an aspiring hat 1994

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an aspiring hat
1994
drawing, painting and  machine embroidery on silk & cotton velvet
public collection

commissioned by Hereford Museums, this steeple henin and wimple hat celebrates Hereford, with imagery sourced around the city. Crockets decorate a spire – Hereford Cathedral’s spire fell down

barmy knight or balmy night…. 1994

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barmy knight or balmy night or balmy knight or barmy night
1994
drawing, painting and machine embroidery on antung silk and silk organza
public collection

made for the Riches of Stitches exhibition at the Collins Gallery, Glasgow. It was purchased for Rachel B Kay-Shuttleworth Collection, Gawthorpe Hall, Burnley, Lancashire. It is inspired by a dream and 16thC tooled armour and a solar topee, and […]

cupola hat 1993

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cupola hat
1993
drawing, painting and machine embroidery on satin and cotton velvet
private collection

commissioned by the Collins Gallery in Glasgow to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the death of Scottish neoclassical architect and designer, Robert Adam. It represents a cupola roof. The ornament is sourced from the Etruscan room at Osterley Park in west London. There was a competition […]

who will wear the crown? 1991

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who will wear the crown? or viper hat
1991
drawing, painting and machine embroidery on satin and cotton velvet
commission for the Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums

made for the costume collection of Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums and inspired by 19th century reproduction maiolica-ware vases in their collection of applied art at the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle. It illustrates some […]

maiolica cherub hat 1991

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maiolica cherub hat
1991
drawing, painting and machine embroidery on satin
private collection

one of a series of hats informed by Italian Rennaisance maiolicaware vases
the cherubs image is from the fireplace frieze at the Ducal Palace in Urbino

a peach of a hat 1988

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a peach of a hat
1988
painting and machine embroidery on satin and cotton velvet
private collection

one of a series of fantastical hats from drawings for the The Horticulture Show exhibition at Abbot Hall, Kendal, Cumbria

 

san marco hat 1988

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san marco hat
1988
painting, drawing, marbling and machine embroidery on silk and cotton
private collection

informed by the ornament found in Saint Mark’s Square in Venice, including the poles for parking gondolas

cornucapia 1988

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cornucapia
1988
30x40cm
drawing in ink, watercolour and marbling on paper

one of a series of drawings of fantastical hats for the The Horticulture Show exhibition at Abbot Hall, Kendal, Cumbria