Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Now We Are Six!

Introducing Hester the Hare and Clarence the Lion.

Hester the Hare is a moonlit hare to one side, and leaps along under the sun on the other. Hester is a silkscreen design on 100% cotton. She can simply be used as a tea-towel or following the easy printed instructions she can be cut out, sewn and stuffed to make a child's toy or cushion. Alternatively she can be filled with bagged dried beans, rice or sand and then stuffed at the top, to make a door stop.

 Clarence's namesake was also a cross-eyed lion, and starred in a very old children's progamme called Daktari.

These are the only things that we don't actually print ourselves, as we can't accommodate the screenprinting carousel in our flat.

The whole process is identical to how we make our screenprints... but much, much bigger, smoother, quicker and cleaner.

Lots of thanks to Anna and Kath, at Stuart Morris who showed great patience and fortitude as we tweaked the colours till they were just right. It was so satisfying to see the finished towels come through, after being dried, all pristine, crisp and colourful.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

I'm Showing at Tate Britain!

Well, for one evening!
 Tate Britain will be hosting their first 'craft fair' as a Late at Tate event, to run in conjunction with the Pre-Raphaelite show.

Mihara Yasuhiro, Ophelia Has A Dream (detail) 2012
© Mihara Yasuhiro, with thanks to Paolo Roversi and WOW

'Explore the continuing influence of the Pre-Raphaelites on contemporary art, fashion and music
Expect a vibrant evening of performance, music and much more...'
42 Pots

Emily Peacock

One of my new tea-towels
More work on my Etsy shop

They are joining forces with Etsy, and there will be 10 makers at a table top show that will take place at Tate Britain, Room 1840, on Friday 7th December, the event starts at 6pm and runs until 10pm.
The craft fair will close at 9.30pm.


The makers are:
EmilyPeacocktapestry.etsy.com Contemporary Needlepoint Kits
Narin Silk.etsy.com: Scarves & Paintings
Archives.etsy.com: Pewter Art
42Pots.etsy.com: Stoneware Pottery
ToviCorrie: Leather Accessories
PapaTotoro.etsy.com: Block Printed Homewares & Scarves
ImmortalLongings.etsy.com: Art & Stationery
SarahYoung5.etsy.com:Prints and Tea-Towel/Cut and Sew Kits
BunnysVintage.etsy.com: Bespoke Kimono Jackets
NicolaMascall.etsy.com: Miniature needlepoint

Saturday, 31 March 2012

Etsy Treasury

click on picture for more work or items

Friday, 30 March 2012

Happy Easter

St. Agnes Eggs

newish painting

Shell Grotto Margate

New York Times!

Very happy to have done this illustration on ageing in The Opinion Pages of The New York Times.

Friday, 24 February 2012

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Katrin Moye

Fresh Spring colours of Katrin Moyes beautiful and lovely to use work.

Soren and Tiny Hoops tableware

My excuse to buy some Ingrid mugs from Katrin at Origin was that they'd end up in my still-life paintings, which they did. I may have to buy a Melanie jug!

Sherwood Stag

A little while ago I was happy to be a printmaking mentor to Katrin, during her time of creative development. We had a lovely and incredibly interesting time and I hope it was helpful.

Small Tree Bowls

I love the circularity as I will soon be getting my hands back in clay...... and will need to learn a lot!

Linocut of Sue Binns ceramics

There is a great tradition of using other's work within your work, and the 'real' alongside its simplified form.
I am very glad that Katrin will of course make beautiful prints using her beautiful ceramics too! 

Lino cut of Christa jug, with branches

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Greek Myths out in Paperback

I didn't get round to writing about this when it originally came out in late 2010, so I am now because it has just come out in paperback!

             Double page part opener for Monsters and Heroes

It was my first book for Walker Books, who I have wanted to work for since I was a child, that and it's subject matter, which I have always loved, meant I was a little daunted and overwhelmed. But Liz Wood helped me immeasurably and in so many ways. She has helped to create many of the most beautiful books that Walker produce, and I was incredibly lucky to be able to work with her.

      Phaethon and the Chariot of the Sun double page spread

It was also the first time that I had used the computer for illustration, so that was interesting! Especially when you lose a years worth of work and can't get it back... it was a real love/hate relationship.

                          The Gorgons - Medusa's Sisters

I haven't got pictures with the proper type on, which is a shame because it works beautifully with the illustrations.
Ann Turnbull's retellings of these 16 myths
are just wonderful.

The stories have a lot of gold in them and the book is liberally sprinkled with it.

                                  Echo and Narcissus

and last but not least, I think I enjoyed doing this picture most.


"One word keeps coming to mind when looking at this book: lavish. Sixteen well-known stories are presented here, in a book positively overflowing with brightly coloured illustrations. Generous use of gold makes the book feel even more special, and the only danger, if you buy it for a child, is that you may not be able to bring yourself to give it away." (www.thebookbag.co.uk) "Ann Turnbull's re-tellings are as elegant as the book's classically influenced illustrations by Sarah Young... The production - from the cover dusted with shimmering gold to the white text on the back page when Orpheus enters the underworld - makes this volume a work of art." (Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times) "A generous large-format hardback that feels like a treat. Here are some of the greatest stories ever told... A book for keeps." (The Herald)"

If you'd like to buy Greek Myths, hopefully your nearest bookshop may have it, or they can order it, if not it's here.

Wooden Blocks

I can remember a very old toy. Nine cube wooden blocks, six sides to each, six colour litho pictures worn at the edges.
But I think to be able to endlessly create your own pictures or constructions within the confines of your given units must be a lot more satisfying than just getting the puzzle 'right'.

Miller Goodman's FaceMaker
Miller Goodman's PlayShapes

We were really pleased when Miller Goodman did Made one year recently, and had to come away with this.

a wonderful find from marksstuff

 Working something out, a bit obsessed


Monday, 30 January 2012

Liam Stevens "Waiting" film

I think this joyful film by Liam Stevens is a wonderful!

'Music video for "Waiting" by My Robot Friend
This stop motion animation is made entirely of pencil & cut paper and took just over three months to complete. Production and technical assistance; Chris Tozer.

MakeMake's first music video for My Robot Friend was shortlisted in the Fest Anca International Animation Festival for best animated music video 2011'

"Waiting" - My Robot Friend (feat. Jay Kauffman) from MakeMakeStudio on Vimeo.

Monday, 16 January 2012

Etsy Shop Opens !

Felix and Felix
 I have just started an Etsy shop with my tea-towel /cloth kits, I have been getting round to it for some years, so am pleased it's up at last, however basic!


Some friends and family who have made up the designs have customised them with tiny beads and beautiful embroidery, I hope to show pictures.

Two new designs will be added to the original four and there will be more and various wonders to be posted on Etsy soon.