Where to see Wapentac over the next few months.......
'Designed to Shine - 100 years of Stainless Steel' at the Millennium Gallery, Sheffield.
16th February - 13th October
to be included in this exhibition that celebrates 100 years since
Stainless Steel was discovered by Harry Brearley, in Sheffield.
This development not only revolutionized the modern world, but shaped Sheffield into the city as we know it today.
Wapentac are exhibiting along side iconic designers from the last century, including David Mellor and Ron Arad.
A range of Peak District Wapenmaps, Map'n'lites & Botanical Illustrations will be available from the Millennium Gallery Shop
'PDA at SOCK' Sock Gallery, Loughborough Town Hall
28th March - 11 May
'PDA at Chatsworth' 35 Members of the Peak District Artisans are exhibiting in the newly refurbished Carriage House Courtyard gallery just off the Carriage Restaurant.
7 January - 1 March 10.30am - 4.30pm
We have had a very busy few weeks at The Great Peak District Fair, Beady Eye Pop Up Gallery and The Weekend Shopping Company event. Had a great response to our maps and other products.
The latest addition to our range of products is the 'ISA : Individual Savings Apertures'
Easy to post / easy to save Money Box Lids
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Our next event is at the Harley Gallery Christmas Arts & Food Market and Harley Open Studios
Saturday 24 November, 10am - 5pm Sunday 25 November, 10am - 4pm
'Browse art and craft stalls, from jewellery to glass and ceramics, all handpicked by The Harley Gallery. There will be plenty to tempt your taste buds, with stalls from local and specialist food producers with the Welbeck Farm Shop Food Market. You can try cheese, beer, bread and chocolate made on the Welbeck Estate, and chat with the food producers.
Get a behind the scenes look at life as an artist by visiting the Harley Open Studios, a very short walk from the market. Here you'll get to meet the artists, talk about their work and have a peek into their studios, as well as being able to choose and buy work directly from the makers.' For more details visit www.harleygallery.co.uk
A little feedback first.
had a fabulous time at the PDA Great Dome Art Fair.
Alison Counsell was
selected as Best Artist in the Visual Art category of the Buxton Fringe
The 'Jardiniere' created with Sue Gorman raised £180.00 for Helen's Trust.
are invited to The Great Peak District Fair 13 & 14 October at The
St. John's Road, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6B.
We will exhibiting with 25 Peak District Artisans in the Pavillion Arts Theatre.
And the following weekend we will be exhibiting in the Beady Eye Pop Up Gallery, 19th - 21st October.
For more details visit Beady Eye
You are invited to the Peak District Artisans 5th Annual Great Dome Art Fair on 21st & 22nd July, 10am-4.30pm
at The Great Dome, Buxton,
The University of Derby, 1 Devonshire Road, Buxton, SK17 6RY
This is a great opportunity to meet the very best Peak District Artists, Designers and Makers
The Great Dome Art Auction is supporting Helen's Trust
Alison has been working with PDA member Sue Gorman to create
'Jardiniere' : porcelain jar with stainless steel 'Venus Fly Trap'
all proceeds of this auction will be given to Helen's Trust'
To find out more about Peak District Artisans
click on images to enlarge
A full range of the new 'Seedling in a Tin' will be available at the show.
I want to say a very BIG THANK YOU to CONISTON MOUNTAIN RESCUE for rescuing my husband Paul on 14th February.
You can read all about his experience in 'How to fall off a Mountain' on Rock & Fell .
Wapentac will be giving 50% of all 'Old Man of Coniston' Wapenmaps sales to Coniston Mountain Rescue.
(£15 from the sale of coloured Wapenmap, £10 from the plain stainless steel Wapenmap and £35 from the Coniston WapenboX)
Please note this donation will apply to Wapenmaps bought directly from Wapentac.
We had a fabulous time at the Peak District Artisans Spring Showcase at
Haddon Hall in March.
Wapentac were in 'the Bakery'! It is a fabulous space just past the kitchen.........but freezing cold! Here are some before and after images.
We introduced the new WapenboX
range of ready framed Wapenmaps at the show.All the Wapenmap range are available framed in a WapenboX.
If your favourite Wapenmap is not displayed below, please contact email@example.com
or call 07941030831.
Alternatively you can display your Wapenmap in your own personal way.
WapenboX is hand crafted from Ash, and available as a natural wood or black stained finish, is designed to take A4 Artwork or photograph
We have 2 new Map'n'lites...........a map to Santa's home! A very easy to post gift.
