Friday, 31 December 2010

Happy New Year

Happy New Year Everyone*

Sorry I havent been on here much, Seasonal activities taking their toll!

Look out for new miss annabel dee* stuff in the coming year!

Tuesday, 7 December 2010 - Trending Magazine Report

A report on the East London Design Show by online trending magazine Stylus featuring my work!

Monday, 6 December 2010

East London Design Show.. What a roaring success!

Thanks to everyone who came to the East London Design Show over the weekend. What a great show that turned out to be!

The Limited Edition range 'Publand' was a huge success with all but two selling out!

Both brooch ranges, All Washed Up! and Whats Up Dollface also proved popular...

I'll soon be selling via my website so keep checking back with that. So, in the pipeline will be the Second Edition Publand collection, which will feature the same pubs, The Blind Beggar, Commercial Tavern, and The Golden Heart but all in various sizes.. (the limited editions were one pub in one size..) Look out for new illustrations of markets, streets and alleyways...

REMEMBER I DO PRIVATE COMMISSIONS, so if you have a particular place you wish to have featured, dont hesitate to contact me!

miss annabel dee* is on a roll..........

Wednesday, 1 December 2010


Well, what a load of fuss about nothing!

By the time we'd made it out of Southend, the snow had.. well 'what snow' would be the correct phrase! I felt slightly daft as i clambered out of the car in me wellies - never mind!

Loverly old place, the Shoreditch Town Hall

Make sure you come to see my new ranges 'Publand' and 'East End Memories'. I'm on STAND 24 - DOWNSTAIRS

Heres the stand just as i arrived!

And here it is starting to take shape.....
You'll have to come and visit to see the finished product!

East London Design Show - SNOW JOKE!

Off to set up for the East London Design Show this morning, but as everyone knows the heavens have opened and a magical winter wonderland has descended upon us! Bets are on to how long the usual hour and half(ish) journey to London will take this morning!

Sneak Peek photos of the show to follow!(if i get there! hehe)

Wish me luck!!!

Monday, 27 September 2010

Village Green II

pictures courtesy of Kate Parker Photography

Selling my brooches

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Village Green

I will be selling my brooches 'Whats Up Dollface?' at Village Green, Chalkwell Park 25th September in the Southend Young Creatives tent.
Village Green is 'an exciting mix of arts, music, film, dance, and performance for all ages'

The last festival of the summer!

Pop down and have a gander!
Here are a selection of brooches which will be on sale. The brief was 'FREAKSHOW' so i thought my dollface brooches would go down a treat!:


Friday, 6 August 2010

Press: Department Store Buyer

Wahoo! Some more Press, in the September issue of the magazine 'Department Store Buyer':

There's my article, just there under 'Cheeky Ceramics At Pulse' (see below for a larger version to read)

Sunday, 1 August 2010

East London Design Show

HURRAH! good news! I will be showing at the EAST LONDON DESIGN SHOW in December!

Hold tight for some more info and sneak peeks of the new products I will be launching there!

Hidden Art

I have finally joined an 'organisation' which will hopefully help me with the promo of my work etc...

My profile is yet to be uploaded, but watch this space, as being a member of Hidden Art should present me with lots more opportunities ....

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Slugs, Snails & Puppy dog Tails...


Slugs, Snails and Puppy dog Tails. The range focuses on a humorous narrative to childhood and the ever debated question of children growing up too quickly, with titles poking fun of social taboos - such as "Fancy a Quickie" and "Wives and Girlfriends"

Each piece is available to buy. If more than one vessel is required, each one WILL be different - obviously the same images etc, but due to the nature of the glazes etc each one will be slightly different!

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

PRESS: Design Week

Found out 'Mummy weren't Daft' and the artwork for 'Pound for Pound' were featured in the June issue of Design Week - NICE!

Monday, 7 June 2010

CSM Selected @ Pulse 2010

Spent the weekend driving back and forth to Earls Court, London setting up my stand on the CSM Selected part of Launch Pad @ Pulse

One of the hottest weekends of the year so far and we're inside painting! Ah well, it's worth the hassle. Much love to Danny who gave up his weekend to help me/do everything!

Just some snaps from the setting up of the show, and then the final stand and work! HURRAH


Slugs, Snails & Puppydog tails

The two brooch ranges - All Washed Up! & Whats Up Dollface?

Friday, 4 June 2010

All Washed Up!

All Washed Up! is a brooch range I am launching this weekend at Pulse.
The boy and I took advantage of this be-aut-iful weather here in Southend, and took them 'on location' for a impromptu photoshoot at East Beach!

Here's a sneak peek of the photos, more to come after this weekend's launch!

NEXT SHOW: Pulse, Earls Court 2010


Annabel Johnson is launching a new range of vessels at Pulse this summer entitled - Slugs, Snails & Puppy dog Tails.

The new range focuses on a humorous narrative to childhood and the ever debated question of growing up too quickly.

Two new brooch ranges are also being launched - All Washed Up! -a limited edition range made from pottery found on the shores of Anglesey, and What’s Up Dollface? - each unique dollface conjouring nostaligic thoughts.

A graduate of Central Saint Martin’s, Annabel’s work features a range of creative mediums combining surface, graphic design and photography with traditional ceramic qualities such as relief and own recipe glazes to produce unique and thought provoking items, which will help people remember places, people, memories and eras which are now long gone - all in a tongue in cheek kind of way.

Annabel is also showing her degree show collection ”The Chewing Gum Floors’ - a collection which caught the eye of Janice Blackburn, and was featured in her exhibition ‘small show Huge Talent’ at Sotheby’s last summer. The collections narrative uncovers her family’s memories of life in the pubs and clubs of the East End of London in the 1960s.

Having been dubbed ‘the next Grayson Perry’ Annabel’s work is not something to be missed!

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

bread&butter publishing...

I've been featured on Calum Ross' of bread&butter publishing's blog - NICE ONE CALUM!

Whilst I'm here, also the book I am featured in '10 for 2010' has had an article written about it in Amelia's Magazine. Click here to read the full article..

Just a little tiny bit more about bread&butter publishing. Calum has written a book called "10 for 2010' which I am featured in alongside some more up and coming creative talent.

The book is ready for PRE-ORDER, click here to be taken to the bread&butter website to read more
(and to get your hands on a copy!)

Other artists featured are: (click on names for links)

Jonathan Ridge - Painter

Cherry Hurren - contemporary craft designer
Kiran Gobin - fashion designer
Rita Parniczky - textile designer
Michael Bronsan - photographer
Lindsay Grime - illustrator
Christopher King - audio/visual artist
Belgin Bozashin - sculptor
Momoko Tamura - jeweller

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

new yoik new yoik

Some snaps took roaming round the big apple... I liked it much more than London - praps one day ill de-camp there!.. just have to wait and see!...

Tectonic Plates Exhibition : NYC ii

I took some photos of the rest of the exhibition. It really was awesome! (haha obviously spent to long in the US, starting to use the lingo!). After speaking to Paul of the New English about the response to the exhibition - it seemed very promising! Some nice little snippets of info and leads - all which sounded brilliant if they all came off!.. Piers Wedgwood walked into the room just as I was leaving...

Surprisingly, as I was browsing the catalogue, I can across some designs by a fellow CSM Ceramic Design graduate - Julie Spurgeon! (she graduated the year before me!) I didnt even know she had anything to do with it! Unfortunately, I had already left the exhibition so I couldnt look at her designs in detail, but they weer very good designs, hand drawn bumblebees and flies..