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What is creativity? (And the Art of dressing-up bottles)

Written by Bianca Elgar


Posted on April 23 2020

“Creativity; The use of imagination or original ideas to create something; inventiveness”

I hope this blog finds you safe and well.

This week has been good for me to stop, look around me, refocus and reconnecting with my passion for creating designs that literally light (me) up!

This week’s studio creativity;

This little video sums up some of the progress, I finished printing the fabric I’d started last week so that I could make up three lampshades.

These are all unique, here you can see them modelled on different bottles, let me know if you are interested in one of these limited editions so that you can dress up that special bottle you are keeping to celebrate the end of lockdown. 

Each lampshade is hand-printed on unbleached cotton in black and chartreuse, and therefore each one is unique and comes with a bottle lamp adaptor, to turn your favourite bottle into a piece of art, to literally light up your life!

They cost £75 including postage and packing for the UK, but I'm happy to send them anywhere over the world, just drop me a line

The product includes: Lampshade and a bottle lamp adaptor

Please note: the glass bottle is not included, you'll have to empty your own!

Size: Dimensions: 20cm (Diameter),18cm (H)
Socket: E26 On/Off 
Wattage: 40 A 
Plug Type G UK


Apart from lampshades, I’m also working on lamp bases, basically, they are pretty enormous statement pieces that have taken up rather a large part of my studio/shed.

Once I’ve found the right shapes, I’ll be able to have these cast for commissions, although I was able to get one prototype ready for use with a shade, (one I’d made up with my own fabric and a recycled lampshade),  this is still very much “work in progress”.

In the meantime, this one is lighting up my rather dark hallway.

Because I’ll be spending more time printing in my studio/shed during these self-isolating times, I’ll also be able to take commissions for lampshades in different sizes and colours, do drop me a line

Please stay safe and get in touch!

I would love to see what you are up to creatively, feel free to reach out.





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