One of my most favourite places to visit is the Craft Centre at Ruthin .
The quality of the work on display there is of such high quality and the shop has some wonderful pieces.
Last Monday I went to see their latest exhibitions and to share coffee and conversation with a dear friend of mine, Roger, who works there.
The first set of photographs that I took where of enamelled jewellery.
All the pieces were so different, hardly any containing the precious materials associated with jewellery but all of them to my mind so interesting and innovative.
I loved these pieces hanging in their perspex boxes like miniature sculptures. Such interesting textures and colours.
This little vessel piece looked to me as if it was from another time, maybe made to hold something important or maybe a potion, just wonderful.
This piece again, maybe from the future, like a tiny sphere that has passed though space and time.
It has certainly been in high temperatures and reminded me of a piece of raku ceramic.
Now to some of the brooches.
I'm a lover of brooches, and this one I would have gladly added to my collection but I don't think the pieces were for sale and I was happy just to look and admire.
Having said that each time I look at it I think how wonderful it would look on . A real statement piece.
Another two brooches by the same designer jeweller.
I sail back to France tonight, I am so looking forward to being home and having my husband hold me in his arms, three weeks is a long time but I've seen so many amazing things and spent time with dear friends and family.
There'll be more posts of wonderful inspirational things to share with you.
Later today I'm going to Buckfast Abbey in Devon, and inspirational place that has stood there for centuries.