Monnow Street Open Studios
Brittany Davies Illustration and Marissa Thereze Knitwear are exhibiting in Brittany's studio in Monmouth town centre. Original paintings, prints, cards, homewares, woven blankets and knitted accessories. Coffee shop on-site.
Brittany's work: My work revolves around narrative architectural drawings; each drawing is a cross-section of a home of an invented character. Each character is based around an enthusiasm that has been exaggerated to create curious worlds - for example Jonathan the Meteorologist who is afraid to go outside so collects the weather inside, and has an entirely automated home (pedal-powered washing-up machine included!) Each piece starts off as a large illustration before being reduced to become prints, cards and homeware - to include as much detail as possible! Every print comes with the story of the inhabitant.
Marissa's Work: All knits are handmade by Marissa on her vintage knitting machines. Each collection has been made using 100% Lambswool - Merino in contemporary designs which are felted to finish. Her sumptuous knits extend into cosy colourful hot water bottle covers and cushions. Her textiles are a wardrobe stable which focus on quality and bold colour palettes. Woven blankets have been designed and made in Wales from a mix of wool and alpaca in 100% natural colours making them not only beautifully soft but sustainable and ethically sourced.