Been up and down to London several times over the last 3 weeks. Spent 3 days pounding the streets until my feet hurt, seeing what’s new in jewellery and fashion. Went to Dover Street Market, Spitalfield Market and Brick Lane ( for the first time ever!!) Checked out Libertys and of course went to all the usual places Lesley Craze, Contemporary Applied Arts and Electrum who are celebrating their 40th Birthday this year. Also soaked up loads of Art, 13 rooms of Miro at the Tate Modern which was a pretty magical afternoon and I have never really been that crazy about his work. And they have done it again!! Dirt at The Wellcome Collection, amazing exhibition could have spent all day in there. I also treated myself to a couple of bits and pieces……..some colourful plastic stuff from Habitat and some fab rings from Flow Gallery.
My final fav Textiles graduate Lorri Smyth fantastic use of scrap oriented strand board (OSB) and plywood to make surface pattern, wall pieces and furniture. She has a fantastic blog which takes you through her inspiration, sampling and the whole process of making her Degree Collection.
I just love the colour palette she uses and I have always had a soft spot for OSB as I love the texture of it.
Jessica Howarth beautiful enamelled objects and jewellery based on the colour and architecture of India.