Friday, 18 November 2011

Record breaking 2011 Artists & Makers

The Artists & Makers show 2011 was the biggest and best yet.  There were over 60 stalls and very nearly 1500 visitors (not including children).  The cafe was a real attraction decorated with a woodland theme featuring real trees, chandeliers and moss (thanks to Alice at Vintage & Made) and the kid's craft table was busy all day with folk making willow stars and fruit and leaf wreaths.  Feedback this year was better than ever and everyone seemed to have a great day. Thanks to everyone who donated their time, brought their fabulous creations to share or just came and enjoyed the tea and cakes.

If you are interested in participating in 2012 for the first time, email us at the address in the about me section in the right hand column.

9:00am Setup begins at Artists & Makers

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Shopping problems solved!

To help you plan your Artists & Maker's shopping here's a list of all the stall holders booked in as of today.  See you on Saturday and don't forget the shopping bags.  If you do, don't worry there will be bags to buy from Dodie Horton or Pauline Crook and probably others too.

Artists & Makers 2011
Eardley, KenCeramics
Gilbert, RowenaCeramics
Hamid, MohamedCeramics
Heriz-Smith, BayCeramics
Jewell, TopsyCeramics
Pearson, EricCeramics
Emtage, LizCeramics - lighting
Skeet, GinnyFood - chocolate
Neve, SarahFood - chutneys
Adamaszek, SarahFood - cupcakes
Lamb, Mica and Ash, LucieFood - fudge
Tyhurst, Terry (Glynde Forge)Ironware
Butlin, ElaineIronware
Hamilton, LisaJewellery
Caughey, Natasha (Auricula)Jewellery -  gemstones
Marshall, CarolineJewellery - fimo 
Murphy, KathieJewellery - resin
Marshall, HannahJewellery - sea glass
Morgan, EmilyJewellery - silver
Kingsbury, FionaJewellery - using old beads and buttons, vintage items
Martelhof-Johnson, Jessiebunting, broaches
Sally Underwood (Ompompom)knitting and felting
Fretton, Jackie; Fairman, Jane; Seaton, annebutton necklaces, homeopathy etc
Bunting Boutique - Sue Maullinbunting etc
Shakir, Susie; Lewis, Debicards and small items using vintage textiles
Horton, DodieChildrens' bags, hats, headbands, stockings
Stas, SamFelt bits and pieces
Griffin, NicoleFelt broaches, lavender bags
Hirschman, StephanieFelt wool brooches and scarves
Wren, LucieHats
Stanley, IsabelLightshades
Hussey, Kay; Palmer, ImogenPainted furniture and small items
Crook, LydiaPaper cut-outs
Fellows, MarySceen prints, textiles, mugs
Barnard, LisaStained glass
Dorling, CarolineWoodturning
Russell, JohnWoodwork
Ellender, MarkPaintings
Jameson, LizPaintings - landscapes and seascapes
Morgan, DinahPaintings - watercolours
Chapman, AlanPhotography
Crowther, JoPhotography
Boxall, EdPrints
Croydon, FelicityPrints
Greco, MarkPrints
Robbins, JanePrints
Jones, SarahPrints
Lewes Printmakers (Carolyn Trant)Prints 
Toole, LizPrints - linocuts
Edgeley, PatrickPrints - screen prints
Brown HelenPrints - woodcuts
Adamaszek, HannahPrints, cushions
Milner, SueTextiles - cushions with vintage material
Hillier, Lizzie (Woven Oak)Textiles - homewares
Heym, KateTextiles - patchwork cushions, puppet kits
Sherburn, AnnaTextiles - scarves
Goodyer, SallyTextiles - screen prints, machine stitching, vint.
Crook, PaulineTextiles -screen prints, cushions, bags, aprons,
Davies, Alice (Vintage and Made)Vintage
Newman, Ness (Trailer Trash Vintage)Vintage
Warner, GerryVintage
Whitehead, SibillaVintage

Monday, 7 November 2011

Art & craft inspired by nature available at Artists & Makers, 12th November

The Artist & Makers fair to be held at Lewes Town Hall on November 12th is strongly inspired by the natural world this year.  The beautiful autumnal themes of our artwork (many thanks to John Hamilton) are picked up in the Wild Wood Cafe, which is being designed by Vintage & Made with moss, glass, wood and animal imagery.  Many of this year's stall holders are also inspired by the natural world including Jo Crowther who declares "I am in my element in the landscape" and the light and form of the landscape inspire her striking photography.

Helen Brown works outside, directly from the landscape  on to wooden blocks that she prints from in her studio, while Liz Jameson's landscapes are inspired by growing up in Sussex.  Sally Cochrane's artwork,cushions and accessories are made from a range of natural and found fabrics where print effects form a base for hand and machine stitching, highlighting features of landscape  from both real and imaginary environments. Come along on Saturday and find the piece that fits into your own home landscape!