Saturday, 26 March 2011

Lincoln Kirby-Bell Ceramic Artist joins Cherry Picked For You

The new artist to join our website this week is Ceramicist Lincoln Kirby-Bell.  Lincoln says, "I enjoy making work that is witty and fun and can be used every day." This is borne out by his quirky mugs, in particular the face mug with its interesting interior, which you cannot see, of wavy yellow lines running down into a smiley face at the base. There are four designs to choose from.

Lincoln has lived in many countries around the world and for more than two decades he has been leaving pieces of his work, decorated pebbles (pictured below), for people to find and wonder how and why it was left there. Having worked on  many excavations and discovering shards of pottery or relics and contemplating their origins, this has been Lincoln's way of leaving his mark on the earth and stirring up a bit of mischief.

Apparently,  if you find one of his pebbles and recognise it as his and he verifies it is indeed his work, you can claim a piece of his pottery for free!!

Thursday, 17 March 2011

New Artist this week - Anna Perring of Luna Lighting

This House Design would make a wonderful Housewarming Gift.


Anna Perring of Luna Lighting produces stunning porcelain tea lights in many gorgeous designs. Check out her work under Ceramics and then Tea Lights.

These adorable Ivory White Hand Thrown Porcelain Tea Lights have been delicately pierced to produce interesting designs. There are ten designs in total, above is the Flower design and  Birthday Cake and House designs. The latter two would make a lovely birthday gift and housewarming gift respectively. You will also find Single and Double Heart designs, Rubber Duck - great for when you are having a long soak in the bath,  Butterfly and Dragonfly designs, Moon and Star and Full Star designs. Each tea light is clear glazed and high fired to 1260 degrees centrigrade so that the porcelain becomes translucent when lit from within.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Textile Artist Jane Lindsey from Snapdragon

The new artist to join our website: this week is Jane Lindsey from Snapdragon.

In 2002 Jane Lindsey left her job as a fine art curator, and decided to grow cut flowers on her Scottish smallholding.  Since then she has rekindled her love of freehand machine embroidery, transforming her sketches into textile works of art.  In her range of products you will see flowers, chickens and vintage vehicles which reflect her new life and find their way into her embroideries. Jane makes a wide range of accessories which include tea and coffee cosies, cushions, notebook covers, badges, mirrors and much more. All the materials used are 100% fulled Yorkshire Wool and vintage and recycled materials. Free machine embroidery and applique is used in the designs.

The Notebook Covers are particularly versatile as they are easily removed when the notebook has been filled and so can be used again and again. They come in very attractive designs, in landscape and portrait and in A6 and A5 sizes.

Have a good week.