Rosamund Coady

Rosamund Coady
is showing at MADE LONDON – Marylebone The Design and Craft Fair
Stand 86 in the Soane Hall


At this year’s craft event, Made Marylebone, potter Rosamund Coady is exhibiting an installation of tea-cups inspired by Japanese craft, design and visual sensibilities. Rosamund says: “I create my work round a theme, researching a topic in depth, then using my sense of curiosity, I work with the clay to lead me towards a new story”.

Rosamund studied at Camberwell Art School. Whilst her kids were growing up she did not work professionally, although she would show among friends After a gap of 35 years, she attended a class organised by potter Daphne Carnegie. “It felt so natural to be making pieces from clay again, and I overcame technical difficulties and learnt to mix up my own glazes. I was finally making pieces I was happy with. When I made the decision to set up my own studio, my confidence began to build, and I started showing and selling my work, developing a small and loyal clientele” Rosamund explains.

Rosamund now participates in local craft fairs and more recently set up her own solo shows in venues in London.

You can buy her lovely pottery from  and, of course, at Made London.

MADE LONDON – Marylebone the Design and Craft Fair

is open 24 -27 October, 10.30 – 5 PM


Further information from: [email protected]




The World Visits Silent Gliss


Silent Gliss were proud to host their 2011 export event in May.  The event was well attended with guests travelling from the Middle East, America, Europe, Asia and Africa.  For those invited, it was an excellent opportunity to find out about the latest Silent Gliss products and services, spend time with the Silent Gliss team, do some sightseeing and share ideas and experiences with other Silent Gliss customers.

On day 1 guests were treated to a tour of the Silent Gliss Islington showroom and taken on a cruise of the River Thames before returning to Broadstairs for an evening meal.

Day 2 was held at the Silent Gliss Great Britain head office in Broadstairs.  The day included a factory tour plus presentations on new products including Panel Flex – the sliding bendable panel system and motorised Metropole. 

Customer feedback was very positive and Silent Gliss hope to host further customer events in the future. One Silent Gliss customer summarised:

“It was a very educational and eye opening trip that will certainly help our company take Silent Gliss products to the next level”.


Icons of Denmark is pleased to announce that a pop up Hay shop will be in Selfridges on 4th Floor from 31 May for two months.

The entire range will be on sale, including all the new products, there will be bargains to be had!  So don’t forget to pop in!

Hay’s ambition is to encourage Danish furniture design’s return to the innovative greatness of the 50’ and 60’ in a contemporary context.

Lloyd Loom at Chelsea Flower Show


You will find Lloyd Loom of Spalding on stand Ea60 on Eastern Avenue at the 2011 Chelsea Flower Show which opens on Monday 23 May.


Among the pieces on show are the new All Weather Furniture in Tea Green.  

We hope to see you there.

Lloyd Loom of Spalding at Maison & Objet

From 3 – 7 September you will find Lloyd Loom of Spalding at Stand  E155 in hall 5A at Maison & Objet in Paris.

 They will be showing their new colours and latest ranges  including the Babbington in duck-egg.

Please let me know if you need any images or want to borrow products for photography.

Book Signing in Motcomb Street

A Bloomsbury Garden through the Seasons
by Sue Snell
with a foreword by Colin McKenzie

Sue Snell will be at Rococo’s Motcomb Street shop  to sign her new book Charleston Garden on 12 June – Saturday morning from 11.00am and Rococo  will serve Charleston blend tea (provided by Belocq)in the garden. Each book  will come packed with Rococo purple ribbon and 3 bee bars (rose,violet and jasmine with dark chocolate).

Lloyd Loom of Spalding Bring the Outside in and the Inside Out at Chelsea Flower Show 2010

Conservatory furniture and all weather furniture from Lloyd Loom of Spalding will be on show at this year’s Chelsea Flower show.  Their new colour Duck Egg  is on the Babbington range (including the new Babbington Footstool) and the  the new Arctic Grey on the all-time favourite: the classic  Belvoir Chairs.

The show is on between the 25 and 29 of May. Lloyd Loom of Spalding can be found at stand number EA85 on the Eastern Avenue.

Their London Showroom located on the Pimlico Road, which adjoins the Royal Hospital Road where the show takes place, will be open as usual.

Lloyd Loom of Spalding is an innovative British manufacturer making the genuine Lloyd Loom weave and furniture using traditional techniques and materials.   Every piece is individually handmade using steam-bent beech wood and the unique twisted paper and wire Lloyd Loom weave and is coloured to the client’s specification.  The factory and showroom has been in the market town of Spalding since 1985 and is the only company in the UK making Lloyd Loom furniture.   The range contains more than 150 different products.

The Travelling Souk Season

The Travelling Souk Season  is upon us. Owners of beautiful manor houses will once more throw open their doors to stall holders and by doing so make money for their chosen charity (10% of each purchase goes to a charity). It is a great way to find special, unusual gifts and products you cannot find in department stores, and at the same time wander around  houses that are not normally open to the public.

This year the list is even longer than last and unusually kicks off in May with an event at Leeds Castle on 22nd and 23 May.

The Autumn Diary 2010 

28th September – Micklefield Hall, Hertfordshire

1st October – Mill Hall, Berkshire

5th October – Frome Valley Vineyard, Paunton Court, Hereford

7th October – Lyford Grange, Oxfordshire

8th October – Kilver Court, Somerset

12th October – Delbury Hall, Shropshire

14th October – Donhead House, Dorset

18th October – Gunthorpe Hall, Rutland

19th  & 20th October – Kimberly Hall, Norfolk

1st & 2nd November – Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire

8th  & 9th November– West Bradfield House, Devon

10th November – The Arundell Arms Hotel, Devon

15th & 16th November – Thyme at Southrop, Southrop Manor, Lechlade

18th November – Knights Hill Hotel, Norfolk

19th & 20th November – Ascot Racecourse

22nd & 23rd November – North Hidden Barn, Berkshire

24th &25th November – Hexton Manor, Hertfordshire

Early December – Parnham House, Dorset

Eighteen one or two day private events are to be held in beautiful houses and exciting venues, like Ascot Race course, during the autumn of 2010. Each event has up to 55 stallholders selling superb quality wares ranging from luxurious cashmere clothes and throws to delicate silver jewellery and ornaments. All can be seen decorating the hosts’ furniture from boot room to bedroom giving the feel of a real Arabian souk.

Travelling Souk events happen all over the UK and have raised well over £300,000 for charity since 2003.  Over the years they have travelled the length and breadth of Great Britain, from Dundee to Devon and from Norwich to Newport. Charities that have benefited are many and varied and include, Maggies Cancer Caring Centres, JDRF, Marie Curie Cancer Care, and Help for Heroes.

The magical ingredients that keep visitors coming back to The Travelling Souk can be summed up in three words: location, temptation and sensation. The venues are captivating and extraordinary; unseen manor houses of Great Britain sprinkled with a liberal dose of revamped barns and racecourses.

Tickets for the events are available on the Travelling Souk website. If you are not able to visit an event, you can find many of the exquisite products on supporting The Travelling Souk’s online charities, Breast Cancer Haven and Leonard Cheshire Disability.