Friday, 21 December 2012

There’s something special about Debbie Bryan Studio & Shop

Where as in other shops, you may find the same products repeated over and over again, at Debbie Bryan our designers, makers and artists create limited edition pieces that are just for us at our Lace Market shop and our Heritage cabinets at Nottingham Castle, Newstead Abbey and Wollaton Park.

We thought that in this festive time of giving and receiving, we’d give thanks to all of our talented designer-makers, and give recognition to their fantastic work in our shop... and it’s quite a long list... deep breath... here it goes...

We’d like to thank illustrator Corrina Rothwell for her black and white photography and digital illustrations of the Lace Market and of Nottingham Castle. These limited edition pieces which feature Rothwell's signature sense of humour are available to purchase at our shop and Nottingham Castle.

We’d like to recognise Nicki Dennett for her beautiful collagraph prints. Nicki is a very talented print maker who we’ve enjoyed both from her artwork and from her workshops, such as Speed Craft! There will be another workshop with Nicki Dennett on the 22nd June.

Next, we’d like to highlight Claire Gage’s lace mugs, which have been a wonderful addition to our shop and very interesting pieces for the season of LACE:HERE:NOW. Claire’s work is more than just a tribute to her own talent and our shop, but also to the great heritage of Nottingham and the Lace Market.

Debbie Bryan Studio & Shop would like to recognise Katie Almond for her stunning ceramic work. These limited pieces can add something extra special to any home, and certainly stand out in our shop. Katie Almond’s work is also available in Nottingham Castle and includes work inspired by the Castle and Nottingham's Lace Heritage.

We’re almost sold out of the fantastic work created by Emma Britton. Her limited edition lace coasters have been best sellers in our shop, and we’d like to thank her for these beautiful pieces. But not to worry, there are still a very nice collection of Emma Britton coasters and surface protectors for sale at the shop.

Julia Church’s lace inspired pyrography jewellery has been yet another tribute to the great heritage of Nottingham’s Lace Market. We’d like to thank her for the wonderful work she’s produced for our shop.

The paper panels produced by Joy Norman have been fantastic pieces to display and sell in our shop. Her work is always rich in texture and pattern and we’re very thankful to have her wonderful work decorating our creative space.

Kit Anderson’s photographic tiles really are something to stop and enjoy. Kit fixes her photography onto the surface of ceramics to create truly beautiful results. We’re extremely happy to have featured her unique and interesting creations.

We’d also like to recognise the work of J.C Middlebrook for her exquisite napkins, which are inspired by the gates on Nottingham Castle. These napkins are available in the shop at the Castle Gallery Shop, as well as our shop, were you will also find delicate lace jewellery. 

Stevie Davis is another very talented designer-maker that you’re sure to remember from Speed Craft. Her wonderful and unique glass work is sure to shatter your heart. Stevie will also be holding a workshop with Debbie Bryan 19th January 2013, so book you place before they’re all gone.

Alys Power is an amazing jeweller, who has created many treasures for our shop. Alys’ work is created using reclaimed, reused, reinvented and recycled materials, so she’s a friend to us and to the environment. Alys will be hosting a pendant and brooch workshops with us on the 16th March.

Sarah Allen is a hand-weaver who has hand dyed our locally made Nottingham lace. Sarah then added adds these beautiful lace trims to her hand-made fabric purses, which we love showing off in our shop.

Illustrator Lucy Anne Harding is usually inspired by her family business and the days of being on her father's milk round, but just for us she created a collection exclusively for Wollaton Park. If you’re curious you should visit over the Christmas holidays.

Another amazing illustrator is Laurie Woodruff who spent a day at Wollaton’s industrial museum, after which she created a series of hand-finished limited edition prints of the lace machine house at the museum. These detailed pieces really capture our local history.

Don’t forget that unique, one-of-a-kind work by Debbie Bryan herself can always be found in our own Lace Market shop, as well as at Nottingham Castle, Wollaton Park,  Newstead Abbey with a  selected collection at Nottingham Contemporary too! 

also worth a mention are Louise Dawn Wilson's wirework  pieces, Stella Corral lampshades, coasters and placemats, Jason Holroyds lasercut artwork, Craig Fellows scarves and bags, Smashing Chintz china cows!, Sarah Burton ceramics....    

