Thursday, 28 October 2010

Process Photos: 1

My black and white film photos finally came back a few days ago so here are some process photos.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Annice Callery is the Hedgerow Preservation Society

Here are some hedgerowing photos to be going on with...

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Post Great British Adventure

So it's taken quite some time to document my Glencoe adventure, basically I went up the week the whole of Scotland decided changing to summer time was far too much of an effort and it snowed all week! Everyone tells me I'm mad, the guy at the campsite couldn't keep his amusement to himself, but the whole point was for it to be a total adventure!

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

My Great British Adventure Part 1

So after the GSA kindly let me have an easter holiday, I decided to spend some of it down in London having busier than normal days tearing round at top speed seeing all the exhibitions I could. The only thing really to report from which was my distress at the long standing colour exhibition at the Tate Britain. They made a nice feature out of showing a time line of the colours Turner used and their inventions along with locations corresponding to his colour use. The colour strips made for the locations were most distressing as they had been hand painted and then hung in the gallery...on blue sugar paper. Disappointment Tate Britain - try harder.

Anyway, to Part 2 of my adventure, which starts today, off to photograph and draw up in Glencoe,which is sure to be an adventure as it started snowing there in the night and I'm camping. Fun. I suppose when focusing on brutality in nature, my trip surely fits the bill.

Friday, 12 March 2010


Everything has that glow!

So 2 days after the fashion show madness and everything has that post show glow, all the difficulties are seen with perfect rose tinted glasses and to be honest I'm loving it! There's plenty of time to see things in the cold light of day so I'm kicking back, trying to be someone who vaguely resembles a good friend, girlfriend and person, along with all the sleep to catch up on! Enjoy the photos!

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

It's all reached the asbestos point

After several weeks of hand embroidering, eating and sleeping the tips of my fingers are hard and have very little nerve response anymore! Amongst other things (yesterday was the most hectic day of my life) I started my placement with Deryck Walker which was actually lovely, refreshing to look at someone elses work for a day. It's all part of the construction of an 'outfit' for NY fashion week. Although, just calling it an 'outfit' seems a bit unfair after hearing about the processes and conceptual ideas behind it.

Anyway, 2 weeks till the fashion show, much embroidering to do..!

Friday, 15 January 2010

If only there was another word...

For fashion that is. I have spent all week gearing up for this departments Fashion Show and despite all my reservations and concerns I am really enjoying designing for the body. As with each project I try my best to figure out where I fit into this 'textile' spectrum at the back of my head, niggling away, is "If only there were another word for fashion...which doesn't With all the connotations, the bad practice and awful workmanship. But then again, maybe I'm enjoying the project because I'm redesigning the old fashioned men's working smock and in my own way celebrating the craftsman. And since it's only a very small show I'm in no danger of making it all a bit too pastoral and "fashionable"!

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

EmbroideryTastic: Work from the moment

The following embroideries were produced December 2009 for an interiors company. What I'm working on at the moment is shown above - translating and adapting the textiles for a fashion setting to be used in the GSA Fashion Show 2010 in March.

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Just so I am no longer one...

This post is just to make sure I don't leave my first post so long that I'm too scared to do it!

Plus, slightly peturbed that under 'industry' in the profile section nowhere does it say designer or maker. Shocker.