On Wednesday, Ava Design had its very first exhibition of the year at the American Women’s Club of London annual general meeting at the Royal Thames Yacht club in Knightsbridge. We suffered quite a bit of traffic on the way in, and feared we might miss the two hour show altogether! Luckily, lovely Pamela was at hand to help up set up!
A couple of things were evident with this crowd – these women were very stylish, and they loved their jewellery! To my relief, we had some fantastic feedback on our designs from the ladies, and were invited to come back to exhibit at their meeting in October! Interestingly, my “bonkers but looks great on” range – the Crane Series – were particularly successful, and it became clear that I needed to make more of my navy Sodalite pieces for my next show with the American Women’s Club of London!
El&So is a luxury skincare company run by Kotryna. Her story on why she set up her company is truly beautiful – she uses her grandmother’s skincare recipes as the base for all her products. She had some gorgeous items on display, notably her nourishing milk and honey face cream which seemed to be getting lots of attention!!
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Amelia Parker, run by the lovely Jane, is a jewellery company that specialises in making jewellery out of fragments of clay pipe from our very own River Thames. What is fascinating about the clay is that some of it dates back to the 16th century, making her pieces a true part of London history. Jane’s contemporary designs can be found at the Royal Naval College and the Foundling Museum to name a few; it was great to hear about her wealthy experience as a market trader and to get an insight into all the hard work that is required to apply as a supplier to London museums.
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And here are a few images of our stall at this show! Missed us at this show? Not to worry, Ava Design will be at the Putney Pier Art Fair this Sunday from 11am!