Friday, 30 December 2011

Faye Power Delivery...

We've got more of Faye's lovely tableware range in the shop, including her popular bird designs.
Puffins, pigeons and pheasants are all sitting happily next to one another on our shop counter. Why not come and take your favourite home! 

Thursday, 29 December 2011

New collections from Suet Yi

We've received new ceramic work from Suet Yi.  Each thoughtful piece is individual.  She 'explores beauty and simplicity from her love of the countryside and innocence of childhood.  Her hand-painted plates and hand-built miniatures focus on the balance of colour and space which features an unusual and nostalgic side of contemporary art'.  Visit her website for more information or pop into the shop to see the full selection!

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Creative workshops on the horizon!

We've got a whole host of talented designers signed up to lead workshops in the next couple of months.  Dates and full details to be confirmed, but expect rewarding, hands-on crafty sessions along the following lines...

Something to do with lampshades with Lucy Renshaw...

Jewellery making with Alys Power...

Some kind of embroidered bag making masterclass with Kumi Middleton...

Experimental print making with Nicki Dennett...
And last but not least, new ceramic workshops from Katie Almond...


Saturday, 24 December 2011

More Emma Britton!

Emma has added to her popular coaster and tablemat range with a Vivienne Westwood inspired collection.  These stunning heatproof surface protectors are a treat for your tabletop! 

And if you're looking to treat yourself to a whole new table, we're still showcasing her incredible Nottingham Lace inspired tables, created in conjunction with Furniture Designer Jack Mathieson.
Visit her website for more information.

Friday, 23 December 2011

In need of a last minute present?

After exhibiting together at the Craft in the City fair last weekend, we've managed to acquire Josie Walter's homely decorated earthenware pottery.  Her practical tableware is ideal for displaying the food that makes up your indulgent christmas feast...

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

New workshops... starting in Feb 2012

Our creative workshops will be kicking off again in the New Year... Watch this space for more details...

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Building on our heritage...

The Debbie Bryan Heritage range will be growing in the New Year with a collection of Irish Linen Tablecloths & Napkins... embroidered with details inspired by our vintage lace patterns.

We are also planning a special collection with appliqued Nottingham Lace, and a collection of Irish Linen Scarves with lace pattern inspired embroidery, in traditional and hand dyed colours.

And that's not forgetting our tablecloth collection, which will be expanding too with new Nottingham Lace patterns... All coming in the New Year.

Light Night 2012

We're taking part in Light Night again on Friday 10th February 2012, showcasing the very best of UK lighting designers from 6pm with collections from Stella Corrall, Hannah Nunn, Laura Slater, Laura Olivia and Sarah Turner.

We're going to set up our Pop-Up Tea Room to keep everyone refreshed... serving tea, coffee and scrummy homemade cakes baked with local organic ingredients... so you can pause to admire our vintage draft lace drawings, Nottingham Lace samples, and lace inspired collections from Katie Almond, J.C. Middlebrook and Jason Holroyd to name just a few!

It promises to be a spectacular night! So pop it in your diary now!

New Goodies!

We've got lots of new work for your viewing (and purchasing) pleasure... All here in time for Christmas!

Craig Fellows has added to his collection at the shop and dropped off some delightful mini purses. At only £10, they make perfect stocking fillers!  And he's got gift wrap and cards covered too!

Textile Jewellery Designer Betty Pepper has gifted us with a new collection of jewellery and framed collaged textile pieces... including some featuring her popular butterflies like the one below...

And we have brand spanking new work from Lucy Anne Harding
Lucy is a contemporary artist working across both textile and ceramic mediums.  Her whimsical elongated illustrations celebrate traditional trades, such as the milk man, under threat from supermarket chains.  We have a collection of her framed embroidered illustrations and illustrated mugs, complete with embroidered mug cosy and gift bag. 

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Two weeks today!

We're going to be at Orchard Market from 10am-4pm on Saturday 10th December.  Stalls and events will be taking place in Sneinton's new market place all day... and we'll be there with a selection of our shop's goodies.  So pop it in your diary now & come join us!

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Andrea Thorpe Jewellery

We're now stocking a beautiful jewellery collection from Andrea Thorpe.  Her work is inspired by natural forms, particularly florals and the 'Protea' range is no different, named after South Africa's national flower.  All the pieces are silver, finished with yellow gold and freshwater pearls.

Monday, 21 November 2011

Glove weather...

Debbie has a selection of beautiful gloves to keep those hands toasty as winter takes hold...

Cosy yet practical, fingerless gloves are perfect for those of us who like to be able to continue to type.. knit.. sew.. text.. or even play piano at all times!
Choose between hand-knitted rustic mittens, made using yarn from our local sheep breeder, and dainty, feminine, fingerless gloves in a range of autumnal colours.  Debbie also has a range of soft mohair gloves, available with matching and contrasting scarves.  Pop in to find your favourite...

