Karen Suzuki

Glasgow-based Karen Suzuki makes mixed media textile objects with inspirations including wildlife, old toys and Staffordshire pottery. Winner of the Manchester Art Gallery GNCCF 2019 retail showcase award. Commissions include work for An Tobar Gallery, Mull, and the Riverside Museum, Glasgow. Prices from £16 - £400.

Website: https://www.etsy.com/shop/namelesswonders

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    Posh pigeon, £260

    This handsome bird is based on the wood pigeons that visit my garden. It is hand stitched, with multiple layers of fabric, the top layers created by abstractly stitching small pieces of distressed fabrics to the body. There is wire in the legs, feet and tail only. It's dimensions are: H25cm/10", L (beak to tail) 35cm/14", W14cm/5.5".

    The BUY link will take you to my Etsy shop, where you’ll see this item's front listing image as 'RESERVED for GNCCF 1'. You can ignore the ‘reserved’ bit and go ahead and buy it – the ‘reserved’ note is purely to give priority to GNCCF online visitors.

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    Teddy - Blondie Bear, £87

    A new 'old' ted hand stitched from mostly upcycled fabrics. He's a handsome fella with blond coiffure, some smart ribbon accessories and a trendily elegant belly decoration. He’s wearing bits of a nice floral fabric, to demonstrate he may be a bear, but he has a more feminine side too. His height is 27cm/10".

    The BUY link will take you to my Etsy shop, where you’ll see this item's front listing image as 'RESERVED for GNCCF 2'. You can ignore the ‘reserved’ bit and go ahead and buy it – the ‘reserved’ note is purely to give priority to GNCCF online visitors.

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    Yellow Squirrel, £65

    A squirrel who is always easy to spot running around in the forest. He's hand stitched from lots of lovely fabrics, including a bright yellow crepe, tiny bits of an old Liberty fabric, and shiny shocking pink pants. He has hand embroidered details. There is wire in his legs which also attaches him to the base, and the base has cards inside to keep it flat and stable.
    He stands 23cm/9" high.
    The BUY link will take you to my Etsy shop, where you’ll see this item's front listing image as 'RESERVED for GNCCF 10'. You can ignore the ‘reserved’ bit and go ahead and buy it – the ‘reserved’ note is purely to give priority to GNCCF online visitors.

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    Bad mouth bear, £87

    A new 'old' ted hand stitched from upcycled teddy fabrics, with a mouth that's gone a bit astray.
    He stands (in a wobbly sort of way) 24cm/9.5" high.
     
    The BUY link will take you to my Etsy shop, where you’ll see this item's front listing image as 'RESERVED for GNCCF 9'. You can ignore the ‘reserved’ bit and go ahead and buy it – the ‘reserved’ note is purely to give priority to GNCCF online visitors.

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    Psychophant, £65

    "Psychophant, qu'est-ce que c'est…" As the song (roughly) goes. It's a very good question. An elephant gone rogue. You might think that, as he carries beautiful white flowers in his hand and trunk, that he's quite gentle really. But you just have to take one look in his eyes… He's hand stitched from lots of different fabrics, with hand embroidered details. And punked up a bit with safety pin, beads and wire claw toes. Psychophant is 25cm/9.75" high.

    The BUY link will take you to my Etsy shop, where you’ll see this item's front listing image as 'RESERVED for GNCCF 5'. You can ignore the ‘reserved’ bit and go ahead and buy it – the ‘reserved’ note is purely to give priority to GNCCF online visitors.

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    TotoroTed, £78

    A teddy dressed up as Totoro… Hand stitched critter with big smile, Japanese writing ('Totoro' on the front, 'nai' ('not') on the back) and slightly dangerous claws (coated copper wire). He's made from upcycled old bear fabrics and other new textiles. There's card in the base to keep it flat.

    Totoro is 21cm high, 18cm wide and 8cm deep.

    The BUY link will take you to my Etsy shop, where you’ll see this item's front listing image as 'RESERVED for GNCCF 6'. You can ignore the ‘reserved’ bit and go ahead and buy it – the ‘reserved’ note is purely to give priority to GNCCF online visitors.

     

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    Lippy kitty cat brooch, £34

    You don't get much more glam than this cat with her outrageously red lipstick! She's a bit on the alternative side too (just in case anyone thinks she's too girly), with a faded plastic grid, black net, rusted cotton muslin, and some very abstract stitching going on. Not quite symmetrical ears either… You can be sure that if you wear this to a party you're not going to have that awkward moment when someone else turns up wearing the same. There's a tiny limited edition range, and no two are alike.
    Kitty is roughly 8cm/3" height and width. She comes in a smart craft card box with cool logo.

    The BUY link will take you to my Etsy shop, where you’ll see this item's front listing image as 'RESERVED for GNCCF 11'. You can ignore the ‘reserved’ bit and go ahead and buy it – the ‘reserved’ note is purely to give priority to GNCCF online visitors.

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    Hairy chested rabbit, £45

    A proud bunny with decorative chest, a fancy tail, who's man enough to wear floral prints. Hand stitched and embroidered.

    Bunny is 23cm high. 

    The BUY link will take you to my Etsy shop, where you’ll see this item's front listing image as 'RESERVED for GNCCF 8'. You can ignore the ‘reserved’ bit and go ahead and buy it – the ‘reserved’ note is purely to give priority to GNCCF online visitors.

     

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