We are exhibited in the Beady Eye Art Pop-up Christmas Art Gallery
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 9th-11th December - 10-7pm
At b.Biscuit , 77 Junction Road, Hunters Bar, Sheffield - opposite Natwest Bank, Sharrowvale Road
Wapentac have had a great response at Rufford Craft Centre - Peak District Artisans in 'An Artisan's Christmas' is on until 2nd January. (details below). I will be there on the 18th December
Rock & Fell Paul has set up a great new website about walking
'Cartography Curiosity' We have been featured in 'Cartographiti' the August issue of The British Cartography Society - Map Curators' Group.
Georabbler Martin von Wyss ( vw maps) included the Wapenmap in his presentation about 3D tactile maps to the Melbourne Georabble Group
Our big news is The National Library of Australia, Canberra have purchased the 'Down Under' series for their map collection. The series includes 'Down Under : Altitude', 'Down Under : Temperature' and 'Down Under : Rainfall'.
Wapentac are exhibiting at a couple of venues:
Lovely mention in 'For Love of Dog' by Maureen Lomasney's Art Honours Life blog
- With the Peak District Artisans in 'An Artisan's Christmas' at the Rufford Craft Centre . 15th November 2011 - 2nd January 2012. 10.30am - 5pm everyday except Christmas day. This is set in the wonderful Rufford Abbey Country Park.
- at the Christmas Craft & Food Fair at Kedleston Hall . Wapentac are stall 15 in 'Caesars Hall'. We will be showing the full range of Wapenmaps, Map'n'lites and Botanical Illustrations.
New Hand Painted Enamel Wapenmaps are now available
sample of the new hand painted Wapenmaps were trialled at the Peak
District Artisans Great Dome Art Fair in Buxton a few weeks ago. They
were well received and the full range of hand painted enamel Lake District Wapenmaps
are now available on this website.
Wapenmaps, Map'n'lites and Botanical Illustrations are now available
from Paper Moon in Dore, Sheffield. Paper Moon is under new management
and has been recently been refurbished. It's new proprietors Carole and
Debbie are very professional and friendly, you will be well looked
after. A wide range of other gifts and cards are also available here.
Paper Moon is at 28 High Street, Dore, Sheffield, S17 3GU Tel:0114 235 2800
took part in the Peak District Artisan Show at Haddon Hall in April. We
had a stand in the Dining Room, a fabulous atmospheric oak lined room. Haddon Hall is well worth visiting.
Our new Botanical Illustrations proved popular, so we will be looking at building on the variety of plant species.
The 'April Special Offer' : a free Lathkill Dale Wapenmap with every order, also proved very popular, so we will be repeating offers in the future. So keep an eye out!
Wapentac took part in the Galvanize Metal Market at the Millennium Gallery, Sheffield. We had a great day. Our most popular Wapenmap for the day was Mam Tor. It was also our first public outing of our Botanical Illustrations, and we received a great response to these. The Galvanize Festival of Contemporary Metalwork is on until the 24 April, so it is worth trying to see some of the other events.
We have 4 types of flora in our Botanical Illustration range. Cosmea (Cosmos), 'Star of the Veldt' (Dimorphotheca), Barrenwort (Epmedium) and Flax (Linum). Each plant is an exquisitely detailed three dimensional floral drawing mounted on parchment paper and framed in a black box frame. So no work is required from you here! To find out more visit our Botanical Illustrations
We have also started making connections with Bradfield - Walkers are Welcome.Visit their website www.bradfield-walker.org.uk
They are keen to support local businesses and promote the area. Lots of great walks are described on the site.
Can't make your mind up? We now have the perfect solution Wapentac Wapenmap or WapenboX + Wapenmap Gift Vouchers.
How it works.
The Wapentac Voucher will be emailed to
you, for you to print out and send, or email on to your loved one, friend or colleague.
receipt of this the Wapentac Voucher, it can be posted to us or sent in
an email giving the serial number, name of the person who originally purchased it and your desired Wapenmap or WapenboX + Wapenmap combination.
'Where's Tilly?' There are still 2 more weeks to run on this compeition. So visit our Competitions Page for the details and have a go. Her where abouts will be revealed on 14 February.
Blencathra, Skiddaw, Tryfan, Burbage Edge, Howden & Derwent are all £14.95, that is a 25% discount. Great Christmas Special!
We are running a new 'Where's Tilly?' competition - have a go one long dark evening! Visit the 'Competition' page
Visit our new 'About Us' page, the old one had the contact us form. This is now 'Contact Us' and it does have all the official stuff too.
