Welcome to the Buffy Robinson website. Here you can see the largest ever collection of my Batik work. My canalside Gallery in Shropshire is open by appointment, so please email me if you would like to arrange a visit and I would be happy to show you around.

Art Nouveau Poppy Lampshades

This is one of a pair of lampshades, one with red and one with orange poppies, that I was commissioned to make for a fan of the Art Nouveau period.  I loved making them and was delighted with how they turned out, although the waxing of the background was fiendishly difficult!

I have used the Batik crackle effect particularly on the background as it reminds me of the 'crackle' glass produced in the Art Nouveau period.

Before the lampshade is made up, you can see it is a large and complicated piece of work ....
 This is the one with the red poppies.  It would have been tempting to make just one panel of the design, leaving the rest crackle background but I particularly like the intricate flowing style of the design going around the whole shade, all six panels.

This, with the bright orange poppies, shows a close-up of three of the six panels.

Flushed with the success of the Poppy lampshades, I am now working on two similar Art Nouveau style lampshades, one with irises, which are my favourite flowers and one with lilies.  When I've got the designs and colour tests done, I'll show you the results!

If you are interested in commissioning a lampshade like these Poppies, or one with different flowers, or in fact any Art Nouveau style lampshade, just send me an email and I would be happy to talk about it.  Prices start from £250

Venice Doorbells

This turned out just how I  wanted, using the crackle effect for the textures of the stonework, peeling stucco and old Venetian bricks.  The names on the doorbells are so Italian!  I worked from a photograph that I took of a crumbling wall by an ancient doorway near St Marks.

I've just ordered a frame for it which is beautiful - (and expensive) - but what the heck?  The finished work, backlit, will take pride of place in my 'Venice' collection at this year's Summer Exhibition.

This Batik original 'Venice Doorbells' (50cm x 38cm inc frame) is now FOR SALE, framed and back-lit for £395.  If you are interested in buying it, email me.  I can post it anywhere, just ask and I will work out the post & packing and insurance cost.