Island City Stories

Island City Stories is a collaborative project between students and staff in The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries (CCI), University of Portsmouth and local independent businesses and community groups in Portsmouth. Students from BA Film Production are paired up with local businesses and each of their stories are told through film. 
Students from BA Illustration have designed the logo/branding for ‘Island City Stories’. The theme for 2016 is Portsmouth's creative industries sector.

I feel so lucky to have been part of this project. The students I was paired with knew exactly what I wanted without even having to ask for it! I'm not particularly good at explaining things so being interviewed on the camera would have been my worst nightmare. The students wanted the video to tell the story of how one of my products are made, from initial ideas, to it being sold. I love the final result. Thank you so much to Dario Feddersen-Doyle, Alisia Kalashnikova, Jason Todd & Toby Hornby-Patterson for all your hard work.

Some of my favourite stills from the video....

Gathering inspiration at Southsea Castle

Gathering inspiration at Southsea Castle

My home studio

My home studio

At work.

At work.

The final product

The final product

Credits

Credits

Crafty Fox Peckham

On Sunday I joined some great makers at Crafty Fox's Peckham Market for my last market of 2015! It's a great market with some exceptionally talented makers and I can't wait to attend more next Spring. If you have never been to one of the Crafty Fox Markets before it's well worth a visit, check out some photos of the market here. I've still got lots of your commissions to keep me busy before Christmas next week, I'm looking forward to sharing them all with you in the new year. 

 

 

Small Business Saturday

This Saturday is Small Business Saturday help the small independent businesses local to you celebrate by shopping local this weekend. If you visit the Small Business Saturday website many are also offering discounts and promotions! 

 

You can find myself and many other talented designer/makers at Aspex Gallery this Saturday and Sunday for our Portsmouth Etsy Team's Made Local Christmas Market. Find out more information on the Portsmouth & Southsea Consortium Website

 

List Writing

So, last night at around 10pm I decided it was time for a change, and now here I am writing my first blog post on my shiny new website. It's only been 12 months since I built my last website, but my work has changed so much over that time. The old website had an online shop however as around 95% of my work is custom commissions the old website wasn't really fit for purpose anymore - I will still have my ETSY store where I will be selling ready made products though.

I can't believe it's been 12 months since the launch of the last website and since I attended my first Christmas Market. I feel like I have achieved so much over the last year, but still have so many things I plan to do on my forever growing list. I love writing lists, who doesn't? I have loads of them washi taped to the walls of my studio. 

Here's some of the things on the top of my New Years to do list;

Being a one girl band is hard work you have to be an expert at everything, not that I'm moaning (who am I kidding, I love moaning) being self employed is an absolute dream. Anyway I have some custom orders to be getting on with.

Laters!

Emma