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Camberwell Open Studios

Camberwell Open Studios

On Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 June several collective studios and artists’ houses in Camberwell will be opening their doors to to art lovers, collectors and gift seekers. Here at 6 Empress Mews, my studio and home since 2015, I’ll be showing collages, prints,...

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Come and see us at Dulwich Open House

Come and see us at Dulwich Open House

Over 100 artists, designers and makers will be welcoming visitors during Dulwich Open House weekend, Saturday 12 - Sunday 13 May between 11 am and 6 pm. Come and see a curated selling exhibition by four very different artists at 49 Peckarmans Wood, SE26 6RZ   Once...

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‘Designs on Britain’: focus on Dorrit Dekk

The current Jewish Museum Exhibition "Designs on Britain" (on until 15 April 2018, admission £8.50) features the work of several pioneering Jewish émigré designers who arrived in this country from continental Europe in the first half of the twentieth century, the...

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Make a simple collage

I recently discovered the iconic collages of graphic designer Dorrit Dekk, whose work features in the current Jewish Museum Exhibition "Designs on Britain" (on until 15 April 2018, admission £8.50). Her work is charming and humorous as well as deceptively simple, and...

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Camberwell Open Studios

On Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 December several collective studios and artists' houses in West Camberwell will be opening their doors to to art lovers, collectors and gift seekers. Here at 6 Empress Mews, my studio and home since 2015, I'll be showing my new collection...

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Party time at the studio!

Last month I had the pleasure of hosting a lovely hen party at the studio. I had been approached by two friends of the bride who wanted to do something really special for her, and after meeting for a chat I offered them a tailored glass decoupage workshop to create a...

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Step back in time: a visit to A. G. Hendy & Co

I spent a Friday in Hastings a couple of weeks ago and was intending to write a post about the whole visit when I realised that the highlight of the day, apart from a very good lunch at St Clement's Restaurant, was yet another visit to A.G. Hendy's Home Store in the...

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Go see: Fred Tomaselli at White Cube Mayfair

I must confess that I knew nothing about American artist Fred Tomaselli before I stepped down to the imposing space that is the basement of the Mayfair branch of White Cube gallery. My interest in him was because he was billed as a mixed-media artist, and I'm always...

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A visit to Casa Azul part III: Frida Kalho’s wardrobe

This is the third and last post on my recent visit to Casa Azul, the building in Coyoacán that was Frida Kalho’s home from birth till death, and is now a museum devoted to her life and art. Two weeks ago I wrote about Frida’s studio and last time I showed you part of...

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A visit to Casa Azul part II: Frida Kalho’s ex-votos

This is the second post of a short series on my recent visit to Casa Azul, the building in Coyoacán that was Frida Kalho's home from birth till death. Last week I wrote about Frida's studio; this time I want to show you some of her ex-votos. The term ex-voto comes...

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Collecting images – still life

This is a mostly visual post, where I just want to share some images with you. I recently spent a few days in a very beautiful country house, and was captivated by some of the objects found in and around different rooms, as I felt these reflected the stillness of the...

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Josef Frank at The Fashion & Textile Museum

On a grey February day, the unabashed colours and energetic shapes that characterise Josef Frank's patterns provided a welcome contrast with the outside, and it was a pleasure to walk into the Fashion and Textile Museum to visit this compact showcase of Frank's...

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Spotlight interview on Gift Shop Hub

One of my intentions for the year is to gain more exposure for my work, so I was very pleased that before January was even over I had been featured by a lovely independent blog that offers resources for independent shops, small businesses and artists. You can read my...

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Shoe decoupage: an advanced tutorial

In this post I will show you how to transform a plain pair of shoes into your own unique creation using just paint, paper and glue. Shoe decoupage is an advanced technique and this project will take you 4-6 hours. Tools and materials: An old pair of shoes: leather or...

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