Eve Alexander

As a member of several Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers, my fascination with textiles has grown into an obsession. Learning with great teachers, both at home in Britain and abroad, has helped me develop skills and colour sense. Passing them on to others has developed, alongside weaving ever more complicated designs and producing everything from table mats to jackets. Most of my work is done with natural fibres, wool, … Continue reading

Louise Astridge

Using a heated wire and blow torches, Louise uses the art of Pyrography to create her images on natural wood slabs incorporating the unique characteristics of the wooden canvas with her love for wildlife and nature. Much of Louise’s work has been through commission creating unique portraits of much loved pets and over the next few years she hopes to ‘branch out’ to develop her skills further.

Paul Baden

West Sussex based wood sculptor, Paul Baden brings his cartographic experience of map making into his artwork. He specialises in wood carvings made from layered woods. His recent lattice works examine the relationships of space and the interconnectedness of things. Paul’s sculptures create intriguing three dimensional landscapes for the hand and eyes to explore. They conjure up impressions of real or imagined places. Paul apprenticed as a cartographic draughtsman drawing … Continue reading

Iris Bishop

Iris Bishop is an artist and designer with an innovative approach to textile design, combining weaving, knitting, knotting and other ‘sculptural’ techniques. She loves to incorporate new, vintage and re-cycled materials into her work, making every garment and accessory a unique ‘piece’. The HAOS ‘Art Trail’ and ‘Art Fair’ exhibitions present a wonderful opportunity to show seasonal  

Janet Brown

I shared a love of fabric, threads, stitch and the sheer joy of creating something with my mother and this has been a common thread throughout my life. Awareness of the myriad detail in the use of colour, in nature, art, fabrics, patterns, even make-up has always been there and is a constant source of inspiration.

Esther Clark

Esther loves any creative medium, in particular textiles and pen-and-ink; intricate details in drawings often translate well into fabrics. Esther’s favourite subject is buildings; she uses appliqué to recreate these in fabrics, adding 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 uses the same technique to recreate cars in fabric; … Continue reading

Deborah Crago

My artworks are all inspired by the beauty, variety and intricacy of flowers. I work in a couple of different mediums: drawing as well as textile artwork. My graphite drawings are magnified sections of flowers. My intention is to enable the viewer to look at a specific flower in a more intimate way. By removing the distraction of colour, I aim to show the intricacy of the flowers, the detail, … Continue reading

Janine Creaye

I work in a number of different media but begin by making drawings directly from the natural world . I then produce sculptures by carving wood or stone, or constructing in wire and cement if I want to make a quicker response. Subjects for sculpture may be formalised explorations of the human head to focus a mood, or more abstracted forms like shells, fish and stylized plants. I am influenced … Continue reading

Holly Dale

I started out with the support of The Princes Trust in 2012, after completing my BA Hons degree in Surface and Textiles Design. I also studied City and Guilds interior design, where I learnt technical drawing. I enjoy combining the two skills of sewing and technical drawing together to create bespoke and individual works of art. I am drawn towards architecture and I appreciate all the different periods and styles, … Continue reading

Carolyn Gibbs

My painting is usually inspired by plants and gardens, taking a botanical approach. Sometimes my paintings inspire my embroidery, which is usually traditional hand embroidery although sometimes I experiment in both disciplines! ‘Profits from my work go to charity and I am currently supporting a community in a very poor region of Nicaragua, whom I am visiting in January 2018, Please see our blog https://2newhorizons4ometepe.blogspot.co.uk/ Also see my creativity blog … Continue reading

Joanna Gill

My work explores hand dyed fabrics, screen and lino printing. I enjoy capturing abstract forms in nature and drawing these in bold and colourful expressive marks. I use lino printing as it shows the skill of the artist, as its not mass manufactured by a machine. Mistakes can occur in hand – made items, and it’s this idea of imperfections (Wabi – sabi, a Japanese expression for impermanence & imperfections … Continue reading

Vicky Glyn

Vicky Glyn is a textile artist making mainly contemporary wall hangings, but also cushions throws and table mats. The key qualities of her work are the use of exciting colour schemes, and the interplay of movement and stillness via the use of pattern and geometric forms. Her works seem to glow with an inner light as if back-lit. Her works often have a spiritual quality, and she says she would … Continue reading

Steve Gubbins

Photographic abstracts of the oldest Yew trees in the UK also abstract reflections. Porcelain pots, bowls, dishes, candlesticks and pieces of art.

Jean Holder

Original pottery handmade in Maplehurst. A variety of earthenware and Raku, functional as well as decorative.
Also fused glass jewellery. Continue reading

Angela Jenkinson

Angela makes colourful glass jewellery using art glass and dichroic glass which is kiln fused to create unique contemporary wearable art. Using clear and coloured sheet glass, powders, chunks and threads of glass she creates wall art, bowls, vases, and sculptural pieces for the home. Her designs are inspired by the natural world including flowers, silhouettes of seed heads, seascapes and landscapes.    

Edith Pargh Barton

Edith’s textile based sculpture and paintings display a distinct element. Talisman, & totems are recurring theme’s imbuing a sense of mystery and otherness to her work. The textile sculptures are hand constructed from fabric and embroidered and embellished with thread. Standing alone or in familial groups, they are at once both intriguing and humorous, leading the observer to wonder at their inner thoughts and meaning.  

Susan Tindall

I work at home in Southwater, West Sussex designing and creating original pieces of art. I have been mainly working with earthenware ceramics, but I am currently learning new enamel painting skills to create a new range of miniature painting work. Though these are my primary mediums, I enjoy the variety and flexibility of working with different materials both in two and three dimensions. Including chalk sculpture, painting and drawing … Continue reading

Horsham Branch Embroiderers’ Guild

Contemporary and traditional work by both the individual members and branch projects of Horsham Branch. Mixed media, hand and machine embroidery featured as well as pieces by our Young Embroiderers. .