Thursday, 31 July 2008

new ceramics 3

More new ceramics! This time from Bristol based ceramicist Karen Welsh. We have a number of boxed sets from her Deco Loop range (in the patterns shown above). Each set includes handmade cups, a jug and a sugar bowl with silk-screen printed images fused onto the fine bone china. Perfect for the espresso drinkers amongst you (I have to admit that it's tea all the way with me!). The boxed sets are £48. We also have some individual tea-light holders/sugar bowls (in the same designs) which are £9 each.

Thursday, 24 July 2008

donna wilson....more monster kits!!

For all those who have been asking we now have a brand new batch of Donna Wilson's 'make your own monster' kits in. For those who don't know each kit is a 'lucky dip' of pre-stitched knitted shape, stuffing and lots of bits & pieces to make your own monster!
Also back are Donna's felt coasters in red, turquoise and gorgeous olive (as above).
Or you could just choose from one of Donna's own fabulous creatures or cushions (below).

I first because a massive fan of Donna Wilson's work about 4 years ago when my sister (who had been lecturing at Gray's School of Art at the same time as Donna) brought back a booklet with pictures of her wonderful knitted creatures. I think I've been well and truly hooked ever since! They never fail to bring a smile to my face.
clockwise from top left:
sleepy pom, tig, ralf, rill, harry hairy head, angry ginger (my fave!), rainy day cushion.

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

new ceramics 2

Also new at boo vake are these ceramic vessels by guest Irish artist Emer O'Sullivan. Each of her slab built vessels have a combination of impressed lace, floral decals and drawings inscribed into the clay. Prices range from £27-£36.

Thursday, 17 July 2008

lush designs cards

We've just received these fabulous cards designed by Maria Livings of Lush Designs (published by Umpen Editions). We've had Lush's very much admired lampshades & hangings for some time now so we were thrilled to get these in. They are £2 each.

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

new ceramics 1

Recent arrivals to boo vake are these whimsical ceramics by Kent based designer Polly George, produced in crisp white fine bone china. After much admiring from afar we now have Mrs & Mrs Jones lemon & lime squeezers, Mrs & Mrs Jones cups and Mrs & Mrs Jones bottles. Could just make that perfect wedding present! And they come boxed too. Also in are a selection of her butterfly, rose & bird tea-lights and butterfly cups & saucers.
And a welcome return for Hannah Turner's ceramic hedge warblers & oddies (crested or otherwise!) in oranges or blues.

polly george: mr & mrs jones lemon & lime squeezers £22,£18; mr & mrs j cups £17,£15; mr & mrs j bottles £22,£18; tealights £12 (all boxed). hannah turner: hedge warbler (un-crested) £36.

Friday, 11 July 2008

welcome to our new blog

With the new website (eventually!) up and running we thought the best way to keep everybody in the picture would be to run a blog alongside. And here it is! Here we will post news, new arrivals, and anything else we think might interest you.

top left: hanging bird by lush designs; tape-measure make-up bag by erin originals; soop rings. midddle: johanna basford mug; lavender bods by the black rabbit; space hopper by kate geoge. bottom left: hang-about-horses by andrea williamson; vintage shopper by showpony; cyril squirrel-fox by donna wilson.