Tag: Made by Hand

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I was blown away when I saw these colour rich pieces by contemporary artist Nicholas Nyland. Nicholas calls his work ‘abstract’ and likes the freedom to experiment that this gives him. His work makes me think of maps, patchwork quilts, …

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SAND: generally associated with the beach; tends to get stuck between the toes and find its way into sandwiches. Guaranteed to linger at the bottom of your bag even though it’s weeks since you returned from Spain. It turns out …

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The talented Poundshop ladies have done it again. This time you can find them at Selfridges, where they have set up a temporary emporium and taken over a window, as part of Bright Young Things 2013. There are some absolute …

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I like the illustrated world of Falmouth graduate Lara Hawthorne. Populated by animals, insects and plant life, Lara’s pictures make me think of mythical beasties and cave paintings. See more at larahawthorne.com and check out Beginning Middle End, an illustration …

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Lou Taylor expertly cuts paper into shapes and scenes that have the pick-me-up powers of a piece of cake and a fancy coffee in the afternoon. Here Lou talks about her artistic/masochistic tendencies, finding inspiration and the best things to …

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I recently stumbled across the awe inspiring wood engravings of Gertrude Hermes. A British born printmaker, she worked and exhibited until her death in 1983. Her work has a striking austerity with beautiful compositions and a certain mysterious melancholy to …

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Well hello, book lovers. Today I want to introduce you to the work of Ekaterina Panikanova. Nope, she’s not a writer, but she does work with books – and lots of them! Born in St Petersburg, Ekaterina now lives and …

CATEGORY: Books
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Studio Fludd are artists and designers who are passionate about science and it’s people, especially English physician and all round big-clever-thinker Sir Robert Fludd. Oh and they make great jewellery too! I caught up with Studio Fludd to find out …

CATEGORY: Design

Debbie Powell is an illustrator whose super fresh style, filled with shapes and colours from nature, is simply joy-giving. Here Debbie tells us about her love for archaeology, what she’s got in her backpack and keeping creative collaborations in the …

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This Saturday the 6th of April Reetsweet will return to the Corn Exchange in Leeds for the last time until the Autumn. If you’re a fan of handmade wonders (and you live in or near West Yorkshire) make sure you …

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I used to have a shop in Nottingham and we’d make a fuss of our window displays and I always enjoyed making things from the random stuff we had in our cellar. One of my favorites was the SALE sign I made …

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I was first introduced to RAMP Ceramics by the lovely Simon and Angie Lewin of St Jude’s and instantly became a devoted fan. RAMP stands for Roop and Al make pots which is exactly what they do and very lovely …

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I’m a bit useless at remembering birthdays, anniversaries and those other important occasions that seem to creep up out of nowhere. So to save me from the embarrassment of not having a card I make batches of comic strip cards. I can write …

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I really like Craig Atkinson’s drawings; they are simultaneously funny and sad, depicting strange characters and scenes to form a diary of everyday observations with a touch of weirdness. See more here.

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