Apoth-hare-cary

KatieMorgan-Apothharecary

About the Hare

My hare is both male and female and I initially couldn’t decide between ‘Apothercary, a person who made and sold medicine, or ‘Morgan’ the romany word for a hare. The design is based on traditional rural crafts,work,folklore and natural remedies ,made and used by herbalists, hedge witches, gypsies and travellers. The waistcoat is covered with a pattern of native healing plants, including  the dandelion for Rheumatism,Rosemary for Indigestion and Marsh Mallow for coughs. Some lucky lavender in the waistcoat pocket, ...
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My hare is both male and female and I initially couldn’t decide between ‘Apothercary, a person who made and sold medicine, or ‘Morgan’ the romany word for a hare. The design is based on traditional rural crafts,work,folklore and natural remedies ,made and used by herbalists, hedge witches, gypsies and travellers. The waistcoat is covered with a pattern of native healing plants, including  the dandelion for Rheumatism,Rosemary for Indigestion and Marsh Mallow for coughs. Some lucky lavender in the waistcoat pocket, was and is still used for slepplessness. Hops , cherries and apples cover the trousers linking to seasonal work in the countryside..Rural crafts can be seen with hand made wooden pegs and flowers and a stick basket. The pied wagtail, a robin tapping on a window, bees and double headed flowers  are all good omens, and the painted lady butterfly is a symbol that I use to sign a lot of my work.

 

Artist

Katie Morgan

Artist Biography

I’ve been self employed, working as a decorative artist and Illustrator since 1985, and in that time I’ve decorated everything from Victorian Fairground,  Round -A-bouts and  Steam engines to chinoiserie mural interiors and Clock dials. I specialise in traditional paint finishes such as wood graining, marbling, faux finishes, lining and ...
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I’ve been self employed, working as a decorative artist and Illustrator since 1985, and in that time I’ve decorated everything from Victorian Fairground,  Round -A-bouts and  Steam engines to chinoiserie mural interiors and Clock dials. I specialise in traditional paint finishes such as wood graining, marbling, faux finishes, lining and British Folk Art. I’ve been told that I am only one of a handfull of traditional fairground artists working in Britain.

Locally, I’ve painted lots of murals at Sudeley Castle and I’m know as ‘ Sudeley’s resident Artist.’.  Last year I branched out into decorative sgraffito slip ware pottery.

Most of my work is commission based, but I have started to produce a small range of goods , cushions , fabric,  metal hares and hand painted signs,  available to buy from my website shop

 

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