My initial design, not yet finalised for Betsey's Winterlude 2011. Should be a brilliant day, get yer tickets quick.
Wednesday, 29 December 2010
Friday, 17 December 2010
Friday, 10 December 2010
Monday, 6 December 2010
|Thu 9 Dec, 6-9pm FREE|
Join me at my favorite London museum for an evening of crafts, carols and Christmas cheer as the Museum of London Docklands opens its doors to some of the city's best craftspeople (and me).
There will be mince pies and mulled wine to accompany carol singing, craft-making activities and stalls selling unique gifts from jewellery and ceramics to badges and stationery.
Please bring cash and cheque books along as credit card facilities may not be available.
Saturday, 4 December 2010
I shall be selling my wares this weekend at The Sutton House Christmas Craft Fair.
Come and do your Christmas shopping with mulled wine and mince pies in the oak paneled rooms of east London's oldest house.
Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th December 2010.
Father Christmas' Grotto
2pm-5pm both days
National Trust members FREE
Thursday, 25 November 2010
We caught the first ferry that was going to France. Mum got chatting with a pair of students who were going to brush up their French. Over squashed Marmite sandwiches and warm lemonade we invited ourselves along, and landed a lift in their tomato soup coloured Vauxhall Chevette, all the way to their campsite in Concarneau.
Days were spent on the beach, jumping in and out of the water and feasting on hunks of deliciously fresh, crusty bread and chunks of cheese that looked – and tasted – nothing like the yellow brick of Cheddar in the fridge at home.
Cuddled up to Mum at night, I would watch the stars through the open tent flap, and will myself to stay awake to make the holiday last as long as possible. Every morning as I woke, hungry and a little stiff, I was disappointed not to have seen the sun rise.
One morning, when we woke and headed for the showers, there was a buzz in the air. Something was happening. Leaving the campsite for the boulangerie in town, we rounded the corner and there it was, faded canvas in shades of cream and gold, pitched just on the edge of the dunes. The Big Top. Le Cirque was in town! I spent the day sat on the sand, watching the wiry boys setting up the little wooden benches, laying out coconut mats as a makeshift floor and rigging up the high wire and the trapeze. As the sun began to set, I raced back to the tent and hauled Mum along, determined to get a ringside seat.
The show was simply magical.
The dancing girls with their shining smiles and long glossy hair, the tiny acrobats spinning through the air like butterflies, and the surly ringmaster, bellowing in French and then smoking silently between acts.
A toy circus made flesh, just for me. That night I fell asleep instantly, with the tinkling of the band still in my ears, dreaming of the tumbling acrobats turning somersault after somersault in the cool night air. In the morning, I knew I had to see it again.
For five nights I kept my place in the front row, until one morning I woke up knowing it was our last. After a quick breakfast, we packed up the tent and got ready to return to London, but not before I took one last look at the circus tent, damp with dew and leaning slightly, like a paddling pool left out all night.
That summer was meant to be an escape from the city heat, but it turned out to be so much more. I came home with legs covered in mosquito bites and a lifelong love for life under canvas. I’ve not run away to join the circus yet, but there’s still time.
Thursday, 18 November 2010
Thursday, 11 November 2010
Wednesday, 10 November 2010
I only kicked it over your fence and broke a silly gnome or two
Eanie meany, run away
Eanie meany run away"
Sunday, 7 November 2010
St. Jude's return to London for an exhibition of prints, paintings
and St. Jude's fabrics from artists including:
Penny Bhadresa · Chris Brown · James Brown · Chloe Cheese
Peter Clayton · Hand and Eye Letterpress · Jonny Hannah
Mark Hearld · Jonathan Gibbs · Peter Green · Michael Kirkman
Ed Kluz · Angie Lewin · Andy Lovell · Jon McNaught
Charles Shearer · Alice Stevenson · Emily Sutton
Plus vintage furniture from Retrouvius, upholstered in St. Jude's fabrics.
From Wednesday 10th until Sunday 21st November 2010 at The Bankside Gallery, 48 Hopton Street, London SE1 9JH
Friday, 5 November 2010
Sunday, 31 October 2010
Thursday, 14 October 2010
Today, I have been helping Sharon Elphick set up her stand at Multiplied, the contemporary editions fair at Christie's. The stand looks fantastic and I would recommend you all have a look round the show.
85 Old Brompton Road
London SW7 3LD
Friday 15 October 9am – 5pm
Saturday 16 October 11am – 5pm
Sunday 17 October 11am – 5pm
Monday 18 October 9am – 7:30pm
Admission to Multiplied Art Fair is free.
Sunday, 10 October 2010
Saturday, 2 October 2010
Monday, 27 September 2010
Thursday, 16 September 2010
Sunday, 12 September 2010
Tuesday, 7 September 2010
Rob Ryan and Chisato Tamabayashi.
Sunday, 5 September 2010
Friday, 3 September 2010
Wednesday, 1 September 2010
Wednesday, 25 August 2010
Wednesday, 11 August 2010
Wednesday, 4 August 2010
Friday, 16 July 2010
Edition of 140 signed and numbered by James BrownPaper Size: 36 x 50cm, Image Size: 28.5 x 40cm