Thursday, 16 December 2010




Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Need to get a grip on my Tumblr usage...

REALLY. like 'really really'. 

New found love of Andy Goldsworthy...

Being trained in textiles and surface design Ive always found and looked out for patterns in most things including nature, to inspire work on print, patterns and drawings. Actually making sculptural patterns and art out of textures and surfaces found in nature is probably something that stops at the age of ten when you finish climbing trees and drawing circles in dry mud with your collection of treasured and varied twigs. Ive just re-discovered the artist Andy Goldsworthy, a name Im sure my GCSE art teacher will have thrown around a bit, but its only now Ive come to appreciate his work. Im feeling a week of experimental constructed textiles coming on!

"Andy Goldsworthy, OBE (born 26 July 1956) is a British sculptor, photographer and environmentalist living in Scotland who produces site-specific sculpture and land art situated in natural and urban settings. His art involves the use of natural and found objects, to create both temporary and permanent sculptures which draw out the character of their environment".

Ice On Ice. 1980 
Ice Arch. 1982 
Goose Feathers. 1983 
Red leaf patch. 1983. 
Cracked Earth. 1986 
Woven branch circular arch. 1986 
Yellow and dark elm leaf. 1986

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Surface//Philia now on TUMBLR

Ive decided to get my Tumblr back up and running and using it for daily inspiration for my design work... probably spending an obsessive amount of time on there at the moment but I just cant help myself!

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Been a while...

Missing doing my mood boards for my design work, have been busy organising Christmas markets and preparing my portfolio for interviews that don't happen due to BAD WEATHER! meh.


Monday, 29 November 2010

Great Surface//Philia sales at Christmas Designers Marketplace...

Surface//Philia made a killing at yesterdays Designers Marketplace in Middlesbrough Town Hall! Sold a stack of mugs and took a bunch of commissions... most importantly got so much great feedback from men and women alike. Had a few loyal fans of the brand come along and buy into the new products which is very humbling and encouraging... now I have to get my online shop up and running and get these babies online!  

Friday, 26 November 2010

New product launch for Surface//Philia...

Illustrations and prints taken from latest Surface//Philia designs. Hand drawn prints applied to white bone china. Bespoke ceramics priced individually in sets of two (plates & mugs).

Launching at: Designers Marketplace this weekend. Sunday 28th November, Middlebsrough Town Hall. 11am-4pm.

New sketchbook pages...

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Surface//Philia Bar Commission: Blue Bunny Cafe

Well Surface//Philia has finally got its first ever interior commission finished and put up at The Blue Bunny Cafe in Newcastle. Elements have been taken from my new 'Native' project and combined with my signature swirl pattern. Also just want to say massive 'big up' to Jamie Fry for all his patience and help with vectoring (bah!) and putting the vinyl up! ;)