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Back again! Today is the last Saturday of great gifts on show  Arts  🎄Beautiful art and handmade products all for sale i...
17/12/2022

Back again! Today is the last Saturday of great gifts on show Arts 🎄
Beautiful art and handmade products all for sale including ceramics, interiors, jewellery and more from Manchester makers & artists. It’s the perfect place to shop Christmas 🎄
🕰Open 10-5 Mulled wine and mince pies too !!

Where is Inch Arts?
📍20 Stamford New Road
Altrincham
WA14 1EJ
Opposite the bus station/tram station

📣 This Saturday
• Winter exhibition showcasing work from a wide range of artists including work from prize winner Debbie Goldsmith art
• Jo Lavelle Jewellery Manchester Open Studio
Handmade jewellery

• Guest artists
Lucy Elisabeth
Nanco Originals
Sophie Nixon Art
Fishink
Gorogoro ceramics
Kinheads Art
Sophie Victoria
Marina Bauguil ceramics













A little modern day, retro style illustration today. Enjoy the vibe : )
12/12/2022
Michael Robertson Updated

A little modern day, retro style illustration today. Enjoy the vibe : )

I last featured the work of Illustrator Michael Robertson back in 2011. Since following one another on Instagram for the last couple of years, I thought it was a good time for an update and so fire…

Photos from InchArts CIO's post
09/12/2022

Photos from InchArts CIO's post

Hi Everyone, for those of you who don't use instagram but might be interested in buying a piece of my work, I have a sel...
06/12/2022
Fishink Ceramics

Hi Everyone, for those of you who don't use instagram but might be interested in buying a piece of my work, I have a selection of my new ceramics on my website today. If there is anything you might like for yourself or a friend, please message me on my email address in the post and we can organise from there. Many thanks Craig

Hello Everyone, I hope this finds you well. A couple of people have asked me about purchasing my ceramics when they don’t have an Instagram account, which is a good point. So I decided to share som…

Hey everyone, my final sale of new work this weekend on my stories on instagram www.instagram.com/fishinkblog Please dro...
04/12/2022

Hey everyone, my final sale of new work this weekend on my stories on instagram www.instagram.com/fishinkblog Please drop by and say hello, have a browse, give me a like or a follow or perhaps make a purchase .. yay. I'm there all weekend til 5pm on Sunday and there's around 60 new pieces so something for all. Look forward to saying hi, please share this too. So much to remember lol Cheers Craig If you can't make it, no worries but please just give this post a share, one of your friends may like to visit, thanks Cx

Photos from InchArts CIO's post
03/12/2022

Photos from InchArts CIO's post

Hey everyone, my final sale of new work starts today at 9am on my stories on instagram www.instagram.com/fishinkblog Ple...
03/12/2022

Hey everyone, my final sale of new work starts today at 9am on my stories on instagram www.instagram.com/fishinkblog Please drop by and say hello, have a browse, give me a like or a follow or perhaps make a purchase .. yay. I'm there all weekend til 5pm on Sunday and there's around 60 new pieces so something for all. Look forward to saying hi, please share this too. So much to remember lol Cheers Craig

Photos from InchArts CIO's post
02/12/2022

Photos from InchArts CIO's post

Check out some great lurcher Dog designs by Helen Foster at Rollerdog over on my blog today https://fishinkblog.com/2022...
28/11/2022
Rollerdog

Check out some great lurcher Dog designs by Helen Foster at Rollerdog over on my blog today https://fishinkblog.com/2022/11/28/rollerdog-2/ She has some lovely cards and gifts for christmas too ... just saying ! : )

Hi there and I hope this finds you all well, this post originally went out in 2020 but I thought it a great colourful addition to these colder greyer days that I’d like to show it again. I p…

Hi everyone, Just a quick post to say as a local ceramist, that I will be taking part in a craft event at the back of Th...
26/11/2022

Hi everyone, Just a quick post to say as a local ceramist, that I will be taking part in a craft event at the back of The Bowling Green Pub in Chorlton this Sunday i.e. tomorrow between 12 and 4pm. There will be a mix of creatives selling gifts ideally priced for Christmas presents and the stalls are undercover (just in case! )
I'm also part of the December Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair online event which takes place on 3rd and 4th of December. The link (https://www.greatnorthernevents.co.uk/.../fishink.aspx) will be live on the day. I will also be showcasing my work on my instagram stories at the same time www.instagram.com/fishinkblog between 9am and 5 pm both days GMT. I do hope you can pop online to either and say hi, leave a message, a follow or perhaps make a purchase, It all helps so much. Many thanks Craig : )

