When the flyer and the email for this came around, it looked like the sort of thing that might be a bit far out of the scope of the blog, despite it being put on by the PRSC folks.
As it turned out though, the Stokes Croft China show, which opened at the PRSC shop on Jamaica Street on Friday night, is actually pretty interesting.
Chris Chalkley of PRSC’s background is in the china and pottery trade, so it’s a natural progression for Stokes Croft China to be launched, a range of china and crockery items, all printed with different things related to the graf and arty goings on around Stokes Croft.
Here’s some of what’s there.
A huge load of ‘I love’ mugs…
With some familiar names.
Lots of other mugs too with images of work from around Stokes Croft over the last few years. Here’s some Dan ones…
…and this one, one of this blog’s personal Stokes Croft favourites from the last few years.
It’s not just mugs, why not treat yourself to a new, erm, toilet?
Or perhaps a Boswell plate?
The whole show’s properly presented, in display cabinets bought from Royal Worcester when it had a closing sale from a factory no less.
Here’s the logos…
…had thought thought put into them, a crown with ‘SCC’ for Stokes Croft China above.
It’s an interesting take on the work going on round Stokes Croft, and on until Christmas Eve, so have a wander down and judge for yourself if they’re fit to use the crown.
Incidentally, next weekend, there’s another ‘paint experiement’ going on. Must be 18 months or so ago now that Jamaica Street has a load of boards on it in front of the hostel with small pieces painted by lots of different folk. There’s going to be another one on the 5th and 6th December, here’s the idea.
Boards, canvas and other surfaces of various sizes will be provided and attached to the P.R.S.C’s Jamaica Street fence in Stokes Croft. Some painting materials will also be available – though contributions will be welcome – and anyone will be free to make an artwork on the 5th and 6th of December, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
After that, the works will remain on the Jamaica Street wall until sold, and as gaps appear, new boards will go up for painting.
So, if you’re looking for somewhere for a quick paint, wander down…