a day of entertainment for the community and those within the Stroud Valleys and beyond.
There will be stalls running the length of the High Street and up Bell Lane, there will be entertainment in the Market Square, up to the School and onto the common.
In the way of entertainment, attractions and events there is something for everyone to keep all entertained, enthralled, amused fed and watered be they old or young and from near, far and wide.
(Brief by Gourd and Horse)
Saturday 14th September 2019, 12pm until 4pm.
Building image credit: Wikipedia
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2019 The International Orchid Show at The Royal Three Counties Show, Malvern
14th-16th June 2019
We were delighted to return to the Royal Three Counties Show! Thanks to everyone, who made this amazing event.
For this year, we had an extention of stand for display & sale of Vanda (former, Neofinetia) falcata, which are grown in Japan, Korea and China.
In Japan, these little scented gems are called as "Furan (風蘭 means 'Wind orchid')" and some of them, which have been especially admired in terms of rarity (such as the colour of root end, variegation, shape of flowers, leaves and stock, etc.) tend to be registered and called as "Fukiran (富貴蘭 means ‘Rich and noble orchid’)" Collecting various “Fukiran” became a noble hobby and widely spread amongst people in the high rank since 17th century. The art of display has been truly unique by placing an orchid stock on the top of sphagnum moss ball in three legged pots. The harmony of orchid and plant pot is a subject to admire. This specific way of enjoying Wind orchid is still very popular by orchid enthusiasts over the world.
Friday 14th June to Sunday 16th June 2019, 8am until 6pm. Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NW. Tickets at www.royalthreecounties.co.uk
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Introduction to 3D Printing for Art
20th October 2018
Do you want to find out more about 3D printing and how it can develop and enhance your creative works and business?
This 2-hour free event is relevant for all types of creative individuals, from sculptors, modellers, jewellers, ceramicists, architects, interior designers or anyone with an interest in seeing their work transformed by three dimensional printing, or using it partially in the process of making.
Paul Lewis, the founder and technical director of Cadventure, will show you the possibilities for realising your visions with visual aids. He will talk through some of the processes of making, the 3D printing materials available, the costs and the additional finishes possible using 3D printed work.
This informal session will enable you to explore ideas of how you can use 3D printing technology to develop your own work and we hope it will inspire you to enhance your creative projects for the future!
The event will be hold on Saturday 20th October 2018. There are two individual sessions: Morning (10am-12pm) OR Afternoon (2-4pm). Please choose one session and reserve your place at : email@example.com
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Rodmarton Re-Imagined - Crafts Alive at the Rodmarton Manor, Nr. Cirencester
5th-9th September 2018
2018 The International Orchid Show at The Royal Three Counties Show, Malvern
15th-17th June 2018
Come and say "Hello :-)" at the Royal Three Counties Show! This year, the big white marquee has moved to another location near South Gate. Our stand will be located in a same position of last year, just next to the main entrance. We wish your day is full of discovery and pleasure. Beautiful orchids and new ranges of our orchid pots are there for you.
Friday 15th June to Sunday 17th June 2018, 8am until 6pm. Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NW. Tickets at www.royalthreecounties.co.uk
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