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 Basset Lowkes was. In 2017  78, Derngate is celebrating a very important anniversary … 100Continue reading “Making Mackintosh… 78, Derngate centenary events – stencilling workshop and heritage talk !”

New Art Deco Stencil inspired by Mackintosh #78100

In my Etsy shop This month there is a new addition, its a new stencil inspired by the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. This time though no roses, no stylised Art Nouveau foliage, this is later work, very much Art Deco. I had the chance to recreate the 1920 border for the Centenary exhibition at 78,Continue reading “New Art Deco Stencil inspired by Mackintosh #78100”

New Stencilling class at the glasgow city heritage trust 

Learning a new skill is a good way to … pass the time during cold winter weekends but also make friends and giving yourself the tools to tackle home improvement ! I will be running a one day stencilling workshop at The Glasgow City Heritage Trust on the 19th of November. During that day weContinue reading “New Stencilling class at the glasgow city heritage trust “

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 !!!

24 #Big roses at The Mackintosh Church A Pure Dead Brilliant experience !

Queens Cross Church in the Maryhill Area of Glasgow is the only church that Mackintosh fully built. Thats may be why locally we call it The Mackintosh Church. It’s located at the cross road of Maryhill and Garcube roads next door to Partick Thistle football grounds in a really popular area of Glasgow. Locals rememberContinue reading “24 #Big roses at The Mackintosh Church A Pure Dead Brilliant experience !”

Doors open days !!!

Last week was Glasgow dod  (Glasgow Door open days) a week long festival part of a huge international movement which consist in opening doors of historic buildings who are normally not open to the public. It’s a huge thing in Glasgow, a week long festival with  heritage talks, opened buildings, guided tours, and douzains ofContinue reading “Doors open days !!!”

Get in Style for a Tenner :)* #UpcycleFurniture for £10 à week 

So you have been dreaming to take on an evening class for ever and September is just around the corner … You have this old battered small chest kicking about and not much money in your pocket due to expensive holidays activities with the family !  If this suits you to a T then takeContinue reading “Get in Style for a Tenner :)* #UpcycleFurniture for £10 à week “

Stencilling Mackintosh – June 2016

Stencilling and Mackintosh have been the great loves of my working life for the past 25 years… I was lucky to be running a stencilling workshop in his very own church in Glasgow during the West end Festival, 25 years after I had run my first workshop there. The Church is a very special building, ItContinue reading “Stencilling Mackintosh – June 2016”

Glasgow Stencils available at The Hill House

Today I made a delivery of Glasgow Style stencils to the shop of The Hill House, the property that Mackintosh designed at the turn of the century for the publisher Blackie. The Hill house features beautiful examples of Art Nouveau stencilling designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in the early 1900’s. It is run by TheContinue reading “Glasgow Stencils available at The Hill House”