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Posts Tagged ‘ceramics’

In Place Peckham: Camberwell College of Arts Illustration Degree Show 2014 Review

Camberwell graduates held their exhibition in Copeland Park in Peckham, showcasing a wide variety of techniques and styles.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Camberwell illustration in place peckham review
This year the Camberwell College of Arts illustration graduates eschewed central London to hold their show in a warehouse in Copeland Park behind the Bussey Building, an area which has changed beyond all recognition since I shared a studio there after graduation with Simone Lia and Catherine Vase. Nowadays Peckham is a seething hub of creativity, with the cafe culture to support it. Eighteen years ago (gulp!) not so much so.

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Louise Wilkinson Illustrations and Ceramics: an interview with the designer

An introduction to the wonderful world of Louise Wilkinson, a trained illustrator who applies her beautiful pictures to fine bone china, all of which is produced in the UK.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I first encountered Louise Wilkinson’s inimitable ceramics designs at Tent London last September, and instantly fell in love. The likes of Liberty discovered her beautiful bone china early on, and […]

Melody Rose Ceramics: an interview with fine bone china homeware designer Melanie Roseveare

Introducing the wonderful upcycled and fine bone china ceramics of designer Melanie Roseveare, soon to be featured on my brand new market place.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Designs by Melody Rose first caught my eye at the Renegade Craft Fair a few years ago, and then I bumped into the lady behind the brand at Tent London […]

New Designers 2013 Ceramics and Craft: The Best Graduate Designers

There were loads of interesting ceramics and crafts on show at New Designers one, including neon iron platters, animals aplenty and a skull encrusted teapot.

Written by Amelia Gregory

New Designers part one plays host to large number of crafts and ceramics graduates: here’s the ones that caught my eye, starting with the work of Charlotte Mary Pack of […]

New Designers 2013 Surface Design Graduates – Playful Brights

I'll always be more attracted to bold and beautiful brights over tasteful muted colourways, and luckily this year there was lots to choose from at the first New Designers show.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Next up, my review of splashy abstract brights and lovely playful designs. It’s fair to say that this is a look I will always love, but there did seem to […]

Ohh Deer Pop-Up Shop at Wolf & Badger: Review

There are plenty of things you could say about an arty pop-up shop complete with workshops on everything from comics to ceramics, but 'oh dear' is not one of them.

Written by Jessica Cook

The only thing I know about Mayfair is that it’s a pretty good property to buy if you’re playing Monopoly. In reality, this pretty ‘n’ posh street is filled with […]

Laszlo Tompa

An Interview with Designer Laszlo Tompa

Laszlo Tompa didn't stop to wonder if making carved geometric lamps and puzzle boxes woodwork...

Written by Jessica Cook

The title of this post is a little misleading as Laszlo Tompa is more than just a Designer. Not just a Ceramist or a Craftsman, he is more like a […]

Christmas Gift Ideas 2012: 12 Top Kitchenware Designs

Choose from ceramics, oven gloves, sustainable plastic ware, wooden trays and chopping boards made from felled trees of London.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I’ve brought you the best cushions, the best mugs and the best tea towels, and now here is the best of the rest of the homewares I found whilst scouring […]

Christmas Gift Ideas 2012: Top Ten Best Mugs by Illustrators and Designers

Wondering what to give for Christmas? The shops are full of mugs for a reason: they make great inexpensive gifts with character. And I've found the best designs for you online...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Beaver Mug by Lisa Jones. I *love* beavers so I was super excited to find this. No really, don’t laugh. Next up: my recommendations for mugs. Yes, a whole blog […]

Christmas Guide 2012: Artist & Designer Christmas Cards

Steer clear of mass produced Christmas cards this year and go direct to the designers who've made cards themselves: here's my round up of the best ones to buy online.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Christmas card by Matthew Land. Christmas is nearly upon us, yes really. And to start my lengthy round up of gift recommendations for the entire family I firstly give you […]

New Designers 2012 Craft, Ceramic, Glass and Designer Maker Graduates: part two

Curious creatures, ceramic toys and an oversized scary devil banker are amongst some of my finds at this year's show.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Following on from my first look at the best designer makers at this year’s New Designers, here, in no particular order, are more interesting creations that I found. At Bath […]

