Esther Coombs makes msn life & style

Posted on 11th July 2011
Esther Coombs upcycled vintage ceramics on msn life & style
  • Esther Coombs upcycled vintage ceramics on msn life & style

When you've next got five minutes free in front of your computer (perhaps with a cuppa!), check out Microsoft's msn life & style website (http://style.uk.msn.com/advertorials/polycell/look-of-the-month/vintage-...). I have just had a great feature there written by an Australian journalist who liked my products at last year's Origin Contemporary Craft Fair.

'A is Auditorium'

Posted on 6th July 2011
Esther Coombs screen prints
  • Esther Coombs screen prints

I am very excited about the latest additions to my range ... beautiful limited edition screen prints based on A-Z themes. ‘A is Auditorium - The A to Z of Buildings’ (a limited edition of 30 prints) illustrates the alphabet using buildings which was an obvious extension of my work on ceramics. I have to admit, though, that thinking of a subject to illustrate X was tricky!

Craft Central "Gets Hitched" Wedding Fair June 2011

Posted on 28th June 2011
Esther Coombs Window for "Gets Hitched" Craft Central Wedding Fair Summer 2011 Esther Coombs Window for "Gets Hitched" Craft Central Wedding Fair Summer 2011 Esther Coombs Window for "Gets Hitched" Craft Central Wedding Fair Summer 2011
  • Esther Coombs Window for "Gets Hitched" Craft Central Wedding Fair Summer 2011
  • Esther Coombs Window for "Gets Hitched" Craft Central Wedding Fair Summer 2011
  • Esther Coombs Window for "Gets Hitched" Craft Central Wedding Fair Summer 2011

I was delighted to be asked to create the window display for Craft Central "Gets Hitched" Wedding Fair this summer. The Fair showcased handmade artisan products and so was a perfect venue to promote my up-cycled ceramics (and, of course, every bride should have a cake stand or pretty china on her wedding list!).

And so to bed ...

Posted on 21st June 2011
Sunset, Studio, Esther Coombs, Vintage, ceramics, upcycled Sunset, Esther Coombs, Vintage, ceramics, upcycled
  • Sunset, Studio, Esther Coombs, Vintage, ceramics, upcycled
  • Sunset, Esther Coombs, Vintage, ceramics, upcycled

We get the most beautiful sunsets here in Hampshire when the sky comes alive with shades of pink, orange and dusky blue. So I thought I'd capture some to share with you all!

It's June in Britain ... time to light the fire and get cosy!

Posted on 14th June 2011
Jason Collingwood rug
  • Jason Collingwood rug

The weather down here in the very South of England has been crazy lately ... warm sunshine one moment, freezing cold winds the next. So, as mad as this may sound, we have been lighting fires to snuggle round. At least this gives me the chance to take time out to admire the gorgeous rug I commissioned from Jason Collingwood at last year's Origin Contemporary Craft Fair. Jason and I will both be exhibiting again at this year's fair from 22-28 September 2011 at Old Spitalfield's Market, London E1 6EW (see the exhibitors list at http://www.originuk.org/exhibitors-2011 for full details).

Esther Coombs at the Southbank Centre

Posted on 8th June 2011
Southbank centre, Festival of Britain, beach, ceramic, vintage, textiles
  • Southbank centre, Festival of Britain, beach, ceramic, vintage, textiles

Hi All

Percy hangs out with tea pots

Posted on 8th June 2011
tea pot, vintage, cat
  • tea pot, vintage, cat

Dear All,
You know when they say never work with animals or children, well here's the proof !
Meet Percy one of our two cats who hang out in the studio making themselves useful..
Happy Wednesday,
Esther

Art of High Tea makes Elle decoration

Posted on 19th May 2011

The Art of High Tea workshop which is happening on Sunday (I'm so looking forward to it!) has had a little press in Elle Deco, making there news pages for things to do this month, fab! If you've booked a place, see you on Sunday. If not, I think there's one spot left if your quick and give Georgina at the tea shop a call you might still get it.. (0208 348 3162)
Esther :)