Auction of Unique Artworks

This is your chance to own a unique artwork or handmade craft piece generously donated by one of the talented artists who tutor on West Dean College of Arts and Conservation Short Course programmes. Your purchase will fund bursaries to help aspiring artists and makers join courses they couldn't otherwise afford.

Scroll down to view and bid on one-off pieces by established artists including Anne Jackson, Jon Edgar, Maz Jackson and many more. Items include jewellery, brooches, textiles, drawings, prints, ceramic ornaments and sculptures.

To bid on more than one item or if you are having problems bidding online, please email hannah.langley@westdean.org.uk with the lot number, bid amount and contact details.

If you do not wish to buy an auction item you can still help a young person access courses at West Dean College by making a donation to our bursary fund today.

NEW ITEM ADDED: Bid on Lot 35 to own the large-scale collaborative tapestry being woven in the gardens during the weekend!

THE AUCTION HAS NOW ENDED. Should you like to bid on an item that did not meet its reserve price please email hannah.langley@westdean.org.uk

LOT 1 | Glass Bowl by Aline Johnson

Starting bid: £75 | P&P £16 | CURRENT BID: £70

H: 14cm x W: 20cm. Inspired by the striped tulip fields in Holland, especially from aerial viewpoint, revealing the artists Dutch roots. www.alinejohnson.co.uk Read about Aline Johnson

LOT 2 | Ceramic Sheep by Alison Pink

P&P £7 | CURRENT BID: £150

H: 20cm x W: 23cm. Monochrome texture ceramic, imprinting texture using random items such as shells, lace and braid. alisoncpink@sky.com Read about Alison Pink

LOT 3 | Collecting Gestures 1 by Cos Ahmet

P&P £5 | CURRENT BID: £30

20cm x 17cm x 9.5cm. Hand woven using various tapestry techniques and materials including inkjet printed paper, linen, nylon filament, wire. www.cos-ahmet.co.uk Join a course

LOT 4 | Collecting Gestures 2 by Cos Ahmet

P&P £5 | CURRENT BID: £20

H: 22cm x W: 20cm. Hand woven Japanese paper and silk yarn, antara and nylon filament. www.cos-ahmet.co.uk Read about Cos Ahmet

LOT 5 | Collecting Gestures 3 by Cos Ahmet

P&P £5 | CURRENT BID: £0

H: 17cm x W: 7cm. Hand woven cotton, linen and hand-felted wool. Instagram: @cos_ahmet_artist Read about Cos Ahmet

LOT 6 | Hammerhead and Pliers Dancer by Gilbert Whyman

Starting bid: £150 | P&P £14 | CURRENT BID: £175

Welded steel H: 25cm x W: 25cm. Works in clay, welded steel, and terracotta. www.gilbertwhyman.co.uk Join a course

LOT 7 | Speak Vase by Jo Davies

P&P £5 | CURRENT BID: £75

Wheel-thrown porcelain H: 15cm x W: 10cm. Design inspired by audio speakers and the human figure, called 'Speak Vase' due to it appearing to 'speak'. www.jo-davies.com Join a course

LOT 8 | Recline by Jon Edgar

Starting bid: £150 | P&P £5 | CURRENT BID: £0

Terracotta Sculpture H: 6cm x W: 15cm. A British artist who uses improvisation in his practice, which tends to the figurative. www.jonedgar.co.uk Read about Jon Edgar

LOT 9 | Oval Glass Bowl by Katrina Beattie

P&P £5 | CURRENT BID: £31

H: 2cm x W: 35cm. Kiln formed glass, cream and white striped with Murrini patterned detail. www.katrinabeattieglass.co.uk Join a course

LOT 10 | The Last Pet Dodo by Peter Parkinson

Starting bid: £700 | P&P £16 | CURRENT BID: £600

H: 32cm x W: 18cm. Forged mild steel, part of a series of small human figures simply standing or engaged in some enigmatic activity, all Renaissance conservation wax finished. Join a course

LOT 11 | Lophophora Brooch by Jesse Bert

Starting bid: £100 | P&P £5 | CURRENT BID: £30

H: 5cm x W: 4.5cm. Antique roofing copper, string instrument parts, inspired by the Lophophora cacti native to Texas. www.jessebert.com Join a course

LOT 12 | Mixed Metal Paint Box by John Norgate

Starting bid: £800 | P&P £5 | CURRENT BID: £101

Handcrafted silver, H: 2.5cm x W: 12.5cm x D: 6.5cm. Silver, nickel, brass, gilding metal and copper paint box. Front design is the view from Harting Down to Beacon Hill. Join a course

LOT 13 | Silver Jewellery Set by Laila Smith

P&P £5 | CURRENT BID: £75

18 inch chain. Sterling silver and rose gold vermeil necklace & earrings set. https://laila-smith-jewellery.mysupadupa.com/ Join a course

LOT 14 | Magpie Necklace by Sara Withers

P&P £3 | CURRENT BID: £70

21cm drop necklace handmade using beads, buttons, watch parts and charms on a grey steel chain. Each one is unique. www.sarawithers.co.uk Read about Sara Withers

LOT 15 | Feather Brooch by Sheila McDonald

Starting bid: £100 | P&P £5 | CURRENT BID: £140

H: 8cm x 2.5cm. Traditional jewellery and enamelling techniques on 18ct gold and silver with gold wire and gold leaf. www.sheilamcdonaldjewellery.co.uk Join a course

