Browse and buy unique pieces from these makers, designers and exhibitors during the Arts and Craft Festival.
Contemporary hand made glass beads. Each bead is individually created in a flame. The beads are carefully constructed into unique 3D pieces - Jelly Jam jewellery, light paintings, outdoor sculptures, or citrus Gin Sticks. Penny enjoys superimposing the light of transparent glass, and the deep pithy intensity of opaque colours. By peeling through these layers its possible to create fruit like seeds - chilli pepper and pomegranate, kiwi and prickly pear, spikey gooseberry or peppery damson.
Chrissy creates lamps, pendants, bowls and T-lights from porcelain paper clay. She harvests plants to roll into the clay, which takes an impression from the plant and provides a perfect record of its detail. Some lamps are enhanced with pressings from a mould giving a raised impression and further depth to the design. When lit the impressions come alive in glorious light! Dimensions approx 30-40cm high.
Christina Hirst is a designer and maker based at Coburg House studios in Leith, Edinburgh. She studied Jewellery and Metalwork at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, in Dundee. Christina creates jewellery and other objects inspired by natural textures and forms. The dripping seeds from trees, clusters of berries, flowering vines and blooming buds are all starting points for an exploration of nature in metal.
Christine studied at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, graduating with an MA in Jewellery in 2016. She was then Artist-in-Residence at UCA for a year. She teaches jewellery in Surrey and Hampshire. Christine loves repetition and pattern and the interplay of light line and shadow. She is interested in optical illusion and in creating visual effects within her work. Many of her pieces are kinetic.
Emma's work is a distillation of daydreams. Perhaps set off by a clump of moss gleaming in the sunlight or the furriness of a moth's body, still, on a stone. In the workshop, her making process becomes intertwined with these dreams as she seeks to find techniques to encapsulate the experience. Never static, each piece is unique, made to be worn and move with its wearer.