Tuesday 23 October 2012

New work and latest news!


 Pub On The Pond

Ten days ago, my 5 year-old son found this
  An old plank of wood, with remnants of paint and covered in deep scratches....

I didn't think I would be able to use it for anything, but I took it as I didn't want to hurt his feelings!
But then I got to thinking that the scratches could be reeds, and the paint could be a reflection in water - a pond for example!

So I made some buildings to correspond to the paint colours, and thought that one of them could be a pub (The Red Lion, obviously!) complete with hanging sign.

I added a railing made from nails and rusty wire - and a life ring which is actually an old washer with a lick of paint.

I was pleased with the way it turned out!

Slipway Cottages

The gorgeous chunk of driftwood with turquoise paint on provided the inspiration for this piece. The wedge shaped bit of wood had a few blobs of terracotta paint on: I love these colours together, so I decided to make all the other elements of the sculpture co-ordinate!

So, anyway, what is the latest news I mentioned in the title of this post?!
I am thrilled to tell you that I am now selling my driftwood designs through MadeByHandOnline.com! It is an amazing site, with work from Britain and Ireland's most exciting contemporary designer-makers (their words, not mine!)
Go check out the site! You can find my page here, and at the moment both pieces I have described above are available to buy.

In other news, I am putting a few bits in to the Make 2012 Christmas exhibition at the Devon Guild, Bovey Tracey. The show runs from mid-November to the end of the year.
And finally, I will be selling my wares at two upcoming craft fairs. The first is at Cotehele National Trust on November 11, and then at Exeter castle on Dec 2. It would be great if you could come!

Better get back to making then! Byeee!


  1. Well done Kirsty.
    Every piece is a gem.
    Lynn x

  2. How wonderful, your wonderful art deserves a wider audience/customer base :o)

  3. How wonderful! I really like the last picture, it's magic in your work. Congratulations from Spain

  4. yes, there truly IS magic in your work!

  5. what a talent you are. i love when you post new designs. never get tired of looking. wow. you are quite amazing. do you know that?!?

  6. Big congrats. And your little lad seems to have a very keen eye!

  7. I always feel the call of the sea when I look at your wonderful work! you are soo creative and talented and I love what you did with your son's piece of wood,imagination is everything!

  8. These are just gorgeous! How lovey that your boy is helping you.

  9. As always Kirsty you amaze and inspire. x

  10. Wonderful magical art made of gifts from the sea. Maybe your son will have a bit of that in him also!

  11. ...i have just found your lovely blog and love all the gorgeous things you make....happy to be your newest follower!:)

  12. I have just found you too - I think your art is simply brilliant - it ticks all my "rustic" boxes :-D love it all... I'm going to save my pennies to make sure I buy a piece one day soon! :-) congratulations on such a fabulous idea and such an eye for creativity :-) Claire @ craftypretty.co.uk - your newest follower :-) x

  13. congrats on such critical thinking . Nice idea and nice sharings. Keep posting your valuable thooughts.
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  14. Kirsty Hi, I just discovered your blog. Wonderful things you make! From now on I am your follower. I've also linked you to my blog.

  15. Wonderful artwork !!!
    I`m your follower !!

  16. I like your art special this. I love the sea.
    I'am also your follower!!!
    Groetjes Janny

  17. Fab Fab Fab xxx

  18. I adore popping over here. Love what you made with your son's find.

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