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Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Andy Singleton

After seeing a post on Design*Sponge about Andy Singleton I had to check out his website to see his other work and share it with you. Andy graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2006 and defines himself as an Artist/Illustrator.
His paper- cuttings and hand drawn illustrations are an exploration of the natural and man-made world......I love the contrasting black and white tones and how it draws you into the lines and shapes created. To follow what Andy is up to you can visit his blog here at

Monday, 28 June 2010

New Designers 2010

London's Calling.......I'm off to exhibit at New Designers this week....if your around from thursday come and take a look.....make sure you stop at stand CA34 to check out the MMU Cheshire craft work! the link for all info on the show.

Monday, 21 June 2010

Felt Acorns | Reya Veltman

Found these lovely Felt Acorns by Reya Veltman when having a gander at the Design Sponge blog......
there's SO much stuff on there it's well worth a look!

Friday, 11 June 2010

Oliver Holden | Fine Art Degree Exhibition 2010

When my friend Oli sent me these photos of his work in Plymouth Uni's Fine Art Exhibition, I had to share them with you! I know........... technically it's not craft, but I'm a big fan of Oli's work and you should be too so If you want to see more, go to the 'follow my friends' section of the blog and click his name to take you to his website.

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Contemporary Crafts Degree Exhibition 2010

Here's a little preview of my installation 'The Collection' at the Contemporary Crafts Degree Exhibition 2010 which took place this weekend........more photos of my pieces are to follow shortly!

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Unit Twelve | Exhibition & Workshop Space Opening

Heres the photos from the opening of Unit Twelve run by textile artist Jennifer Collier. I had a lovely afternoon with friends making cards, envelopes and planting sunflower seeds in the workshops, then we popped inside to check out "Yours Sincerely" Exhibition which featured some amazing work.........

Viv Sliwka | Hens Teeth

Ruth Allen

Shellie Holden

Clare Hillerby

Iain Perry

Jennifer Collier

Friday, 7 May 2010

Lace Impressed Porcelain Tiles

Heres some more Ceramics I've been doing...this time using Lace Doilies! Using the oxides really brings out the pattern of the lace......I'm becoming very fond of these the photos link to see more on Flickr x

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Lace Cookies

Found these little treats on Flickr, made by sweetsugarbelle, click her name to see more of her work.....

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Vintage Glove with Porcelain Impressed Tiles

This is what I've been working on in ceramics over the last few months....after testing and making samples heres a little taste of what will be in my Installation for the uni exhibition and New Designers Exhibition in London. Click on the Photos link to see more....

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Markus Linnenbrink & his Epoxy Resin

Drip paintings made of epoxy resin on wood panels by Markus Linnenbrink.

A Tree Wrapped in Lace

A random photo found on Flickr, a tree wrapped in lace. Bringing materials and textiles into the natural world.

Kit Lane; The Queen of Wool Animals

Found this on Flicker today, done by an artist Kit Lane entirely made from wool!
Check out Kits Flickr page at:

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Alessandra Baldereschi

Small plants greens in glass vase lattimo, they are entirely realized by hand. Adelia, Valesia, Cactusia, Maranta, Clelia, names of fantasy of as much species vegetables, identify plant some that resolve in a fresh and extemporaneous sign the obvious fitomorfe analogies. A small precious idea in order to render the green perennial.

Milan Design Week 2010: Nendo's Chair Garden

Nendo's Chair Garden was one of our favorite shows from this year. In addition to showing several new products—previewed here a couple of weeks ago—the studio built tiny constructions from terracotta pots and miniature chairs and planted them in the garden of an interior courtyard. Inside, strong concepts were resolved through a nuanced treatment of materials. Take for example, the period, comma, quote set of paperweights, which take the shape of the aluminum's natural drop. Or the Corona globe, where all countries assume the same color—black—and borders disappear. We also got the chance to see the Cord Chair in person. It has a leg 15mm in diameter, clad with a thin layer of wood.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Hong Kong Here I Come!

I'm away on adventure to Hong Kong today and I can't wait!

The trip is a continuation of my brothers wedding that took place in the UK a few weeks ago, his new wife is british born chinese with most of her family living in Hong Kong. So together with my mum, dad and daughter, we are off for a taste of the orient! There will be plenty of photos so be sure check the Flickr stream next week.....xx

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Unit Twelve | Exhibition & Workshop Space

This is a new contemporary craft space opening on the 15th May, set in a beautiful location just outside of Stafford.... and I'm lucky enough to have an invite!.

The space will host a regularly changing programme of exhibitions, as well as visiting artists once a month running art workshops to complement the exhibitions. There will also be a rolling programme of workshops, run by Jennifer Collier. Go to for more details.

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Peter Crawley | Stitched Illustrations

Pay Attention all fans of Stitched Illustrations, you must go to Peter Crawley's website and check out his work.....
Its amazing!
I must give credit to Mr X Stitch & Jenny Hart from Embroidery as art for this post....which was featured on the blog a few weeks ago.

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Major Project Ceramics Testers.

Here's a taste of the work made during the last few weeks spent in ceramics, I have yet to glaze me final pieces so these testers explore the use of underglaze colours topped off with half GS Dolomite and half Mother of Pearl glazes. I love the contrast between the matt and glassy looking glazes, I've popped more photos on flickr so click the link to the right to see more!

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Guilherme Marconi Pattern Design

Guilherme Marconi is an Illustrator, artist in free hours and crazy for cartoons. He uses this space to show his works, production process, colour palettes and any other thing that he has in mind. He does it while waiting anxiously for the next chapter of OnePiece.

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Droog in Amsterdam.

Carbon Fibre Bookcase.

Lucky Cat Pinball Machine.

Accidental Carpet.

Do Hit Chair.

Chest of Drawers.

Lego Chair.

On a trip to Amsterdam last weekend we popped into the Droog shop/showroom for a look around, I had to show you the photos....this is just the first installment as there was so much stuff, so keep checking the blog for the next lot of photos x

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Jessica Rankin

Someone tipped me off on Flickr about Jessica Rankins Embroidery so I went and did some internet scouring and had to share what I found...... check out the White Cube website for more images.