Friday, 26 February 2010

New Lamb

New little lamb arrived.
Copyright Emma Harding 2010.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Monday, 22 February 2010

Saturday, 20 February 2010

The Curve

At Christmas 100 Charity Shop Orphans got their very own display runway...

The Curve was designed in a collaboration with David, a specialist bespoke carpenter (who also happens to be my brother), and fitted snugly into the Christmas window of a seaside cafe gallery - Aardvark.

For the Curve design we were inspired by the beautiful sweeping white lines of the 1930's Mendelsohn & Chermayeff De La Warr Pavilion, which is just up the road and worth a visit... nice coffee as well.

Brighton Art Fair

Last October I exhibited some Charity Shop Orphans along side my painting and larger conceptual ceramic work. The fair was great, with lots of appreciative visitors...

We're at The Shop Floor Project

How wonderful did they make my little orphans look! It's not surprising, Samantha and Denise have won numerous accolades and have been picking up well deserved awards...

The Shop Floor Project is created by Denise and Samantha Allan (mother and daughter) who, as well as both being practicing artists, have a great eye for the unique and interesting. They curate and sell the work of independent artists and designers and always have sumptuous goodies in their shop.

They're been recognized in so many publications -
ELLE Magazine, Grand Designs, Vogue, Time Out, The Times, The Independent, Selvedge etc, etc... Been featured twice in a book called 'iCatching: 40 best websites from around the world', and this year won Best Site Design in the Online Fashion Awards... they certainly have their finger on 'all that's new and stylish' pulse!
So a big thank you to Sam and Denise for loving Charity Shop Orphans as much as me!

Welcome dear friends

Hello this is the very first post on my Charity Shop Orphans blog and you are most welcome.

2009 was a big year for the orphans, firstly they were discovered by the lovely people at The Shop Floor Project, Sam and Denise. They then went on to take their place amongst my work at Brighton Art Fair and finished the year on a wonderfully bespoke curved runway in a cafe gallery window at Christmas... what a great end to the year!

As 2010 gets on its way there's plenty of exciting prospects for the Charity Shop Orphans so please follow the blog to keep updated with new orphans and all their news.

Emma x