Two great issues worth mentioning. The May/June Selvedge packed with lovely articles has three that particularly made me sit up. First an article putting Norwich and Norfolk on the textiles map, one of our best loved areas, and mentioning a couple of our favourites Old Town and St Judes. Secondly Mark Hearld and his Beastly Habits, also a St Judes artist. And thirdly the beautiful Merchant and Mills. My daughter and my son's girlfriend made the Oilskin bag with Carolyn Denham at the Selvedge Christmas Fair - and loved it and her.
Then I turn to the June issue of Country Living. Mentions of St Judes, Merchant and Mills and Rob Ryan in the Emporium section and then a spectacular article about artist inspired goodies. The three artists in question are Henri Matisse, Ben Nicholson and Edward Bawden, all captured in a gorgeous shoot by our great friend Cath Gratwicke. Yum!
STARCH GREEN is a small studio in West London, set up by artist-designers Jonathan Mercer and Kate Fishenden.
Our focus is on hand-made design, using craft skills to create artwork and objects that add positively to the pattern of life, balancing home and work and creating a feeling of well-being. Our strong commitment to family, work-life balance and applied art combines to deliver a range of distinctive pattern papers, illustrations, prints and products, and a human approach to design.
Our talents dovetail, both having skills in illustration, design and typography. Whilst Jonathan’s wood engravings are the source and inspiration for repeat patterns, prints and stationery, Kate brings in the art of silkscreen printing to create fine art prints and extend the work on to textiles. We collaborate on the design of products developed to enhance the pattern of life. Production centres around the Albion press in the shed, the kitchen table and the studio.
We also take commissions for repeat patterns, label design, illustration, bespoke social stationery and small print runs.
For more information or to arrange a viewing of the portfolio, please contact Kate Fishenden on 020 8749 6098 or by email.