Posts tagged ‘Spring Salon Sale’

March 18, 2014

Fiona Gray @ Spring Salon Sale

clock heart

36 Lime Street-based artist Fiona Gray will be opening her studio doors for this weekend’s Spring Salon Sale and here is a sneak preview of some of the work she will have on sale.

clock heart face detail

This beautiful vintage style clock will enhance any room you choose to hang it in. The surface is printed paper glued onto a wooden backing & varnished. The clock hangs from a satin ribbon, with a selection of beads that compliment the overall design. The edges have been given an aged effect & a coloured tassel hangs from the base of the frame. You can choose either a heart or oval shaped clock. Also available as mirrors.

fishy flat

This is one of  the ‘Coastal Range’ of cards, featuring a photo of a handmade wooden fishing boat with colourful fabric bunting. The rest of the card is simply illustrated & features the words ‘you can have a little fishy….’. A whimsical card to give someone for any occasion.

The Spring Salon Sale takes place at venues across the Ouseburn on Sunday March 23rd, 2014 from 10am – 5 pm. Entrance is free and all are welcome. See for further details.

March 17, 2014

Ouseburn Community Project


The Spring Salon Sale sees the launch of the Ouseburn Community Project, an exciting new project inviting locals living and working in the area to take part in designing a printed brick trail with the Ouseburn Farm. The project is a partnership between 36 Lime Street artist Theresa Easton and the Ouseburn Farm.


Visit level 2 on 36 Lime Street during the Open Studios event to find out all about the event and make a printed spring bulb with Theresa.

The Spring Salon Sale takes place at venues across the Ouseburn on Sunday March 23rd, 2014 from 10am – 5 pm. Entrance is free and all are welcome. See for further details.

March 16, 2014

Joanne Mitchell and Zoe Garner @ Spring Salon Sale


Retrospect by Joanne Mitchell

When 36 Lime Street flings open the doors for the Spring Salon Sale, Joanne Mitchell and Zoe Garner will have contemporary glass on display, much of which will be for sale, from one-off artworks, to unique smaller items such as design-led gifts and jewellery.

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London Horizon by Joanne Mitchell

The Spring Salon Sale takes place at venues across the Ouseburn on Sunday March 23rd, 2014 from 10am – 5 pm. Entrance is free and all are welcome. See for further details.

March 15, 2014

Sue Woolhouse @ Spring Salon Sale


Sue’s studio in Lime Street has been her base for the past twenty-three years. During this time she has undertaken commissions in Hospitals, Surgeries and Colleges including residencies within Schools, alongside private commissions as well as exhibition pieces.

WOOLHOUSE Onion low res

Over the past year Sue has been developing the Ouseburn Glass Learners zone. Creating opportunities for those excited by glass to come and be taught by leading practitioners in her studio. The studio is a fantastic space for people interested in glass to come and experiment working with glass in an artist’s studio with access to professional tools and equipment.


Several Master classes in painting and casting were taught in 2013, this year we are building upon the programme with further classes. Sue is currently teaching ‘A Passion for Glass’ eight-week course with Dr Laura Johnston.

For more information on Sue and her work visit her website at:

The Spring Salon Sale takes place at venues across the Ouseburn on Sunday March 23rd, 2014 from 10am – 5 pm. Entrance is free and all are welcome. See for further details.

March 14, 2014

Bridging The Ouseburn


A new book exploring the history of the Ouseburn will be launched at 36 Lime Street for the Spring Salon Sale.

The book, authored by Sue Bright, is Bridging the Ouseburn, celebrating 135 years of bridging the Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle upon Tyne.

The 44 page book, which charts the history of Bridges over the Lower Ouseburn Valley, has two connections to 36 Lime Street as it was designed by Colin Hagan at Northern Design and it contains new photography by David Lawson.

It will be available for purchase from Colin Hagan’s studio on level 1. All profits from this publication will be donated to Ouseburn Festival 2014.

The Spring Salon Sale takes place at venues across the Ouseburn on Sunday March 23rd, 2014 from 10am – 5 pm. Entrance is free and all are welcome. See for further details.

March 13, 2014

Emma Holliday @ Spring Salon Sale

Emma Holliday studio

Come into studio 3F and see the artist at work. Emma will be in her painting gear and will be painting…you! That’s if you hang around long enough (and donate some money to The Blood Ivory Campaign).

