Sunday, February 22, 2015
Moving to Tumblr

Hey there. I've decided to move to Tumblr - it seems to be the done thing. Please update your links, and follow over on

It's been real, blogspot.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Choosing when to die

A drawing for the NYT today, about the right to choose when to die. I did two versions, but in the end we went with the line drawing. Read the letter here.

exiting the frame
exiting the frame dark

Thursday, August 28, 2014
Horse bowl

horse bowl
horse bowl
horse bowl
A small bowl with horses. Somebody else at my ceramics studio threw the bowl (I can't throw, alas) and I painted it.
I have a tumblr where I post a fairly comprehensive archive of ceramics - for better or worse - in an attempt to avoid utterly flooding this blog with repetitive ceramic items. Witness here the plentitude.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Pink & Medieval

I got new pink ink. I've been looking a lot of medieval illuminations. I stole the idea for the first of these drawings from a 15th Century Book of Hours. Sorry, monks.

pink and medieval
pink and medieval

Friday, July 11, 2014
New Datter Collection

Datter's new lookbook, shot by Sabine Timm At last, the new collection I've been working on for months for Datter is here. The new pieces are a little more abstract, some using motifs from existing pieces - multiplying, simplifying, chopping and changing them around - others completely new.

We also made a new lookbook, photographed by the incredible Sabine Timm. Collector of beach trash, creator of weird, funny, unnatural little worlds.

And the final announcement about Datter is: we now have a studio in Brooklyn as well as in London, and therefore have two websites to go with. There's a USA site for US and Canadian customers, and a UK site for UK, European, and international customers. Anybody can order from either site, of course, but when you visit the sites will try to direct you to the one which gives you the fastest, cheapest shipping options. You can also switch between them by using the flags at the top right. We're a multinational now. Believe.

Datter's new lookbook, shot by Sabine Timm IMG_5893 Datter's new lookbook, shot by Sabine Timm Datter's new lookbook, shot by Sabine Timm

Monday, July 7, 2014
Kinfolk / Nautical Tattoos

nautical tattoos for Kinfolk
nautical tattoos for Kinfolk
nautical tattoos for Kinfolk
nautical tattoos for Kinfolk
nautical tattoos for Kinfolk
nautical tattoos for Kinfolk
Drew some traditional sailor tattoos for Kinfolk Magazine. More here.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Sometimes Shop

So, some news: I moved back to NYC and had a pop up shop with friends Leah, Rachel, Monica, Gina, and Masuko. Here are some photos of said shop - it was pretty great, if I do say so myself. We're already planning the next one in December. Back to the salt mines!

Sometimes Shop
Sometimes Shop
Sometimes Shop table
Sometimes Shop
Sometimes shop
Sometimes Shop - my jewelry, Gina Rockenwagner textiles & plant hangers
Sometimes Shop - Monica Ramos alpacas
Sometimes Shop
Sometimes Shop - Leah Goren's work
Sometimes Shop - Kaye Blegvad & Rachel Levit

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

making jewellery
Hello friends. I'm moving back to Brooklyn tomorrow. It may be short term, it may be long term, I'm gonna play it by ear. But the one thing I know for sure about it is: Datter needs an assistant. I'm moving the business over and hoping to grow it from NYC.

I think the job will be around 15 hours a week, ideally spread over two or three days. Much the same as when I posted looking for help in London last year, so the ad that follows may be familiar. The job will be working on various different things - part of it would be working on fulfilling and packaging orders, collecting items from casters and jewellery suppliers, managing some administrative aspects, and help with making and finishing the jewellery itself.

I think & hope this would be pretty useful experience for anybody interested either in making jewellery, or in running a small craft-based business. It'll be quite hands-on and you'll see and help with every aspect of the business, so I hope it'll be valuable, as well as, y'know, a paycheck.

So I need somebody organised and quick to learn - experience making jewellery is a plus but not essential. You probably do need to be fairly crafty and good with your hands, though! And you'd need to be computer and web-savvy, and if you have any other particular skills (photography, writing, etc) I'm sure we can make 'em count. Payment is going to be somewhat dependant on experience, but there'll be none of that unpaid internship nonsense.

Starting ASAP! Please spread the word. Email to apply.

Oh and, UK pals, don't worry - my lovely friend Hannah is going to keep on handling UK & EU Datter orders from London, so you don't have to start waiting ages for postage and paying customs fees etc.

making jewellery


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