I’m fresh from a visit to Craft Central Studios, for their bi-annual open studios event Made in Clerkenwell. I’ve been there before (remember my post about Katherine Elizabeth Millinery?), and I really love their location at the heart of Clerkenwell in London. I find St. John’s Square, and St John’s Gate, a beautiful historical haven… Continue reading Made in Clerkenwell
I always find it hard to decide how to entertain guests visiting me in London, mainly because these days my life in the city is limited to the office commute, and back. I love my local hangouts, trips outside of London, hunting for some antiques, gardening and the occasional craft workshop. Ok, ok, it’s not… Continue reading Crafty men, pulling faces, and cool hangouts in SE London
May has been an incredible month, busy and stressful at times, but also full of new experiences and excitement. To cut a long story short, I ran my first ever webinar, and also taught a group of 19 excited hens how to make their own fascinators. On both occasions I was surprised at how calm… Continue reading Forays into teaching: infographics, fascinators…yoga next?
Some really good crafty events to keep you inspired this spring
This one was an unusual exhibition. I was invited to ArtRooms by my friend Alice White, who was exhibiting a new collection of paintings from her residency at ZSL. I didn’t really read the invite properly and said I would go, just to see her! When I got there I realised that this was going… Continue reading What happens when you fill a hotel with artists?
Larobby makes her first real hat!
The more I explore art whilst working in scientific publishing, the more I discover unexpected connections between science and art. At the weekend, I came across something really unusual when I visited the Arches Studios in Peckham. Walking randomly into one of the open studios, I stumbled into the fantastic cartography ceramics by Loraine Rutt.… Continue reading Cartography and Ceramics? Yes, Please.
I know many photographers, most of them very talented, but I know one photographer who is able to make me feel completely relaxed in front of her camera: Lorna Milburn. She comes from a fine art background and has a rare sensitivity for people’s moods and feelings. I simply love her work, she is able… Continue reading Portrait Photography in Action – An Interview with Lorna Milburn
At last! Blogging again. Not that I think anyone has particularly missed my posts, but I have missed writing, a lot. I’ve been going around with ideas in my head that I just wanted to put out there. Why so difficult? Fortunately, I have good excuses, and they are nice too! First, I got a ∞
Continuing my quest to find the perfect recipe for creativity, this month I’ve interviewed Peckham-based illustrator Vic Lee. He came to be an illustrator after a long journey through various jobs that had some or nothing to do with holding a pen. Now he spends most of his time making stunning visual reinterpretations of the… Continue reading Start and finish the day happy – an interview with illustrator Vic Lee