We’re also excited about our new collections which will be available in 2013, just in time for Valentine’s Day, by artists and designer-makers such as Jodie Patterson,  Emma Bamford of Penelope Ruth, Phoina Richards of Rare Notions, Hannah Lobley of Paperworks and last but not least cement and textile artist Bethany Walker.

We will continue to proudly display the creations of our many talented artists, designers and makers in the New Year, and if you’re giving a Christmas gift from Debbie Bryan Studio and Shop, it’s sure to be unique and unlike any gift in any other Christmas stocking.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Why not make your own Christmas cards next year?

With our wonderful print making workshop, held by Nicki Dennet, you can learn how to make your own beautiful collagraph prints, which you can turn into Christmas cards, birthday cards, or just display in all their glory on your wall. In your workshop you will make one printing plate and print 3 pieces.

There will be two workshops held on 22nd of June at 10am to 1pm and at 2pm to 5pm and cost just £33 per workshop. The perfect gift for a friend this Christmas, so why not buy a gift voucher for yourself and a friend?

To book, please call 0115 9507776 
Or visit us in the Lace Market -
Debbie Bryan Studio & Shop : 18 St Mary's Gate : The Lace Market : Creative Quarter : The Lace Market:  Nottingham : NG1 1PF : UK
We hope to see you in June! 

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Pop-up Tea Room with Lucy Renshaw

Our Workshop Weekend is Back!

Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May will be a weekend of fantastic workshops with Lucy Renshaw, in which you will have the opportunity to design and make your own lamp.

At the two-day workshop bring with you a standard lamp of your own choice (can be provided by Lucy for £38). 
For our Saturday afternoon lamp shade workshop you can just turn up as all your materials are provided.

Then learn how to make something exciting and bespoke for your home, using a variety of colourful materials.

Standard Lamp Workshop, £60 (for both days)
Saturday 18th – 9:30am to 12:45pm
Sunday 19th – 12pm to 3:30pm

Lampshade Workshop, £38
Saturday 18th  - 1:30pm - 5:00pm

Why not buy a workshop voucher as a gift this Christmas and give your loved one something to look forward to during the cold winter months, and help them to get creative with Lucy Renshaw and Debbie Bryan in Spring 2013.

To book, please call us on - 0115 9507776 
Or visit us in the Lace Market -
Debbie Bryan Studio & Shop : 18 St Mary's Gate : The Lace Market : Creative Quarter : The Lace Market : Nottingham : NG1 1PF : UK

Monday, 17 December 2012

Preparing for our Annual New York Trade Show.

Debbie Bryan Studio & Shop in Nottingham’s Lace Market is more than just a creative space exhibiting and selling collections of many talented artists and designer makers. This space is also the primary place to find Debbie’s own stunning creations, designed, created and made in Nottingham, from the best materials.

During this busy season, as well as preparing for all of the festivities of Christmas, Debbie has been busy innovating and creating new pieces for her annual New York trade show in January. What you can expect from Debbie Bryan’s work at this event is exquisite, unique craftsmanship, created using locally sourced materials and inspired by our country’s great heritage.

Debbie Bryan’s trademark scarves will be on display in a variety of stunning colours, which are made from the finest yarns, as are Debbie’s distinctive corsage brooches. Debbie Bryan has also been busy making her resin brooches for the trade show, incorporating carefully selected materials such as Nottingham lace and vintage photographs, these collections have a feeling of nostalgia and are completely one of a kind and unique due to the how they have been made and hand finished.

In addition, Debbie Bryan will also be showing off her luxury cotton, lamb’s wool and mohair scarves, created on historic British machinery and hand finished in the Lace Market studio. These scarves which are designed by Debbie and knitted using a traditional methods unique to the Nottingham area and are available in an assortment of colours for women and men.

To see some of Debbie’s most beautiful works before they leave for America, visit the Lace Market shop and see if there is something which captures your heart.

Debbie Bryan Studio & Shop : 18 St Mary's Gate : The Lace Market : Creative Quarter : The Lace Market Nottingham : NG1 1PF : UK :  0115 9507776
Open Monday to Saturday and on a Sunday 12 - 4pm untill Christmas
27th - 30th January 2013, Debbie Bryan will be exhibiting at stand 2269 : British Jewellery & Giftware International : New York International Gift Fair, Jacob Javits Centre.

