21 November 2009

british contemporary crafts

our next show is British Contemporary Crafts
in Chiswick Town Hall, good old London Town
next weekend - 27th, 28th & 29th nov

we haven't taken part in this show before and we
are looking forward to it - the show is now in it's
10th year, so is very well established and has
some great designer makers every year

here are a few you can see this year, the 1st on
the list being us, of course

contemporary furniture & accessories
from reclaimed and natural resources

felicity gale
handcrafted contemporary jewellery using
semi-precious stones and sterling silver

nic harrison
hand thrown stoneware & porcelain ceramics

sculptural soft furnishings
for contemporary living

annabel faraday
illustrated stoneware ceramics created by printing
maps and images onto raw clay

British Contemporary Crafts
Chiswick Town Hall
London, w4 4jn

friday 27th nov - 3pm to 7pm
saturday 28th nov - 11am to 6pm
sunday 29th nov - 11am to 5pm

hope to see you there

18 November 2009

wrapped up

The Devon Guild of Craftsmen's xmas exhibition opens this Saturday.
Wrapped Up showcases some of the best makers of
contemporary craft in the uk and focuses on selling
hand-made high quality small batch pieces
and unique one-offs.

we were delighted to be asked to exhibit as part of
this years exhibition - along with some smaller pieces,
we have a beautiful new sculptural slate mirror in the exhibition,
and our oak and dark grey steel bench.

There is work in this exhibition from over 50 makers,
from jewellery, ceramics, textiles, mixed media & more,
including Claire Loder, Margo Selby, Teresa Green ....
and lots more.
Here are a few that caught our eye:

porcelain vessels inspired by sea & mountains,
history & modernity - by Carys Davies

using childhood stories & illustrations to incite her work,
Pauline Edie makes the loveliest porcelain & silver jewellery

enamel panels & jewellery, inspired by trees, flowers,
leaves & seedheads - by Janine Partington

and us, of course - contemporary furniture & accessories
from reclaimed and natural materials by pachadesign

Wrapped Up xmas exhibition opens this Saturday 21st nov
to 3rd jan 2010 at The Devon Guild Of Craftsmen,
Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon.

16 November 2009

homes: schoonhoven, holland

we had to show you some images of this beautiful house
featured in the december issue of Elle Decoration

owned by artist & interior designer Monique Meij-Beekman,
the former bakery has been transformed with dark colours,
natural materials and carefully chosen furniture & accessories.

dark & chalky greys
distressed wood
granite & stone
bare tree branches

most certainly our kind of rustic aesthetic

Monique's shop, Voorhaven 7, is below her apartment
and is a showcase for her artwork and interior work.
you can visit her website here

the beautiful images of her home were taken by
photographer Jan Luijk - more here

{p.s. hope you all enjoyed your weekend}

{p.p.s. thankyou to everyone that came to see us at Art Bazaar}

12 November 2009

see you at art bazaar

hope to see you tomorrow

art bazaar
the assembly rooms
south molton
12noon - 9pm

9 November 2009

teresa clark

I wasn't going to do another post today
(we are so so so busy and time is running out)
but then I discovered the blog and website and
stunning work of Teresa Clark
and just had to show you.

Teresa collects "ephemera, moments, images, objet trouvé,
lost, discarded and misplaced trinkets"
and assembles them together to create beautiful
"objet trouvé assemblages".

{isn't it simply beautiful}

to see more of Teresa's stunning work
visit her website here
and to visit her blog click here

I hope you will enjoy looking at her work
and reading about it as much as we have.

makers gallery xmas exhibition

we have the Art Bazaar show coming up this Friday
but before that we have to deliver work to
Makers Gallery in Taunton for their xmas exhibition.

we were asked to be one of their guest artists for
the exhibition which opens this Saturday (14th nov)
and goes on into jan 2010.

Makers is a lovely co-operative gallery in Bath Place in Taunton
with members making jewellery, ceramics, textiles,
woodwork, sculpture & paintings and printmaking.

Some of the other artists taking part are:

Julia Manning
artist & printmaker

Melanie Deegan

Ann Ostrup
couture handbags

Antigone Prentice
textiles and paper

Tom Clark
stone carver

hope you can make it to the exhibition

makers gallery xmas exhibition, 6 bath place, taunton,
somerset, ta1 4er
14th nov '09 - jan 2010

8 November 2009

come darkness

we were sitting here, on this cold & windy autumn sunday,
thinking about winter and the icy cold to come,
and then read this lovely post from Loraine {grijs}
about Come Darkness:

an homage to winter light
and changing seasons,
Come Darkness is a small collection of art
curated & installed by
Maria Alexandra Vettese

a beautiful concept

more info here

hope you enjoy looking through the collection
and thanks Loraine for showing us this

{image 2: ceramic mountain by karin eriksson}
{image 4: ray scarf by loraine bergevoet}
{image 6: trail two (squares) by caitlin mociun}
{other images: come darkness}

7 November 2009

ochre: new lighting

we love the new lighting range from one of our favourite's - Ochre

the range uses eucalyptus leaf shaped patinated brass pieces to make
huge sculptural chandelier's, wall lights and candle holders.


6 November 2009

polaroids and pinholes

beautifully stunning pinhole polaroids & photograms
by Rowena Dugdale

moss {photogram}

hellebore 2 {photogram}

sparkle seedhead {photogram}

two blue {photogram}
the maze and the butterfly part 1 {pinhole}

blue bird wing {pinhole}
shake your tail feather {photogram}

a girl of many talents:

photographic prints - www.polaroidsandpinholes.etsy.com
clutch purses - www.redrubyrose.etsy.com
collage & photomontage illustration - www.rowenadugdale.com