To whet your appetite, here you will find details for all the quality local designer makers who will be
joinng us for our Spring Artisan Market on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th November
Use our contacts page to get in touch if you would like to know more
McEwan Stained Glass www.facebook.com/mcewanglassdesigns
Jen McEwan will be joining us for the first time this year
She is a very talented stained glass artist making handmade stained glass windows and suncatchers so please make time to pop around and say hello
Why not ask about workshops that Jen runs where you can learn how to produce stained glass pieces yourself.
Fraillop - Gavin Darby www.frailloop.co.uk
We love the quirky and unusual and so Gavin Darby of Frailloop seems like an ideal stallholder to have at our events
Recycling scrap metal with imagination and a MIG welder, Nottinghamshire based Gavin creates metal sculpture designed mainly for the garden and other outside locations, however, his talent does stretch to pieces suitable for the indoors too!
Be it unique garden animals or flowers his work is guaranteed to become a focal point
Katie Sanderson Enamelist www.katiesanderson.co.uk
Local Enameller Katie Sanderson was first introduced to enamelling through her mum, an experienced and accomplished enameller in her own right.
The enamelling process can make Katie feel like an alchemist and other times totally at the mercy of the materials, being unable to predict what the kiln will bring me.
Katie's inspirations are mainly from the natural world, picking up leaves, stones or photographing flowers for their colours and textures.
Why not ask about Katies Kiln Enamelling Workshops
Please note that Katie will be with us on Sunday 24th November Only
Anjana Cawdell Art www.facebook.com/AnjanaCawdell
Chilwell based artist Anjana has been painting in watercolour for about 9 years. What started as attending a weekly evening class at a local art shop has turned into quite a passion.
Watercolour never fails to amaze her and she finds the effect of water travelling through pigments and pigments interacting with each other completely mesmerising.
Anjana’s formative years were spent in India and inspiring and influencing her love of colour and nature.
A member of Nottingham Society of Artists she participates regularly in the society exhibitions.
Please note that Anjana will be with us on Sunday 24th November Only
The Nottingham Soapbox www.nottinghamsoapbox.com
We are delighted to have a local producer of natural, handmade soaps join us again at our new venue.
The aptly named Nottingham Soapbox work from a kitchen in deepest, darkest West Bridgford and produce soaps that are all perfect for dry and sensitive skin. With ingredients like shea butter and coconut oil for a wonderful wash they never use animal fats, so most of their soaps are vegan-friendly too!
Please note that The Nottingham Soapbox will be with us on Sat 23rd November Only
Simple and elegant, Sheila’s Jewellery is inspired by industrial museums, catching a small snap shop of tiny parts then developing this into crisp clean lines using precious metals. These lines are often softened with the addition of wood from a sustainable source
Gillam Glass - Michelle Gillam Hull www.gillamglass.co.uk
Gillam Glass is a handmade glass business based in Nottingham and run by Michelle Gillam-Hull. She has been making exquisite Jewellery and Homewares for over 10 years.
Working mainly in Dichroic (two colours) glass her jewellery is eye catching and timeless in it's design.
Merman Roses Designs - Kate Humphreys www.etsy.com/uk/market/merman_roses_designs
Kate offers an impressive selection of handmade fabric handbags, make-up bags, heart charms, key fobs and other gifts.
Her portfolio of contemporary designs includes items made from cotton, suede, upholstery and funishing fabrics.
Kate is a welcomed returning stallholer so be sure to visit her and catch up on her new designs
Orgill Originals - Nicole Orgill www.orgilloriginals.co.uk
Orgill Originals are a father, daughter team based in a little village in Derbyshire.
They have two ranges of work, the first is hand stitched leather bags and accessories alongside nature inspired gifts made from up-cycled copper and wood. Self taught in leather craft all their items are made entirely by hand. They love nothing more than working together on new designs, using traditional methods to create our goods.
This is Orgill Originals second visit to our events so make your way to their stall to see what’s on offer
Wildgoose Designs - Sarah Sewell www.wildgoosedesigns.co.uk
Based in Mapperley, Nottingham, Sarah enjoys creating framed textile pictures, using free-machine embroidery (drawing with a sewing machine) & appliqué.
Limited edition prints and greeting cards of her work are also available. Sarah’s inspiration comes mainly from nature, with birds, bees & flowers often featuring in her work. Many of her products are created using Liberty Art Fabrics.
