Saturday, October 27, 2007

Half term Orbs and Wellcome






Its half term holidays here and we went to London to visit family at the begining of the week and also fitted in a visit to The Wellcome Museum http://www.wellcomecollection.org/exhibitionsandevents/exhibitions/index.htm
Its a fantastic place with an Anthony Gormley figure upside down on the ceiling in the entrance, and lots of interesting things to see. It is a cross between a medical museum and art gallery with numerous strange and wonderful old medical instruments, artificial limbs, a mummified human body, japanese sex aids! all sorts. Heironymous Bosch features amongst the collection of paintings, also more contemorary pieces, for example a canvas covered with hundreds of tiny pills, each one carved into the shape of the part of the body it helps.
The rest of the time we've been at home. I'm working on artworks commissioned for greeting cards, ideas for fabric baby books, and character development for line extensions for a range of toys.
Toby has created a new range of jewellery 'The Orb Collection', and here is a sneaky preview for you, it's not yet in the shop!! All handmade from Stering Silver and Vintage beads, can be bought individually or put together as sets. They are standard sizes, necklaces approx 16" and the bracelets 7.5" but can be made to order in any size or colour required. Lovely for a special gift.
We thought we should soak in a little culture (!) during the holidays so Laurence, Toby and I went to the cinema to see Ratatouille yesterday http://www.apple.com/trailers/disney/ratatouille/
We've not had many comments on the last couple of posts, where are you all? lurking? if so, please come and say hello!!

12 Comments:

Blogger Catherine said...

I've been a-lurking...I've run out of words for how good the jewellery and other work are! These new ones look especially nice in their presentation boxes

The museum sounds fascinating :D

10/27/2007 8:05 PM  
Blogger tlc illustration said...

Oh, pretty,pretty! (Am happy to have helped with your naming inspiration. :-)

The museum sounds like ever so much fun! I'm glad you got to have a bit of a holiday.

10/28/2007 1:14 AM  
Blogger Gordon Fraser said...

Yowsa you two busy bodies!!

Quick hello and to say that these new pieces are really nice like!

Gotta git me to that them there museum....YYEEEE HA!

10/28/2007 3:00 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

I really like them...I think my fave is the pinky set.

10/28/2007 4:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your latest range is looking seriously elegant, Toby. Well done!

Anthony.

10/28/2007 5:24 PM  
Blogger Helz said...

Wow, these are so beautiful and elegant! Helz x

10/29/2007 9:32 AM  
Anonymous Yvonne said...

Lovely pieces with the sterling silver, and the Makepiece ones are great too. I wonder if what you saw at the Wellcome will give you any inspiration for new pieces...

Yvonne x

10/29/2007 9:45 AM  
Blogger Erica-Jane said...

Ooh, you have been busy bees!
Gorgeous as always!

Erica
xxx

10/29/2007 5:59 PM  
Anonymous carolyn said...

Sounds like your half term hols were v. productive.

10/29/2007 6:09 PM  
Blogger Caroline B said...

Classy - I love the beads.

10/29/2007 7:58 PM  
Blogger mermaid_misk said...

ooh that green set is gorgeous! how lovely x

10/30/2007 7:38 PM  
Blogger Joanna said...

Sounds like you had a busy productive half term. I will have to visit the welcome collection, I did not know about it. New Orb collection is looking great.

11/06/2007 10:05 AM  

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