Tuesday, 26 August 2014

I'm in search of a part time/flexible paid studio assistant to join me at my central London studio, starting 1 day a week, on a freelance basis, from September.

The role involves:
- Sewing assistance
- Pattern cutting
- Admin (including emailing, photo editing, web/shop/blog/FB updating)

You will be assisting me with all aspects of my studio life, from ironing fabrics, pattern cutting, basic machine sewing to responding to email enquiries, editing photos, visiting the post office and buying materials. I need someone who is happy to do all the above as the job will be varied.

- Confident sewing, both with machine and by hand
- Confident in Photoshop and Excel
- Preferably with experience working in a studio, but not essential

It's a pressured time in the run up to Christmas so it is essential you can work with fabric and stitch at speed, confidently and to a skilled degree.

If you would like to apply please send a CV and cover letter to: abigail@abigail-brown.co.uk. It will be helpful to see examples of your sewing skills if you can include images or a link to a website/blog/FB page.

I will confirm receipt of your application, and let you know within 2 weeks if I'd like you to come to the studio for a meeting.
Thank you!! x

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Open Studios - Cockpit Arts

This weekend I welcome you into my studio for a peek at my latest creations and am excited to showcase a menagerie of paper maché animals in the internal staircase. My studio is strewn with fabric, thread, paper, paste, paint and strange creatures as I frantically assemble the final pieces before we open on Friday. Really hope to see you!

Cokcpit Yard
Northington Street

Friday 6pm - 9pm
Sat & Sun 11am - 6pm

Free Entry

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Meet The Maker

Very pleased to be featured across 2 pages of June's Country Living UK magazine. It's an interview with me and includes photos of me at work in the studio captured by my very talented photographer step sister Emma Collins.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Paul Smith 2014

I delightedly hurried back to London after Christmas to make an army of paper maché animal sculptures and heads, commissioned for two Paul Smith shops in Paris and Milan.
The paper sculpture is very new work and I was thrilled to get such an amazing first commission with them. I love his shops; the colours, the playfulness and the style and quality of everything. Such a beautiful setting to showcase my work, I couldn't have been more happy to return from holiday!!

So, what did they do with them?? Well…

Milan - Via Manzoni

Paris - Rue Du Faubourg St Honore

Monday, 25 November 2013

Liberty's Cracking Christmas Windows

How exciting!! 3 of my fabric birds found their way into Liberty's wonderful Christmas windows! The windows feature my Flamingo, Sun Parakeet and Peach Faced Lovebird bursting out of sparkly Christmas crackers... they look beautiful, I'm so delighted!

Monday, 18 November 2013

Paper Animal Sculptures

I've worked some long hours the past week getting this bunch of odd animals together to ship off to Germany for the 'Artistic Toys' exhibition at Galerie Handwerk in München. I take part in the show each Christmas and keep wishing I could go but sadly it's my busiest time and I just can't get away... but if you can I recommend it! There's such wonderful work there each year.

 I managed 6 species from my long list of unusual animals: Dik Dik, Tamandua, Jerboa, Numbat, Quoll and Elephant Shrew. I added to the Paper Animal Heads with a Bespectacled Bear and a Bongo.

You'll be able to find all these pieces shortly in my shop, as with all my work I will make them to order, as these first pieces have just left the studio.