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SOME SPECIAL KNITTED ANIMALS

It's always a joy to see the animals people have knitted from our books, each one has it's own character and we, especially, love the random, customised versions of our patterns....here are a few

August 1st, 2016|Comments Off on SOME SPECIAL KNITTED ANIMALS

DOG PHOTO BOOTH

On Saturday May 21st we are more than lucky to have the award winning photographer, Alma Haser at The DOG SHOW setting up a dog photo booth for dogs, owners can be included too!  Alma was short-listed for the Taylor Wessing prize at the National Portrait Gallery and is a rising (perhaps even risen) star. [...]

May 13th, 2016|Comments Off on DOG PHOTO BOOTH

SALLY MATTHEWS

We are very lucky to be showing two life sized hounds, made of feather and glue on a steel frame, by the highly respected Sally Matthews.  Here is a little bit about Sally, her work and her dogs. What inspired you to sculpt dogs? I love sculpting dogs as they become an individual as I [...]

May 13th, 2016|Comments Off on SALLY MATTHEWS

ELECTRIC DAISY FLOWER FARM

We are lucky, the wonderful Fiona Haser of Electric Daisy Flower Farm will be joining The DOG SHOW this year with her spectacular floral dogs made with a wire armature planted with moss and sedums. What inspired you to make floral dogs? I was looking for a present for my husband’s birthday and I came [...]

April 25th, 2016|Comments Off on ELECTRIC DAISY FLOWER FARM

LORRAINE CORRIGAN

Thrilled to have Lorraine Corrigan showing with us again this year.  Her papier mache and plaster of paris hounds have a unique grace and elegance and were much loved by all visitors. We asked her a few questions... Why are dogs important to you? They wag their tail. No other being shows such a clear message [...]

April 25th, 2016|Comments Off on LORRAINE CORRIGAN

MYRA HELLER – LIGHT ART

Myra Heller of Light Art designs these gorgeous lights; we will be showing Archie, the Whippet and Dalmatians.  Myra has answered a few questions about her work. The inspiration for your dog lights? The first dog I modelled was called Onion she was an English bull terrier that some friends of my nephew asked me [...]

April 22nd, 2016|Comments Off on MYRA HELLER – LIGHT ART

HELEN NAPPER

Talented artist Helen Napper is joining us at The DOG SHOW for the first time.  She works mainly in oil, lives in Aldeburgh and whilst walking her lurcher, Peg, swims in the North Sea everyday... Why are dogs important to you? I've always been very keen on ancient pots with dogs on them, roman mosaics [...]

April 22nd, 2016|Comments Off on HELEN NAPPER

BRIDGET BAKER

Returning this year, we are thrilled to be showing the very popular restrained wire dogs by Bridget Baker. To give you a small insight into her work, Bridget has answered a few questions... What inspired you to make wire dogs? I was inspired to make wire animals after watching a video loop made by Alexander [...]

April 22nd, 2016|Comments Off on BRIDGET BAKER

VICKY LINDO CERAMICS

Vicky Lindo and her wonderful ceramic dogs and plates will be joining The DOG SHOW this year. What inspired you to make ceramic dogs and plates decorated with dogs? In 2009 the local museum and art gallery where I worked acquired a large collection of North Devon Slipware from the 18th and 19th centuries. I [...]

April 21st, 2016|Comments Off on VICKY LINDO CERAMICS

ROBIN PARKER

Last year Robin's work was hugely admired, strangely, especially by men.  We love the delicacy, grace and accuracy of his wire work sculptures and his enthusiasm for bits that are missing... Why do you work in wire? I started messing about with the wire from Rioja bottles and making small animals for the children. Then following an [...]

April 21st, 2016|Comments Off on ROBIN PARKER