As always in the run up to Christmas, I find myself taking part in or visiting many craft events, populated by incredibly talented and imaginitive designer makers. I wish to share these with you so shall be including a section from now on called 'Lex loves...'
Kathryn Hinton: Designer, Jeweller, Silversmith.
I came across Kathryn's work at Lustre, an annual exhibition held at the Lakeside Arts Centre in Nottingham. I'm not normally as taken by tableware as this, but the unruly facets drew me in.
This bowl from the 'Digital' collection was created using Computer Aided Design (CAD) techniques, then rapid prototyped and cast into silver. Other pieces in the same collection use fly pressing techniques to define the facets. Kathryn documents her processes on her blog.
I also found, when perusing her website, a series of tableware called 'Exhausted cutlery' which tickled me as they really do look tired. Projecting human conditions onto inanimate objects never fails to amuse me. I don't want to be lifting the images from her site, so I guess you will have to go and see those slumped spoons and fatigued forks!
A big thank you!
To all my new customers and online followers, without you I wouldn't be able to continue making the things I love. Recently I took part in the Bird in Borrowed Feathers Christmas market, held at Cobden Chambers in Nottingham, and there I met many new faces, both exhibiting and visiting, which is one of the reasons why my job rocks!
There's a whole host of exciting things happening as part of the initiative to enliven Nottingham's 'Creative Quarter' and this includes the renovation of the previously derelict Cobden chambers, off Pelham st. Currently hosting a selection of Independent shops such as Cavology, Ideas on Paper and Vintage Reclaimed, plus more, Cobden chambers is the place to watch if you enjoy supporting small local creative businesses.
Last but very new and exciting...
I now have Gift cards available on my website, ready for purchase, to be delivered either electronically or via the good old Postman! You can order a £20, £50 or £100 card redeemable against any Zalisander products, including the series of workshops I shall be running from January onwards.
Lex out, until I find more hidden gems and tucked away treasures.