Saturday, 30 November 2013

Thank You!

We'd like to say a HUGE thank you to all volunteers who helped out at Artists and Makers 2013 and made it such a great event.
So, to all you lovely people who helped to deliver leaflets, worked on the door, helped out in the cafe, helped in the children's creative area, baked delicious cakes or helped to clear up after the event - thank you!!

Thanks also to all visitors and shoppers who came along today. Your kindness has helped to raise funds to support creativity at Western Road School, and in 2013  Artists and Makers are pleased to contribute to the very worthy playground appeal.

Artists and Makers 2013

What a wonderful day! We had a great turnout at Artists and Makers 2013 and there was a fantastic atmosphere at all of the amazing stalls, cafe and children's creative area. We hope that you enjoyed doing some of your Christmas shopping with us, and managed to find a few items for yourself too.

Here are a few pictures showing some of many items on sale. We're only sorry we can't show images of all of the beautiful stalls.

Thank-you to all of the talented stallholders for putting together such fabulous displays yet again. We hope to see you all again next year.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Auricula Jewellery

We're very pleased that Auricula Jewellery will be joining us again at Artists and Makers this Saturday!
makes beautiful and unique jewellery at her studio in Ditchling. Have a look at her website: and start writing your shopping list…..

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Shopping Guide for Artists & Makers

Here's your guide to the fantastic stalls at the Artists & Makers fair, on Saturday from 10-5 in Lewes Town Hall (Fisher St entrance). 

Look forward to seeing you there.....

Alan Chapman                          Photography
Amy Strike                               Paper Sculpture

Andi Mindel                               Propatria

Angela Evans                            Ceramics

Anna Thompson                        Vases

Bay Heriz Smith                        Ceramics

Becky Belfield                           Magnificent Stanley baby stuff

Caroline Dorling                        Wooden Bowls

Caroline Marshall                      Mini patisserie

Carolyn Trant                            Printmaking

Chloe Edwards                          Spice pastes

Claire Hamilton

Clara Larribeau Wade               Toys/accessories/gifts

Clare Jones                               Upcycled decorations

Daily and Lily                            Sprays and teas

Ed Boxall                                   Prints

Emily Morgan                            Jewellery

Emily Wade                               Rosehip Sussex

Emily Warren                            Papier mache animals

Eric Pearson                              Pottery

Felicity Croydon                        Shambolica

Fiona Kingsbury                        Jewellery

Folly and Glee                           Lampshades

Gail Le Carpentier                     Jewellery

Giles & Sharon Reid                  Lewesian Leather

Hannah Elspeth Marshall           Jewellery

Helen Brown                             Printmaker

Helen Kite (Michelle Porter)      Vintage

Jane Robbins                            Prints

Jess Wilson                               Handprinted Textiles

Johannah Rowland

Jules Asch

Julie French                              Textile Art

Karen Collingwood                    Laser cut jewellery

Kate Iles                                   Lovely boxes and fairy lights

Kate Lulham

Karen Potter/Adele Scantlebury

Karen Smith                             Smiffy's Smalls

Kathie Murphy

Kate Heym                               Patchwork cushions/pencil 
Keith Pettit                               Printmaker

kirsten Taylor                           Handmade cards/wreaths

Leigh Hodgkinson

Linda Calvert/Jeannie Darton  Ceramic (lights)

Liz Toole                                 Prints

Liz Rose                                  Chairs

Lisa Hamilton

Louise Newton

Lucie Wren

Lydia Crook                            Prints and paper cuts

Mark Ellender

Mark Perryman

Matt Tompsett

Mel Brewer

Mohamed Hamid                     Pottery

Naomi Flowers

Natasha Caughey                    Auricula Jewellery

Nicky Ashford                          Paintings/cards

Patrick Edgeley                       Screenprinted pop art

Pauline Crook                         Textiles/cards

Peter Replastic

Rachel Clark & Jo Lamb

Rod Willis                               Paintings of Cornwall etc

Rowena Park

Sarah Hastings

Sally Goodyer                        Mixed media jewellery

Sally Holmes Mellis

Sally Welchman                     Animal paintings

Samantha Stas

Seemah Austin                      Ceramic mixed media

Solomon Grey                       Kitchen textiles

Sue Lamb

Sue Maulin

Susan Thompson                   ARTBOX

Tanya Gomez

Topsy Jewell                         Handthrown Pottery


Zoe Jackson                          Illustrator

Window Display in the Tourist Office

The 2013 Artists and Makers Window Display in the Tourist Office!

Keith Pettit

We look forward to Keith Pettit: Designer, signmaker, illustrator, wood engraver, wood & letter carver, sculptor & true craftsman  joining us on Saturday. 
To find out more about Keith's fantastic work take a look at his website and prepare to be impressed!

Monday, 18 November 2013

Julie French Textile Art

Artists and Makers are delighted to have Julie French with us this year.

Julie works with textiles using the sewing machine as a tool for continuous line drawing. Her work has been likened to ink illustration, exploring movement and texture with often unpredictable results.

We love her work and think you will too!

Our friends at MADE13 - Brighton's Design and Craft Fair

Don't forget - this weekend (21st - 24th November) plays host to the Brighton Design and Craft Fair, MADE13. Held  in the beautiful CORN EXCHANGE, by the Royal Pavilion.
Showcasing over 120 innovative and original makers and designers who are showing and selling their work directly to the public. Beautiful and unique jewellery, textiles, glass, ceramics, furniture and much more across all prices brackets, means the fair provides something for everyone's taste and budget.  The Dome café provides a space to take refreshment and relax. 

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

The Design and Craft Fair takes place from 22 – 24 November, 2013. Supported by COAST Magazine, this high quality, contemporary craft and design event is held in the beautiful Corn Exchange in the heart of Brighton. The fair showcases over 100 makers and designers; from unique glassware to luxurious textiles, functional ceramics to dazzling jewellery, and tailor made clothing to quirky accessories, there is something for everyone. MADE BRIGHTON provides the perfect opportunity to Christmas shop for unique gifts. The Dome café will provide a place for visitors to relax and take refreshment and contemplate purchases.

To receive a 2 for the price of 1 ticket for MADE BRIGHTON, please complete the form here before Monday, 18 November and a voucher will be sent to you in the post. Offer code: AML

22nd –  24th  November, 2013
Open: 11.00 – 17.00
Venue:  Corn Exchange, Church Street, Brighton, BN1 1UD
Tickets £7.50 on the door.  Children under 14 free