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Pentreath & Hall October Newsletter



Harriett Jenkins


Apologies for stating the obvious, but my, haven’t the evenings drawn in over the last few weeks? May I remind you that they are due to more so when the clocks go back this Saturday.

I imagine we’ll be digging out the Christmas lights to decorate the shop with their joyful twinkle any time now. Not too early, but early enough to make a dreary afternoon a little bit brighter for ourselves and passers-by on Rugby Street.

As we begin to hurtle to Christmas, a date to put in your diary is Saturday 4th of December for the Lambs Conduit and Rugby Street traders Christmas street party. We missed it last year and knowing this local lot, more than enough will be laid on to make up for the 2020 lack of festivity, so do come along. 
 
The offering at the shop remains select and special. With new, and old, items arriving all the time. We’re expecting a delivery of beautiful Egyptian table linens and pottery any minute now, which we can’t wait to share. My focus this year has been on sourcing or making as much as we possibly can within the U.K. or better still, within London. It has been especially exciting for me to launch my newest range of Alphabet Brush Pots earlier this week and will soon be presenting another collection of pottery leaves, along with a new series of collectable intaglio paperweights, intaglio cases and table lamps, which have all been made in my workshop two minutes walk from the shop and in the case of the pottery, at my home after gathering leaves from the local garden square. Keep your eyes peeled for the appearance of pottery bears later in November too, they’re highly unusual to say the least.
 
Do keep checking our website to see our latest additions and do join us on the 4th December for our street party. While we might not yet be quite ready to embrace, we’ll be so happy to see you and toast to our happiness and health together.
 
Bridie

Introducing the latest font to join the Alphabet Brush Pot collection. Especially commissioned by master of the letterpress Thomas Mayo for Bridie Hall. Taken from a suite of antique wooden letter blocks and bought well and truly into the 21st century by way of drop shadows and coloured metallics.

Perfect for personalising all your Christmas presents while bringing a pop of winter sunny joy into your home. 

Smooth glass tumblers inlaid with a gold vinyl letter or symbol lacquered in the sunniest yellow and a topcoat of glossy varnish. They are for decorative use only and are not suitable for food consumption. Whilst durable, the lacquers are water-soluble so if they were ever to be used to hold a posy of flowers (which is a fabulous idea) the best thing is to put a small jar of water inside. 

Individually handmade in London, each pot is 100% unique, so letters may wobble, and imperfections may occur. Available on our website and at Rugby Street.


Alphabet Brush Pot - 3
Bridie Hall
£40.00

Alphabet Brush Pot - N
Bridie Hall
£40.00

Alphabet Brush Pot - 2
Bridie Hall
£40.00

Alphabet Brush Pot - &
Bridie Hall 
£40.00

Alphabet Brush Pot - M
Bridie Hall
£40.00

Alphabet Brush Pot - A
Bridie Hall
£40.00

 

The latest collection of Grand Tour Intaglio cases, exclusive to Pentreath & Hall and handmade in London, make an impact when hung together or separately. 

Displayed within beautifully handmade wooden cases. Lacquered, gilded and painted in sublime colour combinations picked out from the Aubusson, Verdure and Gobelin tapestries.


Square golden yellow & lilac case filled with light blue and white intaglios
Bridie Hall
£375

Rectangular shaped Brown & terracotta case filled with multicoloured intaglios
Bridie Hall
£375

Diamond shaped lilac & terracotta case filled with pink and white intaglios
Bridie Hall
£375

Triangular pale acid green & baby blue case filled with green and white intaglios
Bridie Hall 
£315

Hexagonal shaped eau de Nil & golden yellow case filled with lilac and white intaglios
Bridie Hall
£375

Square arsenic green & pale blue case filled with yellow and white intaglios
Bridie Hall
£375

Earlier this month, our pop-up shop opened its doors to printmaker and designer, Marion Elliot from 19th-30th October. Marion loves using printmaking techniques to produce densely textured papers to use in my collage work.

Heading into November sees the return of Meg Fatharly Printmaking and later on, Pressed and Folded with their range of gift cards and prints.

Having always been an artist that works fast and spontaneous Meg discovered how the printmaking process helped her to slow down. With printmaking she’s allowed to get an idea out fast while at the same time finding space for the battle between her thoughts and the working process. 

“This is why printmaking is such a special process to me. Its repetitive nature means I get lost in the rhythm of turning the etching press wheel, ripping the paper, and working my way through layering new ideas together”.

 

“I would describe my aesthetic as an organic chaos that enables me to be fluid and reactive with my approach to creating art.” 

As mentioned by Bridie, we hope to see many of you on 4th December for the Lambs Conduit and Rugby Street traders Christmas street party. 

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