Tuesday, 10 November 2009

As Seen In Concrete Wardrobe

Of course the question on everyone's lips is 'where can I buy one?'. And the answer is; CONCRETE WARDROBE! Head down to Broughton Street in the East End of Edinburghs retail district to pick one up.

Concrete Wardrobe
50A Broughton St
0131 558 7130

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Times Online - Artists Make Light Relief of Domestic Routine

The C-Word: Craft Scotland is celebrating its artisans. This week it’s Julia Douglas, Clare Waddle and Rebecca Wilson; aka A Wee Bit of Light Relief.

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Bloomin' Wallpaper!

We met up yesterday to work on our Shaker ‘wallpaper’ which is made up of printed chairs, which will appear to be hung on the wall as in the Shaker tradition. We are now working on mixed media interventions to be introduced to the printed chairs by way of incorporating woven, painted and ceramic elements. This is turning out to be another great skills sharing excercise for us, and reinforces the importance of colaborating accross a number of disciplines. This piece has been concieved as an installation work, but we're also now looking towards having a functional version printed. We're hopeful we may even have a lucrative retailer on board to help with the production and distribution of 'Shaker' as a product, but thats all top secret for now I'm afraid. You'll have to keep watching this space to find out where and when you can get hold of your very own roll!

In the meantime, entertain yourselves with this; my first attempt at 'upholstering' one of my chair drawings with a living cushion of flowers.

Sunday, 11 October 2009

A Sneak Preview

Here's a sneak preview of the first rough sketch for the forthcoming Shaker Wallpaper installation. It's very much in the embryonic stages right now, all will be revealed after, well, quite a lot more work... There is more to 'Light Relief than chandeliers!

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

The C Word is Chandelier!

Our large chandelier is featured in Craft Scotlands C Word campaign which will screen on STV and in Scottish Cinemas in conjunction with Pearl and Dean. See our maker profile online at http://www.craftscotland.org/makers_search_results_by_ID.html?MakerID=1492.

Friday, 2 October 2009

Our flagship piece is the eponymously titled ‘Wee Bit of Light Relief’; a range of chandeliers in different sizes and configurations consisting of household chore related objects such as kitchen and cleaning utensils, delicately cast in low relief, white, Bone China. The objects hang from S hooks on a white three tiered frame which mimics a pan rack. The domestic accoutrements dangle, tinkling in the breeze, temporarily redundant, allowing for a break from the monotonous grind of housework to enjoy a moments light relief under the glamorous chandelier.

'A Wee Bit of Light Relief' can be comissioned to suit your size specifications. Contact any of us at the addresses below for details.
Version shown here 30cm diam x 80cm drop, £3750


A Wee Bit of Light Relief is a collaborative venture by three Edinburgh based makers; Julia Douglas, Clare Waddle and Rebecca Wilson. The wealth of stimulus found in a house is what inspires the three to create well-crafted objects that are attractive, witty and challenging. Their practise as individuals straddles a variety of disciplines – Clare trained as a sculptor, Julia as a textile artist printmaker and Rebecca as a ceramicist. The aims of this project are to work collaboratively to create works as a collective and to learn new processes and skills from each other in order to not be constrained by material or technique. (the one in the middle is not a collaboration, all credit to Clare for wee Molly Mae!).