Here are a few decorations I just painted for the Red Door Gallery in Edinburgh. Designs: White Christmas, and 1932 - Winter Red Berry.
If you're in Edinburgh... what are you waiting for! (Available from the beginning of December, I believe) I may do some more for the Cheltenham Gallery/Museum Christmas Craft fair. So, if you're in Cheltenham on the 16th December, come along.
Hi all! Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum are having a Christmas Craft Market this year, and they very kindly asked me to design the poster for it. So, if you just so happen to be in Cheltenham on the 16th December... come along! I will be there selling my work, and there is promise of music, mince pies and mulled wine! Yay!
Sorry I've been a bit tardy in my updates of late. I've been working on table names and a seating plan for a wedding, and had just about 2 weeks to do it in, phew! I'm pretty pleased with the outcome considering the time constraints. It's been a fun project. Anyway, I thought I would share some of those table names with you. The theme is travel, and the table names are destinations the couple have been to. Happy Wedding Day guys! Now that it is all packaged and posted and sent on it's way, I really think I deserve the seriously chocolatey chocolate mousse torte thats waiting in my fridge.
Here are a few recent ceramic projects. Above, a mug commission I recently completed, and a heart design that was inspired by the mug... and below are a couple of new heart designs. Patterns taken from, (or similar to) my range of Tea Time Mugs.
Oh, and here's a drawing I've literally just done. I realise there has been a lack of work from me on here lately, I will try harder in the next few weeks! It's all about houses at the moment... more to come.
I have an ever growing list of 'things that I would like'. It is more a wish list than an actual shopping list, though I would like to think I may at some point be able to purchase the odd item. Anyway, I thought I would share some with you.
Angie Lewin's new dress fabrics for Liberty. Any one of these colour schemes please... and there are more! I'm not sure what I would make with it... perhaps a blouse, maybe a pretty summery top. Though todays weather is not putting me in a very summery mood.
While on an Angie Lewin theme, I would also like to get my hands on one of these new prints. They are exclusively to buy in the V&A shop... I feel some online shopping coming on. I am aware this is not fabric woolen or wearable, but it is on my list, and lovely!
A knitted ladies slipover from Old Town. (Definitely feeling a little autumnal all of a sudden.)
It's always nice to swap work now and then. Here are some of my recent swaps.
The amazing knitted moustache is from Louise Smurthwaite. She sells these beauties at the Marchmont Gallery in Edinburgh in a variety of styles and colours. ( I'm sure if you asked her nicely she would knit one in any colour you like. I got her to do this candy cane stripe! Wow!)
The scarf was a swap with Hannah Widmann. She is an incredible knitter, and knits beautiful shawls, socks, and hats, amongst other things. She knitted me this yellow shawl, ooo!
Hmmm, there are a lot of woollen products here, I think I must be getting in a wintery mood! In return for the shawl, I painted a mug for Hannah, with a little bit of a knitting theme!
I've also recently received this lovely print by Emily Sutton. I used to work in the Zillah Bell gallery, so she sent me this print as a gift. I went to College with Emily, and she produces some stunning work. Check out her website. I'd better get on with doing some printing to return the favour!
I recently popped along to The Brewery Arts Centre in Cirencester and stumbled upon this fantastic Robert Race exhibition, full of toys, and automata. Every piece in the exhibition was interactive, playful and made of wood. One of my favourite pieces was this, the 'Seaside Machine' (above).
Also these birds on pegs in their giant wooden display case looked very sweet, and you could purchase one. I love an exhibition where you can take part, as well as take part of it home!
There were some fantastic wooden stags heads with moving eyes, which I really did want to take home... for some reason I don't seem to have a photo of these, oops!
I bought these paper climbing bathers instead.
Also on our way home we stopped off in Painswick , where I bought this fantastic old book.
Here is a tiny tenement building I've been decorating for the 'Half Way Home' exhibition, which is taking place at the Red Door Gallery in Edinburgh. The exhibition will run from the end of July, and through August. This will be one of many tiny customised tenement buildings, by artists and designers that exhibit at the RedDoor Gallery. They will all be for sale, with varying prices.
Oh, and here is the hand stamped interior of the tiny little tenement building.
The tenement buildings are in fact flat pack models designed by model makers Finch & Fouracre. You too can get your hands on one of these to build yourself, from either the Red Door Gallery or the Finch & Fouracre website!