New Designers 2012 Craft, Ceramic, Glass and Designer Maker Graduates: part one

A round up of some of the best designer makers from Hereford College of Arts, Nottingham Trent University, Central Saint Martins and more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

At Hereford College of Arts the standard of craft design was high as always, with some beautifully original designs. Sophie Walker‘s woodcarved sculptures opened to reveal small stash spaces. Collapsed […]

Royal College of Art MA Degree Show 2012 Review: Ceramics & Glass

From alienesque sculptural shapes by John Rainey to Dinner on the Seabed with Simone Perrotte there was plenty of interesting objects to admire from the Ceramics and Glass graduates.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Finally, following on from Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery and Textiles I moved on to the Ceramics part of the show, where I was most impressed by John Rainey’s alien-like […]

Tent London 2011 Review: Best Ceramics Design

Wonderful ceramics from the likes of Bodo Sperlein, Kitty and Dude, Ikuko Iwamoto and Richard Brendon. Plus exciting 3D product design from Shapeways.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The ceramics on display at Tent London were wonderfully varied. I loved these curvy stacks of bowls inspired by the shapes of blossoms, by Bodo Sperlein for Niko. The pastel […]

Camberwell College of Arts MA Graduate Show 2011 Review: Designer Maker and Fine Art

Lovely Designer Maker craft from Chieh Ting Huang and Yaqi Zhao in Making_Makes_Me_Me. And an amazing Fine Art installation in the form of Rachael House's Feminist Disco.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration of a feminist icon on a paper place at the Rachael House Feminist Disco. Now for the best of the rest that I saw on a quick whip around […]

Camberwell College of Arts: Ovo Show Illustration Graduate Show 2011 Review – Downstairs 2

My final instalment of the best of Ovo Show features fab work from Jennifer Crouch, Alice Devine, Anna Suwalowska and a trio of illustrators with truly great names: Tendayi Vine, Kunyalala Ndlovu and Morgane Parma.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Anna Suwalowska. Now for the final round up of the best of Ovo Show from Camberwell College of Arts illustration graduates. Penny Klein used simple swathes of paint […]

Camberwell College of Arts: Ovo Show Illustration Graduate Show 2011 Review – Downstairs 1

Some more fab illustrations at the Ovo Show - including work by Alice Stanley, Rosie Eveleigh, Karin Söderquist, Sam Taylor, Tom Dorkin and Iriini Kalliomaki.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Alice Stanley. Now, finally, it’s time for my second round of blog posts featuring the best of Ovo Show from Camberwell College of Arts illustration graduates (read the […]

Art Car Boot Fair 2011 returns for the Apple Cart Festival in Victoria Park

This year's Art Car Boot Fair took place on Sunday 19th June in the car park of the Truman Brewery on Brick Lane. Amongst the hyped artwork of big name Brit artists there were some amazing bargains to grab. The Art Car Boutique returns on the 7th August for the Apple Cart Festival.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Art Car Boot Fair 2011. All photography by Amelia Gregory. It amazes me that I’ve never been to the Art Car Boot Fair before… but there you have it, this […]

Royal College of Art MA Degree Show 2011 Review: Communication Art and Design

Best animation, illustration and graphic design from this year's Royal College of Art graduates: Tom Senior, Peter J. Laugesen, Jo Blaker, Mike Redmond, Cat Roissetter and Eleanor Taylor.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Nomads by Tom Senior. I will confess that I found the new location for Communication Art & Design at the Royal College of Art show somewhat difficult to navigate – […]

New Designers 2011 Part One: Contemporary Craft Graduate Show Review

The best Contemporary Craft came from Ashleigh Williams, Sarah Bevan and Hollie Anderson at Hereford College of Arts who deservedly won Best Stand. There was also lovely stuff from Nottingham Trent University - especially Laura Matthews' upcycled acrylic rats.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Creatures, by Hollie Anderson, at Hereford College of Arts. During part one a large part of exhibition space was given out to what is known as Contemporary Craft – which […]