Thursday, 6 September 2012

Saltaire Makers Fair - not long now!

The prep for the fair is well underway for me now - I'm packing, printing and labeling things up today! Just enough time however to showcase another seller from the fair, today is the turn of the fabulous Jessica Hogarth! Jess is one of my ex-students from Leeds College of Art and since graduating she's been busy establishing her own brand of products.

Jess's quirky hand drawn illustrations are one of the things that make her work so fab and a strong sense of colour and composition makes for a beautiful collection of interior products from prints to tea towels to mugs. See more on her website and of course if you're coming to the Saltaire Fair on Saturday! 

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Saltaire Makers Fair - 4 days to go!

The countdown continues! Today I'd like to share with you Clare Caulfield's prints and paintings. I just adore Clare's work, her quirky use of line and delicate colour has a real vibrancy to it and I love looking at all the delicate yet energetic marks close up-which of course I'll be able to indulge in on Saturday-hurrah!

Monday, 3 September 2012

Saltaire Makers Fair - 5 days to go!

I'm going to be exhibiting at the Saltaire Makers Fair this Saturday (as Bubble & Tweet) and I'm really looking forward to it-despite having lots of packaging and last minute printing to do! 

To get myself in the mood I thought I'd do a daily post in the few days leading up to it, featuring some of my favourite makers who'll be there - whether they be friends, acquaintances or just someone who's work I can't wait to see in the flesh. 

First up is Hugh Leishman, a lovely man who sold his wares alongside me in a great little gift shop (sadly now closed) in Ilkley, West Yorks. Hugh makes the most exquisite wooden objects, beautifully crafted out of fabulous English woods. I bought one of his 'spurtles' to stir my porridge and it's almost too nice to use-which is always a good sign in my book! See more at on Hugh's website or come and see it in the flesh on Saturday of course-where he's also doing some live demos!