Another sure sign that spring is here is the re-opening of Blue Ginger Gallery in Cradley, near Malvern. Sue is back from her travels in the US and is welcoming visitors with tea and cake.
I popped in to drop off my lamps yesterday and the light was streaming through her newly glazed barn doors. Sue still had lots of pictures to hang for her 'Fur and Feathers' themed exhibition, so I occupied myself by taking photos of some of the lovely new stock she has on offer.
This wonderful ceramic sheep by Ann Campbell of Bromyard stopped me in my tracks – what a great expression.
Frans Wesselman's beautiful stained glass hung in the window
I loved the colours of Mary Chapellhow's and Jessica Salter's ceramics
There were paintings by Paul Bordiss of Pershore and Fiona Charis Carswell of Chester.
and a great pair of Lynn Muir's wooden figures.
My lamps with shades made from vintage OS maps of the Malvern area had a good reception from Sue and her band of helpers
and my new feather lamp was much admired too.
As well as supporting UK makers, Sue stocks a range of Fairtrade goods, including this striking display by Gone Rural of Swaziland.
The Little Gallery has also had a make-over and jeweller Carol James of Silverfish Designs was busy getting her space ready for the opening as I poked my head through the window.
With the sign ready to hang and the pots being filled with pansies, Sue still had an evening of baking ahead of her before she was ready to welcome her customers today.
Welcome back Sue!
Blue Ginger is at Home End Farm, Stiffords Bridge, Malvern, WR13 5NW. Tel: 01886 880240
Opening hours are 10am till 5.30pm Wednesday to Sunday.