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.

Back to Work!

Well, it's back to work despite the cold ....

.... these chilly, dark winter days have a distinct pattern for me.  Each morning, I light the stove in the studio and while it warms up, I do my domestic chores.  By the early afternoon, dressed in many layers from my merino wool long johns outwards, it's hopefully warm enough up there to start work .  I always say that the wax cracks better in the winter but it is a still good idea for the temperature to be high enough so I can feel my fingers!

It's hard to motivate myself to get back to work after a break but this year I have a commission to complete.  As so often happens, I can't tell you what it is yet as it is to be a surprise gift but progress is good and I can report that the Batik is drawn on the cloth and the first colour is on.  Ironically, the design I have been asked to do features lots of snow!  Brrr ...

At the same time as doing the commissioned work, I am working on a pair of 'Venice' lampshades for myself - those I will be able show you as they progress.

I have now completed the waxing of the stonework and have applied a colour wash to each panel, in my favourite 'Venice' colours

Following the rather too successful Summer and Christmas Gallery shows, there is not a single lampshade left in my house - just bare lightbulbs on lampbases!