Monday, March 26, 2012

Make Do and Mend your Leather

Worked some magic on these leather chairs this morning, just goes to show its always worth asking an upholsterer's advice before you buy new furniture!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Nice Legs!

Just finished this recent commission  - Stripey fabric from Simon Boyd and gold paint from Ron Hammersley's Hardware shop. I struggled getting the shiny stripes straight (try saying that quickly!) on the round of the chair, but think its come out a treat. Hope the customer is happy!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Creative Futures Week at Glyndwr Uni

A couple of months ago, the chap behind Salle Piere Lamy who works at Glyndwr University put my name forwards to be part of their Creative Futures Week - I was flattered to be considered and put together a bit of a slide show presentation, telling the story of my own creative journey. 

I remember being on the other side of the lecture, so I tried to keep it short and sweet, talking about my own Uni experience, previous design jobs, living in India and the ups and downs of setting up my own business. 
Thanks to all the students who came to my talk, and I look forward to seeing some of them when I open the studio for the Helfa Gelf arts trail in September.

Monday, March 12, 2012

...and After : Lloyd Loom Chair

Finished chair, in shiny GOLD. It looks regal! Seat covered in a woven satin and chenille spot fabric with contrasting piping in a patterned woven gold fabric. Really pleased with the paint, becoming a little obsessed with painting things gold now...