Saturday, 29 September 2012

Have you seen scarfs like this before?

These are frankly ingenius! Made by Nina Fuhrer using luxurious wools, these foxy scarfs fasten by biting onto their own tail! Adorable and most definitely individual.

Above is the mouse scarf which is made using 85% merino wool, 5% cashmere and 10% mohair, priced £63.

The cheeky chappy below is the fox scarf, made with 92% merino wool and 8% cashmere, priced £85.

New ceramics by Janine Roper

By special delivery, a new range of hand made ceramics from Janine Roper, includind vases, cups, jugs, tiny trays, brooches and buttons!

The tall jug pictured above is only £32, while the sets of buttons shown below range between £4.40 and £10

Saturday, 15 September 2012

A few favourite pieces!

Rachel Darbourne's tactile jewellery is made from folded and coiled polythene, creating a beautiful and intruiging textural effect. Necklace £40, Bracelet £45, Stud earrings £14, drop earrings £20

Clare Collinson's jewellery is delicately nostalgic, handmade made with silver, brass, paper and resin.
 'Happily ever after'  brass necklace £64, 'far far away' silver necklace £38, 'once upon a time' silver bracelet £92

Friday, 14 September 2012

Drab weather doesn't mean drab wardrobe!

Scarves from left to right:

Margo Selby £68, 46% silk 32% polyester 22% lycra
Shirley Pinder £47.50, 80% merino wool, 20% silk
Seven Gauge Studios £36, pure lambswool
Helen Chatterton £25, Tweed and Liberty fabric
Shirley Pinder £47.50, 80% merino wool, 20% silk
Emma Tinker £28, 70% cotton, 30% viscose
Helen Chatterton £25, Tweed and Liberty fabric
Shirley Pinder £47.50, 80% merino wool, 20% silk

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Imaginative and creative fun...makes for a great treat!

Prices range from £3.50 for Robot Hands/Dragon Hands Transfers, to £25 for a Panoramic Pinhole Camera Kit!

Friday, 7 September 2012

Ami Derbyshire Ceramics

These vessels by Ami Derbyshire are handmade in slip-cast earthenware, decorated with quirky ceramic transfers and finished with a high gloss glaze, creating one-off and individual decorative objects!

Top: Small Fanciful Vessels £20
Bottom: Ceramic Vase £80

Oh so sweet!

Local sculptor Phil Neal cleaverly manipulates these bangles from old silver suger tongs! Phil and his amazing dog Stanley are studio holders here at Welbeck; you can visit him and other artist's studios at the next Christmas Arts Market, 24th and 25th of November!

Julie Arkell Brooches :)

Julie Arkell creates these papier-mache people using a good dollop of british humour and nostalgia!

All the work is created by Julie's own fair hands in her London studio; manipulating, painting, stuffing and adorning with clothes, trinkets, jewellery, hats and ribbons!

Paper Doll Brooch £43

Susan's busy creating a scrummy feast for your eyes!

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Specialist hand knitting by Hattie Startin

Hattie's Fine Art credentials are apparent in her BEAUTIFUL hand knitted designs which show a true eye for colour and detail.
After spending a summer at her Grandmothers house in Finland, where she taught herself the complex techniques of Fair Isle knitting, Hattie established her own business producing knitted accessories. She now works from her studio in Hucknall, Nottingham.

"I like to challenge perceptions of hand-knitting and demonstrate it has potential in the world of contemporary craft."

All made from 100% Merino wool
Isle Beret £60
Nordic style Mittens £46
50s style (fingerless) Mittens £52

Crochet rope!?!

Our very own Natalie has been unleashing her crochet skills on unsuspecting visitors this weekend! Come and have a look, but don't get on her wrong side! ;)

Gillies Jones Glass

Gillies Jones Glass is the creation of Stephen Gillies and Kate Jones who work from their studio in Rosedale Abbey, Pickering; beautiful North Yorkshire! :)
Steven blows the glass pieces and artist Kate transforms them into decorative objects by adding pattern, which is meticulously etched into coloured glass to reveal the clear glass beneath.
Beautiful, unique and tantalizingly tactile!
Berries Bowl £163

Saturday, 1 September 2012

EllyMental Jewellery

Designed and made by Elly, inspired by kitsh nostalgia and animals, she incorporates found ephemera such as 1950s books, Victorian newspapers and delicate homemade papers. The papers are multi-layered and varnished to create a strong finish.

Left to right:
Dragonfly necklace £16.30
Pegasus necklace £17.50
Lion necklace £18

Cushions by Joy Bates

Joy Bate's has previously used her exemplary eye for pattern and colour to design knitted fabric for Ralph Lauren, Donna Karen, Calvin Klein and Nicole Farhi.. 

Her label 'Seven Gauge Studios' includes these beautiful cushions made from pure lambs wool, priced £50

Have a look at her cute website!

Yarn Bombing!

We're yarn bombing in the courtyard!!

Ptolemy Mann's work in the built environment has inspired us to decorate the courtyard with colour and textiles!

Come and join in :) bring your own wool or share ours....

Our trees are in wooly flower!

Bear in mind....

PLEASE only add work where it is safe to do so - so no climbing walls or shinnying up drainpipes!
The work will be removed at the end of Ptolemy's exhibition (14 October), and your piece may be removed before then if it becomes damaged or dangerous in any way.
Your work is on show in the courtyard at your own risk. It will not be returned to you (but you can of course come and take it down before14 October, if you like).