Catford Arts Trail: Artist Spotlights #2
As mentioned in my last post, I am highlighting Catford Trail artists prior to the trail dates 22nd – 23rd Sept and 30th – 1st Oct.. the month really is rushing by!
In this post, I focus on Deco22, Angie Beale Designs and Claire Owen Cakes.
Claire Owen uses recipes and techniques handed down through generations of family cake baking, and employs her fine art knowledge and talent as a sculptor to the creation of her elegant cakes.
Claire’s cakes have been commissioned by style savvy wedding couples and corporate clients looking for unique statement pieces to perfectly fit their celebrations. Her keen understanding of colour, shape and scale are demonstrated in all of her designs.
With new flavours created annually, I have heard that Claire’s cakes are also irresistibly delicious – I do hope to confirm this during the trail!
Angie Beal’s greeting cards and artwork are infused with a sense of humour, warmth and familiarity through her play with colourful imagery and with characters from TV and film.
Her style is grounded in collage and mixed media. I have purchased Angie’s greeting cards for friends and family, and her quirky slogans have been well received. Have a look on Angie’s Facebook page where a time-lapse video shows the stages she works through to create designs using vintage papers and illustration.
Angie also produces beautiful customisations and a personalised hen-do game via Etsy that is worth a peep!
Deco 22 is a craft-based label led by designer maker Jasmine Carey.
Jasmine champions a sleek and anti-traditional elegance through the design and creation of products paying homage to the clean lines of the Art Deco and Streamline Modern periods.
I am an absolute fan of Deco 22 leather travel card wallets, beautiful bags, zip pouches in quality wool, and wonderfully warm and classy scarves.
At the heart of Deco 22 is a desire to celebrate fine craftmanship with much loved treasures that are not for a season, but for many years to come.
Deco 22 will be showing both ready to wear and examples of made-to-measure garments this year on the trail, along with cloth and leather bags, travel card holders, scarves and other treats.. the 2017 trail map has been published on the Catford Arts website confirming that Deco 22 will be at the same venue as KT New Jewellery (see my previous post) on Inchmery Road. Make a stop there!