London Art Fair

We didn’t have long unfortunately to visit the London Art Fair this year but here are a few pieces that caught our fancy. One or t’other or both of us would happily have carried off these pieces today (though if we’d left with them all it would have cost us a fortune!!!). Anima, Zoe Preece,…

New Year, New Developments

January is always a grey and dreary month but it’s also a good time to think about the year ahead. Our first workshop is for the London Business School Student Association on Saturday and Ross is delivering Handmade Experimental Brushes and Botanical Inks at Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft on the 4th March. This is part…

Contact Printing at the Duke

On Thursday we held the first of third of our workshops at the Duke of Cambridge in Islington, the UK’s oldest organic pub (bookable through their website). Sponsored by the Florence Trust and Churchgate Artists Studios CIC, the workshop places included a wonderful set lunch as part of the £20 ticket price. This week Ross delivered an introduction to Contact…

Indigo at the Duke of Cambridge

On Thursday we held the first of four workshops at the Duke of Cambridge in Islington, the UK’s oldest organic pub (bookable through their website). Sponsored by the Florence Trust and Churchgate Artists Studios CIC, the workshop places included a wonderful set lunch as part of the £20 ticket price and was thought a great…

Journey: the rePrint & the negative

In many ways, Ross’ fascination for Japan informs his work as much as the influence of his African childhood. Concepts such as Wabi-sabi and Kintsugi have each inspired collections and installations, and classic texts such as ‘How to Wrap Five Eggs’ continue to inspire him.  There are distinct overlaps in the concept of craft from…

moderneccentrics at the Duke of Cambridge

We are teaming up with the guys at the Duke of Cambridge, Britain’s first Organic Pub in Islington to bring you a morning of learning, creating (and eating), with a series workshops based around our artistic practice. There are four to choose from, running from from 10am – 2.30pm. Each £20 ticket includes a workshop…

Cornelia Parker at Tate Britain

I first experience the work of Cornelia Parker as part of the 1997 Turner Prize exhibition at Tate Britain, where I was mesmerised by her installation ‘Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View‘. 25 years later the Tate have a wonderful retrospective of Parker’s work and some of her major installations, including the piece that was…

‘Still Life’ and the Safer World Conference 2022

Running yesterday and today is the Lloyds Register Foundation’s Safer World Conference at the Old Billingsgate, London, which brings together thought leaders from research, academia, business and government to discuss today’s biggest safety challenges and new approaches needed to create a safer world. The organisers of the event invited Ross to exhibit ‘Still Life’ in…

Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear

‘In a patriarchal society, masculine gender identity is often moulded by violently toxic stereotypes […] Any possible reference to femininity is aggressively banned, as it is considered a threat against the complete affirmation of a masculine prototype that allows no divergencies. There is nothing natural in this drift.’ Alessandro Michelle, Creative director, Gucci. This year’s…

‘Untold’ at the Art Pavillion

There is only today and tomorrow left for you to pop down to Mile End to see this year’s PRISM’s exhibition at the Art Pavillion. ‘Untold’ is the perfect place for an Easter weekend outing, with a vast variety of responses to the title of this year’s exhibition and a free embroidery workshop running this…

At The Centre Of The Forest

‘At The Centre Of The Forest’ is a piece that was originally planned as a photogravure print. In the end, Jonny decided to use the cyanotype process to produce this large scale piece of 18 A4 sections. Unlike the majority of photographic printing processes, the chemicals used in creating cyanotype images are not toxic and…