The Soma Gallery in the most beautiful area of Bristol, Clifton has a wonderful website packed full of Xmas gift ideas
Tea towels may be a boring gift to receive but check out this selection available from Soma's online shop - all prices £12.00 and under, this little lot are more works of art than something to dry the dishes...
We'd like the bee hive one please!
Beehive and use my beard tea towels £11.00 each by Donna Wilson at The Soma Gallery
Donna Wilson has been quoted as being ‘wonderful with wool’, a ‘material marvel’, a ‘textile designer extraordinaire’ and even an ‘All round textile legend’. As these descriptions suggest, her distinctive designs have won her an army of dedicated fans around the world and given her a reputation as one of Scotland’s brightest design stars. Characterised by a playful nature, tactile aesthetic and multicoloured palette Donna Wilson’s work ranges from colourful knitted creatures to striking upholstered furniture designs.
Heaven tea towel £11.95 by Rob Ryan at The Soma Gallery
Since 2002, Rob Ryan he has been working principally within the paper cutting medium. Although he views himself first and always as a fine artist, his intricate papercut work adapts itself readily to screenprinting which have then transferred to ceramics, fabrics, lasercutting and other surfaces.He has collaborated with Paul Smith, Liberty of London, Fortnum and Mason and Vogue along with many other established companies.
His work, often consisting of whimsical figures paired with sentimental, grave, honest and occasionally humourous pieces of writing he readily admits are autobiographical.
"We all really share only the same one story, my work only tells that story over and over."
Town and Country tea towels by Lisa Jones £10.00 each at The Soma Gallery
The creations of Lisa Jones Studio are the combined efforts of Lisa and her partner, Edward Underwood began in 2000 as a commercial channel for their work, the original remit of silk-screen stationery has expanded to encompass an exacting range of goods both printed and pressed.