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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, Th...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 ...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,...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 ...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 possibilit...Read More
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 Apr 17, 2015
The Sorting Office will thrown open its doors for its annual Summer Open Studios on June 13 and 14. This is a fantastic opportunity to see behind the scenes of our thriving designer-maker studios. Meet our 16 artists, watch them at work, take part in demonstrations and, of course, shop for exquisite handcrafted goods and designs. For the first time the Open Studios will run over two days, opening our doors on Saturday, June 13, from 11am to 5pm and then again on Sunday, June...Read More
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 Feb 16, 2015
When illustrator Denise Hughes joined The Sorting Office as a resident one of her business goals was to pursue her storybook dreams and to find a reputable agent to represent her work. That dream is now a reality with Denise being picked up by Eunice McMullen, who heads the renowned Eunice McMullen Literary Agency. Only last week, the top agent was in London talking to publishers about developing some of Denise’s storybooks ideas and characters, including the much loved Tw...Read More
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 Jan 14, 2015
Following hot on the heels of two large-scale commissions, our visual artist Eve Dawson has been selected to exhibit her work on the New York-based online gallery gathered.com Only a handful of artists from across the globe are featured on the prestigious site so this is a huge coup for Eve. Gathered is the passion of New York artist, collector and curator Elizabeth Kairys Allspaw, who frustrated at not being able to access great art, created the online gallery as a way of connec...Read More
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 Jan 28, 2015
It’s promising to be a very busy year for our historical costumier Helen McArdle. Not only is it the 200th anniversary of The Battle of Waterloo but also the 600th anniversary of The Battle of Agincourt. Helen is already working on a number of costumes, including drummer boys’ coats, waistcoats, trousers and shirts, for local re-enactors preparing for Battle of Waterloo festivities taking place in June. There are also potential opportunities to work on The Battle of Agincourt celebrati...Read More
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 Dec 15, 2014
Work by our artists is currently on display in a special “pop-up” shop in France. Our artists and designer-makers have been invited to exhibit and sell their products in the unique boutique-cum-gallery in the centre of Calais, which is being run by our Recreate partners Made In Calais. The initiative is aimed at promoting cross-Channel links with artists and creative hubs. Ceramacist Sheena Bond, glassware artist Carly Mann, designer Anna Lambert, and textile a...Read More