Friday, 18 December 2009

Website Icons for my Musical Sibling

Moved to Glasgow a week ago, and currently attempting to settle myself into my snazzy new work station (eg. my lounge)- better than it sounds, with spot lights and everything, waay! Anyway thought I ought to keep the old blog ticking over with images from the initial stages of a website I'm designing for my musician sister... quite enjoying myself over this one!

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Christmas Craftery

Ahead of sunday's christmas craft market in the Lot in Edinburgh, I thought I'd let you see some of the new stuff I've been making specially... tile paintings, jazztastic earrings and quaint christmas tree decorations. I expect some of this will appear on my Etsy shop shortly!

Monday, 30 November 2009

A Glassful of Gin

New set of six plates installed

My tile panel

The downstairs space (t-shirts and prints by Genevieve Ryan, work by Marc Noble, my pieces)

Charming tote bags by Emma Henderson (Showpony)

The upstairs space with garments by Joseph McGee (foreground) and others

Ceramic work by Cosima Sempill

Lego chair by Nick Ross

Saturday's exhibition by the Gin Palace Collective went off a treat - an intriguing space, beautifully hung by Leah and Ruth Black (creative brains behind the Gin Palace) and an inspiring selection of work by emerging and established designers made for a genuinely exciting event! The gin and tonics were delicious too.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

The Gin Palace Pop Up Exhibition

Along with Genevieve Ryan, Marc Noble and Ursula Cheng (all fellow ECA illustration graduates) I am exhibiting for one night only at new Glasgow-based design collective the Gin Palace's pop-up exhibition The Shape of Things to Come on Saturday the 28th November. This selling exhibition in an empty listed building on Miller Street, Glasgow, brings together an exciting and varied grouping of work from illustrators, jewellers, products designers, textile and fashion designers, animators and more and should be a fantastic evening! By invite only- if you would like to come send me an email and I can mail you an e-invite. I've been hard at work producing new plates for the event – one of which you can see above... more images to follow after the weekend!

Installation at the Tiny Gallery

I had some heartening news on saturday when I chanced upon the Made in the Shade Maisonette (well worth a visit) in De Courcy's arcade off Glasgow's Byers Road... the lovely ladies who run Made in the Shade chose my submission for the Tiny Gallery (at 1m squared it is indeed very tiny, but therein lies its charm)... thus I will be exhibiting an installation there in February 2010. Read more here... and watch this space for scneak previews. I am most excited!

Magpie Market at the Lot

As the stunning image above aptly demonstrates Lizzy Stewart and I are joining forces to take on the craft world once more, this time at Magpie Market in the Lot in the Grassmarket, Edinburgh, on Sunday the 6th of December (a week on sunday) from 12 noon until 6. Great christmas shopping opportunity for the craftily-minded among you. More info here.

Friday, 6 November 2009


I rather like some of these images from Vivien McDermid's graphic short story which won the Observer/Jonathon Cape prize... (You can read/look at the whole tale via the link)... makes me quite inspired to attempt one myself - something I've contemplated for quite a while... it's a fantastic way to tell a story, though I reckon making it work is deceptively simple.

Monday, 2 November 2009

Hideously Early Festive Imagery

A cat and dog skating together on a lake? Why yes of course!
P.S Soon available in the form of a card from my online shop and Edinburgh Printmakers post november 14th...more later!

Fortune Telling and Foxes

Well actually they're dogs, but foxes had a better ring to it. Here's some of the new plates I've created...

Here's a new scrap-inspired logo I've adopted...oh yyeeeah.

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Nouvelle Shop

I have created a brand new fantastic etsy shop stocked with some stocking-filler friendly bits and pieces...

Friday, 16 October 2009

Furthermore, here's my new website

I've returned to the British Isles after a lengthy and satisfying (and financially draining) trip away... Task one: update the website. Check! All new layout and some new work too... about time too I'd say!
You can now also visit my rather meagre shop (soon to set up a rather better stocked one once my bank card is sorted)... but nonetheless it has come into being and items can be bought therein!


