It's all very exciting! The pop-up shop, masterminded by John and Fran Fishenden at Wood at Golden Valley is now up in a quaint little cottage in Hay-on-Wye.
An absolutely perfect place to visit over the Jubilee weekend - the countryside is perfect at this time of year - and a 10 minute walk from the Hay Festival site.
Should the weather turn a little inclement wander up the steps to the castle, squeeze through the gap in the wall, and take shelter in the geranium-bejewelled porch of Castle Cottage and come in to say hello.
The shop is filled with gorgeous Wood at Golden Valley boards, egg cups, bowls and candles plus delightful prints and felt from Anne Fishenden.
There's also a good range of Starch Green wood engravings, silkscreen prints, stationery and ceramics.
Jonathan and I will be arriving in Hay on Friday 8th and manning the shop on Saturday and Sunday next week. Please drop in.
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.