Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Great Northern Craft Fair October 2011

I visited the Great Northern Craft fair this weekend and was bowled over by the quality of the work being shown. Ceramics, glass, textiles, jewellery and lighting the quality was outstanding, you really should put this event in your calendar for next year.

These striking digitally printed textiles by Emma Burton were beautiful to the eye and soft to the touch.
Her website shows how well quality CAD design can work over a variety of products.

Next up is some lovely glass design work by Emily Jackson. Natural elements such as plants and fauna appear to be trapped within the surface of the glass.
Emily styles herself as a glass and community artist, she runs workshops and in January 2012 will be undertaking a  residency in Bendrigg Lodge.

Next are these decorative home textiles by Rosie's Armoire
This collection of hand-printed textiles, home accessories and gifts that has been inspired by a family history of textiles, collecting and hoarding although she says inspiration may also have been derived from the occasional visit to the wonderful French ‘brocantes.’

Finally for today I'd like to show you the wonderful contemplative stitched drawings of Ness Donnelly
Ness describes herself as a contemporary embroiderer who uses paper stitch and drawing. These quiet and discreet drawings display a patience and exactitude that could bring on a meditative state

Do check out her blog as these images do not do the work justice.....Great stuff

Thursday, 10 March 2011

The bone china lighting of Holly Ross

Intricate and delicate bone china lighting by Holly Ross

New Rob Ryan products on sale at YSP shop

You,ve got to hand it to Rob Ryan he has taken his paper cut mini masterpieces to a whole new audience, his images are everywhere, tiles, plates, bottles, bags even watering cans.

Zara Wood at Yorkshire Sculpture park

Limited edition prints and jewellery from Brighton based illustrator Zara Wood can be bought at YSP

David Nash at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Seated in the spectacular Yorkshire landscape David Nash's monumental sculptures are well worth a visit at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Other smaller sculptures can be seen in various galleries on site

Sketchbooks give insight into his early creative processes
Paintings and drawings are also on show from an earlier part of David Nash's 40 year career