Focus Gallery: they don’t invent the wheel for artists, art and object, they just keep it spinning: Antonia and team

featured image: heating a piece of gold jewellery to repurpose and create a new piece of jewellery

4th March – 10:30am to 4:30pm

Rachel Helen

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Beautiful save the date ring… from Rachel Helen

Intensive workshop: recycle your own precious jewellery. Design and create a new piece. Bring old jewellery items, scraps or sentimental pieces and we will work together to create a new design. Learn how to dismantle, melt down and re-form your own piece of gold or silver jewellery. Course on two Saturdays from 10.30am – 4.30pm. Sat 4th March and Sat 11th March.

You will be provided with a workbench and all necessary tools and equipment. Places limited to 4 per class. More information and booking on the Focus Gallery website

Reasons to be cheerful: Focus gallery is run by an artist for artists and craftspeople


Focus for Spring 2017: art and crafts from makers: workshop:learn to recycle old gold jewellery: Exhibition: Susan Bedford



Team Focus: Antonia, gallery owner, jeweller, Stephen volunteer and ceramicist and Phoebe, glass bead lampworker


Focus Gallery is welcoming, supportive and facilitating. Networking, connecting and communicating the work and achievements of artists, jewellers, ceramicists across the UK.

There is  metered on street parking right outside the gallery. Alternatively there are regular busses that travel up Derby Road and stop outside the Magic Mirror.


108 Derby Road, Nottingham, NG1 5FB
Antonia Disney
0115 8375570

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Monday Closed
Tuesday 10am to 6pm
Wednesday 10am to 6pm
Thursday 10am to 6pm
Friday 10am to 6pm
Saturday 10am to 5pm
Sunday Closed


Good marketing and sales is a respectful conversation where you assume nothing.


Above bowing ritual Asai Shotokan Association

I’m Paula Sharratt and I want to develop micro respectful marketing and link it to a social enterprise so each business feels they can contribute to improving the environment around them: pavements, shop and street signs: all the things that make you feel you are part of something, that you belong.


Above logo of Brown Dog Interiors and an example of their hand crafting with wood

When I meet businesses,  I go with someone I’ve found who has has a community interest so it results in a richer view of things.

One of my first contacts was the delightful talented and visionary maker of co-working space Deidre Miller.

On 27th Oct 2016 I made contact with Deidre of Minor Oak Co Working space in Sneinton Market Nottingham (helping her as she was getting the word out to anyone who needs space to work). I went with Veronica Barnes who set up the Blue Mountain Women’s Group

Veronica has been active in black history and action all her life, particularly in the  60’s and 70’s. You had no choice but to be active in the community!

Above Image of Veronica Barnes who is now a stalwart of The Nottingham Textile Workshop She makes and sells bags and cards.

If you want to know more contact Karen on 07809158606





5 thoughts on “Focus Gallery: they don’t invent the wheel for artists, art and object, they just keep it spinning: Antonia and team

  1. This has been a fantastic November with some great people in Nottingham. All we need now is to reach more people more of the time and to value their knowledge and experience.


  2. This is a great and memorable November: people are fantastic and we’re so lucky to live in Nottingham. All we need now is to reach more people, more of the time and be surprised and inspired by their knowledge and experience!


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