Saturday, 27 April 2013

Curiouser and curiouser....

Moons ago I was bought these postcards from the Bramber Museum, Sussex of which I knew nothing about, by the time I looked into it the collection of Walter Potters tablos and oddities had been moved to Jamaica Inn in Cornwall, by the time I got to thinking I'd make the trip to go to see it - the collection was being auctioned off. Twenty years of wanting to see a kitten wedding and I never got the chance!

Was there something in the surname 'Potter' that had the licence to put animals in human situations... Beatrix managed it stunningly too.

 Whilst going through the box of old bits and pieces I also came across an essay I wrote on Simon Costin. Before I did my jewellery degree I stumbled upon a taxidermy artist/jeweller called Simon Costin, his fish head brooch (below) was on display at the V&A. His work was amazing and controversial and I loved it. I was lucky enough to interview him in 1992 and got a tour through his work and his head. His work was inspired by stories - the necklace (bottom) was based on the stories of the incubus and succubus - each vile was filled with sperm... not something you'd want to break.

I loved revisiting pictures and work that I kept in the box, it was like finding treasure again.... here's hoping the next design is the pot of gold eh....

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Pop Up Shop

Day 1 & 2 of Tobyboo at The Cornershop have so far gone rather smoothly and lovely. From builders coming in asking "what's it all 'bout then?" to customers who have bought my work from other outlets I can't wait to open the door tomorrow morning. Toby has been has been a star throughout and didn't want to leave before 7pm today, and he was right not to because i had some great customers that popped in at the last minute. As Toby said "there's 5 days left of the pop up shop" tis true, so if you can  do pop in and say howdy. 

Craft Central - the Corner Shop
21 Clerkenwell Green

THURSDAY 10.30am - 6pm
FRIDAY 11am - 8pm
SATURDAY 11am - 6.30pm
SUNDAY 12-4pm

 yep, degree show jewellery from a shocking (almost) 20 years ago....

Friday, 5 April 2013

Tobyboo Plays Pop (up)

Opens next Monday, 8th April from 12pm and will be open late then and on Thursday. Let me know if you're coming and not sure if I'll be open I can put on my shopkeepers outfit whenever.

Open (not quite) all hours
Monday 12-9pm
Tuesday 11am-6pm
Wednesday 11am-4pm
Thursday 11am-8pm
Friday 11am-6pm
Saturday 11am-6pm
Sunday 12-3pm