Into The Studio with Jamie McGregor Smith

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Something for the kids..

We found this cute lesson plan yesterday on Teaching Ideas based around US. We love the idea of children aged 5 – 11 making up imaginary conversations with Peter and writing his biography. Someone needs to actually do this and show us what ideas and artwork the kids would produce!

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Who needs a ring when you can propose with a globe?

Very cute engagement story in Rock n Roll Bride. Congrats to the happy couple!Image

Globemaking has never looked so good…

Thank you to Hal Shinnie for coming by and taking some beautiful photos.

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A Look into The Studio at Bellerby & Co

When moms come into town they get snap happy, we’ve stolen our most recent visitors photos to give you a little look into our studio..

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Sneak Peek :: The Big Egg Hunt :: New York City :: Easter 2014

We are excited again to be part of the Big Egg Hunt. This time it is in one of our very favourite cities … New York!

Progress is already underway at Bellerby & Co and we think it is looking gorgeous.

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The eggs sold at auction raise a lot of money for Action for Children – and The Elephant Family.

Check out http://www.thebigegghunt.co.uk/ – and we will update you again with details in the new year!

Wallpaper* Handmade 2013 Exhibition

Wallpaper* Handmade 2013

We loved heading down to Milan to take part in Wallpaper Magazines annual
show-stopping exhibition during the Salone del Mobile.

We joined the finest artists, designers, craftsmen and manufacturers from across the globe who produce unique furniture, fittings and fashion.

This one of a kind globe was made with Mathias Hahn with a pattern that is similar to the weave of a blanket. The 72 longitude sections and 36 latitude sections generate 2,592 different shades.

POP! London Champagne Kids

A few weeks back, we battled the London springtime elements (which resembled more an arctic freeze), and made our way down to Central London. The Stephen Friedman Gallery to be precise, for the opening of Yinka Shonibare’s (MBE) solo show POP!  Commenting through sculpture, the exhibition plays with overindulgent use of power, which has perhaps lead to our current economic crisis.  In Yinka’s typical direct style, we see mannequins with brightly coloured batik outfits, witty stances, and of course the Bellerby globes as heads!

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All photo credit: Steven Friedman Gallery

The series we worked on is called “Champagne Kids”, and formed a whole section of the exhibition, leading onto a ‘Last Supper’ style banker’s table, brazen headless mannequins and painted fabric panels.  We were really honoured to contribute to a a show exploring a social, current issue, which challenges the way our generations are suffering now, due to years of the bank’s extravagant behaviour, using humour and suggestive symbolism.



Yinka Bellerby Globe Head

As we were sent flat graphs and charts, our team set to work morphing them into gores and intricately pasting them onto our mini globes. The charts marked the financial crash of 2008, focusing on the Lehman Brothers, Tokyo, Irish, Spanish and Greek Stock Exchange, and the finished globes sat upon indulgent, ironic party mannequins, seen below hanging, rocking and pouring champagne.

Yinka Bellerby Globe Head

Yinka Bellerby Globe Head

Yinka Bellerby Globe Head

All photo credit: Steven Friedman Gallery

The result is super interesting, well structured and thought provoking, and we would recommend you to visit the show if you’re in London, it’s on until 20th April.

The Steven Friedman Gallery 28 Old Burlington Street, London W1S 3AN, open Mondays – Saturdays. More info here.

The Opening Reception…

Week one has drawn to an end, and we have been blown away by the response to our globe exhibition at the Royal Geographical Society.  During the day, you can observe globes being made, painted, gored and varnished in our workshop space, as well as many models, maps and interesting reads to while away the day. Find us at the end of Exhibition Road, Kensington, in the glass fronted Pavilion Space of the RGS, it’s free entry and open from 10am-5pm daily.

On Tuesday evening we held an opening reception at the Society, to celebrate the first ever exhibition of it’s kind at the RGS.  A whole bunch of lovely people, from doctors to Princesses, cartographers and artists, battled the wind and rain and made it down to the event, where globes were scrutinized under magnifying glasses, spun, caressed and adored. A big thank you to everyone who made the night a huge success.  A selection of photos below!

Detail from the magnificent Churchill globe

The Mini Desk Globe in Blue, The Churchill in the background

The beautiful hand-painted globe by Fiona Owen, “Terra Incognita”

The Curve model, from The 80 Series

The stunning hand drawn piece by Meredith, “Creatures from the Depths”

The Perano Terrestrial free standing edition

The Mini Desk Globe, in Olive with 1951 Base

The Perano Celestial Model, featuring over 100 hand drawn constellations