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Simple Soups & Regional Recipes…
Illustrated Homewares by Kate Guy

Stuck for some recipe inspiration? Check out the tea towel!
Artist and designer Kate Guy has combined her love of print making with a love of food and cooking to create a range of signature homewares featuring the strong graphic qualities of lino-cut and screen printing.
Taking as her ethos for the business the quote by William Morris “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful”, Kate has created her ‘Regional Recipes’ and ‘Simple Soups’ series of illustrated recipes which are then transferred to textile and graphic designs on a range of items for the kitchen and home.
Each large print is made of individual ‘ingredient’ prints which, combined together, make complete easy-to-follow family favourite recipes.

Drawing on influences from her home in North West London and the Languedoc region of South West France which she visits regularly, Kate’s key inspiration is from food and the kitchen;
“I feel that the kitchen is the true heart of the home and the smells and tastes that can be found in this social hub are prominent in my work
Soupede Poisson (below) was the first of the illustrated recipe series and led to two further ‘Simple Soup’ designs; Soupe a l’oignon and Soupe de tomates.
The ‘Regional Recipes’ series focuses on traditional dishes from around the UK including the Cornish Pasty, Lancashire Hot Pot and Scotch Broth.

“Each design begins as a drawing inspired by my surroundings,I work in a sketchbook, keeping it as a visual diary and I also take lots of photographs. I use these as inspiration for my prints; I create lino cut blocks which I hand-print, and sometimes paint with water colour. These prints are then further developed into a range of themed kitchenware, prints and stationery.”

Thetea towels are presented with a paper ‘belly band’ which has the cooking instructions for therecipe on the back.

Kate Guy’s Soupe de Poisson tea towel

Simple Soups series – Tomato Soup (top), Onion Soup and Soupe de Poisson…

Regional Recipes series – Bakewell Tart, Cornish Pasty
Irish Stew, Lancashire Hot Pot…

Regional Recipe tea towels from Katey Guy

Regional Recipes – Scotch Broth,Scouse
Welsh Cawl, Yorkshire Steak & AlePie…

Regional Recipe tea towels from Kate Guy

As well as tea towels, the range of homewares includes Tote Bags, Range Hob Covers, Oven Gloves and Pot Holders, Aprons, Greeting Cards and Wrapping Paper….

Simple Soup homewares by Kate Guy

Kate also holds workshops with small groups in her studios in Putney and Camden; printmaking,general art classes, student tutoring and one toone sessions – see the website for further details.

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