Monday, 10 June 2013

Sneak preview behind the scenes for Artists at Home

Jonathan's shed with intriguing new prints drying...
As we sipped chilled Prosecco on Askew Road this Saturday afternoon we raised a glass to the 'Askew Road Season'. Having lived on or very near Askew Road for the last 28 years or so it's heartening to experience a feeling of community and optimism on our local 'high street'.
Our Edible Askew Tree outside Long Live Vintage
We were celebrating the successful culmination of the Edible Askew Road, three weeks of the Chelsea Fringe with fruit trees outside many of the shops along the road. Quite delightful and evoked many comments on how lovely the Askew Road was looking. It was October 2011 that we welcomed part of the new wave of classy shops to Askew Road with the Ginger Pig and Long Live Vintage. Since then Leiths Cookery School has thrived just around the corner and a number of coffee shops. like Brackenbury's, Lavelli's and Louche, have stepped up to the mark to provide appropriately lovely refreshments.
Ooo - that looks like a mermaid...
The next date in the Askew Road Season is Artists at Home, with 72 artists in 58 studios around Chiswick, Shepherd's Bush and Hammersmith throwing their doors open from this Friday, 14th June, 6pm - 9pm, and through the weekend, Saturday and Sunday, 11.00am - 6.00pm.
A new silkscreen being printed
Jonathan has been working away on a new collection called Tide Song, using a range of new seaside themed wood engravings to create new prints, silkscreens, stationery and ceramics - including the new Mermaid Jug and Tide Song mugs.
Adding gold to a goldfish - another new silkscreen print
We've been printing, sticking, labelling, painting walls, Tansy has planted a new tub - and we have our lovely Edible Askew apple tree in the garden too. 
Our apple tree in the garden
Fingers crossed that everything comes together in time for our kick-off at 6pm Friday. Do come and join us for a drink and to see the new collection premiere!