Monday 22 September 2014

Charity Valuation Morning on Saturday 27th September

Auctioneer and Valuer Giles Hodges will be at St. Peter's Church in South Shields (Sunderland Road) for a Valuation Morning
10am - 12 noon to raise funds for the Church this Saturday.

Hope to see you there.

Wednesday 17 September 2014

Wednesday 24th September 10am
Fine Art and Antique Auction
AND Fabric Auction
(Eclectic collection of Fabric 1950's - 1980's)
Viewing on Saturday 20th September 10am - 1pm, Tuesday 23rd September 2pm - 6pm and morning of Sale from 9am

Thursday 11 September 2014

Valuations this weekend

We are open for FREE Valuations

Friday 12th September
10am - 12noon and 2pm - 6pm

Saturday 13th September
10am - 12 noon

No appointment necessary
(6 items or less please)

If you have more than 6 items we can book an
appointment for you - please ask at the Office
One of the many Designers of fabric we are selling on 24th September is Shirley Craven's work, born in Hull in 1934 and educated at Hull College of Art. She went on to study printed textiles at the Royal College of Art (RCA) from 1955 to 1958. After leaving the RCA she began practicing as a freelance designer but refused to adapt her designs to the commercial demands of the market.

‘Textiles should be an artistic field, not just a commercial transaction. The designer should have the same impetus as the painter.’ Craven said.

In 1959 Craven teamed up with Hull Traders and the owner, Peter Neubert, gave her full creative control. Craven’s first designs for Hull Traders were an immediate success and creativity flourished. She was drawn to hybrid artist-designers - artists with a feel for design and designers with artistic sensibilities. The hand screen-printing process and attention to detail meant that many of the fabrics were produced almost as unique one-off art works.

Rare and bold compositions and the inspired handling of colour place these fabrics in a different league. The Designs have many influences such as landscape, seascape, abstract expressionism or the geometric playfulness of Op Art.

Here are two examples of Shirley Craven's work:-

Lot 717 'Venetian Stripe'

Lot 731 'Kaplan'

Wednesday 3 September 2014

Explosion of Colour and Design


We are delighted to be offering for sale on Wednesday 24th September (after the Fine Art and Antique Sale) an explosion of colour and design innovation in the form of a Collection of fabrics dating from the 1950's through to the 1980's.

We are selling complete rolls, part rolls, bales of fabric and remnants.

Further details to follow.