Thursday, 23 February 2012

Much anticipated workshops!

We've managed to finalise the details for a fantastic collection of creative workshops over the next few months...  Feast your eyes on the details below... All include *materials, equipment, tea & our famous home-made cake.
*You are welcome to bring materials that may be special to you, especially for our jewellery and lamp making workshops that are delivered by our favourite up-cycling specialists Alys Power and Lucy Renshaw.
Please pop in, call 0115 9507776 or email us at to book your workshop place or ask about booking your own bespoke party.  Free parking is available.

Drypoint Print Workshop at Debbie Bryan Studio & Shop


Drypoint Print Making Workshop, £20
Saturday 24th, 9.30 – 11.30am

Blow your creative cobwebs away with our morning workshop with award winning print maker Nicki Dennett.  Nicki will guided you through the process of drypoint printmaking. Using various tools you will create an image onto a polypropylene 'plate' before printing your image onto paper, with the option of adding collage for an extra dash of colour and pattern.  All your materials are provided but you are invited to bring a picture and objects you may wish to use for inspiration.

Ceramic Brooch & Plate Making Workshops at Debbie Bryan Studio & Shop


Ceramic Brooch Making Workshop, £20
Saturday 7th, 11 - 1pm

Be inspired by talented ceramist Katie Almond’s design secrets & create your own stunning trio of porcelain brooches.
Your brooches are fired and returned to the shop ready for you to collect just 2 weeks later.

NEW! Ceramic Plate Making Workshop, £30
Saturday 7th, 2 - 5pm

A welcome addition to The Design Room workshops. Join Nottinghamshire designer maker Katie Almond for the afternoon and learn how to create your own decorative plate, your plate is returned to the shop 2 weeks later after firing for you to collect. 
Pendent & Bracelet Making Workshops at Debbie Bryan Studio & Shop


Stamped Pendant Workshop, £35

Saturday 26th, 2-5pm

Alys Power will share her metal working techniques and lovely nostalgic materials and inspire you to create a unique and personal necklace to be cherished.  You will learn techniques including metal stamping and finishing, wire work and beading as well as how to transform your junk into jewels and go home with a wonderful and wearable work of art.

All materials are provided but please bring along your own personal trinkets and treasures to make your creation uniquely yours – coins, keys, buttons and beads and all those forgotten items from the bottom of your jewellery box will be given a new lease of life.

For your workshop think about words and phrases and remember to bring along broken bits of jewellery, buttons, old chain that you might want to use for your necklace.

Bracelet Making Workshop - details coming soon

Saturday 26th, morning workshop

Ceramic Brooch & Bead Making Workshops at Debbie Bryan Studio & Shop


Ceramic Brooch Making, £20

14th Saturday, 9.30am - 11.30am

Be inspired by talented ceramist Katie Almond’s design secrets & create your own stunning trio of porcelain brooches.
Your brooches are fired and returned to the shop ready for you to collect just 2 weeks later.

Bead Making Workshop, £28

15th Sunday, 12 - 3pm

A welcome return to The Design Room is this popular Katie Almond workshop, create your own mini-collection of ceramic glazed beads.  Your beads are ready for collection 2 weeks after your workshop.
Lamp Shade Making Workshops at Debbie Bryan Studio & Shop


Lamp Making Workshop, £30

Saturday 6th October, 10am - 1pm & 2pm - 5pm

Spend a morning or afternoon (or both!) with quirky interior product designer Lucy Renshaw, creating your own lamp shade and having fun mixing old things with contemporary colour and design. Recycling at its best!

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Eunique 2012

Debbie has started planning and working on new collections for Eunique today!  It takes place from 4th-6th May in Karlsruhe, Germany... and Debbie will be exhibiting again as part of her involvement with the ongoing Creative Twinning Project alongside J.C.Middlebrook and Hannah Lobley... Watch this space for updates!

Thursday, 16 February 2012


We've managed to get our hands on a limited number of signed copies of Lucy Renshaw's 'Mixed Media and Found Materials' Textile Handbook.  It makes for an inspiring read!

We're also planning to start stocking some local heritage related titles soon... Watch this space...

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Nottingham Lace and Embroidered Linen Tablecloths

We've been busy developing the Debbie Bryan Heritage collection and now have a beautiful selection of lace and linen tablecloths in the shop.  You can pick up one of the readymade samples, or choose a design and have one made to your own specifications.

Our 100% cotton Levers Lace designs were first created in 1845 and the fabric is now meticulously crafted less than 8 miles from our studio by a family run company in its 9th generation. 
This is then handfinished in our studio to create timeless pieces to be treasure for generations.  They are available in white, ecru and black or can be hand-dyed to suit your requirements...

Rich in heritage, quality and history, our linen fabric is woven in Northern Ireland and proudly bears the Irish Linen Guild 'carpet beater symbol' (as it’s colloquially called) - the mark of true Irish Linen. Our industry partner has been established since 1854 and uses fine raw materials, skilled weavers, advanced loom technology and careful finishing to create our fabrics.
The embroidered designs are inspired by our vintage drawings and include the very same lace that was used by the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court Palace to create the lace appliqué for Kate Middleton's exquisite Wedding Dress.  These designs are added to the linen in Nottingham's Lace Market...

Our LOVE-ly designers...

Happy Valentine's Day to all our LOVE-ly customers!

We’ve got loads of talented designers in the shop who are yet to feature on here… So to start making amends, here’s a load who we think create the very best in gifts for your other half…

Sarah Dunsdon creates the most delicate paper shoes (available framed) and hand illustrated cards…

Linda Marie’s intricately embroidered fabric boxes make stunning gift boxes...

Rose Sharp Jones traditional crochet accessories woven using sustainable yarns are simply heartwarming...

Janie soft purses make a lovely yet useful present... available in various contemporary colours...

And don’t forget all our beautiful lace collections... What could be more romantic?!

Monday, 6 February 2012

Light Night - Friday 10th February

Nottingham is set to shine again on Friday 10th February 2012 with entertainment, live music, street performers, and installations taking place across the City Centre from 6pm for Light Night.

We've got lots taking place at the Studio & Shop to celebrate, including temporary artwork appearing on our exterior wall throughout the evening and a pop up tea room from 5-9pm, not forgetting our collections from the very best in UK lighting designers... Don't miss it!