Summer Open Studios
Summer has finally arrived and with it comes our bi-annual open studios.
I hope you will save the date and visit me in my studio at Cockpit arts June 15th - 17th.
It is a great opportunity to see art and contemporary crafts, meet the makers and also see where and how the pieces are made.
See art, print, jewellery, interiors, fabrics, glass ceramics, accessories and shoes. all lovingly hand crafted. Everyone with a studio at Cockpit Arts is a designer maker using a hand craft and running an independent business. I always enjoy meeting people across the weekend. come along and see it for yourself!
I am so excited to finally share these photos with you!
Last year I worked with Photographer Rick Smee on his "A Mano" Project, where he photographs makers and their workspaces.
Rick joined me in the studio for a print session in the studio, sketching by the riverside and portraits alongside my finished prints. It was a bit of a strange experience being in front of the camera, but I absolutely love how these have come out and how they show the various aspects of what I do.
Scroll down to see the full portfolio of images.
I was number 5 in this behind the scenes photo series, you can see the full "A Mano" series on Ricks website here.
Drawing The Barbican Towers
I loved working on this commission of the Barbican towers, I was asked by clients Conrad & Francina to create a print for their home which featured one of their favourite buildings from London’s skyline.
They had seen artwork I had already created and we used this to discuss what they would like as part of their own print; for instance, they really liked the rust-red colour I used in my Battersea Power Station print and wanted this to be included. They also had a place in mind where they wanted to display the artwork and so we knew from the beginning that it would fit the space and I used this to inform the design which emphasises the height of the tall narrow towers.
The commission process is collaborative, rooted in creating work that is really special and meaningful to the client. It is very fulfilling to be trusted with the memories and stories creating something that will be treasured. Here is the final Print.
I'm Looking Looking back at some of my favourite moments from last year:
I was so pleased to have two of my Riverscape prints selected for Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, An art fair that focuses on contemporary prints by living artists.
The exhibition also featured leading practitioners such as Chris Ofili, Paula Rego and Norman Ackroyd alongside emerging talent and a broad range of print mediums from etching and lithography, to woodblock and screen-printing.
I ran a printing workshop at the fair, with participants creating a riverscape print of their own; drawing and printing architecture both real and imagined to add to the riverside scene. There was such a great atmosphere and some great prints made by first-time printers.
I share my Inspirations, behind the scenes photos and work in progress on my Instagram feed.
I love seeing what others post and connecting with people on this visual platform. I also share glimpses of studio life and interesting exhibition visits and artwork using Instagram stories. Join me there to see what is happening and feel free to start a conversation.
It was a pleasure to meet so many people at the Canopy Market in King's Cross last weekend. This new market near Granary Square had a great atmosphere and mix of music and food. It was fun to show in a new place and explore the area. Take a little tour on my Instagram feed to see what we got up to. You can visit the Market, which takes place on the last weekend of May. I will be showing there on 26th & 28th May.
Hello & welcome to my studio blog, My name is Kethi and this is the place where you can look behind the scenes at my work in the studio, see my artwork and commissions as they progresses from sketch to final print,