Grayson Perry at Temple Newsam

Grayson Perry comes to Temple Newsam in Leeds this month with his exhibition ‘The Vanity of Small Differences’. Running from 23rd Aug- 7th Dec, the collection of six tapestries tell the story of class throughout Britain from Sunderland to the Cotswolds. Full of colour, character and flamboyant as ever, Perry’s work is not to be missed!

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For a recent project we needed illustrations of our illustrators so Hannah, Gemma, Russell, Lisa and Elaine got to work with their self portraits. We loved them so much, we asked to use them to update our Wall of Rings display area. A couple of 3D additions later and they look like this… (and though you’ll have to take our word for it, they are all an amazing likeness!)Illustrator rings

We have a winner….!

Well, it was really difficult to judge as we had some great entries, but we can now announce that the winner of the Five Words design competition is….Tabula Rosi with ‘A Jar Full of Joy’!

The judges loved the idea of ‘A Jar Full of Joy’ and also the great use of colour, texture & composition in this beautifully illustrated piece. Congratulations, Tabula! We’ll be in touch soontabula_rosi_01

Design Competition Shortlist





Ella Hinton

We love Ella’s quirky casual illustration style & the light humour of her sentiment. Very cute!

Emma McGowan

We love Emma’s perfectly considered composition, use of colour & hand drawn lettering. Really lovely!

Julia Cornelius

We love the sentiment behind Julia’s beautifully illustrated lettering. Great composition & mix of lettering styles which sit together wonderfully. Great work!

Mandy T Benton

We love Mandy’s quirky design & sentiment – it’s a really nice and original way of saying ‘Congratulations’. Her great composition flows beautifully & is perfectly executed in stitch. Great use of colour to give depth & balance to the piece. Super stitcher!

Rebecca Rawlings

The judges love Rebecca’s five word phrase & her cute floral illustrations which help to elevate her uplifting piece. Great use of colour too. Lovely work!

Sara Castro Monteiro

We love Sara’s romantic sentiment & quirky illustration style. Great use of colour too. Very cool!

Susse Linton

We love the use of scale in Susse’s illustration which really helps to express her gratitude. Great character & paper cut style. Really fun!

Tabula Rosi

We love the idea of ‘A Jar Full of Joy’ expressed in Tabula’s work! Great use of colour, texture & composition in this beautifully illustrated piece. Simply gorgeous!


Thanks to everyone who entered! Watch this space… winner to be announced soon!