Alice Heaton is the latest Northern designer to join us at C + C, her vessels are stunning in colour + form. She works primarily in hot glass, taking inspiration from nature + producing dynamic blown sculptural pieces. Alice graduated with a first class Honours in Design Crafts at De Montfort University. Her pieces are equally decorative as they are functional, we hope you love her work as much as we do!
Great photo here of a Laura Bird face pot sitting amongst his cacti buddies, he now resides in a Cheshire home office space, thanks to the happy customer who sent this in.
We are very excited that the wonderful creative duo KNOTandLiving have joined us here at Cup +Cloth. You will find them in the SOURCED section of the store, the husband + wife team Elena Kulanina + Sergey Vershelovski set up the business in Belarus Russia. Their shared love of simple + creative things with a respect to nature + love of travel inspired them to launch the business Knot, symbolising the bonding + connection between home + family + lifework. Together they make beautiful lifestyle products that are eco friendly by helping reduce pollution and a less is more attitude. A bag for life never looked so beautiful + honest + desirable. They also had the genius idea of creating a DIY kit for all you budding Macrame lovers out there.
MiGoals is the latest brand to join us at Cup + Cloth with these pocket sized notebooks that will help you achieve your daily tasks and goals you have dreamed of. MiGoals hails from Australia who's mission is to empower people around the globe to take action on the life they want to live. They even offer free resources through downloadable worksheets to help you plan your vision + find your purpose, all delivered straight to your mailbox. Theres no excuse for no direction folks, come on Get Shit Done! www.migoals.com
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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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.
Mini planters with a great choice of hairstyles.
Hello world! We are pleased to announce that we can now ship to most corners of the globe. Unfortunately we can not ship out to the USA + Canada + Mexico because of insurance purposes.
Illustration courtesy of Mark Weaver
Spanish Cadaques + French Occitan
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
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.
We are so pleased here at Cup + Cloth to receive these gorgeous vessels from Hackney based potter Laura bird, Her pots ooze charm + character and are equally decorative + useful, fit for purpose with inner glazed finish for added practicality. Check her bio out in the Creators section + her lovely collection in the MADE section of the store.
Steven Heelham AKA Ladysheep is our second artist to showcase on WALL. Based in Manchester 1966 to present day. Ladysheeps work is truly diverse, he paints with such ease faces of girls dreamy + pouting in all their beautiful glory. In contrast his mixed media collage collection is a little more edgy, the subject can make the viewer feel a little uneasy, with the subjects slightly distorted in posture. He goes from cute to darkside in a wonderful + concise body of work. Steve is influenced by the urban vernacular + faux sophistication personified by the 1970's sitcom The Likely Lads, Terry + Bob. 'An innuendo of suburban behind closed curtain sexual fumblings adds frisson to the naive style'. Lovely! Go check his work, he plays on your emotions, you will feel all warm + nice with the beauty of Girl posing, then straight to the dark side in one easy swoop!
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.
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 // email@example.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.
Ralph McGaul is our debut artist
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
Market House, food hall at Altrincham Market. Photo courtesy of Altrincham Market.
We are very excited to be taking a stall at this iconic market on various Sundays of the month 10am - 4pm. check dates in the Makers Markets section for updates. Alty Market was voted the 'Best Market' in the Observer Food Monthly Award Winners in 2015 . What better way to spend a weekend mulling over the eclectic mix of craft + designer wares, alongside plant + flora stalls + vintage + wonderful local food + regional brewed ales. This European style one stop shop + eat + drink emporium brings people from across the northwest. It all stands under a beautiful grade II listed 19th Century covered market. In the words of the markets contemporary day founder, Nick Johnson. 'Passionately regional, we are a celebration of the identity + culture of England's northwest in an age where identity is being constantly eroded in the hands of the corporate obsessed with brand' Says it all really, come and have a look and say hello, you'll love it . Greenwood st + Altrincham + WA14 1SA www.altrinchammarket.co.uk
Setting out our stall at Altrincham market, March 2017.
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.
How chuffed were we at the C + C headquarters when we came across Seven Seventeen. Wonderfully sumptuous English made candles without the price tag of other luxury candleware brands. Located on the Sussex coast, longtime friends collective Naomi + Sarah share careers in interior journalism + motherhood and have come up with their unique concept. Fine quality oils + natural wax that burns cleanly and throws out the scents all produced here in Blighty. If this wasn't enough, they donate £1 for every candle sold to the worthwhile charity PANDAS + helping women suffering from pre + post natal illnesses . Win win we say, go check the sublime scented beauts out in the Made section of the store.
A great shot here sent to us by another happy customer, the iconic willow pattern bangle was upcycled from a teacup. Created by Stay Gold Mary Rose, it sits so well with the indigo hues of the ceramics. Find these lovelies in the Made section of the store.
We have a new designer + maker joining us at Cup + Cloth, Kara Leigh Ford with her gorgeous ceramics. The spoons are to die for, earthy + rustic with the most beautiful coloured glazes honestly placed. Her beautiful pieces are fit for purpose and made to be used, they are robust and tactile so perfect for tea + coffee stirring + getting the jam out + skittering the spices. We hope you love them as much as we do!
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.
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.
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