Spring is springing

I've been busy planting my creative seeds, and pretty soon, a floral burst of colour is ready to emerge.  So, for a bit of behind the scenes, here are a few tasters of what's coming soon and from where it came!

I work in a garden studio, so my walk to work is a mix of plant pleasure, and trying not to get distracted by gardening at this time of year which I love.  When I get there, I either need to sketch and come up with colours and ideas, or work on the computer where much of my digital finishing happens.

Much of this year has been in planning for the trade show 'Pulse' which describes itself as 'the UK’s ultimate boutique trade event for inspiring new gifts, modern living and fashion accessories'. Sampling of new products takes time so I started early. I was very pleased with bone chine mug samples of my Gasholder design and graphic patterns, all hand finished and supporting the UK Staffordshire ceramics industry. These are both developments of imagery which has been popular in art print form and textiles, so I have enjoyed expanding my knowledge of another medium.

'Gasholder' mugs in navy and orange

'Gasholder' mugs in navy and orange

'Flora' mug

'Flora' mug

'Leaf Flow' mug

'Leaf Flow' mug

I love to paint and travel and wanted to create some designs and art based around recent painting exploration in abstract work.

The 'Reyjkavik' series of prints and coasters are graphic interpretations of some paintings I did after a visit to Iceland's capital with it's harbour shapes and the Icelandic appreciation of nature.

If you would like to visit me at Pulse, you have to be a trade buyer and can register on their site. You will find me on Stand L15

I have joined a local dynamic group of artists, designers and makers - Muswell Hill Creatives and we will be popping up in Muswell Hill on Saturday May 6th for a Spring Market.  I am also taking part in the Highgate Fair in the Square on Saturday 17th June.

Please join my mailing list for details of events and I will let you know when products become available. This will depend on orders made at the show which I hope will be fruitful!

Craft Central: One Day Designer Sale

London Fashion Week starts 15th Feb.  As a little prologue, Craft Central in Clerkenwell are holding a One Day Fashion Designers Sale featuring 45 designers (scroll down for a selection).
I'll be exhibiting - Do pop along and say hello and see some of my new textile designs.

Craft Central, 33-35 St John's Square, EC1M 4DS  Admission Free

Tuesday 12 February 2013, 12noon to 7pm

Feather silk scarves by Jo Angell   Keep up to date with new designs and feel free to 'like' on my facebook page

This is your chance to buy distinctive fashion, jewellery and accessories from almost 45 UK designers... but don't miss out, it's for one day only! Alongside sneak previews of exciting new work, each designer will offer some great discounts - your last chance to snap up bargains from previous collections.

Delve through tempting innovative fashion, jewellery and accessories... Discover covetable hand-printed bags and purses by Black Cactus; Frilly by Lily’s one-off up-cycled creations; wickedly versatile ethical garments from Outsider and Feng Ho; Suzie Lee’s gorgeous knitwear; Swithbert & Louis’ stunning capes made from quality British wool; and sumptuous vintage-inspired hats from Judy Bentinck, Bee Smith and Rachel Black. Craft Central is renowned for great jewellery design and this show is no exception. Adorn yourself with stunning fine jewellery by Sarah Herriot, Modica by Bronagh Kennedy, Sarah Stafford, Oxx Jewellery, Amanda Li Hope and Mandana Oskoui (amongst other big names).

Find out more and plan your visit here

The designers cherry picked to accessorise you are:
Alludio, Amanda Li Hope, Angela Fung, Annie Ruthven-Taggart, Antonia Ross Jewellery, Bee Smith Millinery, Black Cactus London, Ciara Bowles , Corinne Hamak, Darijus Gerlikas, Day C, De Anna Kiernan, Debbie Carlton, Dinah Gough, ESOTIC jewellery, Feng Ho, Francisco Rico, Frillybylily, Jo Angell Design, Judith Peterhoff, Judy Bentinck Millinery, Karen Fox, Karen Morrison, Kizmet Jewellery, LaParra Jewels, LILWEN clothing, Louve de Nordneg, Mandana Oskoui, MODICA JEWELLERY, nnoodl, Outsider, Oxx, Paula Ortega, Quarter Angel, Rachel Black Millinery, Rosemary Lucas Jewellery, Sara Gunn, Sarah Herriot, Sarah Stafford Jewellery, Sima Vaziry, Suzie Lee, Swithbert & Louis, Wada