Emma Holiday Windows

Otherwise you can come and enjoy a glass of wine (or juice), eat some tasty nibbles and see the painting as it evolves throughout the day. The walls will be decorated with paintings, prints (lino and giclee) and other interesting one off pieces. Also for sale will be cards, mugs and a variety of clocks (etc etc etc)!

Emma Holliday clock

For more information and updates please see: or search for Emma’s page on facebook.

March 12, 2014

Spring Salon Sale

Sunday 23rd March 2014
10am – 5pm  FREE ENTRY

The first Spring Salon brings two launches to Lime Street that celebrate the past and future of cultural heritage in the Ouseburn. Colin Hagan at Northern Design will be launching Sue Bright’s ‘Bridging the Ouseburn’, a 44 page book charting the history of bridges over the Lower Ouseburn Valley. Theresa Easton and the Ouseburn Farm will launch the Ouseburn Community Project, which invites local people to take part in designing a new printed brick trail.
36 Lime Street really is a must visit venue for the Spring Salon. Where else could you find yourself being painted into the latest Emma Holliday  (for a donation to The Blood Ivory Campaign), develop a passion for glass in Sue Woolhouse’s Ouseburn Glass Learners Zone, learn how to get your pet’s paw prints immortalised with ceramic artist Helena Seget, and get your hands on one of Louise Bradley’s exciting new prints for £25 in the first ever Silkscreen Slash Sale. Although many of the artists at Lime Street now accept credit cards, it is always worth bringing along cash or a chequebook to make sure you don’t miss out on that special bargain.
Other artists opening their studio doors will be:
Stevie Ronnie ; Lee Turner ; Julia Roxburgh ; Pete Flynn Leah Page ; Jim Edwards ; Zoe Garner ; Graham Warren ; Ross Mowbray ; Fiona Gray ; Joanne Mitchell ; Tim Kendall ; Natalie Bell ; Susannah Pickering ; Michael Armstrong ;Stephen Brown 

March 11, 2014

Helena Seget

A strong animal theme is emerging in Helena Seget’s show of work for this year’s Spring Salon Sale, March 23rd 10 – 5.

In her studio (on the complex’s third floor) she’ll have her usual range of: ceramic shelves, porcelain jewellery, porcelain furniture and homeware (including her porcelain stationery range) – but Helena has been experimenting with variations on the forms, so you’ll see twists on themes that you haven’t seen before.


Porcelain table top on vintage coffee table legs

Paw prints for everybody

One experiment Helena’s quite excited about is paw-print casts in porcelain. She’ll have examples of some of those tiles (from different pets – including rats, dogs and cats) on display.  If you too are interested in a paw-print tile, I will be on hand to explain how it can be made to happen for your pet.

2. paw print tile

Tiles showing the paw prints of Hamish, a Lhasa Apso dog


Helena has also been developing her range of porcelain table-settings.  On display will be a set of place names which features images of animals (a tiger, bird heads, and swallows from the blue willow pattern).  They are re-usable of course, as one just writes the name of the guest on the place-name setting – which can be then easily wiped off when the meal is over!

3 - place name

Along side these will be a display of Helena’s ‘Crime Scene’-design plates, which feature silhouettes of dead animals.  (It’s a vegetarian angle…)

4 - Chicken Plate

Chicken Plate


It’s always interesting to be asked to work with a creative company, and Helena’s admired the work of the Newcastle firm Folded Square Origami for a long time – and now they will collaborate.

Folded Square creates rather amazing origami papers and kits (many of them in shapes of animals).

Helena has been photographing the fur of pets (ones whose paw impressions have been used to create paw-print tiles), re-interpreting the results as graphic art, and printing off the designs on to paper.
 So,  Folded Square will then create the same animal in origami (it could be a cat, for example) using the printed paper I supply.

5 - cat origami paper

This image was designed from a photo of the fur of Olive the cat – who was very patient in the photo session!

Thus, side-by-side, the paw-print tile and the origami figure will be a form of portrait of the animal.

Folded Square will also be exhibiting for the first time.  They will be putting on a display in Helena’s studio of fantastical origami insects – which she can’t wait to see!