Stencilling with Mackintosh a West end Festival stencilling class #WEF2017

To book for this day stencilling please click here Queens’ Cross church in the Glasgow West end is best know from many as “The Mackintosh Church” ! Indeed this is the only church the Art Nouveau Architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh built. … Continue reading Stencilling with Mackintosh a West end Festival stencilling class #WEF2017

Mackintosh as an inspiration – A great Stencil creating workshop

On the 29th April, I was back in Northampton for the last stencilling workshop of 78, Derngate’s centenary celebrations. And the creativity I saw there was extraordinary. Charles Rennie Mackintosh was employed by Mr Basset-Lowke to refurbish the property in 1917 … Continue reading Mackintosh as an inspiration – A great Stencil creating workshop

“Lost in Translation”, I up-cycled my Asian travelling impressions on multimedia boards …

When not working on commission, many of my working days are spent teaching heritage crafts, day classes in stencilling, evening ones in up-cycling furniture but in my spare time I travel … Far Far away, in the direction of the … Continue reading “Lost in Translation”, I up-cycled my Asian travelling impressions on multimedia boards …

Tape and paint ! Upcycle the perfect triangle …

This season, my group of up-cyclers have been experimenting for their furniture with geometrical shapes and bright colours creating patchworks of triangles and squares, and vertical lines. This is a simple yet very effective way of decorating a piece of … Continue reading Tape and paint ! Upcycle the perfect triangle …

Stencils for grab @ 78, Derngate

78, Derngate is having a celebration, this year sees the centenary celebration of their refurbishment by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Its a great event with an exhibition running until the 29th April, some heritage talks with a programme here , some workshops which … Continue reading Stencils for grab @ 78, Derngate

Making Mackintosh… 78, Derngate centenary events – stencilling workshop and heritage talk !

In 1917, Charles Rennie Mackintosh refurbished to the highest possible standard of both design and realisation a house at 78, Derngate – Northampton England for Mr Basset Lowkes a local industrialist. A very stylish property for the Art Lover that … Continue reading Making Mackintosh… 78, Derngate centenary events – stencilling workshop and heritage talk !

Mackintosh and his technicolor dream stencil or 24 #bigroses at The Lighthouse !!!

Sometimes one image says a thousand words !!!  Here are our words @ The Lighthouse yesterday when I made colours available to the stencillers of #thebigrose !!! Continue reading Mackintosh and his technicolor dream stencil or 24 #bigroses at The Lighthouse !!!

In Helensburgh 24 #bigroses lead the way from the station to The Mack Club

This week saw #Thebigroses back in Helensburgh but this time right in the centre of the town when The Mackintosh Club  hosted a masterclass in stencilling in its glorious premises at 40, Sinclair Street, 2 up… Local ladies arrived at … Continue reading In Helensburgh 24 #bigroses lead the way from the station to The Mack Club

STENCILLING CLASS !!! 22nd/23rd October – The House for an Art Lover

Pushing paint through the holes of a template to produce a design, could be the most simplistic definition of stencilling but probably the most accurate ! Off course you use a brush ! The best thing about Stencilling is the beautiful … Continue reading STENCILLING CLASS !!! 22nd/23rd October – The House for an Art Lover