Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Two New Prints from Alice Pattullo

Hevva Cake Print - Alice Pattullo

We have two new prints from Alice Pattullo, the first in a series of baking traditions. These first two prints depict the tradition of the Cornish Hevva cake and the origins of the Bow Wow Pie of Painswick in Gloucestershire.

View all work by Alice Pattullo on our website here.

Hevva Cake Print - Alice Pattullo

The Cornish 'Hevva' Cake is a three colour screen print printed in an edition of 30.

The tradition of the Cornish 'Hevva' cake originates from the the pilchard fishing communities. When the fishermen were out at sea, a watchman, known as a 'Huer' would stand on the edge of the cliffs to look out for the pilchard shoals. When he spotted a shoal he would call out 'Hevva!Hevva!' to help the fishermen locate the fish. When the wives at home heard the Huer's cries they knew their husbands would be home shortly. The wives would then make a quick cake full of currants and scored with a criss-cross design to resemble a fishing net full of fish, which would feed the fishermen on their return.

Find the print here.

Bow Wow Cake Print - Alice Patullo

The 'Bow Wow' cake is screen printed in three colours in an edition of 30 and explores the amusing story that supposedly defines the origins of the Bow Wow Pie of Painswick in Gloucestershire.

Once upon a time there were two sisters, each who had a lover from another town. the distance meant their sweethearts visited only very occasionally, but when they did the sisters would bake all sorts of cakes and pies for their arrival to prove what wonderful housewives they would be. However, they soon discovered the irregular visits were because their suitors were really in love with two other maidens from a neighbouring town. As revenge when their suitors came to visit they baked a most marvellous pie. As it was so tasty the men asked for the recipe, only for the sisters to reveal with malice that it was made from puppy dogs. The young men fled in horror leaving the sisters triumphant in their vengeance. These days, the first bow-wow pie, as it has since been named, is celebrated each year on feast day with a fruit pie full of china puppies and a large dog on top.

Find the print here.

Bow Wow Cake Print - Alice Patullo

New Mini Prints from Graham Carter

Autumn Gardener Print - Graham Carter

We have some lovely new mini prints from Graham Carter to add to our stunning collection of his work. All printed in small editions and measuring 30cm x 30cm at just £40 each these prints make a lovely gift or addition to any home.

View all artwork by Graham Carter here.

Lost Luggage print - Graham Carter

Swiss Miss Print - Graham Carter

Four Blue Bears print - Graham Carter

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Next Exhibition - Anna Marrow Solo Show

Midnight in the Metropolis

Next Exhibition: Anna Marrow
Private View 7pm-9pm Thursday 19th Feb, exhibition opens Friday 20th February and runs throughout March.

Our next exhibition features the stunning screen prints from Bristol based printmaker, Anna Marrow. We are holding a private view on Thursday 19th February between 7pm and 9pm if you are in Bristol and would like to preview the exhibition first! There will be drinks and nibbles provided.

Anna Marrow is a printmaker, illustrator and image-maker based in Bristol. She studied Fine Art in Bristol, then Communication Design at Central Saint Martins, specialising in illustration and now prints at Spike Print Studio.

She works with household paints, biros, fine liners, pencil crayons and screen print. Most of the prints start off as biro and ink drawings in her sketch book, then turn into collages, and then screen prints.

Anna makes surprising, sometimes humorous or alarming images by combining mundane objects and environments with exotic creatures and characters. She like to pin point a specific moment in time and is drawn to objects from her childhood such as 70’s televisions, radios and cars which all feature heavily in her work, as do urban and suburban landscapes.

You can view some of the prints by Anna on our website here.

Magic in the Metropolis

Lighthouse in Sagres
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