Linda’s Leadlight

What’s your name?
Linda Jury
What is the name of your business?
Linda’s Leadlight
How long have you been trading?
Approx. 15 years
What products do you sell?
Leadlight / Stained Glass suncatchers, gift items and small panels.
What sells the best?
Fairies, dragonflies, butterflies and New Age themed items
What markets do you trade at?
Avoca Beachside Markets and Hunter Wine Country Markets
How did it all begin?
Since I was young I have enjoyed making things. Firstly it was knitting and sewing etc. Once my girls were in their late teens, and I had time to spare, I went to learn the art of Leadlighting after admiring beautiful church windows for many years. On a visit to a large glass supplier I went overboard and ended up with a huge amount of the most amazing glass. With so much glass I had to do something, and so began the journey of my market life. I also attended Hornsby Tafe and studied Ceramics (pottery) attaining my Ceramic Cert 111.
What do you like most about being a stallholder?
Firstly, I always have fun meeting up with likeminded creative people. There is a great camaraderie between stallholders who always help each other out if needed. Secondly, I love meeting new people and sharing knowledge of my craft. Its also nice to receive compliments about my work and even nicer when someone makes a purchase. I often do commission pieces.
What do you like least about being a stallholder?
Early mornings can be a bit hard at times especially in winter when it is cold and windy.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
I am planning on studying Floristry next year so hope to be working in a florist/gift shop and still working with my glass.
What one piece of advice would you give to a new stallholder?
Believe in what you do or the product you are selling and have fun. Markets can be a little tense while bumping in and out so stay relaxed and go with the flow.
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