Browse and buy unique pieces from these makers, designers and exhibitors during the Arts and Craft Festival.
Elizabeth Griffiths studied Fine Art in Bristol, and an MA at Chelsea School of Art. Her work has always been concerned with using materials to recycle, inventing new possibilities from the overlooked and discarded. Elizabeth's Wild Things are constructed from the detritus found on walks in the countryside and beaches of Cornwall and Sussex and the kerb sides of Brighton.
Bobbie Print comprises a collection of printed wall art, stationery and accessories. Beginning with individual sketches, Victoria Oatway develops the design, retaining as much deliberate imperfection as possible, keeping the quality of the hand drawn illustrations alive. Bobbie Print products bring together the craftsmanship of various printing techniques with a playful design aesthetic creating an authentic piece of art. Whilst modern in feel, Victoria's designs strive for longevity beyond fast paced trends and aim to become long cherished possessions.
Plants are Charlie High's main inspiration. For source material, Charlie collects examples and takes photographs - then either casts the piece itself or does drawings abstracting the main elements to create a design that can be fabricated in metal. Charlie works with metal sheet, using piercing, repoussee, hammering or roll milling to give the desired shape and texture - finishing the piece by polishing it and oxidizing to enhance the texture.
The contemporary jewellery Charlie Leftley creates is inspired by nature. The gemstones are chosen for their uniqueness and raw beauty, and the use of granulated detail in the design is an exploration into the microscopic alongside the whole form. She strives to highlight the beauty and necessity in contrast, and plays with balance to find a sense of harmony for each piece she creates.
Charlotte Whitmore designs and makes mixed media jewellery based on botanical designs, taking inspiration from the flora and fauna in the surrounding landscape. She works predominantly in silver, incorporating other materials such as vintage plastics (Bakelite, Casein, Lucite) and vintage glass to add colour and texture to her work.