Hi everyone, Just a quick post to say as a local ceramist, that I will be taking part in a craft event at the back of Th...
22/11/2022

Hi everyone, Just a quick post to say as a local ceramist, that I will be taking part in a craft event at the back of The Bowling Green Pub in Chorlton this Sunday between 12 and 4pm. There will be a mix of creatives selling gifts ideally priced for Christmas presents and the stalls are undercover (just in case! ) I do hope you can pop by to either say hi, or perhaps make a purchase, It all helps so much. Many thanks Craig : )

Hi everyone, News about my last Ceramic sale this year coming 3/4th Dec and a great post on Midcentury Illustrator Marge...
21/11/2022
Margery Gill Mid Century Book Illustrator

Hi everyone, News about my last Ceramic sale this year coming 3/4th Dec and a great post on Midcentury Illustrator Margery Gill... Enjoy !!

Happy Start to the week everyone and I hope this finds you well. Before I show today’s guest illustrator, I would like to tell you about an exciting event that is happening on Saturday 3rd an…

Here's a splash of retro colour and joy to start off your week on the right foot! Enjoy
14/11/2022
Reginald Montague Lander Midcentury Posters

Here's a splash of retro colour and joy to start off your week on the right foot! Enjoy

Hello one and all, here’s a great escape to a more tranqil mid century time, have a fab week ahead. Reginald Montague Lander was born in London in 1913 and lived until he was 67. Educated at …

Hi Everyone, In two weekends time there will be a Craft Fair at the back of the Bowling Green Pub between 12 and 4 pm. T...
13/11/2022

Hi Everyone, In two weekends time there will be a Craft Fair at the back of the Bowling Green Pub between 12 and 4 pm. There will be a mix of local artists covering areas such as ceramics and illustration. Please pop the event in your phone and drop by in the afternoon to help support the creatives in your community and grab some original hand-made gifts for yourself and christmas presents for others. Do help spread the word thank you

Check out the stunning work by design pioneer Enid Marx born 120 years ago !
31/10/2022
Enid Marx A design pioneer

Check out the stunning work by design pioneer Enid Marx born 120 years ago !

Enid Dorothy Crystal Marx was born in London on 20th October 1902. She first went to school in Hampstead, then at the age of 12 she boarded at Roedean in West Sussex where she benefited from an exc…

Who remembers free gifts for buying your Petrol at a certain garage ?
22/10/2022
You can be sure of Shell

Who remembers free gifts for buying your Petrol at a certain garage ?

Good day everyone. As a child my earliest associated memory of going for petrol, was always the free gift you would get for filling up at that service station. Different companies tried to outdo on…

For a splash of colour and childhood nostalgia please head over to my blog and see a post about the Disney Artist Mary B...
03/10/2022
More about Mary Blair

For a splash of colour and childhood nostalgia please head over to my blog and see a post about the Disney Artist Mary Blair. Happy escaping everyone !

In a blog concerned with mid century art, the artist Mary Blair is bound to crop up a fair few times. I recently came across another book about her by John Canemaker. Entitled ‘Magic Color Fl…

Check out the Midcentury Ceramic and Mosaic work by husband and wife team Jean and Arthur Ames.
12/09/2022
Arthur & Jean Ames Mosaic Artists

Check out the Midcentury Ceramic and Mosaic work by husband and wife team Jean and Arthur Ames.

Jean Goodwin Ames (November 5, 1903 – February 13, 1986) (née Jean Goodwin) was an American artist, muralist, painter, ceramicist, and sculptor. Born in Santa Ana, California, Ames studied ar…

Finland's Prince of Ceramics, Birger Kaiaiainen, do check out his decorative, midcentury wonders in my post today.
15/08/2022
Birger Kaipiainen Finland’s Prince of Ceramics

Finland's Prince of Ceramics, Birger Kaiaiainen, do check out his decorative, midcentury wonders in my post today.

Birger Kaipiainen (1915-1988) was one of Finland’s best-known ceramic artists. After graduating from the Central School of Arts and Crafts he was offered a position at the art department of Arabia …

Hey there, all you Manchester based peeps if you are free today and looking for a great crafts event to pop to, then hea...
03/07/2022

Hey there, all you Manchester based peeps if you are free today and looking for a great crafts event to pop to, then head to the Heaton's Arts Trail ( Heatons Arts Trail ) which is taking place Sunday 2nd and 3rd July from 11am til 5pm. It is being held at St Paul's Church Hall, St Paul's Road, Heaton Moor, SK44RY. There are around 20 designer makers taking part including Ceramists, Jewellers, Glass Makers, Mosaic Artists, Painters, Woodworkers and more.
Looking forward to seeing you there, please spread the word, thanks Craig

