NEWS & BLOG
Winter Open Studios: 7 & 8 December 2019

Winter Open Studios: 7 & 8 December 2019

The Camberwell Open Studios Weekend on 7-8 December is the perfect Christmas shopping opportunity to purchase art and beautifully made objects direct from local artists and designers. Whether you’re looking to explore behind the scenes of workshops that are not...

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A tour round the studio

A tour round the studio

As some of you know, I live and work in Camberwell, where I’m very lucky to be based in a complex of live-work units which is home to a diverse range of artists and makers. My own studio is a large double-height space that allows me to work and teach on the spacious...

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Summer Open Studios: 22 & 23 June 2019

Summer Open Studios: 22 & 23 June 2019

This year is the 25th anniversary of the Camberwell Arts Festival, and the Open Studios Weekend is part of this celebration! On Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June several collective studios and artists’ houses in Camberwell will be throwing their doors open to welcome art...

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Apropos of ‘The Green Book’

Apropos of ‘The Green Book’

You've probably heard of 'The Green Book' by now, even if you haven't seen it yet - no idea how or why it managed to bag the Oscar for best picture, particularly given the calibre of its contenders, but I won't get into that controversy here... Suffice it to say that...

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Ephemera: Forever, Always and Now

Ephemera: Forever, Always and Now

My work and the collection of vintage imagery that inspires it are featured in Ephemera, volume 5 of the gorgeous Uppercase Encyclopaedia of Inspiration. Found images combined with vibrant colour and pattern are at the core of my creative work, and I have a growing...

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

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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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  ...

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‘Designs on Britain’: focus on Dorrit Dekk

‘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

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

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!

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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Go see: Fred Tomaselli at White Cube Mayfair

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

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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