Today in the Workshop….

….well Celie has finished her painting for this year’s BP Portrait Award & now being framed (the painting that is). The workshop has been temporarily cleared of easels to make room for next week’s design project. Screen printing for Ramshackle Rose’s first spring collection will be under way with re-upholstered chairs & cushions….just for starters.

Keep watching this space…..we’re back baby!


A Great Big Thank You….


…to the public for voting for The Grand Gestures album as their favourite. Many thanks to Jan Burnett’s inspired genius (& lovely curry) in getting together a truly lovely bunch of people to collaborate on this debut album.

back row left to right: Calamateur, Dave Burnett, Barry Gibson, Jan Burnett

middle row left to right: Sanjeev Kohli, Jill O’Sullivan, Emma Pollock, Katja Mayer, Celie Byrne

front row: Calamity Horse

Today in the workshop…..



…….this is Celie’s part painted, sneak preview of her entry for this year’s BP Portrait Award. Still a long way from finished & it’s been incredibly hard work to get it to this stage.

Today in the Workshop….

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….Laurie has to down tools & heal the sick! Her babies are somewhat poorly, but she’s made of stellar stuff & donned her Wonder Woman persona to get the job done. Celie is having a couple of ‘bad painting’ days with her entry for this year’s BP Portrait Award.

‘How do you mix your paint?’

‘In a bucket..with a stick.’