No Serial Number

Originally posted on Modern Eccentrics:
Launching next week is the summer issue of No Serial Number magazine, featuring a six page feature on Ross and his artistic practice. In the interview he discusses his textile journey, starting with Creative and Experimental Textiles, an evening course run by Debby Brown at Morley College, to where he is…

Nature’s Palette Winter Course

I can’t believe that we haven’t had a chance to blog anything in September. We’ve been busy delivering our Botanical Inks & Homemade Brushes and Mark Making Artbook workshops at CassArt in Islington and started delivering our first natural dyeing course ‘Nature’s Palette’ at Stepney City Farm. There wasn’t a day in the month when…

Looking forward – Summer Tasters at the Stepney City Farm

It’s been a busy couple of week since our last post. We have run our first Mark Making workshops at CassArt Islington. The first part looks at making natural Botanical Inks and homemade Brushes from recycled materials and the second continues the mark making and then looks at techniques such as paper folding and coptic…

Natural Dyeing at the Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft

This year, I was lucky enough to be accepted on the first Jenny Dean natural dyeing course at the Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft. The Museum itself houses a collection consisting of the work of artists and craftspeople who were based in the village, including calligrapher Edward Johnston (responsible for the typeface used by…

Looking Forward: Mark Making and Art Books

I felt really inspired after the workshop on Thursday. Our Natural Inks and Experimental Brushes workshop was very well received as was Ross’ talk about his work. We had wonderful feedback from the workshop attendees, audience and the No Serial Number crew (thanks again Francesca and Alessandra). If you’re interested, you can buy the Summer…

No Serial Number

Launching next week is the summer issue of No Serial Number magazine, featuring a six page feature on Ross and his artistic practice. In the interview he discusses his textile journey, starting with Creative and Experimental Textiles, an evening course run by Debby Brown at Morley College, to where he is today. One of his key…

Eco-dyeing Taster

Better late than never, here are some photos from the eco-dyeing taster workshop, held at the Contmporary Textile Fair, the Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington. Using a very generous bundle of eucalyptus (from Saffron Flowers, Columbia Road Flower Market), donated onion skins from Tamar Balakjian and some past their sell-by date ‘Mother’s Day’ roses, we set…

Mark Making at Be Smart About Art

On Monday evening, Ross and I delivered Mark Making workshops as part of Be Smart About Art‘s ‘Meet the Experts’ event. Consisting of 1-2-1 mentoring and round table discussions on a vast number of topics, these were hosted by art dealers, agents, independent curators, legal experts, tech gurus, journalists, business coaches and fundraisers! As part…