Christmas is approaching and here at the Robert James Workshop we have been recalling people's fascination for the old fairy tales ~ stories that shaped many of our childhoods. It's getting severely chilly in the workshop but with the wood-burner loaded up, our fingers are plenty warm enough to model with.
Our collaboration with Penguin Books is now underway and begins with modelling Mary Cicely Barker's 'Flower Fairies'. We were fortunate to be invited to visit the V&A archive to view the original artworks along with Beatrix Potter's 'Peter Rabbit' illustrations. As artists this was an inspiration and a little bit of heaven. Their attention to detail was astounding and the understanding of the human form, truly captivating.
As a result, we are very excited about our new, forthcoming pieces, which will also include Jeremy Fisher, Samuel Whiskers, Squirrel Nutkin, Wol and Don Quixote setting out with Sancho Panza. Last but not least, there will be a wonderful new version of Alice with the Flamingo.