Category: books

Mothering Sunday

For Mother’s Day chose a card, some wrappings, ribbon or twine. Make something special for the one who always loves you. Take a Clementina Van Der Walt handled bowl, personalise with some very early spring flowers out of your garden or hedgerow e.g. a primula, celandine or fritillary (snake’s head). Ribbon and label.

Corraini Posters – A perfect gift for a young child…

This week we had an exciting delivery of children’s books from our favourite small publisher… Corraini Editions. Why do we love their books? These titles are inspiring, timeless and cherishable. Corraini is an Italian publishing workshop open to international artists, illustrators, designers and educators such as the eclectic, brilliant Bruno Munari. Alongside this wonderful selection of Corraini titles came this series of… Read more »

Halloween with Seren

In our Halloween window (put together by Katherine), we have a small collection of dark and chilling ghost stories, published by Seren (welsh for star). One of the most interesting independent publishing houses in Britain (based in Bridgend, Wales), Seren nurtures and publishes talented writers and poets whose outstanding quality is recognised around the world. If you… Read more »

Our ‘Matisse. Cut-Outs’ inspired window display

How inspiring the new ‘Matisse. Cut-Outs’ exhibtion at Tate Modern has been for us all, adults and children alike. Using materials from our shop, Katherine has put together a wonderful window display. Matisse was incredibly skilled, using large draper scissors to deftly cut intricate, flowing shapes. Of course you could colour your paper with gouache as Matisse did, but… Read more »

Stop Press! Corraini Editions wins ‘Best Children’s Publisher of the Year in Europe’

Congratulations to Corraini Editions! We love their books and so do children… and they are not seen in this country in many places. Favourites of ours are Harriet Russell’s series of books journeying into the imagination, Marti Guixe’s quirky colouring books and William Wondriska’s titles with innovative graphics. Read more about them on our online shop. ‘There was a surprise… Read more »

Celebrating Dylan Thomas, don’t miss this stunning new edition of ‘Under Milk Wood’

  To mark the centenary of Dylan Thomas’s birth… Acclaimed for its eccentricity and admired for its lovelorn lyricism, Dylan Thomas’s groundbreaking 1954 ‘play for voices’, Under Milk Wood, has long echoed in the imagination of the founding father of British Pop Art, Sir Peter Blake. Revealed here for the very first time alongside Thomas’s… Read more »

The Long Winter Show…

Christmas has come to The Art Shop and The Long Winter Show is now open… Upstairs in the gallery, an eclectic collection of paintings, drawings, printmaking, sculpture, automata, jewellery, and ceramics. (Click here to read more and see a selection of artwork on our exhibitions page) Downstairs our shop is brimming with special gifts…wrappings, ribbons, artist’s… Read more »

Three books on drawing

Now available from our online shop three of our best selling books on drawing. It is hard to find really good art technique books that explore contemporary practice and process in an inspiring and revealing way. These are our firm favourites… ‘The Drawing Book‘ by Sarah Simblet – a comprehensive guide for beginner or expert. Will take… Read more »

New Children’s Books by Corraini just in…

Corraini Edizioni only publishes carefully chosen books through specially selected bookshops. More than simply a publishing house, Corraini is a workshop open to Italian and international artists, illustrators and designers: a sort of space where tailor-made books and projects see the light, books full of creativity and fantasy. These are artists books for children… In… Read more »