Tessa Spanton SWA Artist, tutor, writer


Welcome to my blog.
This is where I write about some of the things that inspire my work,
news of exhibitions and works in progress

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Marmalade Tiger

This is the latest tie in the tiger series that I have been doing. For this one I used steam fix dyes and outlined the stripes with bronze.
This is available from both my shops on etsy and Folksy  (links on the right)

Below are earlier ones from the series.
The one below was a commission and worn to a wedding in Finland.

Below is a small painting done on watercolour paper and using my design. I don't think I have used gutta on watercolour paper before. It is used as a resist in silk painting, here on the watercolour paper it is  decorative. The bronze gutta has worked fine on the paper.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Exotic Flamingo Pink and Purple Feather Ear Rings

 One for the birds! I made these ear rings from soft coloured feathers with a little silver plated feather.
They are available from either my Folksy shop or my Etsy shop. details on the side panel on the right.