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My day in cups of tea article

The Simple Things Magazine December 2012 – I’m in it!

I am really happy that my interview for the ‘My day in cups of tea’ feature is in this months ‘The Simple Things’ Magazine. You can see me as the first contributor on page 7 and the article on page 95. Click on the images above to read.

This is such a lovely inspirational magazine full of great photography, interesting lifestyle articles and amazing recipes, take a look at their website

Here are some of the images which didn’t make it in the magazine:


Folding Cosmos Bath with Paula Tew exhibition

The exhibition preparation is well under way and the pieces have arrived in Bath from New York so we are pleased to have them in the country. We have set up a website for the project 

Our flyers have also arrived; we have met some lovely people on our journey distributing them so far…..

Here are some photos of the Folding Cosmos exhibition I am organising to bring to Bath from Japan. The exhibition will launch on the 27th April and run until the 5th May 2012. During this time there will be the opportunity to attend Japanese tea ceremonies and contribute to our peace tree with origami and messages. I will exhibit textile and book pieces along side the established Japanese exhibition which I will develop in response to a period of research based on the tea ceremony, traditional Japanese dress and symbolism in design. I have started this research and am finding fascinating, can’t wait to start developing the work!

For more information please go to

This project will be supported by Arts Council England and The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation
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Tis that time again and we have been getting ready for our annual Christmas Arts Supermarket at the studio.

It is on this weekend, so if you are in the Bath area and looking for some of the best handmade goodies around then pop in and say hi.

2 – 4 Dec: 11am – 5pm

Late night shopping 2 Dec: 5 – 8pm

Back for another year of the best art produce you can buy! Checkout the Art Supermarket for the most original Christmas presents in town. Featuring over 30 artists including Lucie Sheridan, Caroline Waterlow, Howkapow and Natasha Rampley…….and of course me!

Gallery and exhibition design by Otto Dettmer

Paper Jewellery book

I currently have the pleasure of working with Sarah Kelly from Saloukee I have been an admirer of Sarah’s work for a couple of years now and was flattered when she asked me to come up with a design and make project for her new book. The book is not due out until the end of next year (Nov 2011) but Sarah is busily pulling it all together, it’s very exciting.

Sarah and photographer Gemma Dewson came to my studio on Saturday to do the photo shoot for my chapter of the book, we had a great day, I can’t wait to see the results!

Japan Matsuri

I went to the Japan Matsuri on Saturday, the weather was thankfully lovely and sunny. It was great to be immersed in the culture again, even for a brief time.

Whilst at the feastival I bought a Daruma doll (see photos), Daruma dolls are seen as a symbol of perseverance and good luck and are one of the many ways the Japanese make a wish. The doll come with two white eyes, you mark the left pupil when you make a wish and then the right pupil when the wish comes true!

Japan Matsuri

I am really excited to have been working with Taki Togashi and the site decoration team for this year’s Japan Matsuri (Festival) on the 18th September 2010.

I have been helping to make streamers which will be hung in the main market area of Spitalfields. These streamers are usually used in Japan for the Summer festival ‘Tanabata’

I am really looking forward to the festival, being immersed in all things Japanese for the day… Heaven!