Judith works through the medium of stained glass having learnt the techniques at college. This is a centuries old craft which has changed little with the passage of time. Selecting and cutting coloured glass she then hand paints designs such as letters, patterns and pictures onto the glass using traditional glass paints. The painted glass is then fired in a kiln to make the paint permanent. This process of painting … Continue reading
Alex designs and makes unique furniture that harnesses the natural beauty of wood, combining both traditional and modern styles and techniques. Wood selection is very important in the making of furniture. Being an organic material, every section of wood is unique and carefully hand selected for each project. When making projects that aren’t confined to specific dimensions, Alex works the design to best compliment the wood. Alex has learned from … Continue reading
Esther loves any creative medium, in particular textiles and pen-and-ink; intricate details in drawings often translate well into fabrics. One favourite subject is buildings, and using appliqué to recreate these in fabrics, Esther adds individual touches, like pearls for a 30th anniversary, a plane for a pilot, or a welcoming cat in the window, to make commissions as personal as possible. Esther also makes cars in fabric appliqué. While this … Continue reading
Original glass beads and jewellery made with fire and passion by Sarah in West Sussex. Sarah is an award winning glass beadmaker, member of the Surrey Guild of Craftsmen and regular judge of The Bead Awards. She offers beadmaking lessons for up to three people at a time in her dedicated glass studio in Horsham. ‘I use traditional lampworking techniques and the finest Venetian, German and American glass to make … Continue reading
Original pottery handmade in Maplehurst. A variety of earthenware and Raku, functional as well as decorative.
Also fused glass jewellery. Continue reading
After attending just a couple of mosaic workshops in 2012, I knew this was something I would like to do when I had time. Quite unexpectedly, just a year later, my circumstances changed and I did indeed have the time to try my hand at mosaics and by early 2014 I was hooked! I am now enjoying designing and creating unique, handcrafted colourful mosaic bowls, pots, mirrors, tables and wall … Continue reading
Contemporary oil paintings and framed mono-prints. Textile sculptures fashioned from fabric incorporating hand and machine embroidery. Some pieces are embellished with beads, palm fronds, sisal, and sea grass. The sculptures radiate the quirkiness of human personality. Tea-lights which are suitable for outdoor use are machine embroidered onto Lutrador and wrapped around glass.
I work mainly with earthenware clay making original ceramic pieces using my own designs, however I do enjoy the variety and challenges of working in other art and craft mediums. My work is often inspired by my love of nature and animals, particularly dogs. Art works include sculpture, ceramic paintings, sprigged and relief pictures, plaques and signs, jewellery including dog/animal brooches and show clips, night lights and lamps, wedding gifts/favours … Continue reading
I have always been interested in art and creating things. I started with attending a sculpture night class which I did for several years which I really enjoyed. I modeled mainly in clay and either casting or firing the final piece. I then brought a kiln and wheel and have concentrated more on ceramics, but still like to create sculptural forms. I take inspiration from nature in creating my work. … Continue reading