Hey there, all you Manchester based peeps if you are free this weekend and looking for a great crafts event to pop to, t...
29/06/2022

Hey there, all you Manchester based peeps if you are free this weekend and looking for a great crafts event to pop to, then head to the Heaton's Arts Trail ( Heatons Arts Trail ) which is taking place this Saturday and Sunday 2nd and 3rd July from 11am til 5pm both days. It is being held at St Paul's Church Hall, St Paul's Road, Heaton Moor, SK44RY. There are around 20 designer makers taking part including Ceramists, Jewellers, Glass Makers, Mosaic Artists, Painters, Woodworkers and more.

Looking forward to seeing you there, please spread the word, thanks Craig

Happy Tuesday everyone. For your weekly escape into midcentury wonderfulness, have a llok at the work of English Ceramis...
14/06/2022
Dorothy Clough An English Ceramist in Sweden

Happy Tuesday everyone. For your weekly escape into midcentury wonderfulness, have a llok at the work of English Ceramist working in Sweden, Dorothy Clough

Dorothy Clough (1930-) is one of the well-known representatives of the illustrious Swedish ceramic design of the 20th century. She was one of the leading designers for the Upsala-Ekeby and Gefle fa…

Hi Everyone, for a wonderful escape into the dreamy world of wooden figures, please check out the work of Japanese Sculp...
06/06/2022
Fumiya Watanabe Wood Sculpting Dreams

Hi Everyone, for a wonderful escape into the dreamy world of wooden figures, please check out the work of Japanese Sculptor Fumiya Wantanabe on my blog today. Do leave a comment ?

Fumiya Watanabe is a Japanese young creator who has been honed in traditional woodcarving. I feel that his calm sculptures are almost beautifully dreamlike in their style and presentation. Hence me…

Hi Everyone, If you are near to Manchester today there is a great event organised at Didsbury Parsonage. Firstly, over 2...
03/06/2022

Hi Everyone, If you are near to Manchester today there is a great event organised at Didsbury Parsonage.

Firstly, over 20 hand-picked local artists (including myself) will be exhibiting their wonderful wildlife inspired work and today, a mini Wild Art Fair as part of Didsbury Parsonage’s Jubilee Garden Party! We will have a selection of art and craft stalls both outside and in selling a range of affordable wildlife art and gifts. The Pop Up Cafe is returning with lots of home-baked delicious treats. We will also be welcoming back Lower Moss Wood Nature Reserve & Wildlife Hospital and some of their beautiful owls. And a return of the infamous animal ‘poo’ cakes to the cafe for those brave enough to try!! Open 11 til 4pm at The Old Parsonage, Stenner Ln, Didsbury, Manchester M20 2RQ Look forward to seeing you today.

Morning everyone. Please check out this amazing work from Ceramist Susan Day, working around London, Ontario, Canada. Th...
31/05/2022
Susan Day Ceramics climbing walls

Morning everyone. Please check out this amazing work from Ceramist Susan Day, working around London, Ontario, Canada. Thanks Craig

I recently came across the amazing work of Ceramist Susan Day. She received her early art education at BealArt in London, Ontario, later the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) in Halifax…

Some wonderfully colourful mid century work from Spanish Illustrator Jose Bort Gutierrez. Enjoy
23/05/2022
José Bort Gutiérrez Midcentury Record Covers

Some wonderfully colourful mid century work from Spanish Illustrator Jose Bort Gutierrez. Enjoy

José Bort Gutiérrez, was born in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain in 1912. Poster designer, book illustrator, record cover designer, etc. He completed his first studies at the School of Applied Arts and…

Hi everyone Today is day two of my latest Ceramic Sale online and also with www.greatnorthernevents.co.uk    . It starte...
22/05/2022

Hi everyone Today is day two of my latest Ceramic Sale online and also with www.greatnorthernevents.co.uk . It started yesterday on my Instagram stories at www.instagram.com/fishinkblog and is on until this eve at 5pm. Then will continue til the end of June with GNCCF. There will be many new pieces featured here, all hand made and designed by myself. Please help spread the word by liking this, telling your friends and sharing the info, very much appreciated and I look forward to seeing you all soon. Pop over now and have a browse, many thanks Craig

Hi everyone Today I am hosting my latest Ceramic Sale online and also with www.great northern events.co.uk    . It start...
21/05/2022

Hi everyone Today I am hosting my latest Ceramic Sale online and also with www.great northern events.co.uk . It started this morning on my Instagram stories at www.instagram.com/fishinkblog and is on until Sunday at 5pm. There will be many new pieces like this Three White Birds design featured here, all hand made and designed by myself. Please help spread the word by liking this, telling your friends and sharing the info, very much appreciated and I look forward to seeing you all soon. Pop over now and have a browse.

