New Lincoln business brings a splash of colour to The Strait

  • Bluebird Art & Crafts owner Michelle Bird. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
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  • Bluebird Art & Crafts owner Michelle Bird. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Bluebird-Arts-&-Crafts-Shop-15-10-2015-SS-11

Entrepreneur and artist Michelle Bird has given her business new wings after opening a fine art shop in an iconic Lincoln location.

Bluebird Art & Crafts specialises in a range of creative works and fine art materials from the unit formerly occupied by Ruby Red Kids on The Strait.

Works for sale include ceramic sculptures, textiles, taxidermy and stone carvings made from local Lincoln limestone.

Lincolnshire artists are spotlighted in the shop, with the county’s talent stretching way past paints and brushes to unique sculptures, hand-turned wooden bowls and even handmade leather satchels.

The shop is also a space available to book for budding and experienced artists to make use of as a workshop.

People interested in booking the space or taking part in the workshops can look out for flyers in the shop window or follow the business’ Facebook page.

Michelle, who is a German artist with a well-established business portfolio, said: “I support many Lincolnshire artists as I believe we have a lot of talent and skill in our county.

“There is a workshop space above the shop where a range of workshops, led by different people take place.

“There is a large price range, so something for everyone, especially because I also sell creative home-ware as well as antique prints and maps of Lincolnshire.

“If anyone is interested in leading their own workshop of up to eight people, they are welcome to email me at bluebird3000@hotmail.com.

“I am also an artist and am happy to take commissions.”