October 2017 Newsletter- From Birmingham to Japan
In this edition we talk about our 3 week trip to Japan, a bespoke piece for a local Stand Up Paddle Boarding club here in Birmingham and some recent repairs!
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We’ve returned to Japan to exhibit at 2 different Hankyu Department Stores across Japan (Osaka and Fukuoka) and it’s been great! Not only did we get to see our friends at Touche Corporation, but we also got to see our favourite Food Historians from Historic Royal Palaces and Sam’s penpal Rio, who always makes sure to visit whenever Sam is there. This year she got to enamel one of our new 2017 Christmas Decorations.
It’s been so successful that we’ve ran out of our Stag Decanters and are having to place orders for them back in Birmingham!
Huge thank you to everybody who visited us and we hope to return again.
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As you know, here at A.E Williams we have items heavily influenced by the designs of Archibald Knox and Rennie Mackintosh.
Recently we had an extremely old Archibald Knox Clock come in which looked a bit worse for wear- especially the enamel.
We stripped out the original colour and managed to really add some sparkle.
What do you think?
Archibald Knox created innovative and intricate designs which became the hallmark of the internationally renowned Liberty & Co.
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We’ve recently created some bespoke pieces for a local Stand Up Paddle Boarding Club in Birmingham and we think they look great!
Our adventurous Sam Williams and his wife Julia have even given it a go themselves and they love it.
If you’re Birmingham based, it is definitely worth a visit. If you’ve never done it before and are a bit nervous, there’s a lovely group of people there to show you the ropes and make you feel comfortable and safe. Not only do you get to compete in competitions, but you also get to make friends and play games- what could be better?!
If you feel like this could be the perfect hobby for you, get in touch with them via Facebook.
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Dates for your diary 2018
SECC Glasgow, Scotland
Margam Park, Wales
NEC Birmingham, England
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