Into The Studio with Jamie McGregor Smith

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When eggs tell jokes, are they called yolks?

After a hard weeks work we are nearing completion on our Egg Globe for The Big Egg Hunt 2014 in New York.

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Can’t wait to see how New York compares to years past in London..

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Globemaking has never looked so good…

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

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Manual Labour :: Making & Making-Do

Tomorrow (August 27th) we will be in the window space at 289 Railway Arches, Cambridge Heath Road from noon – 2.30pm. The shop is being turned into a laboratory for the study of labour, skill and expertise with a lot of really interesting and talented people involved – click for more details.

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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!

Pinterest, Shminterest?

So we gave in, yes another social networking site.  Well, we didn’t want to feel left out, and in principle Pinterest sounds pretty tempting.

The genius concept encourages you pin images to online ‘mood boards’ to share with active worldwide users. I love mood boards as much as the next female, mid twenties, hopeful London artist; but something is telling me I’ll be planning my wedding board (I am not engaged) into the early hours if I’m not careful.  It’s a novel idea, that might put an end to countless bookmarks on your toolbar, and in theory keep all your ideas for that ‘project you’ve been meaning to start’ in one place.  Here are some beautiful images, from fine art, to maps and illustration that I’ve pinned on our new Globe Inspiration Board

 Oops is it 2 o’clock already?

You can find us at Bellerby Globemakers on Pinterest 

We’re in the London Easter hunt

It’s beautiful, clear, crisp morning in north London, and we’re excited.

In just five days the Fabergé Big Egg Hunt starts, and we are part of the fun.  The big egg hunt itself runs for 40 days and 40 nights and launches on Shrove Tuesday (21st February 2012).  It features 200 eggs made by unique artists, from fashion to graphics, fine artists and well… globemakers!

In the picture of our studio (above) you can spot the naked egg – delivered to us to decorate as we see fit… what creative freedom! We decided to adorn the egg in our signature Britannia globe style maps, and Peter and his team of artists worked hard day and night to fit the gores by hand to the shape.  It is such a beautiful piece!  Of the other 199 artists we have seen a few exquisite eggsamples (oops) and they are all wonderful works of art.  Here is a snap shot of the globe just as it was drying from it’s final coat of varnish, topped with a finishing touch of gold leaf.

The event is truly inspirational and hopes to raise over £1million for its charities – the Elephant Family and Action for Children. If you are in London in the next few weeks, round up the troops, shell out (sorry, couldn’t resist) for a treasure hunt map and get cracking on those clues.  Last one there’s a rotten egg!  Sorry I’ll stop now…