Rob Ryan Exhibition at St Judes

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Rob Ryan's
intricate hand cut images and screen prints are on sale at St Jude's Gallery in North Norfolk until 10th Jan. I hope to find time to whiz over to Aylsham and have a look as having lived in Norwich for a year now, I am ashamed to say I still haven't visited.
St. Judes printed textiles and cushion covers can also be bought online with last delivery date for Christmas the 19th Dec. Angie Lewin's notebooks make particularly good stocking fillers. Their blog All Things Considered is definitely worth a look too..

RE shop & Verandah

Monday, 1 December 2008

This is such a great shop, buy online at re-foundobjects, mail order or at the Northumberland store. Their style is beyond categorising, but essentially a mix of vintage style, recycling and quality handmade.

I have these photo frames on my Christmas wish list, but I can't decide what colour I want - a snip at £8.00

Another beautiful shop is Verandah on Upper St. Giles in Norwich, I was in there today having browse for some pressies. It's a collective of designer/makers based in Norfolk and full of really inspiring work, if Norwich is bit too far for you to visit they also do mail order.

Christmas Fairs and Open Studios

Christmas is fast approaching and there are still some Open Studio Events to bag a few original designs for your(self)loved ones!

Hidden Art - Always well worth a visit for something unusual, this event showcases so many emerging designer's studios all over East London 6-7 Dec. The walking tours of Creative Spitalfields and Diverse Hackney are a brilliant idea.

Cockpit Arts - The Deptford site has it's open studio event 5th-7th Dec for all you South Londoners, it's always a great show. CC Favourites Lush Designs Dirty/Dishy tea-towels are great stocking fillers as well as their beautiful bird decorations.

Craft Central - With studios and exhibition space in Clerkenwell, the focus is mainly on jewellery but there's loads of other disciplines to explore as well. Including Wow! Jewels for Christmas selling event 15th-19th Dec.
Chocolate Creative Recommends! Thornback and Peel who belong to both Craft Central and Cockpit