Bullfinch Lampshade – Jo Whiteland
The male bullfinch is unmistakable with his bright pinkish-red breast and cheeks, grey back, black cap and tail, and bright white rump. The flash of the rump in flight and piping whistled call are usually the first signs of bullfinches being present. Jo’s lovely design, originally as a batik print, makes a wonderfully eye-catching lampshade for you home – perfect in your living room, bedroom or hallway.
20cm – £45
30cm – £55
40cm – £70
Please specify whether you want a lamp or ceiling light fitting when placing order.
Please note that Jo’s lampshades are Click And Collect only from Room212
Cotton fabric lampshades printed with reproductions of Jo’s original Batik designs.
“I design the fabric myself & have it printed by an independent UK based company (Prinfab) who use non toxic water based inks.”
I discovered my passion for batik whilst working with artists in Kota Baharu on the east coast of Malaysia in 1991. On returning to the UK I moved to Bristol and have continued to develop my own style of batik, repeating motifs to give the works life, depth and a sense of movement. The natural world provides an unlimited source of inspiration – my love of wildlife is reflected in my work. My father is a keen birdwatcher & fisherman, so as a child this is where I learnt much about and a love for birds and British wildlife.
I work on white cotton l awn fabric using traditional wax pens & brushes to apply the hot wax before painting on dyes to build up layers of intense colour (working form lightest to darkest colours). A final dip in the dye bath creates the crackle effect characteristic of batik. Recently I have moved into textile design using some of my images to produce fabric to make lampshades and cushions.