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Craft in the City

Debbie Bryan will be exhibiting at Craft in the City during December.  The Nottingham art and craft fair offers affordable, high quality crafted gifts, perfect in the run up to Christmas.  It takes place every weekend during December 2011 in the Sillitoe Room, 4th Floor, Waterstone's, Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham.  Debbie will be there with her luxurious knit wraps, distinctive scarves, finishing-touch corsages and unique resin brooches on Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th, then Friday 16th, Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th.  Why not go along after visiting the shop?

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Amanda Mercer Ceramics

Have recieved some gorgeous ceramic pieces from Amanda Mercer, including embossed buttons that are perfect for cutomsing that dull high street cardigan.  Her work is decorative yet practical and inspired by nostalgia which fits the shop well!

Friday, 18 November 2011

Christmas is coming...

We kick started our festive season with a lovely shopping evening last Wednesday… complete with mince pies and sherry. Thank you to all who came!
The Christmas tree is now up and filling our shop with that wonderful Christmas smell… And we’ve adorned it with beautiful decorations from Laura Lou, Julia Church, J.C.Middlebrook, Phiona Richards and Amanda Mercer…

Why not pop in to start your Christmas shopping… or perhaps bring your other half and drop some hints!? As always, gift wrapping is free for presents… even ones for yourself!

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Planning a wedding?

Looking for something a bit different?  Join us for free at our shop from 12-3pm on Sunday 27th November for an opportunity to try on, sample and plan the details that will make your special day truly unique.  Enjoy the surroundings of our lovely shop with a bit of tea and cake... and we'll maybe throw in some confetti! 

Nottingham Lace

We've recently extended our heritage collection to include a range of cotton lace fabric and tablecloths.  All are original Nottingham Lace designs created locally by the firm who made Kate Middleton's wedding dress lace... You can choose your own design and have a tablecloth made to order so it fits your precise requirements, or just pick one up in the shop... and our trims are available to buy by the 1/2 metre.

We also have our fascinating framed and unframed industry lace drawings and framed vintage Nottingham lace samples.  These were created by Fewkes who were the last lace producers in Nottingham and created Lady Diana's wedding dress lace.  For more information pop into the shop, or give us a ring on 0115 9507776.

New Designers Galore!

We've started stocking up the shop for Christmas with loads of new goodies... Perfect as gifts for friends and family... or maybe to add to your own wish list?

Clare Hillerby has dropped off some evocative collages, cleverly composed with vintage found papers including letters, stamps and embroidery...

We met Alexia Claire at Liverpool Design Show and returned armed with a playful collection of her bags and bunting, ideal for storing children's toys away or as gift bags...

Lauren Crawford's textural scarves add an extra dimension to any outfit all year round...

J.C.Middlebrook has developed her lace-inspired collection to include dramatic fashion accessories. These statement pieces are the ultimate finishing touch to your christmas party outfit...

We've stocked up on Hannah Nunn's warm and ambient lighting range, with a new mistletoe design setting the festive atmosphere...

We've also received illustrated ceramic work from Faye Power, with three designs across jugs, teacups, mugs and teapots...

After her recent papercraft workshop here at the shop, Phiona Richards of Rare Notions (who recently featured on Channel 4's Handmade Britain with Kirstie Allsopp!) dropped off some wonderful book paper tree decorations and new jewellery...

And last but certainly not least, we've got a subtle collection of childhood inspired ceramic pieces from Suet Yi...

Monday, 24 October 2011

If you love our shop... please let us know!

Why don't you tell us and everyone else what you love about our shop? The designers? The workshops? The service? We'd love to know what you think about our Studio & Shop... so why not leave a review on one (or all) of these sites?


Saturday, 22 October 2011

Special Shopping Afternoon

As a little thank you to our lovely customers we're holding an special shopping afternoon on Wednesday 16th November from 3pm-7pm.  It's free to pop in and we'll be providing some sherry and mince pies whilst you browse... plus a little pressie with your purchase.  We hope you can join us.

Phiona Richards Paper Craft Workshops

On Saturday 5th November, Book Sculptor and Paper Artist Phiona will be spending the day with us here at the shop, sharing her skills in two unique workshops.  From 11am-1pm you could join her Kusadama Workshop for £20, where you will learn the basic origami folds required to create a beautiful paper flower decoration for your Christmas tree (as above). 
Or from 2pm-5pm, you could take part in her Paper Bangle Workshop.  For £25 you could re-use that old book or magazine using origami folds and turn it into a stunning bangle embellished with beads of your choice.  As always, all materials are provided and tea & homemade cake will be on tap... For more information about Phiona click here.

Sunday Tea Party next weekend...

You know how much we love tea and cake... So we're going to spend next Sunday 30th October indulging!  From 11am-4pm we're holding a Tea Party at the shop with ladies from the WI who will be showing off their traditional craft skills.  Come and join us at any point during the day to learn something new!  The event is free... tea and cake will be in plentiful supply... and you can feast without an ounce of guilt as it's a fundraiser for Nottingham Breast Cancer Support Group.

Friday, 21 October 2011

New images of Debbie's work

(Photography by Nick Rawle)

Aren't these new images of Debbie Bryan's fashion accessories great? Why not come along to the shop and see them for yourself?