Susie Ramsay-Smith – Ceramicist
My artistic journey was inspired by my mother with painting, but once I touched clay I realised I’d discovered the medium for me! The primordial nature of clay appeals to my sense of tradition, yet allows my individual style to evolve. I’m an experienced tutor with regular classes, exhibiting locally.http://experiencesussex.co.uk/ceramics/
Mark Austin – Wood turner and wood artist
MJA-WOOD provides a range of bespoke woodturning, wood sculptures and artwork. Unique natural beauty in wood, and artwork inspired by nature. MJA-WOOD was started in 2015 by owner Mark Austin following comments from friends that other people would love his creations. The website www.mja-wood.com was established in 2015. In 2016 the Etsy shop was established and has now grown in 2017 as a founder member of the Brighton market and supporting local shows around Rushlake Green. www.mja-wood.com
Charlotte Matthews – Print maker
I am a printmaker who enjoys using wood, lino, card, in fact any material that can be cut, scored and glued down to create a block from which I can print an image. I take inspiration from my surroundings both natural and man-made.
Woolcraft with Wensleydale
“I love working with Wensleydale, its softness and lustre often surprise people – and it’s Best of British too! Our work includes every stage from sheep to shawl and we always have examples of our work for sale. If you’re interested in woolcrafts and want to share passions, learn about traditional techniques we offer regular woolcraft workshops, courses and open days.
Julia belongs to two Sussex based Poetry Societies: Downland and The High Weald. She has won the Downland Trophy 2015 – 2017 and is a regular contributor to the Underground Theatre Poetry Cafe which meets monthly (Facebook: Underground Theatre Cafe). Julia has self-published 3 collections and is happy to offer signings and readings at request. 01323 832781. e:firstname.lastname@example.org
Three local fibre artists who use Sussex fleece to create garments, rugs and wall-hangings. We teach and demonstrate using traditional wool crafts. See us knit, crochet, weave, dye, locker hook and spin at local craft events, where we also sell our creations. Wendy Cocks, Lorraine Paton and Kate Feaviour-Scagell.
Marion Hayes – Textile artist and maker
I have always made things for as long as I can remember enjoying mostly textiles. Felting and needle felting, making cushions, bags, jewellery etc, but have always enjoyed making for the Christmas season. Lately, I have combined wool and fabrics in layered abstract pictures using much more colour than I would have considered in the past and am thoroughly enjoying it!
Marianne van Niekerken – Basket maker
With over 10 years’ experience as a basket maker, Marianne van Niekerken has developed a style and collection that is instinctive and organic, using techniques that are hundreds of years old. Functionality is key. May it be willow, birch, beech, ash, hornbeam, Siberian dogwood or brambles, to name but a few; if it is colourful and pliable, it will be used in various ways for dog baskets, cat pods, log-, stair- or shopping baskets, or any design or use that you have in mind.
Didie Hall – Embroiderer and Jewellerer
I make raised embroidery in a 17th century style, using sheep wool stuffing and wire. I also make woven bead necklaces.
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