Gifts Today magazine

Pet portraits at BCTF

Artist and designer Katie Bell will be presenting her first collection at the show 8-10 April, as one of the New Products of 2018

Katie's contemporary style and use of colour provide a refreshing alternative. Her dog and cat designs are painted digitally and came about after friends began requesting pet portraits. The idea developed into the greetings cards, fabulous velvet cushions and prints. Katie currently supplies to a small number of gift shops. All products are are created with materials sourced within the UK.

Launching her new 2018 collection of coasters, cushions and cards, Katie is looking to attract boutique gift shops, garden centres, pet pamper centres and pet shops whose discerning clients would like to brighten up their lives with her bold creations.

In 2017 she was a Theo Paphitis #SBS and Jacqueline Gold #WOW award winner. Both celebrate entrepreneurial women and exciting new businesses. Katie will also take commissions to paint family pets.

British Craft Trade Fair (BCTF) is a three-day event taking place at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate. The next Harrogate fair will take place on 8-10 April 2018. The fair is strictly trade-only and showcases work from exclusively British and Irish makers.

Stand: N10

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