The Whitworth Manchester Craft Mafia Fair
Part of my ‘free time’ from the blog posting has been absorbed with 1 to 1 tutoring and doing some local ceramics classes. One of my talented pupils created this, it’s a lino cut of her dog. We got quite creative in finding different ways to texture the print too.. I really like the effects.
I was lucky to catch the Manchester Craft Mafia’s Fair which was on at the Whitworth gallery. Such a beautiful place.
I had the pleasure of meeting another local children’s illustrator Mark Bird, who is Salford based. I love, in particular, his animal focussed work. Perhaps our small group of Manchester artists is growing slowly too : )
There were some rather fab textiles from Lorna Lucas Design and Print. Great use of colour and movement in her cushions.
Also a rather amusing ‘Portrait for a Pound’ table… which I would have been tempted by, if the queue hadn’t have been so long ! They were obviously doing something right : )
The following work, I spotted in exhibitions around the gallery, like these two amazing embroideries by Do Ho Suh.
Some wonderful 50’s and 60’s paintings.. well you know me, I can’t resist.
Just look at these Lucienne Day fabrics… mmmmmmm yummy.
I didn’t come away empty handed either, I purchased a beautiful mug by Sam Andrew Ceramics. Gift-wrap courtesy of the Whitworth shop and a few cards from Mark Bird. Hard to resist spending a small fortune again, but some wonderful work too.