2018 Studio Shop Artisans, where talented artists share their expertise and give the discerning a chance to buy unique pieces of exceptional work
IN THE STUDIO SHOP MARQUEE
Acacia Wildlife 4 Kids
Experience the enchanting world of educational puppets & beautifully hand crafted baby & toddler clothes
There is something magical about owning and using a puppet. Our puppets capture the essence of what makes a fine toy because they allow the user to be creative, to entertain and, more than anything else, to have fun. We are very excited to be working with Pigeon Organics – Made using the finest organic textiles, Pigeon Organics collection is simply beautiful. Great attention has been paid to the finished product, offering you a high quality range that is beautiful to look at, comfortable to wear and practical to care for.
Pigeon is a best selling organic kidswear brand that we simply love. With gorgeous subtle colours and lovely baby prints, these organic baby clothes are a beautiful addition to your baby’s wardrobe or gift for a new baby.
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.
The Infinity Candle is an example of ingenious design by inventor Nick Moore. Like most of his inventions it creates an amazing optical illusion of 3D effects. The Infinity candle can be enjoyed as an interior decoration, and is also a meditative tool that induces feelings of peace and harmony, by sitting quietly watching the flames. The Infinity Candle is a simplified development of the infinity theme that Nick Moore has researched for many years. He is very pleased to present and share his experience, and simplicity of designs that offer peace and tranquillity with style.
Designed & created for today’s world. Natural ingredients provided by our natural world. The ultimate perfume edit. a scintillating collection of stunningly presented fragrances in eau de parfum concentration. At last, organic has become glamorous… 100% certified organic ingredients. Plus a range of divinely fragranced objects d’art comes in an exquisite choice of specially blended fragrances A triumph of pared down elegance the emotif collection will be a welcome addition to your life. Find the Xtreme range in support of Help For Heroes. The magic of this fragrance begins with the beautifully weighty hip flask that allows the scent to be splashed into the hand and directly applied, giving it a traditional, yet timeless feel.
Dancingpot & DesignMadeNow
World culture & dance inspired contemporary hand-thrown pottery & hand crafted felt, ceramic & gemstone jewellery.
Kilts On The Coast
Bringing bespoke kilt making to the South Coast. Lindsey Grady trained at Keith Kilt and Textile Centre to make hand sewn kilts to a high standard. Selling a variety of tartan & tweed gifts & clothing. Quirky tartan fish, dog bowls. Wool capes, bags & some waistcoats for children.
Laura S Miles Designs
Paper, at work and play, seems to be the obsession I can’t shake and my current collection of handcut creations and screenprints reflect that.
My current creative path started when I wasn’t able to find the perfect present for a glitter-loving, Elvis-obsessed, dog-mum friend of mine – so I made one. It was a portrait of her beloved pet pooch Rocky created from layers including gold sequins and a sheet of the Ain’t Nothing But a Hound Dog music score (obviously).
My jars and dinosaur ranges started life as the table signs for my wedding. I’ve added ‘pump up the jam’ and ‘honey I’m home’ along side the Marmite (the writer in me does love a good pun) while my dinosaur consultant – aka Evie my friend’s three-year-old daughter – asked for a brachiosaurus and pterodactyl to join the t-rex, who am I to disagree?
Seeing as my journey started with needing a gift, I feel really honoured to have now helped other people find the perfect presents by turning their ideas into bespoke artworks. New baby announcements have proved popular and so far range from safari animals hitching a lift in a hot air balloon to a walk through the Gruffalo forest. I love the challenges papercutting poses, translating the solid and three-dimensional into something so delicate, and how it manages to somehow be both simple and complex at the same time. But most of all I adore the shadows the finished pieces make, if the knife is my paint brush and the paper is my canvas the shadows are all the paint I have – they animate the page and hopefully make people look at sheets of A4 in a new way.
At this year’s show it will be a tale of two very different styles – with the fun, pop-art and technicolour cuts and prints on one side and the scenic, sensible and sedate landscapes on the other. And, somewhere in the middle, I’ll be papercutting so you can see how it is done.
Matilda Dawes – Illustrator
Matilda is a freelance illustrator, based in London, who dabbles in concept art, character design, storyboards, book illustration and a few other bits and pieces. Besides traditional illustration mediums she enjoys working with a variety of media, such as textiles, clay modelling and small-scale sculpting, constantly experimenting and evolving techniques. Narrative is an important element both in her work, and for her as an individual. She finds it adds a further dimension that helps people to better understand their reality and experience fictional worlds alike. And the original source of her inspiration as an artist.
Number 11 Interiors & Number 11 Reglassed
Upcycled recycled repurposed, restored Lighting. It’s all about recycled home and making your own Interior design statement. Reglassed is all about recycling glass. There’s melted bottles, recycled gifts, home accessories, and garden art, even workshops if you’re local! Most double glazing glass goes in landfill, so here we are trying to prevent some of that.
