Sunday, 19 December 2010

The Contemporary Craft Fair - Bovey Tracey


Come and see me at The Contemporary Craft Fair which takes place from the 10th of June until the 12th at Mill March Park, Bovey Tracey in Devon. The chances of snow keeping visitors away are next to zero! I'll be updating with new work nearer the time.


Wednesday, 8 December 2010

SIMPLY CHRISTMAS Gift Show - Harrogate


So seeing that I have just finished unpacking the car from the show and in between making a few commissioned orders, I thought I might share a few snaps from the event. It's the first large gift show that I have done and had to actually take a stock of work with me to sell, which was a mission in it's self. I'll be back in Yorkshire in April for the BCTF (British Craft Trade Fair), hopefully this time without the 2 foot of snow!

My complete Spring/Summer range

100% Silk Habotai LONG scarves

Limited Edition Prints

100% Silk Habotai LONG scarves

100% Silk Habotai LARGE SQUARES scarves

100% Silk Habotai LONG scarves

Weekend/Travel Bags

Clutch purses and bags - Cotton and Silk

Silk Medium and Large cushions

The stand again

Hand printed bug SCARF boxes


Tuesday, 28 September 2010

British Craft Trade Fair 2011

The British Craft Trade Fair 2011 [3rd, 4th & 5th April 2011]

This year I will be exhibiting my collection at the annual British Craft Trade Fair at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate. It's a fantastic opportunity to meet prospective buyers and stockists and for you to come and see the quality of my work first hand. Head on over to be BCTF website for further information about getting to the show and where to find me... it's stand No.294 btw.

I will be updating with sneaky peaks of some new work nearer the time.

Monday, 20 September 2010

WEBSITE 2010 update

WEBSITE UPDATE for Autumn/Winter 2010, new products are to be added to the online store soon.

New Exhibition added - Simply Christmas

Simply Christmas takes place at Harrogate International Centre... in Harrogate this year on the3rd,  4th & 5th of December. I will be showcasing pieces from my Spring/Summer collection along with a few new products to boot. 

Simply Christmas 2010 offers you a unique and truly traditional festive shopping experience, all in the unique setting of a fabulous string quartet, champagne and cocktail bars, famous celebrities and beautiful Christmas decor.

Head over to their website for lots of useful information about the weekend event !

Saturday, 19 June 2010

It's definitely NOT all white...

Well as the title suggests, just when you thought that it was ok to presume that a white object is white... guess again. I've been looking closely at the shadows and the highlights you find on white objects. I find it quite interesting that you can find colour where you thought that none existed before? So next time you look at a white radiator, look again... and are you really sure that those white kitchen rolls don't have any purple in them? 

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Lets get the show on the road...

Ok, so this is more of a passing update for the minute until I know more details but I sent off my graduate collection this week for consideration for the Clothes Show London, to be used in the main stage show... Whoop whoop!

Saturday, 22 May 2010

To Have and To Hold...

My prints are transitional, not just a quirky drawing here and a smatter of whit there. To be able to hold them, touch them and interact with them is very important to my design aesthetic. Although on one hand I am concious of the surface design, texture and finish, equally, if not more important is the interaction element. Products and wearable accessories that come from my prints and illustrations give people that opportunity to touch and feel what would otherwise be a metre of flat printed fabric.

And besides, you can't take a roll of fabric shopping!

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Colour my life

A little less conversation, a little more colour please...

I flit through stages of inspiration and at the moment I'm having a surge of colour moments. Inspiration hit me to continue my investigation after watching a fantastic program on the BBC about Matisse, especially his colour cut outs for JAZZ. Colour is a personal media that more than often reflects your emotional response to a subject, isolating the colour in quick colour palettes gives me families of colours I wouldn't normally choose.
So since 6th April 2010 I have been keeping a daily colour diary over at Colour Lovers , again creating quick colour stories based on a mood, dream, anything visual that stimulated my creative senses
that day. Quite self indulgent really!

 Day 33 (Cherry blossom and pavements)

Day 17 (Dirty sunshine)

Thursday, 18 March 2010

WEBSITE update & Refresh

WEBSITE UPDATE: Re-fresh, Tidy up and Stockists added.
(As always, any feedback welcome!)

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Lustre 2009 pt3

These are a few parting close ups and I would just like to thank every body who purchased and commented on my work over that long weekend. I will be updating soon for 2010 with new stockists and future exhibitions being announced.
Thanks again to Lesley at Lustre and all the public who turned out that weekend.

Lustre 2009 pt2

and the stand I put together looked a little like, well. this... Hand made and hand printed weekend bags with my silk twill scarves (again hand finished) on the right.

Lustre 2009 - Post -Op

Ok so less of a debrief and more of a post to showcase bits from my latest collection.

I don't have many images of my new work at the moment but here are some shots from Lustre back in November 2009, which btw, was fantastic!!! First photo up is of the black vinyl wall graphic that I had made based on one of my illustrations from Andy at Storm Print in Northampton