Hoopoes Lampshade – Jo Whiteland
The hoopoe is an exotic looking bird that is the size of a mistle thrush. It has a pinkish-brown body, striking black and white wings, a long black downcurved bill, and a long pinkish-brown crest which it raises when excited. Jo created this lovely design which works beautifully as a lampshade. Perfect for your living room, hallway or bedroom.
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.