Winter Marvels

Screen Shot 2013-12-02 at 11.10.28It’s this weekend! We’ll be posting a new artist everyday this week in the lead up to the Winter Arts Market so we are glad to start the week of with the  rather excellent Liverpool artist Michael Snowdon.

Michael’s work is a combination of graphic design and illustration, translated into screen printing and other craft based work. He has also produced album artwork for several notable Liverpool bands, including The Coral.

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www.themicrocosm.co.uk

In case you missed it…

…we have our dates for this year’s Winter Arts Market.

So are you ready with a pen and your shiny new diary?

It’ll happen all over again on Sat 7 & Sun 8 December 2013.

You can expect more of the magic, beautiful crafts, christmassy feeling, food and festivities as last year, and perhaps maybe more…

See our pics below to whet your appetite!

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See you next time!

Phew! What a weekend!

We thought you might like to see some snaps from the Winter Arts Market – there are lots more to follow, but in the meantime we’d just like to say a big thank you to:

– the very talented artists, designers and makers who exhibited and sold their work

– the thousands of people that came along to enjoy and support creatives from across the region.

– the brilliant people behind the scenes who make St George’s Hall a truly magnificent venue

– the impressive mix of performing artists who moved and delighted audiences in the Crown Court Room programmed by the marvelous Mellowtone

– KECS Creative for the children’s magical antler workshop

– the roaming historical characters of Lormac Productions

– our tremendous helper Anna Cahill!

–  and all of our very supportive colleagues, friends and families.

Join us next year for the Winter Arts Market – 7 & 8 December 2013.

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KC and the Sunshine Brand

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Liverpool’s Katherine Caldwell produces beautiful organic pieces of children’s gift clothing, each featuring her own charming illustrations. The clothing is all organic and screen-printed onto tees, sleep-suits and bibs. Katherine will also have framed or unframed prints of her designs, as well as cards, at this year’s Winter Arts Market!

The illustrated characters in Katherine’s designs also come with stories about each of the characters, these are all printed inside each special gift box. All ready to give as the perfect gift!

In addition Katherine will be launching her unique Liver Bird designtees on her stall (see image below). Well worth checking out for anyone looking for a very special Mersey themed gift!

www.katherinecaldwell.co.uk

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Variety is the spice of life!

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Anna Cade produces a wonderful variety of products, all inspired by a love of craft and contemporary illustration. 

Her work shows a keen eye for detail and ranges from handmade screenprints and paintings to children’s clothing and other textiles. We adore her paintings on wood pictured above. Beautiful!

Using illustration and print as a process of exploring colour, pattern and textures, she works with a variety of mediums such as paper, wood and fabric. All this combines to produce a very unique range of work.

These inspired creations are also either limited editions or one off runs. So get down early to this year’s Winter Arts Market to avoid missing out!

http://anacade.wordpress.com/

Jigger And Jolly and a whole lotta Holly…

Christopher Turell-Watts (aka Jigger and Jolly) is a local artist who makes one off and small run batch ceramic sculptures, musical clouds and intricate lace inspired terracotta tea light holders.

We love these little guys:

Alongside these creations he is launching “Willow Pattern City” – a new series of plates and mugs with Liverpool buildings and landmarks in place of the traditional Willow Pattern you see on china.

You can see what other creations he’s cooking up on his blog at http://www.jiggerandjolly.blogspot.co.uk/ and don’t forget you can see his work in person on both days of the Winter Arts Market this year which is at Liverpool St George’s Hall (opposite Lime Street train station) on Sat 8 and Sun 9th December.

A bit of Bitowski

Artist Hannah Bitowski is an artist and printmaker based at The Royal Standard (a brilliant artist led gallery and studio space in Liverpool) Her wonderful work explores themes around identity and culture, often looking at European and African folk art and costume, with a penchant for geometric pattern and hidden complexities.

She will be selling her limited edition screen prints, cards, t-shirts, and 3D works including masks alongside some new exciting products she has up her sleeve! She tells us “I am currently in the process of building a wider range of very unique pieces, such as vibrant geometric screen printed tights, and hand illustrated transfer tattoos

Sounds brilliant Hannah!

If you simply can’t wait to see her work in person at the Winter Arts Market on 8 & 9 December you can find a selection of recent works in an exhibition at Urban Outfitters, Liverpool One.