Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Seed Grenades

These landed on my desk the other day from Mandy Pattullo. The labels were given to Mandy and are Alec Finlay's contribution to Love Me Live With Me. Food for thought - and discussion.

Love Me Live With Me

Visited the Love Me Live with Me - the Designed & Made wonder cart - a customised vintage handcart which has been travelling around London and the North East of England for Design Week. The miriad drawers and cupboards reveal a cornucopia of badges, glass, ceramics and a lot more including rats! The deal is if you receive a piece from the cart you have to live with it for a week and then pass it on.
My gift is a beautiful limited edition of 13 (mine is number 13) embroidery kit with a porecelain medal and a velvet cushion.

The postcards make good bookmarks - and possibly marraige invitation cards!
The vintage linen cover for the medal and cushion was printed with a bird so I have embroidered it with a strand of some of the threads inclided in the kit.

Teddy is wearing the medal to go with his Jacobite outfit made by Rachael Burns - the medal has the letters CS stamped into it - maybe for the Bonnie Prince.

Saturday, 9 October 2010

The Wapping Project

The Wapping Project was the perfect place to find, on a damp moody day on a walk along the Thames riverfront.

Why I fell in love with glass

I fell in love with stained glass 25 years ago, and a visit to Canterbury Cathedral reminded me why

Sunday, 26 September 2010

New Jug Prints

I have long harboured a jug obsession - especially slip decorated earthenware.

Recently at the V&A I spotted a lovely pot with slip decoration of leaves and a dedication to Mrs Shoosmith of Caterbury. I designed two new screenprints - one based on the V&A jug and one on my favourite stripy jug.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

'A Living Space' at Contemporary Applied Arts

As part of the show there is an installation of plates. I will be showing a blue and white faience plate with ceramic decal decoration.

Saturday, 26 June 2010

New Work

I will be showing screenprinted glass, and ceramics with printed detail as part of
Designer Printer Maker
At Northern Print, Stepney Bank, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2NP
from 2 July - 4 September 2010

Print on glass, ceramics, textiles, furniture & metal by Stephen Brown, Bridget Jones, Zoe Murphy, Anna Raymond, Alison Welsh & Stephen Dixon, Elizabeth Turrell

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

a blast of colour

During a week in a very cold London, it was a relief to spend a morning in the glasshouses at Kew which had a positively psychedelic display of orchids.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

'Cut Flowers' Graphic Prints

Hand screenprinted graphic prints in a range of colours are available from Northern Print http://www.northernprint.co.uk/ . Signed & dated, they are £75.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Summer Colours

When it is freezing and you are surrounded by a monochrome landscape - which is beautiful, you get wistful memories of the colours of summer. I made a colour chart of colours sampled on a walk up our lane on a day last summer, which in turn inspired a set of promotional cards I designed.