August Edit

Hello summer holidays!

This month I have collected items from our Gallery Shop that are bright, bold and unique. Some are functional and some are just fun!

 

The full Edit.

The full Edit.

Front left is a beautiful trinket bowl from Drawn & Fired priced at just £10. The free and swirling patterns made by the glaze takes me straight to the beach with my feet in the sea.

Glaze for summer days. Drawn & Fired Trinket Bowl £10

Glaze for summer days. Drawn & Fired Trinket Bowl £10

Just behind the bowl are two very different candle holders. To the left is a crocheted LED candle holder by Hooked on Joy , also for £10. All the yarn used is handspun and the stitches created by crocheting cast beautiful shadows when the candle is lit. To the right is Rosie Perrett's striking candle holder for £20. To me, this would work on it's own too - with it's delicate colour yet strong and barbed appearance.

Left: Hooked on Joy LED Candle Holder, £10  Right: Rosie Perrett Ceramics, Candle Holder, £20

Left: Hooked on Joy LED Candle Holder, £10

Right: Rosie Perrett Ceramics, Candle Holder, £20

At the back at the Edit, we have Jemma Banks' new print in stock showing beautiful, lush houseplants. I wish mine looked like that! At £20 for the print or £32 framed, it is a perfect present for someone who is striving for a home full of foliage but lacks the green fingers essential to achieve it! That particular person would also love Designate's Everlasting Flower for £20, made using reclaimed scaffolding boards. No watering can necessary for either.

Jemma Banks, Plants Print, £20 or £32 framed

Jemma Banks, Plants Print, £20 or £32 framed

Designate, Everlasting Flower, £20

Designate, Everlasting Flower, £20

To the right of the Everlasting Flower is a new zine, 'Markings', from Jon Boam for £10. Full of robotic images and intriguing, almost skeletal, sketches it is part of a new range we have in stock. 'Markings' and Jon's other items are brand new to West Studios; colouring book, originals and prints. A very different aesthetic to most of our other products. I like it.

'Markings' by Jon Boam, £10

'Markings' by Jon Boam, £10

Coming forwards now, in front of of 'Markings', are two beautiful greeting cards from Jerry Daniel; blue skies and blue sea. Holiday essentials. They are £2.50 each. Just lovely. We also have many other cards by Jerry  - all with his eye for strong forms and bold colours.

Jerry Daniel, Greetings Cards, £2.50 each.

Jerry Daniel, Greetings Cards, £2.50 each.

Down and to the front left are some great, functional but funky pieces from Shadow Crafts. Plectrum holders and pouches designed to carry either loose change or earphones! No more tangles in those wires... and music wherever you go with the plectrum holder. We have a variety of wooden plectrum designs for you to choose from too. Shadow Crafts make all their products from off cuts of leather from local upholsterers.

Shadow Crafts Plectrum Holder, £10

Shadow Crafts Plectrum Holder, £10

Shadow Crafts, Coin or Earphone Pouches, £15

Shadow Crafts, Coin or Earphone Pouches, £15

So, there you have it. Our August Edit for your viewing (and purchasing!) pleasure. If you see anything in our Edit that you would like us to reserve for you to come and pick up, please do not hesitate to call us on (01246) 500799 or email us and hello@weststudios.co.uk We always have a pot of fresh coffee on as well as a great selections of teas and cold drinksfor when you come to collect...

We look forward to seeing you!