Sarah also teach workshops in free-machine embroidery & lampshade/lantern making at various venues around Nottinghamshire.
Big Green Tree Shincare www.bigreentreetrading.co.uk
Natural, luxurious bath, body & skin care products using only the very finest ingredients, such as Shea & Cocoa butters, high quality essential oils, carrier oils & Fragrance oils.
Helen's uniquely designed blends of key ingredients enable these natural skincare to aid the regeneration and repair process that will help create younger looking skin and a more radiant skin tone and texture.
Big Green Tree also have a home fragrance range which includes Reed Diffusers, Candles and Room sprays and you can be confident that their products are compliant with all relevant EU and UK legislation.
Lily Mosaics www.lilymosaics.co.uk
Specialising in making quirky and beautiful mosaic items for the home and garden.
Loving anything colourful, patterned and tactile, Lis makes her mosaic designs using a huge variety of materials, from vitreous glass and ceramic tiles to vintage finds, buttons and sea-tumbled pottery and glass nuggets.
Out of Ink Studio www.facebook.com/outofinkstudio
Kasia Stewart IS Out of In Studio.A Nottingham based Print Designer, Kasia has taken a leap into the unknown to pursue her dream to have her own business.
She creates personalised art prints for the home whether that be initials, numbers, ‘&’, or a heart, all of which can all be personalised and come in a range of ten colours.
A recent addition is a family tree floral print. This piece takes the form of a sweeping floral design which can be personalised with a family surname, forenames and a date.
There is any number of medium that an artist can use to express their vision and as well as silver and watercolours, Dawn Feeney has chosen copper as the basis for a number of her designs.
Using the finest and yet sharpest tools her subjects range from insect life through to fish and other sea creatures, all of which emerge from the frame. Dawns copper art always includes the finest embossed detailing which she adds by hand finishing pieces off with a bloom o colour – a result of some delicate blow torch work!
We haven't left out our 4 legged friends when it comes to quality stallholders. When Darcey the Labradoodle joined the Kelly family she turned her nose up at proprietary food and dog treats. This led them to look for more natural ways to treat Darcey and still consider the potential benefits of quality ingredients on her health and wellbeing.
Lou started to bake natural treats for Darcey and she loved them! From these simple beginnings Lou continued to develop a range of natural, handmade biscuit treats and The Little Barker Bakery was formed.
The house is still ruled by the cats however who provide consumer reviews of all feline products.They are clear that they do this as a favour and for the greater good of cats everywhere. Not all animals are as fortunate so The Littler Barker Bakery are committed to helping animal rescues and welfare.
Nottingham based Beverley (Bea) handmakes and extensive range of beaded jewellery for both gents and ladies, using nickel free, non tarnish, silver plated or gold plated metals.
The beads that Bea uses are semi-precious, glass, acrylic, pearl, wood and resin.
Check out her wonderful designs in the large marquee at the back of the house
Chris Baxter has become a master of traditional English basketry.
Come have a chat with Chris, ask her about commission work, her various workshops and about her epic twig wrestling adventure.
Barbara Coulam's main techniques involve kiln work: fusing and slumping, enamelling and applying my decal designs to any glass not suitable for fusing. Her range of work varies according to the recycled materials available. She uses bottle shapes to dictate the pattern on the items, cutting transversely for circles and arcs, and lengthwise for straight lines. She will also smash the glass to obtain dots, and crush it for ‘frit’ or powdered glass, which looks like ice when fired. The range of temperatures I use in my kiln are from 740◦ – 860◦ centigrade.
Please note that Clerestory Glass will be with us on Sat 23rd November Only
Riverside Spirits produce intensely infused gin and vodka liqueurs. Each flavour is handmade in small batches using only the finest natural ingredients. With flavours including Passion Fruit, Raspberry, Sloe Gin, Salted Caramel Vodka Liqueur, Elderflower and Cherry Vodka Liqueur there's bound to be something that tickles your tastebuds.
Riverside Spirits representative over the weekend will be Michael Boardman and with small taster samples available it could be a very enjoyable day!! (but please be responsible).
Glyn Symonds is the name behind ilex Designs. Hand crafting exquisite wooden items for the home, Glyn incorporates the natural shapes and textures of the wood to full effect in his coffee tables, antipasta boards, candle blocks and other products.
Glyn will also be offering a range of Christmas decorations and gifts over the weekend ... well .... 'tis the season' after all !!