painted clothes by Carole Waller – photos Egle Vasi
painted clothes by Carole Waller – photos Egle Vasi
Carole’s one-of-a-kind painted fabrics have formed the basis of her label ‘I’m No Walking Canvas’ – timeless, ageless easy-to-wear clothes and scarves previously seen in Liberty, Harvey Nichols and Bergdorf Goodman. Individual works of art; each piece is as unique as the person who wears them.
“I believe that people want to have a personal connection to their clothes, their art, the things that inspire them,” explains Carole. “ People want to be able to express their creativity and individuality and my clothes let them. It’s alchemy between the garment and the wearer, and because each piece is completely unique, you won’t see someone else in the same dress as you!”
Carole also creates free-hanging paintings on un-stretched fabrics, as well as glass panels, which incorporate her fabric paintings. The glass panels can be used as freestanding artworks or integrated into architecture, landscape or furniture. Bespoke commissions are always welcome.Carole Waller's website: carolewaller.co.uk
Ceramic artist Gary Wood makes pots for food and drink, wall pieces and sculpture – all in subtle painted stoneware and porcelain. Gary’s work is vigorous, contemplative and distinctive. His pieces include drinking vessels, serving bowls, and sculptural artworks. Gary has exhibited in Europe, America and Japan.
Gary Wood's website: garywoodceramics.co.uk
Bronzey bowl for food
Painted tea bowl
Our resident guest artist, Annie, creates stunning, colourful, printed aluminium necklaces, cuffs and earrings.
“When I develop my own design ideas, I like to play with materials and context. The work that excites me most contains this element of changed context, or something ordinary transformed or given a new context. My work reflects my long-time interest in colour in jewellery as well as unusual recycled/re-purposed materials.”Annie Beardsley's website: anniebeardsley.com
Shelby Fitzpatrick makes a continually evolving collection of Perspex jewellery which speaks to Youth, Optimism, and a glorious sense of Fun, with more excitement just
around the corner!
Trained as a traditional jeweller, Katy Luxton creates vibrant silver and nylon jewellery. She takes her inspiration from mathematical models, geometric shapes and the interwoven curves, circles and figures produced by a Spirograph toy – the moment when a line becomes a form.
Using simple but expressive lines, Katy employs hand techniques and new technology – such as 3D printing – to create tactile, playful, wearable jewellery. Experimenting with 3D printing and the possibilities of new shapes, she found a new exciting material to work with: Nylon. Each piece is dyed by hand in her studio. The choice of colours is fascinating, as is the intensity that can be achieved, and the moment when the piece is lifted from the dye bath and rinsed is always thrilling for her.
Excited by the potential of new technology, Katy nevertheless continues to be amazed by the skills that early jewellers demonstrated, despite such limited tools, and enjoys being immersed in the act of creating with her hands. These two opposing elements flow from the same inspiration, and her collections see them brought together. From the simple line of a silver ring to more complex repeating forms, a common thread can be found.
Katy also works to commission creating beautiful wedding and engagement rings. These are made with the same attention to detail and aesthetic as her collections. Katy uses recycled precious metal to reduce the impact upon the environment and is able to redesign or use gemstones from special family heirlooms.
Katy designs and produces her jewellery from her home studio in Wadebridge, Cornwall.Katy Luxton's website: www.katyluxtonjewellery.co.uk
Rentaro Nishimura is a London based multi-disciplinary designer. After his initial training as an interior designer in Tokyo, Rentaro moved to London to study architecture as the AA. His passion for design, construction and form led him to then complete an MA in Product Design.
His work draws on principles of origami, repeat modular forms, self assembly and flat pack designs. Minimalist necklaces by in beautiful colours sit softly against the skin and use the latest digital technology of 3D printers and laser cutting to bridge the gap between craft and technology.
‘Since Graduating from Edinburgh College of Art I have exhibited nationally and internationally, taken part in various shows, and worked to commission.
I am obsessed with colour and pattern which are the main features of my jewellery. I constantly photograph forms, patterns and colours I come across in my everyday life which all provide me with endless inspiration and ideas.
Colour is an essential element in my work. Working with resin I create my own colour palette by mixing pigments. Depending on the collection I’m working on I can create a bold, clashing palette, or a softer, sophisticated palette . Layering translucent resin over opaque helps achieve a richer finish and a wider colour range too. By patterning either one or both layers I can produce diverse effects.
I want the wearer to enjoy wearing my jewellery and appreciate the little extra details I incorporate. For instance some pieces are reversible for an added surprise. Others have magnets set within which allows bangles to stick together in sets, or ring tops to be swapped. Mis-matching is another strong element of my jewellery, adding to the unique feeling of my pieces.
Kaz Robertson 2016Kaz Robertson's website: kazrobertson.co.uk/
From July 7th to 31st, One Two Five Gallery in Bath, is delighted to host an special exhibition by ‘Stitch by Stitch’. These beautiful contemporary handmade textiles from India and Nepal are the brainchild and design of Graham Hollick.
Stitch by Stitch is a textile design company based in London, working with small groups of artisans in the remote Kutch region of Gujarat, India, and Nepal. Their collection of contemporary interior textiles is inspired by many trips to these areas.
Stitch by Stitch reinterprets traditional embroidery and quilt-making skills, and commissions hand woven wools and Kala cotton fabrics from weavers, spinners and cotton growers in Kutch. A fresh, modern collection of cushions, rugs, blankets and quilts is the result, all made with fair trade principles.
Directors Karen Sear Shimali and Graham Hollick will be in the gallery on July 7th.Stitch by Stitch's website: stitchbystitch.eu