Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Bringing Up Your Baby

I worked on this back in the spring but the book has come out recently. It was fun using a limited palette for the spot illustrations.

Love Your Leftovers

This is another book I worked on at the beginning of the year and has been published recently. The back cover was originally going to be the front cover then it changed to the second picture down but then it was changed to a photograph of the pot instead.
I wonder if you really can get pink hobs?

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Design*Sponge Sneak Peeks

This week our previous flat is featured on design*sponge's sneak peeks. The shoot was done by friend and interiors photographer Jon Day - we had a lovely day in the summer taking the pictures (it started with coffee and cinnamon buns - a perfect start to any day!)

We moved into a new flat a couple of months ago and due to work and life we still haven’t unpacked all our boxes or hung any pictures so seeing these photos makes me nostalgic - but I have to remind myself it didn’t look this tidy every day!

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

A Day at the Cuwen Studio, Unearthing Old Work and Kate's Beautiful Lithograph

These are lithographs I did as a student twenty years ago! (Plankton, Noah's Ark after reading "Not Wanted on the Voyage" and Wolstenbury - lying on top of the South Downs)

I unearthed the slides of them after a fascinating day last week at the Curwen Studio, near Cambridge with my friend Kate. We attended an "Archive Day" where we visited the lithographic print studio, were shown the process and heard the history of the studio from Master Printer Stanley Jones who has been involved with it for over fifty years. It was wonderful to hear about the different approaches of artists who have produced work there including Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, John Piper and Paula Rego.

"War Horse" by Kate Dicker
At this same time last year Kate was at the Curwen producing this beautiful lithograph after winning as a prize a day's access to the facilities and technical support. The piece is inspired by the moving and creatively produced play "War Horse" at the National theatre based on Micheal Morpungo's book. She still has some for sale on her website!


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