Friday, October 29, 2010

I was honored to be asked by the brilliant Lulu Guinness to design a fan bag along with Paloma Faith and Sophie Dahl. The design comes from a papercut that many of you may have seen in the Pick Me Up exhibition at Somerset House and was re-worked to fit the bag. Every star on the bag is hand embroidered with silver thread and dotted with Swarovski crystals. IT'S BEAUTIFUL!!!! There has only been one made which will be auctioned from 8th-20th November so keep an eye out on Lulu's website!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

This month, we've been busy making lots of Staffordshire dogs and cats for the Stafford show and the dogs made the cover of the latest issue of Crafts magazine!!
The magazine have done an article about my work written by the lovely Teleri Lloyd-Jones and you can see a sneak preview of some of the work for Stafford in the piece.

Friday, October 22, 2010

We've just had a delivery of the new Roger La Borde cards to the studio. They're foil blocked onto recycled card and come in packs of 10 with sweet little foiled envelopes. Three designs will be available from Ryantown this weekend.

I'm in the middle of preparing for 2 solo shows of my work in November, one in London and one in Stafford. The London show will be mainly brand new papercuts and prints and a couple of little suprises too! Stafford is going to be a big ceramic show, along with the original papercut illustrations from Carol Ann Duffy's new book 'The Gift' and new papercuts and prints. All info is on the picture above. Come!!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

NEW TAPE!!!!! It's always an exiting day at Ryantown HQ when a new tape arrives and here's the newest! I designed this in conjunction with an exhibition that I am going to be putting on at the Shire Hall Gallery in Stafford from 13th November. The title of the show is 'Your Job Is To Take This World Apart And Then Put It Back Together Again... But Even Better!!!' and will be a mixture of ceramics and papercuts. The tape reads the same as the show title and is available from my etsy and Ryantown this weekend!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

British Airways Highlife magazine asked me to create a postcard sized papercut for their charity auction. All proceeds go to Flying Start, the global charity partnership between British Airways and Comic Relief. The auction ends at one minute to midnight on 1st November.

Friday, October 01, 2010

Yesterday, Emily Peacock brought around the tapestry kits and this amazing cushion she had made from the first ever 'Give Me Work' tapestry!
The kits have gone onto both mine and Emily's Etsy this morning and will be available from Ryantown and Emily's website as well as Liberty's in London.