Monday, 14 December 2009
Thursday, 10 December 2009
19th December London Designer Makers Fair, St Aloysius Social Club, Euston 12pm-6pm
Tuesday, 8 December 2009
5th-6th December All I Want for Xmas, Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London 10am-6pm
12th-13th December All I Want for Xmas, Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London 10am-6pm
19th-20th December All I Want for Xmas, Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London 10am-6pm
Joe Rogers http://www.colourboxonline.co.uk
Paul Roberts http://www.monstersmonsters.co.uk
Sara Fowles http://www.needlesandhooks.co.uk
Monday, 30 November 2009
Saturday 5th December 11am - 5pm
Advent Music and Gift Fair,
Balham, London, SW12 8QX
Sunday 6th December 11am - 4pm
Craft Guerrilla Christmas Market,
William Morris Gallery,
Forest Road, London, E17 4PP
Saturday 12th and 19th December 10.30am - 5pm
Of Cabbages and Kings Christmas Fair,
Abney Public Hall, 73a Church Street,
Stoke Newington, London N16 0AS
Monday, 19 October 2009
She'll also be at Handmade and Bound in London on Sunday the 1st of November. www.handmadeandbound.com
Sunday, 18 October 2009
Sarah Ray is an illustrator based in Birmingham UK but originally from the dark depths of Herefordshire (fondly known as the Shire). She completed a degree in Illustration in the lovely city of Cambridge and since has been working freelance, drawing for clients such as Orange, The Artgroup and Friends of the Earth. As well as doing commissioned work, she also likes to exhibit and sell handmade things. She likes tea and dancing (not necessarily at the same time) and she likes to smile a lot because it’s nice to.
Mary Kilvert graduated with an illustration degree from Kingston University in 2004. Her illustrations are characterized by fluid line, decorative patterns and a whimsical style. She creates her images using fine line pens, watercolour, collage and digital colour. Mary
works for clients in advertising, publishing and editorial. She is inspired by patterns, animals and folk tales. She works from herstudio in London which she also shares with her black cat and is represented by Lindgren and Smith in the United States.
Ruth Green is a printmaker based in Birmingham. She makes screenprints, linocuts and etchings. Her work is inspired by design from the 60's and 70's and by the British countryside. Ruth also has work published as posters and greetings cards. She has worked for Ikea, Woodmansterne and The Art Group. She regularly exhibits at galleries and art fairs throughout the U.K.
Kate Hindley is a freelance illustrator currently working in Worcestershire. She graduated from Falmouth University in 2008 and since then has developed a whimsical style inspired by all things woodland and folksy. Her work combines pencil doodling with a bit of digital tinkering. She will be holding her first solo exhibition throughout December at the Artrix in her hometown of Bromsgrove.
Yee Ting graduated from University College Falmouth in 2006 with first class honours and has been working freelance since. She has taken part in various group exhibitions throughout the U.K. Her work is produced digitally using a combination of Photoshop, Illustrator and hand drawn components. Her style is influenced by graphic design, icons, patterns, typography and printmaking techniques. Clients include the Guardian, Tigerprint and Runner’s World magazine.
Anke Weckmann is an illustrator living in London where she spends her days drawing, drinking tea and listening to audio books. She likes spring, elderflower cordial, little birds, cats and making all kinds of pretty things.
A long time ago Karoline worked for Matthew Herbert and illustrated most of his Doctor Rockit album covers with various paraphernalia including rockets, coffins and flamenco dancers. This helped develop her style, in particular the use of quirky characters, hand drawn lettering and humour. Karoline now uses these elements in the artist's books she illustrates and self publishes. She prefers to work by hand and sees her illustration as a craft which lead her to start making images and books using a Japanese Print Gocco as well as screen printing.
Gemma Correll is based in the 'fine city' of Norwich, UK, where she has stayed since completing her BA (hons) degree in Graphic Design, specialising in Illustration, in 2006. She works as a crafts person and freelance illustrator for clients including Virgin holidays and Primary Teachers magazine. She also likes making her own zines and other goodies such as handpainted mugs and shrink plastic jewellery, which she sells in various retail outlets online and in 'real life'. Gemma’s inspirations include body builders, Butlins holiday camps and small, furry animals.
Michelle Turton is a freelance contemporary illustrator based in the sunny Midlands working with both hand rendered and computer based illustrations. Michelle graduated from Falmouth College of Arts in 2005 and has since worked on a variety of projects from editorial illustration to logo and website design. Michelle is one half of the inkygoodness duo and her weapon of choice would have to be the pencil.
Currentstate is the work of Birmingham based designer and illustrator Jane Anderson. Working across a range of media including illustration, print & design. Jane has showcased her work across the UK, including exhibitions in Selfridges and the V&A – London as part of Channel 4’s Creative Industries Party. Her work has been featured in publications such as Ten4, Computer Arts, Frieze, Fused, Blink and Chroma Magazine.
Friday, 2 October 2009
Tuesday, 1 September 2009
It's been almost a year since the first Girls Who Draw postcard book was printed. It was based on the theme of Misfits and featured the work of 10 illustrators including Gemma Correll,Yee Ting Kuit, Jane Anderson (aka Currentstate) Tanya Meditzky, Sarah Ray, Karoline Rerrie, Jess Bradley, Yee Ping Kuit, Zoe Darnell and Clare Power. We distributed the Misfits book ourselves and sold it through shops around the country as well as from art markets and artist's book fairs. Misfits was featured in the wonderful + 1 magazine and some of the group exhibited artwork at the Plus International Design Festival 2008 in Birmingham. In 2009 we were offered a last minute exhibition at Exposure Gallery in London and despite terrible weather conditions Misfits and Miscellany opened in early march. Gemma Correll, Yee Ting Kuit, Sarah Ray, Currentstate, Tanya Meditzky, Zoe Darnell and Karoline Rerrie all exhibited artwork from the 'Misfits' postcard book alongside some of their other illustrations. Most of the group sold work in particular Sarah Ray whose screenprints were a runaway success.