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