Tuesday 24 May 2011

Pottery and Glass

Karen Atherley’s range is selling well it looks great in the window reflected in Anna Tilson’s mirror. Her new shapes, cup and saucer, teapot, jug and vase are strong. We have two colour-ways turquoise, green and red which look fabulous with her painted nudes and black lace. Every piece has a different combination of colour making it individual.
Prices start £23.95

Louise Nelson’s glass bird jewellery is lovely. The colours are varied and meld together to make a beautifully subtle mix of colour. She makes pendants and earings that can be worn separately or as a set. The detail particularly on the owls gives each one its own personality every one is completely different from the next.
We sold Louise’s work twenty years ago so its great to have her back with such great new ideas.
Prices start £21.95

Tuesday 10 May 2011

Brighton Festival

The Brighton Festival is here and as usual we have lots of new stock Karen Atherley has expanded his range of pottery we now have teapots, jugs, cups and saucers as well as vases and mugs. Her painterly nudes combine with a black lace pattern, they have a Bloomsbury feel but with a modern twist. David Pantling’s blue and cream pottery has a na├»ve blue all over pattern. The shapes are great, some overtures to Art Deco but much more folksy in feel. His teapots are very popular and the jars with lids in the shape of jelly moulds are fun and quirky. Ken Eardley has delivered his mugs so we now have the round and oval shapes in his Leaf, Bird and Flower design. His jugs are on their way.

John Dilnot has delivered his Bird Boxes we sold one today so I hope we’ll get another before the end of the month.

Anna Tilson back from her travels in India has brought in new mosaic mirrors again we sold one today but we should have them in stock consistently now she’s home.

Being busy attending events in the festival means I’m a bit behind with posting new work. I will get down to it next week…..promise.

Britain's Next Big Thing

We’ve had a delivery of Catherine Gray’s brooches. Her modern interpretation of the cameo. The strong black images are taken from Catherine’s photographs of her daughter. The vivid colours combined with the high gloss glaze and the domed shape make them both stylish and tactile. She has been recently featured on the television program Britain’s Next Big Thing it was fascinating to see the making procedure of her vases and hear the development of her ideas. We may stock her vases in the future so let us know if you’re interested. You too can be seen to be cutting edge when you wear one of her brooches.

Catherine Gray’s cameo brooches have a surrealist quality. They can be worn on a jacket or coat perhaps used to hold a wrap cardigan or cape together.
Price £39.95