25th and 26th November @ The Shoulder of Mutton Colchester Christmas Market

Wow! What an amazing time I had this weekend. Despite the cold chill, I was warmed by the lovely people that visited, the other stall owners who were so extremely talented and last but by no means least, the lovely owners of the The Shoulder - Amy, Sam and their wonderful family.

I love speaking about history so I talked people's ears off about all things old and ancient  - hopefully not too much - I can get lost in my inner geek! I am so grateful to everyone who stopped by, gave feedback and purchased an item. Every little goes towards making my business more and more sustainable and eco friendly and helps me learn and improve my skills. Who knows, maybe one day this will be my sole income.


After two days of admin I'm getting more stock prepped for a cabinet that I will have at the Shoulder... stay tuned for more information to come about this! SUPER excited!


Hope you are all staying warm - wrap up and watch time team (that's my top tip!)


Kerrie x








Kerrie Masters, owner of Art By Kerrie, tweeted to Theo regarding her business during Small Business Sunday and it was reposted by Theo to his 500,000 Twitter and Instagram followers.

Kerrie runs a mudlarking business, which sees her sift through mud and marshy areas, turning her fascinating finds into jewellery, giving customers a tangible piece of history to wear.

The weekly initiative, set up by Theo in 2010, now has over 3,500 #SBS winners, boosting the reach of small businesses all over the UK, with six lucky winners chosen each week.

Theo's repost catapulted Kerrie's business into the spotlight and gaining her vital exposure.

She said: “I just can’t quite believe it – my business is quite niche although I have been creating for a while."I have only been pushing the business for around a year - I’m still using space where I can find it at home to create my pieces. “I’m so passionate about the pieces I create and the images of our rich history that they invoke, but even though you believe in something yourself, to have the backing of someone as experienced as Theo and the wider SBS community is a huge confidence boost.” Full Article available at