NEW ARRIVALS ARTICLE

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Title:  Animal Bottles with Stoppers
 
Description:
Ceramic
Artist: MidoriTakaki 
Profile: 'When I was a child in Japan I thought I would become a writer. My head was a full of imagination, memories, feelings, thoughts and stories. Once a while, they overtook my daily life. It wasn't always easy for a child to live in the real world and my own world at the same time. Especially as all my imagination, memories etc. just float around in my head, like clouds in the sky. I didn't know what to do with them. Now I capture the floating thoughts in ceramics. Once they were given shapes, they become grounded. I create something small almost daily at night. I call them my journal. I am writing in ceramics. By doing that, I file the information, which is, otherwise, difficult to classify, in drawers in my brain. I could bring every nuance and detail of my memories, stories, emotion and thoughts, back to life vividly when I see each sculpture.' M Takaki Midori's works are in private collections in Australia, Botswana, Canada, Danmark, France, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, The Netherlands, UK and USA
 
 
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Title:  Blue Stratosphere Bottles
 
Description:
Hand blown Glass
Artist: PhilAtrill 
Profile:

Phil Atrill graduated from the Royal College of Art, M.A. Glass in July 2001. Since then He exhibited nationally and internationally including the Contemporary Applied Arts, London - New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham - Vertigo Gallery, London - Laburnum Gallery, Cumbria - Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead - Centrum Goed Werk, Belgium - World Competition of Arts & Crafts Kanazawa, Japan - Millennium Show, Dundee, Perth and Edinburgh - The Bridge Gallery, Dublin - Riverside Gallery Glasgow and Aberdeenshire - Railings Gallery, London - Scottish Glass Society, Perth - Royal Festival Hall, London - Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgowand many more.

He is Currently working for a number of designers in and around London while still making own work . Clients include Tord Boontje, Marianne H.Buus Catherine Hough, Anthony Stern and Emma Woffenden.

 
 
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Title:  Assorted 'Altrim' bowls
 
Description:
glass
Artist: GraemeHawes 
Profile: Graeme Hawes graduated from Sunderland University with a BA (Hons) in 3D Design in ceramics and glass before gaining a MA in glass design at the Royal College of Art in 1993. Upon completing his Masters Degree in 1995 he has enjoyed working as a freelance glassmaker and designer, supplying his work to many shops and galleries throughout the UK and abroad. He is currently a visiting lecturer at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University and Lancaster Central University. Graeme and fellow artist Michaela Grimshaw have combined their skills, flair and talent in a new and exciting venture called Bi-Me Ltd which produces unique yet both decorative and functional hand crafted glass. The movement and fluidity of the material in the making process is essential to the creation of their free blown work and acts as a key source of inspiration in the final design transferred into the resultant form. In contrast Michaela produces plaster moulds into which Graeme blows the molten glass. Here the mould is an aid giving the product its initial form and relief which is picked up and then manipulated into a finished piece. The work is decorative and functional, handmade and unique. Graeme and Michaela made an installation “Falling Feather”: four glass feathers suspended from ceiling eyebolts and the lowest feather resting on a plinth, which was selected by the New London Glass Society for “Tracks”, an exhibition of 13 glass artists in the London Underground station, Gloucester Road December 2001 - January 2002. It was also on display in the gallery ‘Espai Vidre’ in the city centre of Barcelona, from 16th May - 30th July 2002. Work has also been featured in the Guardian weekend supplement, The Sunday Times Style Magazine, Elle Decoration, Intra Magazine, Kitchens Bedrooms and Bathrooms and The Evening Standard.
 
 
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