Yes, indeed, a craft fair a cut above the rest is taking place on Saturday the 24th of October in the Bowery, Roxburgh Place, Edinburgh, from 12 noon until 6... there will be many a stall selling delectable handmade items, as well as food and music of the highest order, so I'm told. Anyway, I would say that, because I'm one of the stallholders. Yes, I'll have a table packed with ceramic jewellery, cards and the like. Tell your friends!
Location of the Bowery
Here's lots of info about the event and participants

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Fergus the Fox Cub

Foxy characters I created for a road safety campaign job submission in early August...
I wasn't successful, but nothing lost, and maybe young Fergus will crop up elsewhere?

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Hansel and Gretel in the Forest of Doom

Working at a table in the lounge of a flat shared with 7+ other people was as difficult as I expected... here's the fruit of my labours. Time to buy some replacement leads I think. In other news, after a fantastic Edinburgh Festival I'm off shortly on a blissful holiday to France/Italy, sketchbook in hand of course!

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Birds and Beasts

Having a nice time to themselves.

Very Superstitious

For an article about the persistence of superstitions.

Friday, 31 July 2009

Illustrative 09

Illustrative - english version
Check out Illustrative 09 Award's Blog, including this smashing image by Martin Haake, by clicking above!

Owl and Lion Gallery at 3D2D Craft Fair

The Owl and Lion Gallery, ever-intriguing enliveners of Edinburgh's Grassmarket, have a space at this year's 3D2D Craft Fair at the West End of Princes Street (the bottom of Lothian Road – follow the link for all the info!)... and myself, Lizzy Stewart and Genevieve Ryan are just some of the young whippersnappers selling an array of desirable illustrated items therein... Above you can see just a few of the vast array of ceramic jewels I've been creating for the purpose. The fair is always a really nice event with a genuine feeling of the festival – we entreat you to come along!
P.S It runs from the 8th to the 30th of August.

Selected Graduates at the Biscuit Factory

Melanie Schofield, curator at the Biscuit Factory gallery in Newcastle has invited me to show the six plates which appeared in my degree show in a 'Selected Graduates' Exhibition. Since I'd decided to keep the originals for myself, I've reproduced them all specially for the show, where they will be for sale. Here's the full set above. The exhibition runs from the 5th September to 12th October, pop in for a peep if you're in Geordieland.

The Boy who felt like the Joker in the pack

Here's an attempt at an editorial about a Norwegian man who has suffered from tourette's syndrome since childhood, despite his doctor's dismissal of the disease : 'We don't have that here in Norway.' That was the old days don't you know.

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Degree Show of Me

My what a busy madamemoiselle I've been. Here I am a month later just getting round to posting a photo of my degree show. Just for the record, n'est-ce pas? Alas I was in a rather narrow spot in the show, hence the dodgy camera angle. Here's a few more for your inspection.

The Expanionist Portfolio

My portfolio is expanding, one editorial at a time, this one for an article about vicious gossip rags putting the boot into celebrities taking risks with their wardrobes. Not that I remember a time when 'celeb' style was all that enthralling. Jennifer Anniston is the doyenne of dull dressing apparently. No disputing that, I'd say.

Friday, 12 June 2009


For sale in the illustration degree show, Edinburgh College of Art, 4th floor of Evolution House, 13th to the 23rd of June, monday to thursday 10-8, friday to saturday 10-5. Come one come all! Aswell as some stunning work we entrepreneurial illustrators have busted out with a superb commercial corner, with all manner of affordable effects just lusting to be given a good home.

Thursday, 4 June 2009

World of Merchandise

Oh my new love ceramics! Here's the fruits of my recent labours at home in the ceramics workshop. All coming soon to both the meadows festival (this saturday and sunday the 6th and 7th) and to the superfantastisch illustration degree show shop of joy! And there's plenty more where these came from... Expect some snazztastic jewellery in the next day or two.

Thursday, 9 April 2009

Regardez Ça!

Ha haa! First plate in a very limited edition of six plates featuring the omnipresent Marie and Pierre, introducing French culinary wonders to the children of the nation! Well sort of.

Sunday, 5 April 2009

Plus de Ceramiques

Ah oui oui, plus de tests. Thinking of producing two sets of six plates, one all blue, and one brown plus other colours like the one on the far left...then deciding after I have the results... Bonne idée? Which is the most pleasing to the eye? Then imagine you are six years old; which is the most appealing now?

If my illustration career fails I might become a professional cake decorator and get paid to do this kind of thing.