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MIND have opened a new cafe in a mental health unit in Birch Hill Hospital, they have used my images bird tile illustrations as a window design, here are a few examples designed by GMan



Manchester Airport Commission

Artists Jane Blease and Lee Page Hanson have been hand picked by executives from Manchester Airport to decorate the state of the art £1.7 million Executive Departure Lounge, ‘Escape’, in Terminal One.

“We wanted to use local artist’s for this new project” said Jane Barber (Head of Commercial Development at Manchester Airport), “it gets better each time I look at it.”

Lee Page Hanson has created stunningly colourful and intricate bird tiles, which have been selling like hot cakes in the U.S, for the past few years. “They are a popular purchase for holiday makers seeking that last minute gift before returning home” says Lee, who makes and fires all his work from Studio 4 in The Manchester Craft & Design Centre, in Manchester’s creative Northern Quarter.

Jane Blease, also based at the Craft & Design Centre, creates innovative and sustainable lighting and interior products. Sustainability is at the core of Jane’s ethos, and each piece is beautifully handcrafted from wood or recycled and reclaimed plastic. She strives to use her materials in both efficient and imaginative ways, for example the ‘Loopy’ pendant light that flat-packs perfectly formed to fit neatly in the bottom of your suitcase.

In response to Manchester Airport’s brief Lee has produced three sets of 27 tiles, which now grace the wall of the café area of the ‘Escape’ lounge. Jane has created 22 framed wall pieces made from walnut and oak veneer, which has been intricately burnt and embroidered with stunning colourful threads.

Sir Alex Furguson and the Manchester Untied players enjoying the wall art at Manchester Airport .

 

The Manchester Airport Commision was also featured in Didsbury Life

Click here to read about it.


Just a few happy customers......

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Jenny Hudson wrote:

Lee Page Hanson is a ceramic artist. His work includes mainly decorative pieces for the home. He has a huge range of wall tiles, of which I have two. They’re the kind you hang rather than paste into place and grout.

Birds feature widely in his work, along with other animals, butterflies and flowers. The patterns and impressions made in the clay add texture and many of the pieces are painted. I noticed recently a few tiles with a shiny copper effect which is used sparingly to add detail here and there.

The tiles range in size and price but you can pick up a small tile for about £14. Very reasonable considering the time it must take to create, fire and glaze the pieces.