'Burbage Edge' Wapenmap is only £13.30 at the moment, and we are still offering the collections deals mentioned below
This week we launched a new special offer - the opportunity to purchase a full range of Wapenmaps at a reduced price.
The 'Lake District 6','Peak District 7' and 'Dales 6' collections are £99.00, and 'Snowdonia 3' is £49.00
Click on the links below
FT Weekend Magazine 27 February 2010
Alison Counsell the founder of Wapentac and designer of the Wapenmap was interviewed
in the 'Meet the Maker' section of the Financial Times FT Weekend Magazine.
Wapentac at the Outdoor Show
NEC, 26-28 March 2010
Wapentac were interviewed by the Outdoors Station Podcast (http://www.backpackinglight.co.uk/page116.asp )
The Outdoors Show
We are getting ready for The Outdoors Show in March. On the Wapentac stand you will be able to see the full range of Wapenmap plus some new ones and also a new product that allows you to display your Wapenmap in a whole new way. We would love to see you all on the stand, its stand number OU705 right next to Silva Compass.
We will be launching some new Wapenmap for the show. The Ben Nevis Wapenmap is absolutely stunning and we think that this is going to be a major attraction. We have also got Pen-Y-Fan another new Wapenmap that extends the Brecon Beacons range.
We have developed a wall mounted frame that allows you to show your Wapenmap off in a new way. The Wapenbox lets you mount your Wapenmap along with a picture or a drawing or some writing you feel is relevant. We will be launching these at the show so make sure you come on to the stand.
Wapentac around the world
We have been receiving orders from around the world including Canada, the USA, Germany, Australia. Interest is growing in the Wapenmap and we will now be looking to extend the range beyond the British Isles. So if you have an area you think might look good on a Wapenmap lets us know.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
The Yorkshire Sculpture Park having heard about Wapentac and the Wapenmap have now started to stock the Wapenmap range in their wonderful shop. If you have never been to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park you are missing a real treat. It has a fantastic visitor centre and gallery showing innovative and challenging art. A superb restaraunt that serves great food and whats better looks out over 500 acres of park land filled with contemporary art works. You can stroll through the park for a whole day and just lose yourself. All this and its just of junction 38 of the M1
Wapentac faces the New Year on Facebook
We thought you might like to post your thought about Wapentac and Wapenmap so we have started our very own Facebook site. Let us know what you think, or what Wapenmap you want to see next, maybe what you have done with your Wapenmap, how do you display it, who did you give it too. What memories the Wapenmap creates for you. Visit our page and get posting. If you are really interesting and fun, who knows you may win a prize!!! so get posting
Wapentac in January Edition of Trail Magazine
Wapenmap from Wapentac are featured in the January 2010 edition of Trail magazine out December 5th 2009. A Wapenmap is in the gift section of Trail magazine, with a nice photo and the Wapentac website address. What better way to get your Christmas gift shopping off to a good start, by choosing the unique innovative Wapenmap of your loved ones favorite area. Since Trail magazine came out Wapentac have received a deluge of orders for Wapenmap in the Peak District, Lake District and Yorkshire Dales, so don't delay.
Wapentac featured in The Sheffield Star
Alison Counsell the founder of Wapentac and the inventor of the unique and innovative Wapenmap hit the press recently when Alison and the Wapenmap was featured in the Sheffield Star, following on from her success in the Sheffield Galvanize Festival. Alison not only designs the Wapenmap, but she also carries out bespoke commissions as part of her private work as one of the worlds top metalsmiths. If you want to see the article and view more of her work follow the links below and also look at the commissions page on this site.
'Art of Capturing the Contours' by Fiona Firth
The Sheffield Star
Hot off production lines in time for those xmas stockings comes the latest Wapenmap from Wapentac. The Wapenmap series features the Welsh mountain ranges of Snowdonia: Snowdon / Yr Wyddfa, Tryfan, Carnedd Llewelyn. Each Snowdonia Wapenmap from Wapentac shows the famous mountains with a walk detailed along with contours, valleys, rivers and lakes. Sit back this Christmas and scale Snowdon Yr Wyddfa, Tryfan or Carnedd Llewelyn without leaving your armchair. The Snowdonia set includes Snowdon Yr Wyddfa, Tryfan, Carnedd Llewelyn. Wapenmap at Wapentac are based on the Ordnance Survey map. Snowdon Yr Wyddfa, Tryfan, Carnedd Llewelyn Wapenmap are a perfect unique gift available at Wapentac. Just click in the Snowdonia button on the left to see them all.