See all of the press features where my work has been mentioned! From British Vogue to numerous Etsy features and blogs with millions of readers!
Autumn Fair SBS Winner
"Theo Paphitis and the #SBS Pavilion are Coming to Autumn Fair. Autumn Fair has teamed up with entrepreneur and small business advocate Theo Paphitis and the #SBS crew for a second year, to award 12 inspiring brands the chance to exhibit at the #SBS Pavilion at the September show. The winners are from a mix of retail backgrounds and all bring something exciting and innovative to the retail industry.
Kate Chesters Art decorates wooden chopping boards, placemats, and artworks with resin art, inspired by the owner Kate’s travels around the world, most particularly the swirling blue rapids of Niagara Falls and the frozen landscape of Reykjavik. Kate said, “I put a lot of time and effort into honing my technique and style. My work is well above the standard of other artists working in my field.”
"#SBS Small Business Sunday, the online business community founded by entrepreneur Theo Paphitis, and Autumn Fair, the season's number one home and gift marketplace, have selected the winners of a competition giving away twelve free exhibitor spaces.
Autumn Fair’s #SBS showcase, hosted by entrepreneur and small business champion Theo Paphitis, will highlight the most unique and interesting new products from ambitious independent retailers.
Carefully selected from a shortlist of 36 entrants by Autumn Fair’s retail experts, the winning candidates represent the very best of the #SBS community, offering the most on-trend, cost effective and unique products.
The full list of winners are: A Year of Dates, Angels’ Share Glass Ltd, Ascent Bath & Body, Beeutiful, Bottled Baking Co, Kate Chesters Art, Little Beau Sheep Ltd, Our Little Globe, Sandwick Bay Candles, The Smokey Carter, When Lulu met Weasel, Whispers of Wood."
"Used-car saleswoman quit her job six months ago - now she's in Vogue. The Liverpool-artist will be featured in this month's edition of the high fashion magazine.
Etsy 7 Bold Decor Trends to Make Your Own
“Self-care rituals are top of mind as we search for ways to stay grounded and centered in 2019,” Dayna says, “so it’s no surprise that crystal-inspired decor is enjoying a major moment.” Etsy sellers have begun carving out new territory by incorporating the distinctive motif into sumptuous little handmade home accessories, like quartz candle holders and trinket dishes adorned with hand-crafted clusters of amethysts. “These eye-catching pieces transform our interiors into havens of multifaceted mindfulness, and serve up a subtle reminder to slow down every now and then, and soak up your home’s good vibes.”
The Liverpool Wedding Blog
The beautiful Liverpool Wedding Blog featured me in their wedding gift guide after seeing my boards at the Winter Arts Market in the Anglican Cathedral!
Merseyside Etsy Team
The Merseyside Etsy Team kindly featured me in their November seller spotlight. I was incredibly flattered to be interviewed by the team leaders, giving insights to my working methods and achievements.
Theo Paphitis Small Business Sunday Winner
Small Business Sunday, shortened to the hashtag #SBS on Twitter, was created by Theo Paphitis in October 2010. Theo is best known for appearing on Dragons' Den on BBC Two. He is Chairman of Ryman Stationery plus Boux Avenue lingerie, Robert Dyas and latest acquisition London Graphic Centre. Each week, Theo rewards small businesses that tweet him @TheoPaphitis and describe their businesses in one tweet including the all-important hashtag #SBS. Only tweets made in the time slot between 5.00 PM and 7.30 PM each Sunday count.
Every Monday night at 8pm, Theo reviews and chooses his favourite lucky six who are then re-tweeted. As he has over 500,000 followers, this provides a massive boost to the chosen lucky businesses. The benefits range from increased Twitter followers, to positive media publicity and crucially for many, increased sales! Of course, none of this is guaranteed as it is largely down to perseverance and hard work. A smidgen of luck comes in handy.
Viral Bandit hand pick their content from all over the internet, delivering their followers with the latest creative stories, inspiration and artworks.
Read the Viral Bandit article here!
Debenhams Pop Up
July - August 2018
As part of a pop up shop with Curated Makers my work was displayed and sold in the major department store Debenhams. Curated Makers brings together and celebrates local independent artisan makers in the North West.
Several articles were written about the pop up, check them out:
Solid Smack Feature
Solid Smack is the premier site for 3D technology and inspirational product design. They cover future technology, computer news and social media in the design industry. Roll it up in a fun and entertaining format and you have SolidSmack.
I was featured in their 'Friday Smackdown' article - read it here!
Independent Liverpool, best known for celebrating small businesses, featured me in a promotional article for their Cheese Festival in June.
Read the Independent Liverpool article here!
My Modern Met Feature
With a following of nearly 4 million people, My Modern Met promotes culture and creativity by spotlighting the best sides of humanity—from the lighthearted and fun to the thought-provoking and enlightening. They receive an average of 3 million visitors coming to their site each month, looking for articles on art, design, photography, architecture, technology, environmental issues, and more.
My third time being picked for an Etsy social media campaign! I must be doing something right!
This time I was picked by the lovely Georgia Jones - a model and presenter with a large Instagram following. Georgia was looking for suggestions for family BBQs, kid’s birthdays and entertaining friends. And one of my resin decorated chopping boards was picked!
Check out my artisan boards in my Etsy shop here.
I can't believe I was picked AGAIN as having one of the best gift options available on Etsy! It's been a crazy amazing month, especially the past few days with being featured as one of the Top Ten Emerging Artists in Liverpool by Culture Trip.
This week I was picked by Papa Pukka - an instagram writer/vlogger who (and I quote!) is "parenting the shit out of life" !
Culture Trip Feature
Hey guys! Super excited to share this news with you - today I had an email from the marketing & communications manager at Culture Trip to say that I was going to be featured in their article '10 Emerging Contemporary Artists from Liverpool'. You can view the article by clicking HERE
Culture Trip has nearly FOUR MILLION Facebook likes, 121k Twitter followers, and 139k Instagram followers! (as of 19/12/2017) So it's a huge thrill that they chose me to be at the top of their list of emerging artists!
As many of you are (hopefully!) aware I have a shop on Etsy where I sell my work. In recent weeks Etsy have been running an Instagram campaign #EtsyForYou to find the best Etsy gift ideas for Christmas 2017. And one of my chopping boards was chosen this week!
Here is the video from when Susie Verrill picked my chopping board as one of the best Etsy gift ideas!