Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Athens News: You crafty thing by Marie Zaharaki

An article about the embroidery scene in Athens, featuring Loukia Richards and Stitch ‘n’ Bitch

“I use embroidery, weaving and knitting in my own art work. I learned a lot about stitching techniques through observation, reading and visiting museum collections. Art historians consider embroidery a very distinctive, individualistic and highly sophisticated art form,” says Greek British artist Loukia Richards. The founder of the Stitch ‘n’ Bitch Athens group, she has been a needlework fan for most of her life."


Wednesday, 24 August 2011


A bumper apple crop again this year and early due to the weather. Cookers and eaters...crumble anyone?

The Walled Nursery

I recently visited The Walled Nursery again, it changes each time I visit. The new owners are constantly working on renovations of the glasshouses, it's a huge task but they look amazing. The garden/nursery houses 13 Victorian glasshouses including a Melon House, Vinery, Fernery and Peach House.

They also have a museum which I always find interesting to look around. It houses old tools and artifacts, some linked to the history of the estate.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

The mobile gallery shows Aurum Reulecke Tabea-special edition

Tabea Reulecke is showing new works at Stop shop 9 - a shop for the temporary museum of contemporary jewelry at the Museum of Applied Arts in Frankfurt.

"To the Museum Embankment Festival presents the gallery the young artist with a developed specifically for this special event concept. Arise with fervor - derived from a variety of unique items - small offshoots, inspired passionate simplifications that make the handwriting and artistic concerns of the central part are visible. At the same time they function as an independent form, tangible, expressive, portable and affordable for a large audience.

The special edition and the unique - once again ShopStop9 offers surprising and, as always, very personal encounters with jewelry. Touching, trying to examine the effects are possible and buy only at the museum shop stop."

Monday, 22 August 2011

Andrea Wagner & Lynsay Raine: Handshake project

Handshake is a mentoring project involving emerging jewellers from New Zealand matched with their chosen idols/mentors from across the globe.

Lynsay Raine selected Andrea Wagner to be her mentor.

As well as offering her specialist knowledge as a mentor, Wagner has also been selected to contribute towards the exhibition brochure with an introductory text.

The image shows a new work by Lynsay Raine.