Top hats

In between serious painting and printmaking pursuits I like to dabble in the odd bit of ‘craft’ to take my mind off deep and meaningful concepts.

I was offered 20 top hats about 6 years ago, and every now and again I like to transform one into a showcase hat. Not someone to do things by halves they often end up quite heavy and suitable only for a festival or carnival. But I have been trying to make some that could be worn everyday so that I might be able to sell some and make space in the house. They take hours so are hard to price. Offers considered…

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I made this for a festival with a Chinese clown theme…believe it or not there is a top hat somewhere under all that!