2019 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
Original watercolours & acrylics, fine quality giclee prints, greeting cards, coastal theme, many local
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.
Dancingpot & DesignMadeNow
World culture & dance inspired contemporary hand-thrown pottery & hand crafted felt, ceramic & gemstone jewellery.
Glitter & Twisted Jewellery
Contemporary handmade silver jewellery using semi precious stones and unusual designs.
House of Redgrave
A unique collection of wearable art pieces created by artist Sam Redgrave
M & B Bromfield
Kiln fired jewellery also hand painted military figures including Naval gun teams & medal framing
Hand crafted beadwork, jewellery, leather, flowers & fascinators. Beadwork demonstrations
Shake Your Glass
Colourful glass jewellery & homewares made locally in Portsmouth by Elisa Mott
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.
Handmade decorative & functional, stoneware & porcelain ceramics
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
Professional artist displaying and selling unique artwork inspired by wildlife, nature & the South Downs
The Moon Up Above
Sculptured jewellery using bronze & silver created by Nadine using the natural world for inspiration
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.
OUTSIDE / GAZEBO PITCHES IN FRONT OF THE STUDIO SHOP MARQUEE
C. Mary Howard – Artist
Jewellery, paintings, prints & cards
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 – bringing the outdoors indoors. Featuring artwork, hand painted furniture, interior accessories & vintage china
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
The warmth & colour giving properties of copper given life in Jenny’s sculptures & creations
After studying and teaching for fifteen years, Jenny Ames 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
Bespoke hand crafted & finished ceramic products for the home & garden
Little Duck Forge
Hand forged goodies for the home & garden. Sculpture, bird baths & functional art
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.
Hand crafted sticks & more…
Raymond employs an ancient talent in shaping the perfect stick to suit any individual need and requirement. Beautifully designed and carved.
Roz Lowe Ceramics
Demonstration & sale of ‘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.
Illustrations of urban & coastal scenes around Hampshire & Sussex
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 Tools & Trades History Society
Display of old garden & agricultural tools, bygone tools. Quiz & paper hat & spills demonstrations. The knot tyers enthusiasts demonstrating the skills required in knot tying, splicing & decorative rope craft
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!