Mister Bob Brian, a dark tribute to the great paper cutter himself, is just absolutely wonderful.
Category Archives: Craft + art
The textile artist is showing at the Rebecca Hossack gallery from 7-30 November.
Here’s what the site has to say: “Karen Nicol‘s new exhibition is a Singerie, the French word for ‘monkey trick.’ Singerie is a genre that was first found in the eighteenth dynasty of Egypt and made hugely popular in 18th Century French Rococo art, in which artists satirically depicted monkeys wearing fashionable dress.”
I’m heading to the private view tonight, and have interviewed her for Mollie Makes in the current issue
Why oh why did I miss this?
“A Canadian composer is set to conduct an ‘orchestra’ of sewing machines for a special performance in Londonderry. Martin Messier will take to the stage in a former shirt factory, accompanied by eight sewing machines, as part of the UK City of Culture celebrations.”
I wanna play.
Don’t you just love Kate Morris’ new knitwear designs?
This is what she says on her blog: “The source of inspiration for my first body of work comes from elements of art history looking at how gluttony and frivolousness are expressed through the placement of objects.”
Read his Guardian obituary and, like me, you’ll think “what a guy”.
To celebrate COLLECT, the International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects at the Saatchi gallery, I was asked by the Craft Council to choose one of my favourite pieces from the show.
Who wouldn’t have gone for Bracelet ‘Koi’ by David Bielander, 2012? I love it because it’s beautiful AND functional (Dave, if you want to lend it to me next year for my wedding …)
To see the other objects chosen by the likes of the Design Museum and Ceramic Review, head to the COLLECT Pinterest board.