Inspiration

Samiro Yunoki

It’s no secret that I love all things about Japanese design and textiles but I especially love the katazome textile artists working in the mingei movement. Samiro Yunoki’s works are so gorgeous in terms of pattern and colour, he first was introduced to the Katazome technique by another of my favourites: Keisuke Serizawa.

There was recently an exhibition of Yunoki’s work in Tokyo that I wish I could have made it to. It was at the fantastic The Japan Folk Crafts Museum which I did get to visit in 2016 and I saw a couple of his pieces up close.

 
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Favourite things to do in West Cornwall

I was lucky enough to grow up in West Cornwall, an absolutely beautiful part of the world and a place filled with artists, art history and fantastic galleries. I thought I’d share some snaps from a recent visit as well as some of a few tips if you are planning a trip!


Newlyn FILmhouse

 

A fantastic addition to the lovely town of Newlyn. This little cinema is perfect for a cosy night when the Cornish weather is blowing a gail or hailing on you! There are two screens and a fantastic cafe / restaurant with seriously yummy food.


www.newlynfilmhouse.com



THE Blue Bramble Gallery

 

Warning: if you go to this gallery you will leave with much lighter pockets! I always want to buy everything in sight and quite often have to restrain myself! Tucked away in the cobbled streets of St Ives and up a wee flight of stairs this is simply a treasure-trove of fantastic Cornish artists and makers. I’ve discovered so many fantastic creations in this gallery and always pay a visit whenever I am home. A must visit if you’re in St Ives!

www.bluebramblegallery.co.uk


Zennor Head Walk

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I’ve been doing this walk since before I could walk! It’s a part of the coastal path route and just such a gorgeous place to get some perspective. Simply park in Zennor near the pub and head towards the sea. There’s a loop track or if you just fancy a short stroll you can walk to the big granite stacks and back.

What’s your favourite thing about visiting Cornwall? Or are you planning a trip and want more suggestions? Leave a comment below!


Cornish Colours

In February I popped down to Cornwall to visit family and to have a little seaside break from the big city. I was mostly drinking tea and writing up a business plan but in between I got to go on some lovely walks along the coast. Here are some of the photos I took and these will fuel new work in terms of both colour palette and patten. Hope you enjoy as much as I do!

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