Stephanie Bates

Illustration, BA (Hons)

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About me

Hi! I’m a recent illustration graduate based in the north west. I normally explore my ideas by realising them in either pencil or gouache, however I’m getting increasingly interested in ceramics.

I own a small Etsy shop where I sell small stationary like stickers and postcards and I’m currently branching out into selling my ceramic pieces, too.

I’m a passionate environmentalist and animal activist. My only goal is to bring good to the world no matter how small.

This self-initiated project was inspired by the work of Surge Activism. My aim was to create giftshop-esque pieces of illustration on different wares for visitors to buy and help financially support the non-profit animal sanctuary owned by Surge. My hopes are that these can be used as not only decoration but a reminder to the injustice millions of animals face daily.

A surface pattern design accompanied by the slogan

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Not Your Milk, a design for a sticker slap

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Cow Expressions

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Gouache Hen

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Sweet Hen

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Potato Salad Recipe Postcard / Print - To be sent to friends and family (Recipe included)

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Banana Bread Recipe Postcard / Print - To be sent to friends and family (Recipe included)

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Duck Clay Badge, a reward for donating to the sanctuary (inspired by the poppy appeal and Marie Curie)

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Duck Dish (Bisque), a mealtime reminder

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Veggie Tote Mockup

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Keywords: vegan, pencil, gouache, decorative, animals, ceramics, pottery, animal activism, activism, environment, painterly, traditional, painting, sketch