First an­niver­sary bash should go with a bang

Gallery owner plans to hold a spe­cial event to mark a year of suc­cess

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

Marie Ca­vanagh, who owns Fired­works on Mar­ket Place, is hold­ing a mas­sive birth­day party, in­clud­ing a raf­fle where all ticket sales go to­wards the Poppy Ap­peal.

Fired­works spe­cialises in hand­made items such as wall art and trin­kets, us­ing fused glass at the medium.

Pre­vi­ously an IT con­sul­tant for 20 years – a job which she still hasn’t given up fully – she de­cided to make the move to art to cap­i­talise on her bur­geon­ing cre­ative am­bi­tions.

She said: “I’ve al­ways been cre­ative, and when I was work­ing full time I was mak­ing things as a hobby, and I just sort of built it up from there.

“I still do a bit of IT, I haven’t given it up full time yet. I’m not com­pletely out of it.”

Ac­cord­ing to 42-year-old Miss Ca­vanagh, the past year has been a good one and her re­cep­tion from vil­lagers has been wel­com­ing. “It’s been good,” she said. “Christ­mas last year was re­ally, re­ally busy, and since then it’s been steady.”

“I think peo­ple like it be­cause it’s a bit dif­fer­ent. I do com­mis­sions for cus­tomers as well, so that’s al­ways in­ter­est­ing to peo­ple.”

From Wooburn Green, Miss Ca­vanagh is now gear­ing up for the big day, some­thing which she ad­mits has come around sooner than she thought.”

“[The past year] has come round re­ally, re­ally quick,” she said. “I’ve got lots of things on go­ing on the day.

And added: “It’s good, yeah, but I’ve still got lots to do be­fore then [Satur­day], but I’m look­ing for­ward to it.”

Help Miss Ca­vanagh cel­e­brate on Satur­day from 11am un­til 5.30pm. There will be face paint­ing for the chil­dren, sweets and treats from Hall’s Patis­serie along with a num­ber of dis­counted works and many other spe­cial events.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.