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The Way to Blue


Delicate botanical designs in blue and white created using the Cyanotype process to produce a unique range of home and gift ware.

The Way to Blue Cow Parsley Cyanotype in gold edged glass hanging frameThe Way to Blue Butterfly Meadow Fine Bone China MugThe Way to Blue Fine Bone China Mug Microwave and Dishwasher safe back stampThe Way to Blue 'Dance dream and be free', whispered the butterfly, Blue Butterfly Meadow Greeting CardThe Way to Blue Blue Butterfly Meadow Tea light holder and packagingThe Way to Blue Blue Butterfly Cyanotype in gold edged glass hanging frameThe Way to Blue Blackbird and Cow Parsley Cyanotype in gold edged glass frameThe Way to Blue Cow Parsley Cyanotype in gold edged glass hanging frameThe Way to Blue Sarah Middleton and twins

Who we are

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 home-ware 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 botanical 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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Contact The Way to Blue

Located in Conwy