MISS LED Masterclass – this Saturday at Eye Candy.

We are DELIGHTED to announce a special masterclass with the brilliant Miss Led which will be taking place THIS SATURDAY at the Eye Candy pop up.

So past Eye Candy visitors will know that we LOVE Miss Led’s stunning illustrations and have asked her to do several wall pieces for us in the past so when she said she fancied a trip to Birmingham again we were more than happy to accommodate.

To celebrate her new online fashion illustration tutorials Miss Led will be giving a FREE 2 hour live version of her tutorial for up to 16 lucky people in the pop up store.


It all starts at 1pm at Unit 9, Great Western Arcade, Colmore Row, Birmingham from 1pm. To book a space you MUST email kerry[@]fusedmagazine.com with your full name.

Bring a drawing pad and some pens and pencils with you.

*You can read and exclusive interview with her in the new edition of Fused Magazine which you can also pick up in store.

Jenny Haytch and the Badge-O-Tron at Eye Candy

We love Jenny Haytch’s sense of humour and hand drawn loveliness, so much so that we’ve invited her to share some of her fun at Eye Candy. Jenny will be hosting badge making workshops and bringing the ‘Badge-o-Tron’ to the illustration & art fair on Saturday.

How would you describe your artistic style?
Wobbly. Sweary. Cheeky. Naïve. Fun.

What inspires you to keep going and how do you keep yourself motivated?
Glory inspires me to keep going. Seeing my stuff in a shop.  Being part of a group show in which the other illustrators and exhibitors are a million times better than me, yet my stuff somehow fits in. That feeling of accomplishment keeps me going. Also, I have no other skills. So the only other thing that keeps me fully motivated is the blackhole of nothingness I would achieve if I stop doing it. Read more

Make a personalised banner with The Crafts Collective at the Eye Candy fair

The personalised banners workshop with The Crafts Collective is a relaxed workshop to teach you how to repurpose fabrics into a beautiful, personalised banner!

Use felt, Pom Poms and text to create your own banner to decorate the home, create a personalised gift or for a wedding or just a little something for you. 

A maximum of 15 per workshop.

Date: Saturday 1st October, 11.30am & 1.30pm

Venue: St Martin’s Church in the Bullring, Birmingham

How to book: To book a space send your name/s and the time you’d like to book to
kerry [@] fusedmagazine.com

Ceramics for beginners with Kate Andrews

Saturday 1 October 10am – 4pm Ceramics for Beginners (12 people maximum)
Eye Candy Illustration & Art Fair, St Martin in the Bullring, Birmingham

Ceramicist Kate Andrews invites you to join her for a day of relaxing making, learning and self expression. You will learn the basics of how to use clay, hand build and coil to make pots and vessels, discover decorative techniques and how to use coloured slip. You will create a unique piece which will be gas fired and glazed following the workshop. 

Katie Andrews is a Birmingham based ceramic artist.

Adults only, 16+

Book your space via email to: kerry at fusedmagazine dot com

Please wear suitable clothing incase of spillage or bring an apron.

Make a carbon printed poster with Definitely Jenny

Join Eye Candy for an introduction to carbon paper printing, a simple, low-cost and under-appreciated form of printmaking!

Learn the technique and create your own unique print with designs by DefinitelyJenny or bring your own image (max print design size 130 mm x 180 mm on A5 paper, one colour only, for best results).

Jenny will be running her workshop on Saturday the 8th October at 3-5pm at the Eye Candy pop up store.

Address: Unit 9, Great Western Arcade, Colmore Row, Birmingham


Fay Brown’s beautiful watercolour illustrations cross over fashion and lifestyle. See her stall at the Eye Candy illustration and art fair.

What first got you into visual arts?
Art was one of my favourite subjects at school, so after my A levels I decided to do a foundation course. This was where I really got into illustration. Meeting new people on the course and sharing ideas in the studio allowed me to learn about so many great artists and illustrators, who I still admire now. Read more


James Chapman uses cartoons to help explain comical idiosyncrasies and multi-cultural themes from across the world. For example did you know that in English, dogs go “woof”, but in Romanian they go “ham!”? Neither did we but this, along with other strange insights, form his never-ending insights and funny work.

How did you develop your style?
My style pretty much comes from any cartoons from the past 20 years, I’ve always watched them and tried to draw my own versions so I think that’s all fed into my current style. Read more


Relatively new in to the world of work, after graduating just a couple of years ago, Definitely Jenny has been busying herself with magazine commissions and developing her distinctive, fun and fresh style. She’ll be selling prints at the Eye Candy illustration & art fair as well as running a workshop.

What first got you into visual arts?
I’ve always loved drawing when I was a kid and spent ages drawing my own fantastical beasts – I believe some of them even roam the depths of my family home still. It wasn’t until I had to chose my A-Levels that I knew I had to pursue the creative industry, I wasn’t even particularly fussed what discipline to follow at that point, all I knew was that I enjoyed it and that I had copious amounts of teenage angst against my father’s strong expectations of me becoming a doctor/lawyer/politician. The rest as they say, is history. Read more


British interiors brand Brennan & Burch sees Lisa Brennan’s colourful illustrations and hand-drawn characters decorate wallpapers, furniture, rugs and prints come to life. Co-founders Lisa & Majida have been friends since the 1980s and started their independent fashion brand specialising in limited edition streetwear in 2000 to celebrate popular culture and their love of movements like rockabillies, punk, casuals and acid house. For 10 years selling worldwide at super cool stores like La Foret Harajuku, Selfridges and Topshop, they turned their effort to the home and branched out into interiors where clients have included Heals, Paul Smith and Hotel Pelirocco. Here Lisa tells us more about her creative world.

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London based illustrator Ben Hendy will be appearing at Eye Candy’s Illustration & Art Fair on Saturday 1st October. Here he talks us through his processes.

How does living in London influence your image making?
Living and working in London is great! I find the large amount and diversity of museums here hugely inspiring. A lot of the ideas for my work come from drawings made in museums in London.
I also love drawing musicians playing gigs, especially jazz. There is a decent amount of good jazz bars and clubs in London with regular jazz sessions and jams, so it’s always pretty easy to find somewhere exciting to draw. Drawing to live music helps me loosen up and capture more energy in my work.
There is a lot of travelling involved with living in London, which is a great time to draw or plan new work. I always have a sketchbook at hand whilst sitting on the tube or bus, usually drawing the other commuters. Read more