30th August 2012
LAIKA is an animation studio that produces features and shorts. From scratch.
The makers of Coraline (2009), a critically acclaimed feature film profiled in Issue 29, and the more recent ParaNorman (2012) are currently hiring for three fabricator positions within their puppet department.
If you share their visionary spirit and wish to forge an exciting new career with Laika, please visit www.laika.com/careers
14th August 2012
There are an awful lot of places offering textiles courses these days, but only few cater to students as far afield as America and Australia. Prescott and Mackay School of Fashion and Accessory Design, to give it its full title, is impressively international. They offer shoe making courses in New York, Melbourne and London (which is also home to their two award winning Black Truffle shops). Dip your toe in the water by booking a place on their one-day Moccasin course in London on the 8th September.
1st August 2012
Design writer and photographer Barbara Chandler has been capturing city life for almost 30 years. Her latest work “Celebration” is the essence of London at play – people out on the streets, in the parks and on the riverbanks of London, when flags were flying, bunting was out and people waited to see processions, pageants and performers. Her images have been placed on bone china plates, silk cushions and armchairs and are just a few of the pretty things you can pick up at café and curiosity shop, Pitfield London…
24th July 2012
With the London Olympics just a few days away the country is exploring a global range of cultures. West Africa is fielding some amazing athletes but galleries around Manchester are taking this opportunity to celebrate the region’s artists too. We Face Forward will feature the vibrant textiles of El Anatsui (see issue 17), the evocative photography of Soungalo Malé and more at nine venues around the city. Exhibition ends September 16th.
23rd July 2012
A flock of feathered friends has alighted in the Selvedge shop window. These hand embroidered creations hatched from the imagination of recent graduate Catherine Frere Smith. Her final degree project included garments, bird sculptures and even garments that could be turned into sculptures. Catherine’s ‘make a bird’ top holds the patterns for 4 different types of birds. Her range now includes bags and cushions that can be found in her online Etsy shop or in person at Selvedge.