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Christmas Heart of Heritage Window

Our great love of British heritage is never more important than in the month of December. Everything we do to celebrate Christmas is in-keeping with tradition; the music we listen to, the food we eat, even that one special Christmas decoration we've been hanging on the tree for the last twenty years.

That’s why, when we were asked to be part of Nottingham’s 12 Windows of Christmas Cheer, we knew that we’d make our window reflect our great heritage. Our “Christmas Heart of Heritage” window can be seen in the Flying Horse Walk, and is a must-see when you’re out Christmas shopping.

If you love our historic draftsman’s lace drawings and beautiful handmade craft pieces, then be sure to vote for us as your favourite window in this competition!  As an added Christmas treat for you, if you vote for the winning window you'll have a chance of winning £500 to spend in any store which is part of the Nottingham Business Improvement District.

For more information and how to vote, see the Nottingham City website;

Don’t forget that many great heritage treasures can be found in our Lace Market shop, from British wool scarves to hand-cast brooches containing vintage photographs. Warm the heart of your special someone with a unique gift from Debbie Bryan.

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Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Speed Craft and a Glass Workshop with Stevie Davis

Every week we’re going to be looking at a different designer from last month’s fantastic Speed Craft event, and today is the turn of the very talented glass artist, Stevie Davis (@StevieDGlass).


Stevie’s artistic process usually involves construction and manipulation, and at Speed Craft she gave our forty crafters the opportunity to think creatively about glass, resulting in a very interesting twenty-five minute workshop.

I really enjoyed the glassmaking part because I've never done that before.” (Kirsty, Speed Craft guest)

We were able to speak to Stevie after the event, and this is what she thought of the day;

“I found the day to be a highly innovative and creative experience.  A wonderful mix of people trying new things and eating cake! The work created is wonderful; every piece that was made is different, unique to the participant.”

If you’d like to try your hand at crafting with glass, Debbie Bryan will be hosting a Glass Craft workshop on Saturday 19th January 2013. Tickets are just £18 each, so why not bring a friend along as a workshop ticket could be the perfect gift this Christmas!

Glass Pendant 10am -11.30am
Glass Tile 12.30 – 2pm
Glass Hanging 3pm – 4.30pm

For more workshop information and the next Speed Craft event:

Monday, 3 December 2012

Prints by Alex MacNaughton for LACE:HERE:NOW

Stunning prints by Alex MacNaughton of the main locations for LACE:HERE:NOW, which includes Debbie Bryan’s Studio & Shop in Nottingham’s historic Lace Market. You can see these beautiful pieces for yourself in Nottingham Trent University’s Bonington Gallery.

Be sure to visit our shop when you're out Christmas shopping this week to indulge in the history of Nottingham lace and see if there's anything to inspire your creativity!

Debbie Bryan Studio & Shop : 18 St Mary's Gate : The Lace Market : Creative Quarter : The Lace Market Nottingham : NG1 1PF : UK

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Lace Placemats and Coasters by Stella Corrall

These stunning lace placemats and coasters by Stella Corrall, which were handmade using a specialist casting technique, would make an elegant gift for the lady of the house this Christmas #HeartOfHeritage

We're celebrating great design using lace as part of LACE:HERE:NOW, which is running until February 2013.

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Saturday, 1 December 2012

A look back at Speed Craft

Almost a month has now passed since the first ever Speed Craft, but we’re still left with our wonderful creations and happy memories of the day.

The opportunity to try so many different crafts in one day has just been fantastic. It gives you a real taster of what you want to go on and try again for future workshops.” (Eddie Walton)

Speed Craft was an event which hosted forty guests, each given the opportunity to try out 6 designer-lead craft workshops in a fun and friendly environment. This event was just one of the many fantastic workshop opportunities made possible by Debbie Bryan’s Design Room.

For a warm look back at last month’s Speed Craft, or a preview of what’s to come at the next event, check out this video which was filmed during the day.

The next Speed Craft will be Saturday 27th April 2013, but if you’re eager to get crafting, check out the many other great workshops available with Debbie Bryan’s Studio & Shop:

Call today to book your place on an exciting workshop, before they sell out! 0115 9507776