Studio Shops


Barbara Jones – Watercolour Artist

Barbara Jones is a local watercolour artist who lives in Purbrook, Hampshire. She took up watercolour painting about twenty years ago and was immediately captivated by the difficult yet spontaneous medium. After bringing up her two daughters, Barbara seized the moment to pursue her passion. Working from her own experiences and love of the coast and the tranquillity it brings her, she continues to develop her own style and to portray her connection with her subjects. Her goal is to record their detail but to do it with emotion. Barbara takes an active role in local art trails and exhibitions and is happy to take commissions, teach watercolour and perform demonstrations.

Website: www.barbsart56.co.uk


Maureen

Maureen

Stunning, unique handmade beadwork & fascinators designed by Maureen Honour

I am Maureen, I am retired and disabled. I have always been artistic, but have spent my life in hotel, catering, and retail. To keep myself sane since the wheelchair came along I have been crafting. I started making cards, then decoupage pictures. I then discovered beading. I make intricate beaded necklaces and earrings and also novelty beaded Christmas puddings and Santas as earrings, also larger ones as danglies for the Christmas tree. Other things I like making are leather flowers and fascinators.

Maureen will take bespoke commissions


Quirky & Whimsy

Original ceramics, needlefelting & sculpture

Quirk and Whimsy is a local business creating ceramics and other crafts from a little blue shed in Farnham. They are also available to come along and run crafting workshops at your home, event, party & workplace.

Designer maker Anna McCallion is entirely too enthusiastic about eating cake with friends, shopping and attempting to play cello. When she’s not doing those things she can be found playing with clay, porcelain, paper and felting or encouraging others to do the same.

Having studied ceramics at university and spent many, many years working in schools and youth clubs, Quirk & Whimsy was born of a desire to get back to a more personal creative journey.

Working from a little shed in Farnham, Quirk & Whimsy creations are wildly eclectic. Inspired by nature, wonder, found objects and tiny worlds, the work includes practical pottery as well as delicate porcelain, sculptural pieces and ‘one of a kind heirlooms’ each with a little whimsy and wonder mixed in.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/helloQuirkandWhimsy


Roz Lowe

Roz Lowe

‘Original ceramic pieces’ in stoneware clays for home & garden.

Roz Lowe works alone in her Hertfordshire studio creating one-off signed original ceramic pieces in stoneware and porcelain clays. Her work is all based on natural themes and colours – so that the individual pieces can be added to and will always compliment each other. Her unique style has grown and developed since the late seventies when Roz completed a College course and set up her first studio. Her love for her craft and enthusiasm and interest in the British Craft scene as a whole has never diminished. After 4 years teaching and running the Pottery Studio at Haberdashers Aske’s Public School in Hertfordshire she left to concentrate her energies on her own Studio work. Roz represented British Crafts, along with 15 other chosen artisans in Kentucky, USA for a major exhibition and has exhibited her work on numerous occasions for Barnet Council and at Foyles Gallery in London.

Website: www.rozlowe.org


The Moon Up Above

Sculpted Narrative Jewellery using mixed metals, designed & created by Nadine based on the natural world

My work defies the current trend of minimalism within jewellery design. Although I use silver, bronze and copper, traditional metals for jewellery, the pieces are bold, amusing, sometimes allegorical but always evocative. People who like my work speak of it as Art on a chain. Many feel it speaks of antiquity. My experience and training has come from a fine art perspective including painting, printmaking and stone sculpting. I am more interested in the emotional and spiritual impact of each piece. Does the running hare silver pin take you back to that magical moment when you first glimpsed one leaping across a field in winter? Does a little wren necklace on a nest of eggs make you long for Spring? Do the gulls, stones and crashing waves on a pendant take you back to those bucket and spade holidays you loved as a child? The texture of my rings evoke walks in the woods when you examined the deep fissures of the bark on those magnificent oak trees. There is always more to my jewellery than meets the eye. The work is heartfelt and meaningful and never meant as an embellishment for fashion. People who buy from me know that they buy a piece of my heart. That is the reason I do what I do.

Website: www.themoonupabove.co.uk