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Posts Tagged ‘Turner Prize’

Stick of Rock mugs: An interview with product designer Lydia Leith

Designer Lydia Leith introduces her new Stick of Rock mug range: an engaging take on everyone's favourite seaside candy!

Written by Amelia Gregory

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The striking designs of product designer Lydia Leith first caught my attention at Bust Craftacular a few years back so I was delighted when she got in touch to tell me about her fabulous new project: the Stick of Rock range of mugs.

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How much did your parents influence your decision to enter the creative world and what was the best advice they gave you?
Both parents have always been creative (Father illustrator and Mother craft teacher). Growing up in London we just happened to live in a very creative community, our neighbors (and friends) included a well known ceramicist, a fashion designer, an RA artist and in the house opposite us a Turner Prize winner. As a child I just thought this was very normal but looking back it was lucky coincidence and I have very fond memories of it all. From an early age I always assumed I'd end up working… read more

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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 […]

Deptford X Arts Festival 2010: A Review

The Deptford X Festival has been taking place for five years. This year they asked former local boy and Turner Prize nominee Mark Titchner to be the "lead" artist and I was lucky enough to get my own personal guided tour with him...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Felicity Brown Gabrielle dress, online illustrated by Kate Copeland Amidst the commotion of catwalks and exhibitions at London Fashion Week, one website had everyone talking; Young British Designers. Grabbing attention […]

The Threadneedle Prize at the Mall Galleries

Wow! There's a cool alternative to the Turner prize. This rather odd and rare show heralds a more confident kind of representational art. At last!

Written by Valerie Pezeron

Man on Fire courtesy of Tim Shaw. To be honest I had not heard of the Threadneedle Prize before nor was I rushing to attend the preview party on Wednesday […]

Latitude Festival 2010: Friday Music Review

A review of Martin Creed, The Kissaway Trail, The Kominas, Villagers, Empire of the Sun and Florence and the Machine. All wrapped up in a tasty load of illustrations...

Written by Amelia Gregory

David Longshaw, web illustrated by Abigail Wright David Longshaw is a man of many talents. Aside from designing his own label, sick he is passionate about writing and illustrating not […]

Latitude 2010: Thursday Night Review

Latitude 2010 "it's more than just a music festival" kicked off with gigs from Nigel Kennedy and Tom Jones. Just don't mention the awful rapes.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Feelin’ hot hot hot… we arrived at the field with a blanket and straw hat, viagra stuff and headed straight to the bar. Queuing for what felt like a life-time […]

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Tate Shots: Jared Schiller’s Dream Job

Have you heard of a new online venture showcasing every month a series of videos on Tate exhibitions and contemporary artists? Tate Shots' Jared Schiller tells Amelia's readers about living the dream.

Written by Jared Schiller

Jared Schiller with David Byrne All photographs and videos courtesy of Tate Shots except where otherwise stated. Back in 2002 whilst still a skint student, cheapest I started what was […]

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Arts listings October 5-11

All around London Town and in your mind

Written by Satu Fox

Queenly gowns. That’s the phrase that jumps to mind whilst watching Ashley Islam’s elegant collection. These are Red Carpet gowns for the red carpet, rx bridal for weddings, for the […]