Monday, December 20, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Now we are in the dark of winter when we leave the studio we are constantly struggling in the dark searching for the right keys with which to lock the door - but not for much
longer !!! Our new lantern is going to be installed and glass designer supremo Sasha Ward has made the glass up for us, its slowly coming together and I'm pretty excited!
Posted by Rob Ryan at 6:02 AM
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
The Guardian G2 magazine asked me and 5 other artists to design a Christmas card.... and my one got the cover!!!
The other brilliant artists who designed cards are David Shrigley, Michael Craig-Martin, Polly Morgan, Matthew Darbyshire and Sarah Lucas. They are available to email or tweet or print out and post on The Guardian website
Posted by Rob Ryan at 3:18 AM
Thursday, December 09, 2010
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
We're in the process of making these beautiful plates at Ryantown HQ. Each design is hand-printed with ceramic ink and then applied the plate by hand. They are then fired here at the studio. There are several designs, taken from the papercuts in the recent 'The Stars Shine All Day Too'exhibition. They will only be available in the shop in the new year as they take such a long time to make!
Posted by Rob Ryan at 9:25 AM
Monday, December 06, 2010
If you're in London in the run-up to Christmas, head down Charing Cross Road to Foyles bookshop to see this lovely window display for the book 'Another Night Before Christmas'.
It's a lovely little book with a poem all about the night before Christmas, written by Carol Ann Duffy and illustrated by me!!!
Posted by Rob Ryan at 3:34 AM
Thursday, December 02, 2010
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
I was asked by The Willow Foundation to create a canvas to be auctioned for the Stars On Canvas auction.
Well known faces from the worlds of sport, art, design, fashion, music and entertainment have drawn on their artistic skills in aid of the charity.
More than 300 canvases are being sold online through an eBay auction, which is open now, with bidding closing on 6 December 2010.
There is also a public exhibition which runs from 2 - 5 December at Catto Gallery, 100 Heath Street, Hampstead, London NW3 1DP
Exhibition opening times:
Thu 2 Dec: 3pm - 6pm • Fri 3 & Sat 4 Dec: 10am - 6pm • Sun 5 Dec: 12.30pm - 6pm
The money from the auction will be going to a great cause - The Willow Foundation is the only charity of its kind providing special days for seriously ill 16 to 40 year olds throughout the UK.
You can find my canvas here... get bidding!
Posted by Rob Ryan at 1:57 AM