The Artists’ Tuck Shop commissions artists to make small, affordable art objects. So far we have commissioned 6 artists, read the stories behind their commissioned artworks below…
Jesmonite Faux Marble Coasters by David McDiarmid
David has a multi-disciplinary practice working across painting, model-making and casting with a recent focus on megalomania in the context of food history. He was commissioned to produced a set of coasters for us in 2019. Each coaster is individually cast using jesmonite and coloured pigments in sets of 4 so the base colour for each set is the same but the finish for each individual coaster is unique. Each coaster measures approx. 11cm [diam] x 1cm [h] and is coated with a stain resistant coating.
Organic Cotton Bread Bag by Shae Myles
Shae’s work centres around baking, recently exploring the historical framework behind bread baking. She was commissioned as part of our project for Look Again Festival in 2019 to make these beautiful 100% cotton bread bags with tie handle and stitched logo. Each bag measures approx. 38cm [w] x 36cm [h]
A2 Posters with Digital Illustration by Jon Nicolson
Jon has a background in painting, recently shifting his focus to digital media, graphic design and illustration with a particular interest in the body and character design. He was commissioned in 2019 to produce an edition of A2 posters, developing this endearing digital illustration depicting a group of dogs in superhero-esque pose, in space! Printed on classic silk 250gsm A2 paper, unframed.
Porcelain Slip-Cast Chalices and Cups with Saucers by Stuart Noble
Stuart Stuart makes illustrations and sculptures under the alias Bushi Artist. He was commissioned to make these dekicate glazed porcelain slip cast cups and saucers, and chalices with brick patterns. Each cup or chalice has a unique glaze and finish so may be different to the images depicted. Cups and saucers come in blue or brown glaze finish, and Chalices come in blue, brown or white glaze finish. Each chalice measures approx. 10.5cm [h] x 6cm [w]
Each cup measures approx. 5cm [h] x 6cm [w]
Ceramic Kusudama Lemon Juicers by Emma Rogers
Emma’s work focuses on the sculptural qualities within origami, recently working more and more with ceramics. She was commissioned to produce these beautiful glazed porcelain slip cast lemon juicers, in 4 colour varieties: blue, honey yellow, coral and soft lavender. Each measures approx. 8cm [h] x 7cm [w]
Sterling Silver Spoons by RR Designs
Rachel is the designer and maker behind RR Designs. She is based in Glasgow where she creates sterling silver collections that explore the sculptural elements within jewellery design, often using 3D paper models to generate basic forms and shapes. She was commissioned to produce for us a stunning set of sterling silver spoons. Available in 3 sizes: Small (5.5cm [L] x 0.9cm [w]), Medium (7cm [L] x 1.2cm [w]) and Large (9cm [L] x 2cm [w]).