Blog, Meet the Maker

Meet the Maker: Deirdre Hawken currently exhibiting at Metropolitan Museum, New York

Deidre Hawken makes what might loosely be called hats or head pieces. However that description does not do justice to the exquisite intricate pieces of work created by this multi talented designer. I and my photographer went to interview her recently in her studio. JB.I know you as a hat designer and maker, but I… Continue reading Meet the Maker: Deirdre Hawken currently exhibiting at Metropolitan Museum, New York

Blog, book review, Book Reviews

Print Play

Screen printing inspiration for your life and home Jessie Wright & Lara Davies Published by Hardie Grant Published by Hardie Grant Print Play is the perfect description of this book. It is about printing and and at the same time playful and fresh. The authors Jess Wright and Lara Davies are “Home-Work” – two textile… Continue reading Print Play

Blog, Exhibitions

The Royal College Art graduate shows 2019

Last week the RCA opened their doors for the public to view the degree shows. As one would expect it was a mixed bag of styles, standards and end results. It was all fascinating. Here are some of the offerings from students studying in many different disciplines including, print, painting, photography and video, ceramics and… Continue reading The Royal College Art graduate shows 2019

Blog, Press Show Picks


On the 4TH July The Royal Mint launched its first jewellery collection ever, designed and made by in-house experts in silversmithing techniques at The Royal Mint .             The collection, envisioned by luxury jewellery designer Philippe Cogoli, has been made at The Royal Mint from start to finish, using traditional coin pressing techniques that pay… Continue reading MINTED

Blog, Exhibitions


As part of the Weavers of the Clouds exhibition there is a section on the weaving of the women who make up Awamaki, a non-profit organization that connects artisan women in the Andes to global markets. Here is some of the work designed and made by 21 weavers in the community of Walaquilla Kelanca. Each… Continue reading AWAMAKI