Saturday, July 29, 2006

Loco Glass

Via the Liquid Glass website is this brilliant example of blown glass by Loco Glass.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Rob Ryan

Beautiful images created with cut paper. More stuff here.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

The Arts Council Own Art Innitiative

The Own Art scheme is designed to make it easy and affordable for everyone to buy contemporary works of art and craft including paintings, photography, sculpture, glassware and furniture.

You can borrow up to £2,000, or as little as £100, and pay back the loan in 10 monthly instalments - interest free*. The scheme is available through a network of over 250 participating venues across the country.

Some very exciting participating galleries here.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Japanese Patchwork 2

Japanese Patchwork 1

Patchwork Source Books

2 good source books at Amazon.

Glass Patchwork

This is what I seem to be headed towards. A patchwork quilt of glass designs and motifs fused together using Millefiori glass. Kaffe Fassett is a famous patchwork quilt designer and this site has the raw ingredients for a traditional patchwork quilt:
Kaffe Fassett

Fusion Gallery, Bristol

I found this gallery on the very steep "Christmas Steps", a collection of small shops on a hidden street in Bristol.
Because the street is literally 200 steps the amount of passers by is limited. However The Fusion Gallery is moving to 17 Perry Road (Opposite Zero Degrees) at the top of the road on 5th August.


I'd like to find more design from France. There is a real narrative with this illustrators work.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Millefiori Glass Design 1 - Oh and my Flikr post

192836061_4369932ce9, originally uploaded by glasscircle.

A new chapter.
Effetre glass fused with enamels.

Glass in Garden

This is a large wall in my back garden which I'm having fun with. The picture of Felix the Cat is created with enamels on glass.

Magnetreps Artist

Creative genious from Canada:

Monday, July 17, 2006


This designer/artist was found on the "flickr" website, it has become another online creative community.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Ana Ventura

This illustrator was found on the flickr website, it has become it's own little creative community.
Anna Ventura

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Atticus Art Gallery, Bath

I visited Atticus Arts this weekend and met the owner. There was a private view on in the evening which she invited me to. The work was a mix of paintings and ceramics, all very good.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Beyond The Valley Store, London

There's plenty of ideas here and I like their principle:
A not-for-profit space next to London’s famous Carnaby St, providing young designers with a centrally located retail, gallery and studio space where they can test out new products and sell at affordable prices without getting exploited by unfair commission rates.
Beyond The Valley

Friday, July 07, 2006

My Favourite Gallery in Bristol

I spent my teens growing up in Bristol and "The Bristol Guild" was always the place to find the most exciting arty things.
Althought it still exists, smaller outfits like The Soma Gallery offer new and exciting work from the west of England.
Will be visiting Bristol and Bath this weekend so hope to find some more stuff.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Books on Glass

At the recent Central St. Martins Glass Exhibition, Caroline had a display copy of a book entitled "Stained and Art Glass". This looks to be an older edition. 1000 Glass Beads is jammed full of inspired ideas for Millefiori glass.

Prue Cooper

Prue is a member of the Artworkers Guild. Her slipware dishes are meant to be used, and celebrate friendship, generosity, and the sharing of simple pleasures.
Prue Cooper

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Serpentine Pavilion

Definately worth a visit on a barmy Summer evening, the Serpentine Pavilion is refreshed annually with a new architectural commission. The centrepiece of this design is a spectacular ovoid-shaped inflatable canopy that floats above the Gallery's lawn. Made from translucent material, the structure will be illuminated from within at night. The canopy will be raised into the air or lowered to cover the amphitheatre below according to the weather.