Pippaluk Crafts and Jewellery was started some four years ago by Pip White. Since then it has grown into a creative and exciting business. Stocking products not only made by herself but also specific products which she has found by searching buying fairs to locate companies with unusual and good value products. Her needlefelt landscape pictures are particularly popular and there are also DIY kits which have all the equipment and materials you need to make two small pictures of your own. You will find her demonstrating her art at many craft fairs in the south-west. Pictures and kits are available to purchase on line.
Shake Your Glass
I am Elisa Mott and work from my home studio in Portsmouth creating jewellery and home ware from glass. I use the traditional technique of flame work and the modern technique of glass fusing. I take my inspiration from the natural world especially birds and my travels. I often express this in my glass through colour and texture.
Developing new skills and experimenting with glass is an exciting part of my progress so you can expect ongoing new and original designs. I take part in a number of local exhibitions and events throughout the year and run regular workshops in Cosham.
It’s all about a husband and wife team, Andi & Bob Emmett, creating domestic tableware. Hand thrown, slab built & slip cast ceramic art & gifts.. Glazed and unglazed porcelain. Pottery classes are occasionally available
Demonstrating the skills of ‘piercing & carving’ clay items
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.
Embroidered Harris Tweed cushions & accessories.
Helen Murchie is a textile artist, originally from Scotland, but now living in the south of England. She designs and make quality goods using mainly Harris Tweed and Wool Felt, and the designs are either applique or machine embroidered. The tweed is sourced directly from the Isle of Harris.
OUTSIDE / GAZEBO PITCHES IN FRONT OF THE STUDIO SHOP MARQUEE
C. Mary Howard – Artist
A painter of natural form, who uses the medium to explore the spiritual and elemental forces which are fundamental to her subject matter. An insight into the mystical qualities which lie at the heart of the landscape. Mary also has a collection of jewellery for sale.
Cassie’s Garden came about when Cassie Butcher wanted to bring together interior items that she believe complement her paintings that all have a flower theme. She creates artwork that can be purchased as prints (framed or unframed), furniture that she has hand painted to create a unique piece, a mixture of different types of interior items, and beautiful vintage china.
So why not bring a bit of the outdoors indoors
COPPER HARE – JENNY AMES
After studying and teaching for fifteen years, Jenny extended her love of design by exploring the potential of 3D. The warmth and colour giving properties of Copper made it the ideal media for her naturalistic sculptural forms.
Sale of refurbished cane, rush, cord seated chairs & stools demonstration of chair caning
Heather Stevens Artsmith
Unique pieces that I make are handmade from recycled copper.
Beautiful hand carved rocking horses, hobby horses, donkeys and leopards!
Beautiful handmade bespoke ceramics for your home and garden.
Little Duck Forge
LITTLE DUCK FORGE – DESIGNER BLACKSMITH – LUCILLE SCOTT
Lucille produces a range of hand forged items for the house and garden including fireside tools, garden sculptures and outdoor cooking accessories. Most work is done to commission and Lucille is always happy to discuss any projects or ideas. She runs regular workshops throughout the year and the day is tailored to your skills giving you a chance to make something that you will be proud to take home. Little Duck Forge will be demonstrating at the show daily : Tel: 07880 724699.
Raymond employs an ancient talent in shaping the perfect stick to suit any individual need and requirement. Beautifully designed and carved.
Roz Lowe Ceramics
‘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.Her work is never pre-planned. Roz would be the first to admit a wonderful freedom and lack of discipline when creating pieces and never realistically prices her time. Like most artists she is not very materialistic or commercially minded. For this reason she enjoys the personal contact of selling through Craft Exhibitions and giving lectures and talks to small interested groups. Miniature work fascinates her – small is beautiful – is on the studio wall. Though Roz uses nature for inspiration in her work she still chooses to live near London, enjoying the buzz of the city, the galleries, theatre – the art scene in general – which she loves. Spare time does not exist for her.In 2013 you can see new collections of Roz Lowe’s work at many major shows and events across the country.
Sue Meredith is a local artist specialising in mixed media images of the local urban scene in Portsmouth, Southampton, Chichester and other local towns and cities.
She likes to focus on the often unnoticed architecture of local streets, and assembles her hand drawn images into collages, making use of textured media, watercolour, pen and ink, and the occasional photograph, to achieve her final pieces.
Her work is available as limited edition prints, greetings cards and fridge magnets on line, in various local museums, in shops and at local craft and art fairs.
The Guild of Knot Tyers
A small group from Hampshire, Isle of Wight & East Dorset, who come from a variety of backgrounds with a wide knowledge base. Ages spanning from 16 years to Bus Pass and beyond! With a wide variety of skills including practical knots, splicing, ropework, Macramé, Decorative and Traditional Sailors Crafts.
The Tools & Trades History Society
The Tools and Trades History Society was founded in 1983, to further the knowledge and understanding of hand tools and the trades and the people that used them. The tools and equipment of historic trades are now often the only surviving evidence of what were once common everyday activities. The Society seeks to preserve these artefacts and to investigate, record and interpret the past and present performance of trades. Find their amazing display at the show of old garden & agricultural tools, bygone tools. Have a go at the quiz & watch out for the paper hat & spills demonstrations!