Constance and Clay is the Southampton based brand creating modern homewares and stationery, started by designer Holly Dinsdale in 2013.
Constance and Clay's mission is to make beautiful, playful items that help organise everyday life such as tea towels, cushion covers, planners, calendars and much more.
Central themes include exploration of far flung places, nature, history and mythology. Holly's background in illustration, print and graphic design combine to deliver bright, bold imagery presented in a simple and concise way.
Margie Harris studied Textiles and Surface Design as a mature student in 2012. Her art is original, unconventional and conveys her slightly eccentric personality. She uses humour alot in her work which is very centred on her kitchen in which she works and draws alot of her inspiration. Recently she has concentrated on designing 'one-off' lampshades. Between November 24th and 25th 2018 her lampshades with complementing her art work were featured at Silwood Gallery, Bildeston, IP77SB, www.a2arts.net
To see how she brings the kitchen to life visit margieharrisart.com
Darren aims to exploit the restrictions of free embroidery to create contemporary one-off images. The 'Ladies & Gentleman' work pictured (textile-covered compact mirrors and badges) is inspired by his collection of 1940s Stitchcraft magazines.
'An Architecture of Joy', solo exhibition, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, July-August 2016. This work was made in response to visits to the interior of the Blackpool Opera House, guided by local historian Ted Lightbown.Visit JennySteele.co.uk
Lyn Bailey's lino-cut designs for cushions.Visit Curious Linocuts