Hi everyone This evening at 6pm marks the start of the GNCCF online preview , you can register at www.greatnorthernevent...
20/05/2022

Hi everyone This evening at 6pm marks the start of the GNCCF online preview , you can register at www.greatnorthernevents.co.uk/subscribe.aspx. I will be hosting my latest Ceramic Sale here online and also with www.great northern events.co.uk . It will start on my Instagram stories tomorrow at 9am on www.instagram.com/fishinkblog until Sunday at 5pm. There will be many new pieces like this Bee and Flowers design featured here, all hand made and designed by myself. Please help spread the word by liking this, telling your friends and sharing the info, very much appreciated and I look forward to seeing you all soon.👍☀️☺️ pottery .mann.gnccf

Hey everyone, please don't forget I will be part of the GNCCF online craft fair this weekend, details on my post please ...
16/05/2022
Willi K Baum

Hey everyone, please don't forget I will be part of the GNCCF online craft fair this weekend, details on my post please do drop by and today I have some stunning mid century work from Willi K Baum for you all... enjoy !

Hello everyone, just a quick reminder that my online Fair starts this weekend, featuring a whole range of new ideas and hand made ceramics. It will be live on the www.greatnorthernevents.co.uk webs…

We went in search of Trevor and discovered so much more !
09/05/2022
Walking in Wales

We went in search of Trevor and discovered so much more !

It was a wonderful weather day yesterday, so to make the most of it we drove about an hours journey into Llangollen, Wales. We had heard of the the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Llangollen Canal World …

Hey Everone, I will be taking part in this month's Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair online event 21st & 22nd May. ...
04/05/2022
Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair online

Hey Everone, I will be taking part in this month's Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair online event 21st & 22nd May. Work will be available on their site and on my instagram page (instagram.com/fishinkblog ) Please pop the date in your diary and I look forward to seeing you there. Cheers Craig https://fishinkblog.com/2022/05/04/great-northern-contemporary-craft-fair-online/

Hi Everyone. I have exciting news today. I have been selected to take part in the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair online, which will be live from 8am on the 21st May and will be open all wee…

Happy Holidays everyone, here's a few facts about Stamps that you possibly didn't know and some designs to cheer your we...
02/05/2022
UK Stamps

Happy Holidays everyone, here's a few facts about Stamps that you possibly didn't know and some designs to cheer your week.

Happy Bank Holiday Monday, those of you who are lucky to enjoy it as a day off. I thought I would delve today into the colourful history of Stamps in the UK. As one of the oldest organisations in t…

For your midcentury boost today, I have a madmen artist / illustrator who's style is stunning. Check out the work of Bob...
25/04/2022
Bob Peak Mid Centuary Illustration for Advertising

For your midcentury boost today, I have a madmen artist / illustrator who's style is stunning. Check out the work of Bob Peak and leave me a comment regarding your fav piece. https://fishinkblog.com/2022/04/25/bob-peak-mid-centuary-illustration-for-advertising/

Robert M. Peak (1927–1992) is an award-winning American illustrator , born in Denver, Colorado, Peak grew up in Wichita, Kansas. At an early age he displayed a talent for art, and had an interest i…

Happy Easter Everyone. Here's some vintage colour for you.
18/04/2022
Fishink Vintage Book Covers

Happy Easter Everyone. Here's some vintage colour for you.

Happy Easter everyone. I thought a splash of retro colour may go down well from the collection of Vintage Book Covers that I’ve been amassing. I hope nobody minds too much : ) Let’s be…

A quick escape into the world of midcentury life and hopefully a memory prompt for those of you who may have grown up in...
04/04/2022
Maurice Grimaud French Children’s Book Illustrator

A quick escape into the world of midcentury life and hopefully a memory prompt for those of you who may have grown up in France in the sixties and seventies.

As often is the case, I find a wonderful artist and then can find very little information about them or their life. All I know is Maurice Grimaud was most fondly remembered for a series of mini boo…

For an escape into a world of drawing with threads, please check out my post today. Do leave me a comment if you enjoy w...
28/03/2022
Embroidery – a general appreciation

For an escape into a world of drawing with threads, please check out my post today. Do leave me a comment if you enjoy what you read. thank you

Hi everyone. Before I present my post today, I feel like I would like to say a few words. The past few years for all of us have been difficult indeed. Having to deal with things that we could not h…

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