Delectable Dioramas – Liberty Open Call

Here’s a selection of some of our latest vintage dioramas. We were delighted to have been considered for the shortlist in the recent Liberty Open Call for makers out of 9,500 applicants. We didn’t make the shortlist of 10 but were over the moon to have been in the running. 



Current Hare Pieces – Up-Cyled tins and Box pieces












Latest Dioramas

A selection of some of our latest dioramas in vintage tins and cigar boxes destined for Xmas fairs.

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Exotic dioramas!

Selection of our latest up-cycled dioramas in old boxes, jewellery cases and tins.












Festival of Thrift 2014

Great weekend at the wonderful Festival of Thrift, Darlington over the weekend. The festival was a celebration of all things recycled, up-cycled, vintage, healthy, green. It was about raising awareness of big issues through theatre, music, comedy, art, craft, charity work and swap shops. It was so lovely to meet so many lovely people and to see such great work.

We exhibited a collection of work created using old boxes, tins, shoe trees, old paper, maps and discarded objects many of which were picked up from french flea markets, over the summer.

We enjoy creating small scenes involving hot air balloon adventures, elegant animals in fine clothes and we try to breath new life into old, discarded and preloved objects…. adding a little magic along the way!

Musical Architecture

Heart Gallery

Very excited to be taking part in this exhibition REcycled REscued Restored in Hebden Bridge. Private view tomorrow. There are some wonderful artists taking part and some amazing work including lamps made from jelly moulds, telephones and soda syphons, wooden automata and car restoration photographs. If you’re in the area be sure to pop in, it’s on until the 20th October!

Heart Gallery

Our work diplayed at the Heart Gallery

Our work diplayed at the Heart Gallery

One half of Bonker*s Clutterbucks......

One half of Bonker*s Clutterbucks……

....and the other half.

….and the other half.

REcycled, REscued, REstored

We’ve just delivered our latest batch of new work to the Heart Gallery in Hebden Bridge. Our work will be part of their REcycled, REscued, REstored exhibition which runs 9/9/13 to 20/10/13. Here’s just a sneak peak!
















Up-cycled pie tins and boxes

Latest range of up-cycled pie and sardine tins and box pieces to hang on the wall  £4 – £8 + p&p


1000 doors and a lot of plastic

Choi Jeong-Hwa

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 The city of Seoul is always under construction so South Korean artist Choi Jeong-Hwa has created a shielding screen for a building under construction. Jeong-Hwa used 1000 brightly coloured recycled doors to create a screen for a 10-storey building, at the same time turning it into a visual delight. The artist felt that by using discarded doors in the installation he could retain something of the memories and the daily routines that these doors once were party to. He says: “There were lives that used to pass through those doors.” 1000 Doors is also a means to engage the greater city population on the possibility of making “normal” things appear extraordinary.

Above is a selection of some of his wonderful installations from around the world.