Before the Show
Over the next 4 months we will be exhibiting in Salisbury, London, Sevenoaks, Crowthorne, Edinburgh, Winchester and Hamburg. And BREATHE… Faced with such a busy calendar, preparation is key and in our workshop we have a tried-and-tested checklist of 4 basic but crucial things to do in the run-up to a show.
4 Important Things To Do Before a Show:
1. Polish the silver
Over the last few months we have developed a number of new pieces, mainly vases and carafes, that need to be perfected, polished and hallmarked, ready to go on display.
2. Paint the stand
With every new season, there is new work to put on show and this requires a fresh, pristine display to show off the silverware at its best.
3. Pick your wardrobe
Always a dilemma… It can be difficult to predict the weather conditions for shows in the autumn and of course wardrobe choices are different for indoor and outdoor shows.
*Mr Bingley’s Top Tip: “Stick to leopard-skin. It’s my trademark and has never let me down yet.”
4. Practice your dance steps
After the long summer break, some of us might need to refresh the XY Ballet. Practice makes perfect! Play the video for our latest rehearsal:
love the XY video. Am thinking I need to do a bit of practice with mine!
Hi Anne, glad you enjoyed the video. If you need any pointers come and see us Week 1 at Goldsmiths’ Fair.
Love the cat in the wardrobe and the video – brilliant!
Now you just need to juggle them up in the air…..
A star is born…
Looking forward to seeing you both again in Hamburg!
Hi Brett and Catherine,
I’m very pleased to have met you both at goldsmiths’ fair in London! You prepared well with your 4-point-plan 🙂 Fantastic work, sympathetic makers, I took this pleasure back home.
Love from Cologne