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Time For Tea?

The author Henry James once said “There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea”. But why wait till the afternoon? Slipcast in decadent parian porcelain with accents of gold lustre, this wall clock makes any time ‘Time For Tea’. All the great British classics are there; malted milk with its little gold cows, the childhood classic pink wafer, the good old digestive (plain and chocolate), bourbon cream (my personal favourite). -Slipcast parian porcelain, gold lustre, quartz clock movement with brass hands. -Dimensions pictured 55cm x 55cm. -The clock can be made larger or smaller to suit your space by spacing the biscuits further apart or closer together. -Easy to hang with simple panel pins, template...

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‘Selling Sex’ SHOW Studio, London

Show Studio 22nd March – 1st June 2012 1 – 9 Bruton Place, London, W1J 6LT It is a well known fact that the majority of images we consume are created by men, and too often is feminism an easy target for commodification in the wider context of contemporary culture. SHOWstudio has decided to examine this ‘self-other’ relationship and curate an exhibition about sex, as seen exclusively from a female perspective. Showstudio Shop is a commercial gallery in central London in what was once Francis Bacon’s studio. I am delighted to be part of this exhibition which been curated fro the most part from a selection of works featuring in the ‘Design Behind Desire’ by Lisa Z Morgan. Two of my large wall mounted platters feature in the...

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Design Behind Desire

Due out in mid October, Design Behind Desire is a luxurious harback coffee table book ‘curated’ by lingerie designer Lisa Z. Morgan of Strumpet and Pink. I’m very proud that a number of my collections including ‘Blow Me’ and ‘Dirty Rotten Peaches’ will be featured. “DESIGN BEHIND DESIRE is a beautifully designed book that will showcase all the surprising and delicious aspects of desire, in all its manifestations; longing, lusting, wanting, craving, yearning, both of the mind and of the body and ideally in perfect tandem. Desire burns in a space and implores us to satisfy its needs. As such it can become a passionate driving force, leading us to greater heights and has the capacity to fill us and inhabit us until we...

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Blue

Flow Gallery 1-5 Needham Street London From 15th June 2011 ‘The colour Blue has had great importance throughout craft history, with particular significance to the textile and ceramic disciplines. The Blue show explores the different ways current artists use the colour blue within their practice. The use of the traditional blue and white, gives the works particular points of reference, the recognition of its roots and heritage in Europe as well as in the Far East. ‘ I will be exhibiting a new collection of ‘Finest Paperware’ pieces. The paper cup is an icon of the ‘throwaway culture’ and by imposing classical ceramic styling and playing with the material, I aim to highlight and question our tendency towards wasteful consumerism....

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Collect 2011

Craftscotland have announced the twelve makers they will be representing at COLLECT 2011 at the Saatchi Gallery in London, and I’m very proud to be in their midst for the third consecutive year. COLLECT has an enviable reputation as a premier, annual fair for contemporary craft. Through its presentation of work from the best international applied artists, COLLECT has become a prestigious event in the international cultural calendar gaining the respect and support of many private collectors, museum curators and galleries. At last years show I was in the midst of a period of research and development funded by the Scottish Arts Council (now Creative Scotland). Since then the work has continued to evolve and develop so I hope you will see  further progression...

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Young Artists Bienalle

In October this year I was delighted to be selected for the first UK Young Artists Bienalle (UKYA01), a joint venture between De Montfort University, Derby University, Loughborough University and Nottingham Trent University and Arts Council England. Throughout the four day event on 21st – 24th October 2010 48 artistsic individuals and groups staged a series of peformances, exhibitions and interventions accross the city of Derby. A panel of experts including renowned performance artist Akram Khan and international artist Mariele Neudecker as well as representatives from university partners and Arts Council England chose 13 of the 48 artists to go forwards and represent the UK at the Biennialle of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean in Morocco in...

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