Tuesday, 11 December 2012
Pop Up Art!
The White Flamingo Gift Company promotes the work of the mother and daughter team of Eliza and Ellz Harris who live and work in Bearwood.
Eliza is an artist making hand crafted brooches and hair accessories. She also produces a range of hand-painted champagne and wine cork characters called 'corkies'.
Her daughter Ellz is an illustrator studying at Wolverhampton University, who produces work in watercolour and pen and ink of which she sells cards and prints.
Eliza and Ellz told us that "we make what we love. We work from home producing handmade and unique items which we sell locally at arts and craft fairs. We aim to offer good quality items at a reasonable price and believe that we provide something different to items on the market already. We are inspired by vintage, films, books and cats, you name it...We are happy to take commissions, so feel free to ask." The White Flamingo Gift company's motto is..."We like flamingos that don't eat enough shrimp."
Black Horse Gifts promotes the work of West Midlands artist, Barbara Neave, who uses new and recycled wood and a combination of painting carving and pyrography to produce original art pieces inspired by folk art and a love of nature.
All items can be ordered and Barbara also takes commissions.