Tuesday, 28 October 2008


This year's Origin exhibition was a great gathering of inspiring British Craftpeople. Britian really does have talent!

Among my favourite artists:

Sue Binns (must be something about the name!). I admit I couldn't resist buying one of her lovely blue and white stripey jugs....

Donna Brennan's jewellery was just exquisite! I couldn't quite afford one of her lovely rings, but I did buy a pair of garnet earrings...

And in the the second week the highlight for me was Preeti Gilani (luckily I already sell her lovely products!). Even her stand, like her textiles, was pure perfection.

Monday, 27 October 2008


I've been super busy these last few weeks preparing for the busy Christmas period. So much to do!

But I have had some time to do a bit of research for new products and have 2 new designers/artists work going online this week.

Firstly I had the great pleasure of visiting Kathy Dalwood, an artist based in Queens Park and her lovely house, you can view it on her website and explored her studio where she creates her concrete Figurines.

A bit of background:
'The collection has used as its source mass-produced plaster and ceramic figurines – mostly from the post-war period. Sometimes they are ‘narrative’ figures, interpretations of historical or literary characters, or they may be cheap 1950s re-interpretations of 18th century “haute porcelaine”. Some originals were beautifully sculpted, while others were crudely moulded. But each is very specifically chosen for its particular character and design.'

Next artist is Primrose Hill based Fliff. Fliff creates ceramics using white earthenware imprinted with lace doilies and her range includes beautiful cake stands plates, tea cup and saucers, and jugs.

So watch this space, both artists should be up this week....

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Goodness, Gracious Me

These last few weeks have been, well, hectic to say the least. Illness, followed by a death in the family, and although a trying and upsetting time, it is a time of reflection, not only on life but values too.

And in between all this I have been trying to finish my Autumn/Winter collection and photography, the deadline moved until today....

So here are a few images from my work so far, perhaps they have a more reflective somber tone, to echo not only the experiences of the recent past but also the change in season.