LOT 16 | The Diva Moth Box by Tracey Bush

Starting bid: £220 | P&P £5 | CURRENT BID: £20

Lined with vintage opera programmes and music scores from the Royal Opera House. www.traceybush.uk Join a course

LOT 17 | The Witchcraft Series: Witchcraft Acts 1542-1951 by Anne Jackson

Starting bid: £400 | P&P £7 | CURRENT BID: £120

H: 20cm x W: 36cm. Knotted Tapestry; cotton, linen, synthetic yarns. www.annejackson.co.uk Read about Anne Jackson

LOT 18 | Sunburst by Carole Gray

P&P £7 | CURRENT BID: £155

H: 20cm x W: 20cm. Leaded glass panel is handmade with seeds, striations and other natural irregularities. www.itsablast.co.uk Join a course

LOT 19 | The Grass is Greener by Cas Holmes

Starting bid: £100 | P&P £14 | CURRENT BID: £180

Mixed media H: 60cm x W: 52cm. Recognition of all the 'gardeners' managing the landscape. www.casholmes.wordpress.com Join a course

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LOT 20 | Complimentary Colours by Jacqui Hurst

Starting bid: £100 | P&P £14 | CURRENT BID: £20

Photograph printed on aluminium H: 61cm x W: 40cm. Herbaceous borders in the orchard at West Dean. www.jacquihurstphotography.com Join a course

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LOT 21 | Slippers by Jake Spicer

Starting bid: £400 | P&P £18 | CURRENT BID: £401

H: 85cm x W: 60cm. Framed charcoal on paper drawing. A record of place and time, recording all moments in one still frame. www.jakespicerart.co.uk Read about Jake Spicer

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LOT 22 | Glimpses and Traces by Kate Boucher

Starting bid: £190 | P&P £14 | CURRENT BID: £185

H: 58cm x W: 48cm. Charcoal and pastel drawing. A series of works concerning journeys - moving between places. www.kateboucher.com Join a course

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LOT 23 | West Dean Gardens Pond by Mark Cazalet

Starting bid: £800 | P&P £18 | CURRENT BID: £250

H: 52cm x W: 100cm. Oil Pastel Painting. www.markcazalet.co.uk Read about Mark Cazalet

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LOT 24 | Sunday Work Party: Exploring the Bluebells by Mary Dalton

P&P £5 | CURRENT BID £60

H: 33cm x W: 33cm. Lino cut with caustic soda etch. www.marydalton.co.uk Join a course

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LOT 25 | Sunday Work Party: Around the Fire by Mary Dalton

P&P £5 | CURRENT BID: £80

H: 33cm x W: 33cm. Lino cut with caustic soda etch. www.pop-up-press.co.uk Join a course

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LOT 26 | Passing the Message by Maz Jackson

Starting bid: £150 | P&P £14 | CURRENT BID: £85

H: 40cm x W: 84cm. Framed woodcut print. www.mazjacksonart.com About Maz Jackson

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LOT 27 | Ginkgo Biloba Print by Sandrine Maugy

Starting bid: £100 | P&P £14 | CURRENT BID: £120

H: 46cm x W: 56cm. Drawn in ink and painted with a watercolour wash. www.sandrinemaugy.com Read about Sandrine Maugy

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LOT 28 | Memo by Tanya Wood

P&P £5 | CURRENT BID: £76

H: 23cm x W: 23cm. Framed pencil drawing - a crumpled piece of memo block paper is elevated to extraordinary through the changes it has endured. www.tanyawood.co.uk Join a course

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LOT 29 | Ornament by Veronica Slater

Starting bid: £100 | P&P £7 | CURRENT BID: £40

H: 15cm x W: 30cm. 'Ornament' is thickly layered with impasto and glazed paint, then overlaid with intricately painted wallpaper motifs. www.veronicaslater.com Join a course

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LOT 30 | Stargazer by Vicky Oldfield

P&P £3 | CURRENT BID: £40

H: 10cm x W: 10cm. Hand coloured collagraph print with chine colle. www.vickyoldfield.co.uk Read about Vicky Oldfield

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LOT 31 | Natural dyed shawl by Isabella Whitworth

P&P £4 | CURRENT BID: £40

1m x 2m. Extremely fine silk shawl with cotton inserts, handwoven in India and dyed using cochineal and indigo. www.isabellawhitworth.com Join a course

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LOT 32 | Silk Scarf by Isabella Whitworth

P&P £4 | CURRENT BID: £50

H: 137cm x W: 20cm. Scarf on 12mm silk crêpe de Chine. Wax resist and steam-fixed dyes. www.isabellawhitworth.com Join a course

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LOT 33 | Long Stitch Journal by Rachel Ward-Sale

P&P £5 | CURRENT BID: £45

H: 15cm x W: 15cm. Bound in dyed and sanded leather, decorated with impressed leaf skeletons and tooled silver stars. www.bookbindersoflewes.co.uk Read about Rachel Ward-Sale

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LOT 34 | An ‘Inkling’ - Hush by Deborah Petch

Starting bid: £75 | P&P £7 | CURRENT BID: £130

H: 30cm x W: 47cm. Framed ink on paper https://deborahpetch.co.uk/ Join a course

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LOT 35 | West Dean large-scale collaborative tapestry

Collaborative tapestry woven during the festival

P&P £5 | CURRENT BID: £40

During the festival, vistors have been weaving sections of this large-scale collaborative tapestry with Master Weaver Philip Sanderson.

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