Sunday, 24 July 2016

Adding to the Staffordshire Pottery collection.

I'm back from a gorgeous holiday in Jamaica! Not missing the sun too much though, as are having a lovely little heatwave here in England, which is rare, so I'm trying to enjoy as much as I can! In the next few weeks I will be working at the Leeds College of Art 'Young Creative' summer school, creating printed work with loads of children aged 7 - 18 celebrating the Rio Olympics! I'll share as much as I can when the summer school is over in mid-Aug. In the meantime, I've still been creating and making. I've had an influx of exciting commissions, so will share when I'm able to and when they are signed off. I wanted to let you know that my website is up and running again! I took it off-line when completing my PGDIPE (teaching qualification) but it's back! I'd love it if you'd have a look and I'd love to know what you think. Have a peek here.

I've also been printing some new patterns and creations myself - still inspired by Staffordshire Pottery, I took some characters from my sketchbook which I created during the MATS assignment (which you can read more about here) and cut them out of lino: 

Which I printed: 

 Then, I made a pattern out of the prints: 

Exposed them on to a silk screen:

Dyed and printed some fabric:

And then whipped up a new cushion range to add to my Staffordshire collection! 

Hopefully, I will be re-opening my etsy shop this next week, so if you like these keep your eyes peeled!