Meet The Makers

 

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.

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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

Enjoy!

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

 

The Bobbin Mouse - Sarah Morris               www.facebook.com/pg/thebobbinmouse

 

Sarah is the face behind The Bobbin Mouse, a Nottingham based company. 
She was taught to sew clothes by her mum when she was small and now makes gifts and home accessories as well her trademark mice. 
 
A fan of free motion embroidery and lovely fabrics she makes items from Harris Tweed and Liberty as well as fun printed cottons. 

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

 

Sheila Read Jewellery                                            www.sheilareadjewellery.com

 

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.

Ellen Mooney Art                                  www.painters-online.co.uk/artist/EllenMooney

 

Ellen Mooney is a semi abstract/contemporary artist, inspired by North Devon and the changing colours of Exmoor.
 
She uses artist quality acrylics along with collage and gels to create texture. She has painted commissions and sold various works, and is no stranger to our Artisan Markets. Her work is beautifully finished and framed to a high standard.
 
She is also an exhibiting member of The Nottingham Society of Artists.

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.

 

Dawn Turner Designs                                              www.dawnturnerdesigns.co.uk

 

 

Dawn is fascinated and intrigued by scientific imagery. From microscopic worlds to satellite photographs of the natural and the manmade world, she sees patterns, textures and shapes that occur and repeat.

 

Her fused glass work is often inspired by its location. By investigating its current or former use she gains an understanding of a site, and uses this to inform her ideas, trying to incorporate her interest in science and technology, both visually and often practically, in work that she makes.

Sarah Howarth Mixed Media Designs                            www.sarahhowarth.co.uk

 

Sarah is a versatile artist, exploring a variety of theme and style, using mixed media.

 

She makes a range of unique hand crafted pieces, including decorative art blocks, hand sculpted key hooks, bespoke magnet and jewellery designs.

 

She is an experienced designer / maker and best known for her hand sculpted, award winning mirror frames.

 

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.

Sarah's American Larder                                                www.facebook.com/fiadd19
 
After many years and much procrastination and self-doubt, Sarah finally got her act together and started her own catering business. Yes, Sarah is American! (well half of me is at least) and runs hery business from home.
 
Making food is Sarah's love, passion, obsession and very possibly compulsion!  so she is now putting that passion to the test and running with it. She will be showcasing how great and interesting traditional American food is without all the artificial preservatives and ‘fake blues’....food colouring (get it?!).
Dawn Feeney Jewellery                                            www.dawnfeeneyjewellery.co.uk
 

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!

Little Barker Bakery                                                            www.thelittlebarker.co.uk
 

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.

Bea's Classic Beading       www.facebook.com/Beas-classic-Beading-458162494255821
 

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 Baxters Baskets                                               www.chrisbaxtersbaskets.co.uk
 

Chris Baxter has become a master of traditional English basketry.

 

Her baskets and other willowy creatures are all made in Sherwood, Nottingham and as often as possible from locally sourced materials.

 

Come have a chat with Chris, ask her about commission work, her various workshops and about her epic twig wrestling adventure.

Clerestory Glass                                                                        www.clerestory.co.uk
 

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                                                         www.facebook.com/RiversideSpirit
 

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).

ilex Designs                                                                 www.instagram.com/ilex.design

 

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 !!

Best of Wishes                                                                      www.bestofwishes.co.uk
 
Christina Williams of Best of Wishes is based in Nottingham. She is an artist who loves to create through printmaking, painting and making books. With years of experience in the worlds of publishing and greetings card design, and still loves making art.

She strives to provide the best original artwork which can be printed onto numerous products including card designs, mugs, coasters, and water bottles. She always aims to build strong bonds with her printers, framers and customers as that kindness and friendship is a great asset. All our products are printed in the UK 
Cacoa Elora                                                                              www.cacoa-elora.co.uk
 
Cacoa Elora produces delicious Craft Chocolates, made from the Bean
 
They stonegrind single origin cacao to create stunning dark chocolate to their own recipe
They only produce small batches at a time, using cacao beans from as far as the Solomon Islands, Madagascar, Africa, the Caribbean, Central and South America.
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