A range of local arts & crafts people will be exhibiting and selling their work in the King Edward Hall, Saturday 17th September. Look out for the youngest talent to exhibit, Elliott Pryor and understand how art has helped and supported him most recently.
More information about our exhibitors:
Berry and the Bear: specialise in ethical gifts and homeware. From the stunning recycled aluminium tableware range to mango wood chests, each piece is made from sustainable resources. The skilled craftspeople who hand-make their products all experience fair terms and conditions (most work for Fairtrade organisations). Their passion for nature and humanity is reflected in the beautiful pieces. Online store www.berryandthebear.co.uk or please Katy should you have an enquiry firstname.lastname@example.org
Cecilia Wiseman: has worked with fabrics for a long time, she’s very enthusiastic about her creations and is always looking for new ideas, practical and different designs and quirky fabrics. Cecilia’s handmade products include handbags made with different selected fabrics, cushion covers, kindle and I-pad cases, wash bags, draft excluders and door stoppers, tea cosies, aprons and small gifts. There’s also have a limited selection of small leather accessories: small wallets, glass cases, key rings and purses.
Chapman’s Aromatics: make a handcrafted range of life enhancing products with herbs and essential oils, including: soap; bath salts and melts, balms, creams, aromatic sachets; pomanders and pot pourri. http://www.chapmansaromatics.com/
Comfort Cushions: Avril has lived Burgess Hill for 17yrs, having retired 5yrs ago, she was looking something to do… as Avril always loved sewing it was the way to go; and Comfort Cushions was born. She makes fabric Teddy Bears for babies to adults, cushion in several sizes and designs with names if required and baby gift packs and other smaller gifts. After the festival, you can see her work at two outlets in Burgess Hill, Upmarket 22 and Mable’s Emporium. email@example.com
Elizabeth Worrall Bailey: Enjoys capturing the beauty, vibrant colours, textures, and peaceful feelings invoked by nature in her art work. Elizabeth uses mainly her hands and fingers when painting making Elizabeth’s popular paintings individually unique. Elizabeth has studied art at college, taught in local schools, and sells her art work internationally. She will be working with CHEC (Chailey Heritage Enterprise Centre) the local printing company to produce prints and cards for the LAF. For commissions, cards, coasters and prints firstname.lastname@example.org
Elliot Pryor: Elliot’s talent for Art was only discovered about 18 months ago when he was able to participate in a Sensory Art Session. Art has been a massive help to Elliot as he has Asperger’s Syndrome. Being able to express himself through his art has been a fabulous release to his anxiety which can affect his life so significantly. Elliot is 12 years old and is a learner at LVS Hassocks. For further information, please contact email@example.com.
Exclusively 4U/Picket Post: Founded in 1988, trading as Picket Post. Producing individual pieces of hand crafted jewellery using semi-precious stones, pearls and crystals. Including necklaces, pendants, bracelets, earrings and rings, all at reasonable prices. Many pieces have Sterling Silver clasps and all come in a presentation box or organza bag. Special commissions and remedial work undertaken, including restringing of pearls and jewellery cleaning. Located in Lindfield close to The Witch, for more details contact Janice Brooks on 01444 413958 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Georgina Lillywhite Designs: Bespoke keepsake jewellery capturing fingerprints, baby hand and footprints and pets paw prints in silver. Handcrafted from fine silver 999, sterling silver 925, rose and gold vermeil, and precious gemstones, bracelets, necklaces and earrings and handcrafted. A % of sales are donated to Meningitis Now. www.georginalillywhitedesigns.co.uk
Julia Vokes is a local independent Phoenix Trader covering the Lindfield and Mid Sussex areas with quality greetings cards and stationery at sane prices. All of Phoenix’s lovely cards are printed in the UK thus supporting the British printing industry. Julia can also do ‘at home’ parties or craft fairs and has helped many people to raise funds for their chosen charity or good cause. All of Julia’s profits are donated St Peter & St James Hospice for the great work they do in our community. www.cardsfromjulia.co.uk
Mary Norris: is a local home baker, making homemade preserves using locally sourced and grown ingredients and traditional style home made cakes. To order or contact Mary, 01273 843718, email@example.com
Sage Ceramics: Yvonne is a potter based in Storrington, West Sussex working from her home studio producing wheel thrown functional ware using white earthenware clay, which is hand decorated with coloured underglazes. Designs are fresh and uncomplicated using a soft pallet of colour and are inspired by the countryside. Website: http://www.sageceramics.co.uk/, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sageceramics, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Skinner Designs: Jamie Skinner is 23 years old and recently started his business in Lindfield. With a love of wood and eye for design, Jamie produces a selection of handmade bespoke wooden products, from unique, hard-wearing end grain Chopping Boards to Designer Chairs and Watch Boxes. Many items are available in a variety of sizes, designs and species of wood to suit your requirements. Website: www.skinnerdesigns.co.uk, Email: SkinnersDesigns@gmail.com, Etsy Shop: www.etsy.com/uk/shop/SkinnerDesign, Blog: www.skinnerdesigns.blogspot.co.uk
Terry Guile: Terry designs and makes silver jewellery using semi-precious stones and pearls. Using silver wire or sheet which is cut, texture and form into the finished piece. Terry was brought up locally on a farm on the South Downs just outside of Brighton and now lives in a village in near Steyning. www.terryguile.com
Vanilla Pod Designs: by Kathy Thoms offers a variety of handmade bags, concentrating on mixing different patterns and textures so that each bag is unique. Also on offer is handmade jewellery, many of the sets using semi-precious stones.
While Darcey Sleeps: Karen Lorenz set up her company While Darcey Sleeps in 2015, so called because Karen’s puppy Darcey would only let her work when she slept! Karen paints commissioned pet portraits, makes felt ornaments and greetings cards. Read her blog and view works at www.whiledarceysleeps.com and www.facebook.com/whiledarceysleeps
Images used with permission from our artists, please do not replicate without their agreement. Thank you.