Despite the tube strike & stormy wet weather, a bunch of us braved the elements to get to the private view of Craft into Industry and were rewarded with a beautiful exhibition at the Contemporary Applied Arts’ new gallery. Curated by Sue Pryke and Brian Kennedy two stalwart designers/curators whose work I hugely admire, this exhibition explores the possibilities between studio practices and the ceramic industry. My textiles were shown alongside work from a wide range of disciplines. The exhibition was originally presented at the British Ceramic Biennial at Stoke-on-Trent last year. I was not able to get up there, so was really looking forward to when the show came down to London. I found my work displayed in the Surface section along with ceramics which focus on surfaces. I was thrilled to see the lovely quote for the Surface section that begins with a description of my work,
A line of thread across a piece of fabric, a brush mark across a sheet of paper, repeated actions over a lifetime of creation offers a myriad of possibilities for decorative solutions to the objects we use every day.”
The exhibition is open till 30th March 2014 at the CAA, 89 Southwark Street, London.
I would like to invite you to Craft into Industry at the Contemporary Applied Arts. Originally presented at the British Ceramic Biennial 2013, the exhibition examines the relationship betweent British studio practice & the industry. My Scribbles Quilt in grey & ochre (featured above) and scarves inspired by handwriting are being shown at the gallery along with work from a select group of makers including Chris Keenan, Sasha Wardell, Nick Membery among others. All work is available for purchase.
Open 7 Feb 2014 till 30th March 2014.
Location Contemporary Applied Arts
89 Southwark Street
London SE1 0HX
Nearest tube Southwark, Blackfriars, London Bridge
Our new online shop has opened its doors! Take a look here, find beautiful one-off quilts, limited edition hand-printed scarves and accessories exquisitely handcrafted in luxurious silks, cashmere & fine wool. At the moment, we are shipping only in the UK and will be adding more regions in the near future.
We have also launched our new website designed by the lovely graphic designer duo Ankan & Madhavi at Studio Nautilus. We have created a bespoke section that makes it easy for you to commission us for quilts featuring a map of your choice. You can choose to have a place real or imagined, that is special to you embroidered into a map quilt that you can treasure forever.
As a Christmas bonus we are offering free delivery to all UK customers for orders placed between now & Christmas. Go on treat yourself and your loved ones!
Hope to see you there!
London NW1 4AQ
26-28 October 2012
Friday 26th October 12am – 5.00pm
Saturday 27th October 10am – 6.00pm
Sunday 28th October 10am – 5.00pm
- 1. Sewing machine that you can do free hand embroidery with
- 2. Free motion foot/embroidery foot fitted to your machine
- 3. A selection fabrics you want to work with
- 4. A selection of threads for free hand machine embroidery
- 5. A pair of scissors
- 6. Bobbin and bobbin case
- 7. A selection of thicker coloured threads like anchor hand embroidery thread-2-3 colours
- 8. Wadding (optional)
- 9. Embroidery frame
- 10. Tracing wheel
- 11. Tear away fusing
- 1. Pencil & eraser
- 2. A4 or A3 size map of your chosen place for the artwork. You can bring a printout or a paper map.
- 3. A3 size Tracing paper
- 4. Dressmaker’s tracing paper – 1 sheet
- 5. Masking tape
The lovely people at Absolutely City & Angel have featured my London Taxi cushion in their August’12 issue. Thank you guys!!!
Here are the details- The taxi is embroidered on ivory silk in a stitch that has a hand-drawn line quality. There are ochre silk baubles at the corners. Size 45x45cms and price £70 including delivery. For buying this cushion please go to www.miratis.com