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Ovals

Event: Urban Market Glasgow

Second time: I am going to display my upcycled hand painted chairs and small tables at Urban Market ‘Interiors’ in Glasgow. Small table Ovals 40 x 32 x 59 cm. acrylic paint, acrylic varnish. 2017 Urban Market Interiors   Drygate Brewery   85 Drygate Street   Glasgow G4 0UT Sunday 19 November, 12 – 5pm

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Ovals bedside table original

Upcycling furniture: work in progress

I’m upcycling another small table for Urban Market in Glasgow. This time the market theme is Interiors, and I’ll have a stall showing chairs, stands and small tables. I’m looking forward to meeting other businesses selling eclectic contemporary furniture. Urban Market Interiors   85 Drygate St   Glasgow   G4 0UT Sunday 19 November, 12 noon- 6pm   […]

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Urban Market

Event: Urban Market Glasgow

Some of my upcycled painted furniture will be for sale at Urban Market ‘Vintage’ in Glasgow, as part of a show of vintage clothing, lighting, furniture, collectables. The venue is Drygate Brewery. So you can combine shopping with enjoying great beer and food. Small table with drawer 53 x 38 x 57 cm. Acrylic paint, […]

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Screenprinting

Printmaking: screenprinting on clay

A few days ago I started a collaborative project together with ceramicist Jenny Charles in Bridge of Tilt, Highland Perthshire. We decorate shallow bowls with a screenprinted design. Jenny produces round clay slabs which she later shapes into bowls, using a mould. I built a small screenprinting frame and created a design which we print […]

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African Tunic Detail.

Fabric printing: tunic

When fabric printing  was one strand of my business I wanted to work on something more interesting than T-Shirts and found cotton tunics in a plain cut. I dyed them by hand and printed them, using my own stamps. (more…)

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Wired

Upcycling furniture: chest of drawers

Furniture upcycling: one doesn’t always come across a piece with the great quality of beech wood! I swapped this chest of drawers years ago in Canada for some graphic design work. But you wouldn’t recognise its original look: base and top plate with curvy outlines… (more…)

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Kandinsky

Upcycling furniture: chest of drawers

More furniture upcycling: Kandinsky is the name of this piece – the first one I ever painted, transforming a really drab and flimsy chest of drawers into an eye-catching focal point. Exploring the work of this great Russian pioneer of abstract art, I came across his painting Swinging (1925). (more…)

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Pencil Chair. Sold.

Upcycling furniture: chair

I was asked to contribute a painted chair to an event celebrating furniture upcycling as part of general re-using and upcycling at the local primary school in Coupar Angus, Perthshire. An old school chair was given to me and I decorated it with pencils – everybody needs pencils in class. (more…)

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