Thursday, 20 October 2016

This week I received this lovely email from someone who had bought a couple of tea towels online. He would have loved it. Cockles warmed! 

'In pursuit of the perfect tea pot'

         Dear Claire

Thanks for your email and confirmation of the order – the tea towels are the perfect gift for my Mum’s 75th birthday. She was a student at Art College in Belfast in the late 50s / early 60s and still talks very fondly of your Dad’s teaching.
I’m a ceramics collector and spotted your name when reading a piece about Lara Scobie and the forthcoming Create exhibition. I realised the connection to Belfast when I read the biography on your website.
Mum has often spoken of your Dad as we walked around galleries / artist studios and told me about the inspiration of his classes. I also remember stories of Mum babysitting his children in Holywood and I’m guessing that was possibly you…
I live in London but Mum’s still in Northern Ireland - her maiden name is Shirley Robins. I’m sure she will be absolutely delighted with the tea towels and memories.
Very best wishes    Jonny 

Dad.....David Heminsley looking suave early 60's 

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Summer slipstreams into Autumn!

This summer I have been looking back and planning the future at the same time...... 

Looking back and celebrating 30 years of INCAHOOTS in the 30 days of June. It was a surprisingly emotional journey remembering all the things I have done and all the people I have met along the way. The loveliest part is that I still see many of those people on a regularly. 

This is an early image from the 30 years, a commission for the Mayfest Arts Festival 1989. Early use of scraper board too. 

And as for planning the future....30 years on and still going strong INCAHOOTS is embarking on a new project called 'Objects of Celebration' It is a big project. I am planning a Crowd funding campaign and will explain further in the next month or so!!

Happy autumn. I'm off now to have a swim and pick some plums! 

Here are some images from the last few months..... 

A collaborative Paper 53 drawing by me and my nephew Oliver (age 9)  

Paper 53 drawing of French bottles- August 2016

Last weekend I was given these wonderful garment labels from  the 60's  and 70's, they are sure to feature in some future work but in the meantime we must all 'Romp and Rest'!!  

And finally a cheery mannequin in the market in Fayence France, to bid you farewell!