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 Sep 28, 2015
Illustrator and writer Lisa-Jean is embarking on an exciting new storybook adventure, introducing readers to some delightfully quirky and colourful characters along the way. Here in a 60-second-style interview we catch up with the hugely-gifted artist, better known as Iris Hill to her followers, to find out more about her process of writing and how she brings to life her wonderfully eccentric creations. SO: What triggered the idea for your latest story of the friendship between an Igu...Read More
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 Aug 20, 2015
Ahoy, me hearties! Our ceramic artist Sheena Bond will need to have her wits about her, be an Old Salt, as she embarks on a swashbuckling new project. The gifted artist has been commissioned to design and run a children’s, nay scallywags, workshop for the popular Eastleigh Film Festival. This year the festival, run in association with The Point, takes place from September 21 to 26 and includes a host of events including film screenings in unique settings such as Snakes On A Plane in an e...Read More
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 Aug 19, 2015
As an artist it’s not everyday that you get to exhibit a piece of artwork at a large-scale international event and for it to receive glowing reviews. Textile artist Jill Brennan is on cloud nine after her Magical Orchard design was chosen out of 1000 pieces to receive a “highly commended” award at the prestigious The Festival Of Quilts at the NEC in Birmingham. We caught up with the gifted textile artist in her Sorting Office studio to find out more in this quick 60 seconds-style in...Read More
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 Aug 18, 2015
What do you do with an empty drinks can once you’ve drunk its contents or a top from an ice cold beer bottle once you’ve cracked it open? Well, if you’re creative like contemporary jewellery designer Anna Boella, you transform it into little pieces of wearable art.   Aluminium Range is Anna’s latest jewellery collection and features earrings, brooches, bracelets and necklaces made from cans and bottle tops. Demand for pieces from the new collection is rocketing, with galleries an...Read More
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 Aug 13, 2015
Following on from her selection to be showcased at the exclusive Rum’s Eg Gallery in Romsey, our ceramicist Sheena Bond has been chosen as one of the gallery’s artists to be featured in a new arts programme for Sky TV. The as-yet-titled programme is being made for the network by Face TV who were looking for gifted and gregarious artists to feature on the new show. After an initial meeting with producer Mark Brennan and director Irving Martin, Sheena was one of just six artist...Read More
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 Aug 13, 2015
Illustrator Denise Hughes recently landed an exciting commission - to create the artwork for The Berry Theatre's Christmas production. No stranger to working with the Hedge End-based theatre (Denise created the marketing visuals for last year's Christmas show Jack), the gifted illustrator was tasked with creating an image for this year's Little Red Riding Hood. Working with the show's director Owen Calvert-Lyons and The Berry Theatre's Marketing Department, The Sor...Read More
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 Aug 13, 2015
Fashion designer Jason Butler has embarked on an exciting new venture. Known more for his beautiful bespoke gowns, the creative, who runs Jason Butler Couture from The Sorting Office, has now started to create his own line of sportswear. The seeds of the new initiative were planted after he was approached by a local sports manufacturer to design and make a sports top range at this year's Summer Open Studios at The Sorting Office. Although a world away from his usual ...Read More
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 May 04, 2015
Pattern designer and textile artist Mariska Parent has won a commission to create two new feature walls at the newly-opened Fareham Innovation Centre. The talented artist, who works here at The Sorting Office, was invited to pitch ideas for the commission after her work was spotted at Eastleigh’s Tec Hub where she created a bespoke hand-drawn wallpaper for the hub’s meeting room. The Fareham Innovation Centre commission will see Mariska design two different wallpaper designs, one ...Read More
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 May 20, 2015
Our glassware artist Carly Mann has joined forces with a multinational corporation to design and make a new commemorative mace for the Mayor of Eastleigh. Carly Mann, who works from her studio at The Sorting Office, worked alongside a team of engineers from Prysmian Group, the world leader in the energy and telecom cables and systems industry, on the creation of the new contemporary mace. She was commissioned by Eastleigh Borough Council to come up with a new design after it was decid...Read More
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 May 04, 2015
Try Something Different Workshop with Visual Artist Eve Dawson.   Join artist Eve Dawson for three hours of fun and exploration with her new Try Something Different Workshop.   The workshop is aimed at helping people explore in an intuitive way the process of creating original brushstrokes and leaving with a collection of vibrant, energetic and unique artworks.   Speaking about the workshop, Eve said: “What I want people to experience is the possibilities prese...Read More