Customer shots

Our mid century inspired plant pot holder looks mighty fine here sitting next to this wonderful Illustration of British Corvids, part of a British birds study by the very talented Dick Vincent who is based in the north of the England. As well as drawing birds, Dick also has a particular love of drawing foxes, mustachioed men + bears. Please go check out his charming work, you'll love it. Plant pot available in the SOURCED section in the store.

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Customer shots

Lovely pic here from a happy customer Naomi of textile label Posner and Posner. The cute Laura Bird face pot purchased yesterday at the Treacle market Macclesfield bares a happy side or sad side depending on your mood!  These pots are available in the MADE section of the store.

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Mini planters with a great choice of hairstyles.

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Destination South

Spanish Cadaques + French Occitan 

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Cadaques in North East Spain on the Costa Brava is a dreamy seaside town that sits on a crystal clear bay surrounded by the bluest of Mediterranean sea. The incredible light and rugged coastline attracts artist new and old, Salvador Dali lived here for many years. Just up from Barcelona its accessable and worth the effort, so put it on your bucket list.  www.driftwoodjournals.com

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 Mauvaisin 36 km southeast of Toulouse sits amongst gentle rolling hills that carry you eyes right over to the foothills of the Pyrenees. Chateau Mauvaisin is an amazing house that carries a faded grandeur, yet comfortable with its rustic charm and character.   

www.chateau-mauvaisin.com

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Customer Shots

Gorgeous photo sent here by another happy Cup + Cloth customer, Ralph McGaul's charming screen print ' Punctured Bicycle' makes a great impression in its new home on this wonderful subway tiled wall. Macclesfield based artist Ralph creates wonderful limited edition wood cut prints + screen prints all available in the WALL section of the store. 

Kitchen + print looking just fine!

Kitchen + print looking just fine!

Customer Shots

Super stylish shot from a lovely customer today who purchased a Cup + Cloth iron tripod plant stand at the great Altrincham market. We had a great day in the incredible Victorian glass covered market. Ciara happens to be a very talented lady,  shes a wonderful jewellery designer + maker on top of being a set/studio stylist. Check her out @wearekinstudio // ciara.clark@mail.com. To see when we are next attending this iconic market keep an eye on the MAKERS MARKETS in our main heading on the HOME page.

Artists on WALL

Ralph McGaul is our debut artist

Punctured Bicycle screenprint by Ralph McGaul.

Punctured Bicycle screenprint by Ralph McGaul.

Its with great excitement we can finally launch the artist section WALL to the store. Its been in the pipeline since we started the store, to support local artists and provide a forum for their work.  We will curate a diverse selection of work in a wide range of style + media, and aim to provide an innovative forum for contemporary art, keeping it collectable and always affordable.

The debut artist is Ralph McGaul, based in Macclesfield, he works in a range of media, predominantly creating oil paintings on board along side his print work of woodcuts + etchings. Ralph's work is typically naive + primitive characterised by a raw energy + expressive style. Relief printing is a particular favourite, the technique appeals as it limits the colour palette, creating strong opposing blocks of colour that form powerful simplified images. Ralph's influences are varied and diverse, Robert Colquhoun + Henry Moore alongside the simplicity of medieval art + the decorative style of African art. Ralph is involved with the Print Mill in Macclesfield, a creative space based at 78 Mill Street, it provides a workspace for drop in + scheduled workshops with guest print makers aswell as offering exhibition space for local artists + crafters. Ralph has a workshop space upstairs and his charming screen printed wallpaper flank the rickety stairwell walls, definately worth a look next time your in the area. For print workshop enquiries + opening times approx: Mon - Thur 9.30 - 2.30  facebook: The Print Mill @theprintmill. info@thehamiltonproject.co.uk

 

 

Ralph seen here in his studio, Photo courtsey of Ralph McGaul

Ralph seen here in his studio, Photo courtsey of Ralph McGaul

Spring is springing

Busy times here, styling up the new season goods for photo shoots galore, i love this element of the business, making the wares look as covetable as they are in the flesh. The items have hit the store this week at Cup + Cloth, lovely stuff to edit into your homes for spring. Glassware to die for modular + stackable vases in beaut shades of smokiness, such a lovely collection allowing you to indulge your inner creative flower arranging passion! Gold baby faces have also joined the ranks, cute lil' faces handy for storing the little things in life or play about with small plants and hair styles! Plants + flowers figure big time this season + show them off in our new vessels in dotty crackled glaze fit for any urban jungle. Hope you like the new edit as much as we did hunting them down. Check them out in the SOURCED section in store.

 

New designers join the C + C store

Scout Editions

photo courtesy of Scout Editions  

photo courtesy of Scout Editions

 

We are most excited to announce 2 new UK designer + makers have joined us here at Cup + Cloth.  Scout Editions see above, are brother and sister duo Pui and Wai who share a love of travel + art + design + folklore, this is evident in the gorgeous goods they create. Wherever possible they try their best to create products in the UK, also using recycled materials and printing with vegetable + water based inks. The gorgeous little pins we have sourced from them are the cutest badges you could ever find. See them in the MADE section in the store.

photo courtesy of StayGoldMaryRose.

photo courtesy of StayGoldMaryRose.

StayGoldMaryRose is a collection of work by UK designer Abigail Mary Rose Clark. The bone china + porcelain is sourced from the UK's biggest china manufactures as seconds + damaged goods. she strongly believes in upcycling + reusing beautiful objects that have outlived their original purpose. See her lovely china bangles, both nostalgic + modern in the MADE section of the store.

Happy 2017

Well I don't know about you but I love the start of a new year,  yes I'm one of those weird ones! Reason 1. after the deed of taking down the Christmas decs, rooms looks new and clean, without even picking up a paint brush! 2. my birthday is in February so the next party will be here before you know it. 3. you can start to actually plan your next holiday for real. 4. However the main reason is..... I begin the new spring/summer edit on the Cup + Cloth wares, lots of fresh exciting goods coming your way. StayGoldMaryRose will be joining the store with her wonderful jewellery collection using reclaimed china. A new ceramicist will also join the group, the gorgeous glazed spoons are to die for. So watch this space as spring is just around the corner! 

a Porto pic from last years holiday... gorgeous paper lanterns in a Ribeira alleyway.  Start planning your next trip for 2017