Kettle’s Yard

In August, we visited Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge for the first time. Ross knew all about the place and had been wanting to visit for ages, but it was new to me, and quite a wonderful discovery. I am very behind on my blog posts. There are a few partially written posts but here’s one…

Cyanotype Workshop with Helen Dixon

Recently I attended an excellent workshop run by the lovely Helen Dixon at Bainbridge Print Studios in Lambeth. The process is simple but fascinating and capable of producing endlessly variable results. Cyanotype is a type of photogram process, one of the earliest forms of photography involving creating photographic prints by laying objects onto treated paper and…

V&A Diary 181-200

Here are the next set of images which takes us to 200, and my one year anniversary at the V&A. This set of images coincided with the opening of the exhibition ‘Tim Walker: Wonderful Things‘ and the London Design Festival which filled the V&A with stunning examples of new concepts, prototypes and designs. One exhibit…

The Japanese Textiles and Craft Festival

The Japanese Textiles and Craft Festival is running till the end of the weekend at Craft Central and is well worth a visit over the weekend. The exhibition show cases a range of artists and craftsmen who work using traditional Japanese techniques, or have been inspired by Japanese philosophies. Exhibitors include our own Ross Belton,…

Dialogue of the Deaf

The two branches that form the body of the work twist together but never meet, never touch… intertwined but unable to ever make a meaningful connection that bridges difference to find common ground and purpose. Naturally dyed threads, using indigo and sappanwood, hang from the branches. Blues and reds hint at team strips or party…