Saturday, 21 February 2015

Bow Wow Pie - New print

Next up is this print that explores the amusing story that supposedly defines the origins of the Bow Wow Pie of Painswick in Gloucestershire.

Once upon a time there were two sisters, each who had a lover from another town. the distance meant their sweethearts visited only very occasionally, but when they did the sisters would bake all sorts of cakes and pies for their arrival to prove what wonderful housewives they would be. However, they soon discovered the irregular visits were because their suitors were really in love with two other maidens from a neighbouring town. As revenge when their suitors came to visit they baked a most marvellous pie. As it was so tasty the men asked for the recipe, only for the sisters to reveal with malice that it was made from puppy dogs. The young men fled in horror leaving the sisters triumphant in their vengeance. These days, the first bow-wow pie, as it has since been named, is celebrated each year on feast day with a fruit pie full of china puppies and a large dog on top.

The print is superbly printed by The Print Block. (thank you my screen printing saviour!)Edition of 30, 3 colours, £100 each. 60x70cm paper, 55x65cm print. Email if you are interested in purchasing one at alice@alicepattullo.comWatch this space for another print in this series - there is one in progress as we speak!

Hevva Cake - New Print

First up is this print that explores the tradition of the Cornish 'Hevva' Cake.The tradition of the Cornish 'Hevva' cake originates from the the pilchard fishing communities. When the fishermen were out at sea, a watchman, known as a 'Huer' would stand on the edge of the cliffs to look out for the pilchard shoals. When he spotted a shoal he would call out 'Hevva!Hevva!' to help the fishermen locate the fish. When the wives at home heard the Huer's cries they knew their husbands would be home shortly. The wives would then make a quick cake full of currants and scored with a criss-cross design to resemble a fishing net full of fish, which would feed the fishermen on their return.The print is superbly printed by The Print Block. (thank you my screen printing saviour!)Edition of 30, 3 colours, £100 each. 60x70cm paper, 55x65cm print. Email if you are interested in purchasing one at


And finally I have filled in a few gaps over the last year and am up to date now...!
Here are some new prints I have been working on exploring unusual British baking traditions - to be part of as loose series so watch this space for more...
I will feature each one separately to provide a bit more info but they are ready for sale!

3 colour screen prints, each an edition of 30, £100 each. 60x70cm paper with image size 55x65cm. If you are interested in purchasing either one (or both!) send me an email to to organise.

Pattern and print

For  almost a year now I have been working with a design firm producing some work for a high street restaurant producing patterns and illustrations for use in the design work. I'm not sure I can say a whole lot more at the moment but I will profile the project properly when I finally get round to updating my website. In the meantime here is some nice photos of some of the things that we got to work up into screen print. 

Work in Progress

As mentioned before - although seemingly terrible at keeping my blog up to date - I am marginally better at keeping my instagram up to date - here are a few snippets of some nice things I've been working on over the past few months...

Spring Fling 2015

I was delighted to be asked by Bremner Design to produce the cover of this year's Spring Fling Open Studio event in Dumfries and Galloway (23rd-25th May if you are planning a trip!) Having been brought up on yearly caravan holidays in Dumfries and Galloway it felt slightly poignant to be working on something that celebrates this area and the artists and maker within it!

Weingut Schrock - Allesandri Design

Here is 2 wine labels (from an ongoing project) that I worked on with Austrian based design firm Allesandri Design for Austrian winemaker Heidi Schrock. I think in effect they are 'dessert' wines but the newly designed labels are supposed to encourage people to try drinking these sweeter wines with a variety of different foods that will complement the taste. (Apologies for the terrible photos of the bottles over our dirty kitchen floor on a dark day...)

Animal Box - Princeton Architectural Press

I was very pleased to be included in Princeton Architectural Press's 'Animal Box' A set of 100 animal themed postcards curated by Happy Menocal. Available to purchase here directly from PA Press but I believe will also be stocked in a variety of places in the UK as it would make as lovely gift for someone, or yourself!

Lion Street Store

I produced a logo for lovely Lion Street Store in Rye which they have printed up onto Tote bags. The bags will be £5 each inshore or free when you spend over £50. (I stole the nice photo from their blog...)

Marigold's Finest

Last year I was working with Toronto based chocolate maker Marigold's Finest to help produce some packaging for her chocolate bars. It has been really great to see this company expand over the last year and help out as they try out and develop new products. They are now set to open up a store in Leslieville, Toronto (I wish I was a little closer...) so expect to see more of this soon!

Cecil Sharp House

Nostalgia and Progress

Only a week left of this lovely show at the Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery in Leeds. I just got the catalogue through the post in the last week or so which has some interesting essays looking at post-war book illustration, developments in post war-printing, and nostalgia and progress in contemporary illustration where I have a nice little mention. I unfortunately haven't managed to make it up to the show but I have heard great things from visitors so if you are in the area make sure to go before the 28th.

Ditchling Museum of Art and Craft

I was super pleased to be commissioned by the Ditchling Museum of Art and Craft to produce a limited edition screen print to celebrate their collection of the museum's founders; sisters Hilary and Joanna Bourne. They had an eclectic mix of objects which made for a fun time working on the print. The print is now on show in the museum with a little display of some of the objects that inspired it - the colours were inspired by an Ethel Mairet woven beret which I found hidden in the archives. 
The print is available to purchase in the museums shop and if you haven't already been to the museum - you must! Small but perfectly formed.

HHMI Bulletin

I illustrated an article for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Bulletin about American Science Posses. Thanks to Pentragram who art direct the magazine - you can read the article here - an interesting insight into American Education schemes...

Nine Main Bakery

This feels like forever ago now as I think I was working on this tail end of 2013(!) but these were some illustrations I produced for Partner and Partners who were doing a rebrand for Nine Main Bakery & Deli in Conneticut. A lovely project to work on which in part fuelled a year or so of working predominantly on food based briefs! (photos from Partner and Partners website.)


Well it seems like I have severely neglected my blog with updates - it has been a bloody busy year, which makes for little time for actually showing anyone any of the work.... Anyway I am going to attempt to rectify that slightly and bring my blog up to date with various projects and my website is currently undergoing a revamp. In the meantime I wanted to remind anyone who reads this of my instagram @alicepattullo as I keep this up to date a bit more regularly with snaps of work in progress or things that inspire me. Cheers x