Saturday 23 April 2011


I am delighted to have been selected to exhibit at artsmart - the University of the Arts London's first alumni curated art and design market.  A new collection plus some old favourites will be exhibited by Betty's Revenge in the Fashion and Textiles section.  Exhibitors will wholly include alumni from:

Camberwell College of Arts
Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
Chelsea College of Art and Design
London College of Communication
London College of Fashion

Wimbledon College of Art 

The market will be at Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground at Chelsea College of Art and Design (next to Tate Britain).  If you fancy going it's cheaper to book tickets in advance:

Advance tickets
One-day pass £5 (concessions £3.50)
Two-day pass £9 (concessions £5)
Tickets on the day
On the door: £6 cash only (no concessions)

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Friday 1 April 2011


Istanbul (Sultanahmet) skyline
Just spent a wonderful few days in Istanbul.  After creating the Izniks Abroad collection I had to go and see the real thing! The Aya Sofya is my favourite mosque, last year I made a series of notelets from a painting of it (sadly from a photo in a book), to see it for real was great and the inside is simply stunning. It was wonderful to see some of the original motifs that inspired my designs.  Naturally I visited the 'must see' spots including the Sultan Ahmet Camii (Blue Mosque), Topkapi Palace, Spice Market, Galata Tower, Beyoğlu, took a Bosphorus boat trip and of course shopped at the Grand Bazaar where I acquired two beautiful scarves and a tile to add to my coaster collection.
Sketch of the Aya Sofya

Inside Aya Sofya

Topkapi Palace - exterior of the Harem