Find out more about Art of Fielding who we look forward to welcoming at Brighton Racecourse on 6th December…
I’m Nicola and Art of Fielding was an idea I had after losing my job two years ago – whereby I designed a useful diagram to show where the fielding positions are on a cricket pitch. Now my range as grown to a number of different cricket-inspired products from hand printed posters and tea towels to greetings cards, badges and t-shirts.
I’ve enjoyed watching cricket since I was little, and find the process of listening to Test Match Special evokes a Zen-like sense of relaxation which has facilitated most of my designs. The posters, t-shirts and teatowels are then screen-printed by hand, whereas I have my greetings cards and badges printed digitally, so that I have less expensive products to offer customers.
Last December I was regaled as a saviour by many a fraught spouse / son / daughter / niece / mother, caught in a Christmas-time quandary over what to buy their cricket-mad loved ones. Visitors to the Fairy Tale Fair can pick up quirky cricket-themed gifts from tasteful, hand-printed wall art, to stocking fillers such as button badges.
At the moment Art of Fielding is still something I manage to fit in alongside my day job, so my dream for the future is to scale it up so I can start making a living from it. So don’t be surprised if you see me pop up on Dragon’s Den in the near future….