My journey in print, design, pattern, colour and textiles has gathered both pace and new inspirations.
Building on a range of products and designs developed last year I have continued to expand my ‘maker’ skills and ideas, evolving the collection through learning new skills and techniques. Collaboration with other artists through courses and workshops has enabled me to grow both the knowledge and the confidence to push my own creative boundaries.
Since last Open Studios, printmaking sessions at Rabley Drawing Centre, have enabled me to explore my interest in mark making. Whilst immersed in the process of using a press and etching inks it has been hard to avoid a deeper interest in colour as well as marks. I’m looking forward to more discoveries with Rabley in their coming autumn and winter sessions and the ideas developed there are transferring well to screens for use in print here at Pink House Studio. Examples of the unique paper prints I have been developing will be available at O...
When you start up a new creative venture, it's easy to contemplate how anyone will ever discover what you are making and so by necessity, the trial and error process of getting your message out there begins, often with no budget and no clue! Participating in the world where creative ideas happen and lovely things get made, you soon discover how many very talented artists and makers there are, creating beautiful innovative work. So when someone discovers you quite by chance, it's a lovely surprise and a great encouragement. This gallery found me, they seemed to be a good fit and so deciding to exhibit with them followed. So from January to May, a small selection of my designs will be featured in their EBB + FLOW exhibition. I'll be updating the work from time to time too. Do take a look in @Arteriawithgallery23 if you are in the centre of Lancaster.
This Saturday 1 December I’ll be at New Brewery Arts in Cirencester with lots of wonderful makers for @EtsyMadeLocalCirencester, there’ll be plenty of opportunities to find unique handmade Christmas presents. Do come along and find us!
Pink House Studio is a hive of activity in the run up to Christmas, having a deadline to work to certainly focuses the mind. In the pipeline are some new designs and some new products. I will be showing at St. Francis Christmas Fair in Pewsey and Etsy Made Local at New Brewery Arts in Cirencester.
As and when I have some pics to show they'll be on Instagram in the meantime here's a video of me screen printing!