Tuesday, 31 August 2010

A little more about the Studio

Debbie Bryan Studio and Shop is a hidden gem, tucked into St Mary's Gate in Nottingham's Historic Lace Market. We not only sell a great selection of craft, fashion, home-wares and art from local and national designer makers, we also host workshops so you can learn and be inspired by the experts!

Let's take a tour in pictures:

You'll see the cheerful flowers in our window box before you see the door!

Come on inside, and you'll find a breathtaking range of textiles, fashion and home accessories, prints and jewellery.

Design Boutique Coming Soon!

NEWS! The Design Boutique is Coming Soon to Debbie Bryan Studio & Shop.

An exciting listing of creative workshops, delivered by the leading Designers, Makers & Artists, the Design Boutique hosts private creative events for groups of 6 – 12 people.

Design Workshops to choose from including:
  • Printmaking
  • Book Binding
  • Jewellery
  • Mosaics
  • Knitting
  • Ceramics
  • Wire Work
We're bursting to tell you more, but be patient, full details are coming soon...

Monday, 30 August 2010

Designer Spotlight - Charlotte Thomson

Charlotte Thomson is a Nottingham based illustrator who has been working with Debbie for some years now. You'll find her burlesque style women peeping out all over Debbie Bryan Studio and Shop, like grown up graffiti!

Charlotte's prints sell in the Shop, plus you'll find her work on publicity for numerous events, such as the Pitty Pat Club, and she also takes commissions. Charlotte and Debbie have collaborated on various collections including these gorgeous brooches from Debbie's hand cast collectibles range.

Charlotte's website is www.charlottethomson.co.uk

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Designer Spotlight - Debbie Bryan

This is the first in a series of posts to introduce you to the Designers in Debbie Bryan's Shop, and such a series couldn't really start with anyone but Debbie herself, could it?

Debbie is inspired for her knitted adornments both by her Morecambe Bay childhood and by the city she now lives and works in- Nottingham. Debbie also creates hand cast collectibles, such as her brooches and cuff-links, inserting found treasures and historical items so each piece is totally unique.

Hand Cast Collectibles

Knitted Adornments

Debbie supports local talent in both suppliers and in the designers she stocks in the Shop. In fact, she is also about to launch a new sustainable range of hand knitted gloves with wool sourced from a local sheep breeder and spinner. The range will launch on 1st October as part of the Creative October month, supported by Nottingham City Council. Read more about Creative October on our blog here.

As a designer in her own right, Debbie attends lots of events across the country so if you would like to meet Debbie and aren't able to make it into the Shop, check out the Debbie Bryan Events page right here on our blog. Debbie's full range is also available to view online: www.debbiebryan.co.uk

Friday, 27 August 2010

Creative October - more events!

We are not only have the workshops for you during Creative October, we're also hosting some exciting Creative events!

Friday 1st October, Launch of Love Local Showcase...

A celebration of local designers & artists including the launch of Debbie Bryan new lace knit scarves and hand knitted glove collections.

Sunday 3rd October, Sunday Tea Party with Jeanne Roberts, Free
Part of The BIG DRAW 2010

Nottingham Textile Artist Jeanne Roberts will be creating spontaneous fashion drawings & portraits. Drop in any time to have your portrait made as a fashion model, talk to Jeanne about fashion design.

Saturday 9th October, Creatively Confident, Free
Sessions 11am to 1pm or 2pm to 4pm

Starting & running a creative business is a challenging thing to do. Sarah McNicol from The Hive, NTU's business incubation centre will teach some simple ways to help you be more effective and enjoy your successes. These workshops are open to anyone running a creative business, working in a creative business or undertaking creative projects.To book call 0115 848 4354

Sunday 10th October, Sunday Tea Party with Nottingham Lace, Free

Launch of lace inspired contemporary craft & design with a special talk about the early development of Nottingham Lace and the hand frame era from Mr. Henry Hurt MBE from the award winning Chilwell Lace-knit manufacturer at 2.30pm.

Thursday 14th October, Workshop Taster Evening 6-8pm Free

A unique opportunity to learn creative skills from established designers, friendly & free

Sunday 17th October, Sunday Tea Party with Charlotte Thomson, Free
Part of THE BIG DRAW 2010

Nottingham Artist & Illustrator Charlotte Thomson will be drawing throughout the day the latest of her beautifully detailed ‘fashion silhouettes’. This event is free, drop in any time to see the work in progress.

Sunday 24th October, Sunday Tea Party with Quintessentially British Collection

This collection of contemporary craft is in association with Nottingham Contemporary and The British Art Show 7. Three of our seven designers, including Debbie Bryan, will also showcase their collections at SHOP Contemporary, part of the British Art Show 7 inspired craft & design collection.

Sunday 31st October, Sunday Tea Party with Love Local Designers & Artists

A celebration of local designers & artists...Come along and meet your favourite local designers & artists at the shop

For more details why not pop in and see us, or telephone Mon-Sat 12 till 6pm.?
Debbie Bryan Shop & Studio
18 St. Mary's Gate
The Lace Market

Telephone 0115 9507776

Creative October

We're so excited to be involved with the 'Creative October' events going on across Nottingham during that month. Creative October is about celebrating, recognising and developing the creative sector and working towards Nottingham's identity as a 'creative' city. So far, there are about 40 individual events/initiatives taking place in the city throughout October; here's details of our workshops for that month:

Creative October Design Workshops, Lace Inspired

Our wonderful Lace Inspired Workshops include Ringtons Tea & Handmade Traditional Biscuits & Cake and all materials & equipment you will need.

Nicki Dennet Collagraph Printmaking, £40
Saturday 16th October, 11am - 5pm

Make your own beautiful collagraph prints to take home. These can be made into cards for a special someone or mounted and framed for your wall.

Throughout the morning you will create your own printing plates using carborundum grit to give random or painterly areas, scratching and ripping the surface to give depth and tone and fine drypoint lines to give detail if you wish. In the afternoon you will print the plates using colourful water based inks. Collaged papers can be incorporated at this stage adding extra texture and interest to your print.

Lucianna Gallucci Ceramic Workshops, £20.00 each
Saturday 23rd October, 10 - 1pm Brooch Making
Saturday 23rd October, 2 - 5pm Tile Making

Take this opportunity to learn new skills and create three unique ceramic brooches & a ceramic tile with a choice of three coloured glazes. The pieces will ready for collection 3/4weeks after the workshop. Using Nottingham Lace as your inspiration, beautiful lace produces wonderful surface patterns and texture when used with this tactile material.
Heather Dewick BookBinding Workshop, £38

Saturday 30th October, 11 – 5
Take home your own handmade sketchbook. You will be guided through all the stages involved, from folding and sewing the pages to making the cover.

Design Workshop Places can be booked in person at Debbie Bryan Shop & Studio, 18 St. Mary's Gate, The Lace Market, Nottingham,NG1 1PF or over the phone 0115 9507776 Mon-Sat 12 till 6pm.

Visit the Creative October website to find out more about the other events happening across Nottingham that month