Saturday, 26 February 2011

British Craft Trade Fair- 3rd- 5th April 2011

Laura Slater Textiles
British Craft Trade Fair- 3rd-5th April 2011
The Great Yorkshire Show Ground-Harrogate
Newcomers Gallery- Stand 66

Friday, 25 February 2011

Printing- New development

A day trying out my new screens and the start of colour and composition development onto cloth. I pretty interesting start I think.

I'm thinking placement prints onto cushions?

More Concrete-ness

More concrete research...... beautiful or ugly?- I think pretty beautiful.

Monday, 21 February 2011

Henry Moore- Prints and Portfolios

I visited the Henry Moore Institute yesterday to see the Henry Moore Prints and Portfolios exhibition.

As printmaking is becoming more and more an integral part of my work, in both producing design work/drawing and as a final process onto cloth,  coupled with my new discovery of the little know textile work of Henry Moore, this exhibition thoroughly inspired me.

Interesting to be exposed to such a collection of lithographic prints, a process I know very little about and would like to research more.

Here are a few of my favourites from the show.

Concrete Inspiration

I've decide to go right back to the drawing board, exactly for that reason, I need to draw more!

Looking back on previous research I realised that concrete has always been a subliminal inspiration to me for some time, these photographs were taken in London, (Commercial Road to be exact) early last year.

Lets see where these take me.

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Craft and Design Selected Awards

You can now vote for my hand printed textiles and products at The Craft and Design Selected Awards at:

Your support would be greatly appreciated!

Friday, 11 February 2011

Concrete Keepers?

Thinking there is  something in these- are they keepers to develop?

Concrete Project

Finally feels like I'm getting somewhere this week with the new project I'm exploring!
And odd one to be inspired by but I can't seem to get enough of high-rise flats, all things concrete and texture.

The studio is now filled with monochromatic mark making and collographic printing, really trying to explore printmaking to influence screen printing.

Just need to pull some of it together now to develop into designs..............

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Nottingham Light Night- 18th Feb 2010

I will be taking part at Nottingham Light Night (18th Feb)- stocking my lampshades at Debbie Bryan's Shop and Studio in Nottingham's lovely lace market!

18, St Marys Gate, The Lace Market, Nottingham, NG1 1PF.

For more information on Debbie Bryan or Nottingham Light night: