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I have a number of established designs.
The Cabbage design is directly inspired by the patterns obtained from sliced cabbage.
Photographs of sliced cabbage were used as templates for cut work. Fine cut outs of card were produced interpreting the negative spaces in the images; these patterns were then translated into silk screen print by using the card cut outs as stencils for screen production. The design was also developed in other mediums with cut work using felt and embroidery techniques and also for further pattern making in the graphics programme Photoshop where images may be overlaid to increase their complexity. These designs are explored both as positive and negative images.
Within the Cabbage china range the pattern is used mainly in its simplest and boldest form for a dramatic and classic design which will stand the test of time
Available in black
The Daisies design was produced as a Mothers Day gift for my mother and originated from a line drawing of the small green daisies used by florists. I wanted to create a wall plate that was typically floral but clearly contemporary.
The finished design was created in Photoshop with the use of a shadow behind the flowers to give the 3D feel of the finished design.
The resulting Mothers Day plate proved so popular I developed the design further for application to the other china pieces in my sets creating a bold contemporary result.
Available as Orange Daisies
The Dragonfly design arose from the study of a dead dragonfly. We get lots of dragonflies in our garden as there are large ponds nearby, however they are difficult to capture in detail whilst on the move.
My dead dragonfly was rather brown and dried from sun exposure received on the uppermost ledge of the conservatory. However with photography I could capture the fine network of its wings and work on the image with incorporation of block colour and duplication of the image to create a shadow effect. This shadow effect gives the impression that the dragonfly is in flight and hovering over the china.
Application of the Dragonfly motif to the china range creates a popular and illustrative design choice.
Available as Blue, Green or Purple Dragonflies
The Feather design is rather distant from its origins as a line drawing of carrot tops and is named for its finished appearance.
The original drawing work is very much manipulated and the finished design created using various techniques within Photoshop. What is particularly pleasing about the Feather design is how the various aspects of the design specifically complement the shapes of the china pieces to which they are applied. For example the swirling curving nature of the design for the saucer and bowls and the looping repeated pattern of the design for the cup and mugs.
The Feather china range has a familiar traditional feel whilst being desirable in its clearly contemporary status. With this sense of attachment to a classic traditional design it will remain ageless.
Available in Blue or Green
This flower design arises from a painting with applied shadow effects which are achieved using photoshop techniques, this shadowing give a sense of depth as if the flower is floating off the surface and a lovely misty and watery quality.
The Delphinium also comes overlaid on a 'cut out' pattern for plates and saucers.
The designs have a desirable retro feel and is a beautiful blue on white china.
Available in Blue and with or without cut out background pattern on plates and saucers
Arises from the popular Digi Plate Designs for Coupe Plates (cake/sandwich or wall hung plates). The Digi Plates are part of the Collective range.
Swirl is a simple block colour graphic which is has been 'swirled' to create flowing shapes sympathetic to the plate / cup / mug which they are decorating. In bright candy colours the design is sharply graphic and contemporary.
Available in multicolour way which is predominantly pink / purple