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The Way to Blue
The Way to Blue

“Blue and white home and giftware created using the Cyanotype process.”

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Thank you for visiting my Folksy shop. i'm having a little break from 11th July until 18th July. Please come back then if you've seen something that you love! Best wishes Sarah x

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  • Fine bone china blue & white Cow Parsley & butterflies mug

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  • Fine bone china blue butterfly meadow mug

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  • Fine bone china blue butterflies silhouetted over meadow mug

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  • Fine bone china blue and white branch mug

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  • Fine bone china flock of birds & branches blue and white mug

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  • Starry Winter's Night Large Cyanotype Cylinder Vase

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  • Starry Winter's Night Cyanotype Candle Holder

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  • Cow Parsley Seed Heads with Butterfly Cyanotype Blue & White Large Cylinder Vase

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  • Blue Butterfly Meadow Large Blue and White Cylinder Vase

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  • Large Blue and White Cylinder Vase Tree Branch Cyanotype

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  • Flock of Birds through Tree Branches Cyanotype Blue & White Large Cylinder Vase

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  • Swallows Return Cyanotype Translucent Blue Tea light holder

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  • Butterfly Meadow Cyanotype candle holder white & blue

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  • Blue butterfly meadow cyanotype mulberry paper candle holder

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  • '"Dance, dream & be free”, whispered the butterfly.' Big Blue Butterfly Card

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  • Winter Tree Branches Cyanotype candle holder

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  • Robin in branches cyanotype delicate textured paper candle holder white & blue

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  • A flock of birds & delicate branches cyanotype candle holder white & blue

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  • Delicate Swallow Cyanotype Tea light Holder

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  • Cow Parsley and butterflies blue and white Cyanotype candle holder

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  • Pack of 4 card designs from Cyanotype images

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  • 'Swallows Return', Blue Cyanotype Card

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  • 'Folkloric fairytale' design, Blue Cyanotype Art Card

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  •   Magical Fern Forest Blue Cyanotype Card

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  • 'Diolch' ('Thank you' in Welsh) Blue Heart with Vetch Cyanotype Card

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  • 'Day dream', Blue Cyanotype Card

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  • Bird in winter branches with twinkly lights card from Cyanotype image

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  • Meadow Cyanotype candle tealight holder white & blue

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  • Swallows over hedgerow Cyanotype Translucent Blue Tea light holder

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  • Butterflies, Cow Parsley and Grasses Cyanotype Candle Cover

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  • Starry Winter's Night Medium Cyanotype Cylinder Vase

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  • Branch Cyanotype Blue and White Medium Cylinder Vase

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  • Flock of birds Cyanotype blue and white cylinder vase

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  • Blue Butterfly Meadow Medium Blue and White Cylinder Vase

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  • Blue Meadow Medium Blue and White Cylinder Vase

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  • Brown Kraft Gift Box for 'The Way to Blue' Cyanotype Candle Holders and Mugs

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  • Brown Kraft Gift Box for 'The Way to Blue' Cyanotype Vases

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  • Offer - 2 China Mugs for 20 pounds

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  • Cow Parsley Cyanotype No. 3 in gold edged frame

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  • Cow Parsley Cyanotype No. 1 in gold edged frame

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  • Blackbird and Cow Parsley Blue and White Cyanotype Art Tealight Holder

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  • Wren and Cow Parsley Blue and White Cyanotype Art Tealight Holder

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  • Cyanotype Butterfly in gold edged hanging frame

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  • Blackbird and Cow Parsley Blue and White Cyanotype Art in Gold Edged Glass Frame

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  • Cow Parsley Cyanotype No.4 in gold edged frame

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  • Cow Parsley Cyanotype No.5 in gold edged glass hanging frame

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  • Cow Parsley Cyanotype No.6 in gold edged glass hanging frame

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  • Cow Parsley Cyanotype card No. 1

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  • Cow Parsley Cyanotype Card No. 2

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  • Cow Parsley Cyanotype card No. 3

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  • Cow Parsley Cyanotype card No. 4

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  • Cow Parsley Cyanotype Card No. 5

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  • Butterflies, Cow Parsley and Grasses Cyanotype Medium Cylinder Vase

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  • Cow Parsley Cyanotype No. 2 in gold edged frame

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  • Cyanotype Wren in gold edged hanging frame

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About The Way to Blue

The Way to Blue

Enchanting Cyanotypes

My work is influenced by my love of the British countryside from my Shropshire roots growing up in a house nestled in the forest, time spent living close to nature in a caravan by a fisherman's cottage, a year absorbing the wild beauty of Anglesey’s coastline to now - the wonderful Conwy valley in North Wales where I work happily in my garden studio – never too far away from my beautiful twins that were born in May 2018.

I studied Visual Culture at Brighton University and have since explored many different art forms. As an artist I have always been drawn to the colour blue and its associations with nature and the infinite. I have also strived to capture light in my work so upon discovering the Cyanotype technique I was hooked by its many possibilities.

I use the old photographic process of Cyanotype invented by Sir John Herschel in 1841 to capture our delight and wonder in the intricacies of nature creating a unique range of blue and white homeware and gifts. A light sensitive solution is applied to various papers, hedgerow finds or/and negatives layered on then exposed to sunlight, the solution is then rinsed off and the paper dried, fixing the image in glorious blue tones.

'The Way to Blue' has developed over the past 7 years. Through much experimentation I have developed a popular range of unique original Cyanotypes including tealight holders, vases, lanterns, various sized framed Cyanotypes, cards and recently a range of blue and white fine china mugs. I now exhibit my work in numerous shops and galleries in North Wales and beyond. I take part in many contemporary craft fairs. As my work is all blue and white it creates an eye catching, fresh and interesting display. My best selling tea light holders have appeared in 'Grand Designs' and 'Landscape' magazines.

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