Adam Aaronson has been at the heart of British studio glass for nearly 40 years, first running galleries dedicated to glass art and subsequently as a glass artist in his own right, learning how to create glass art later in his career and developing self-taught methods.
Adam is a skilled maker and a truly diverse and talented glass artist. He is constantly experimenting with techniques and exploring new ideas, including the potential of large sculptural works designed for the outdoors.
Elaine is an intuitive abstract artist: inspired by nature, countryside or sea and by life experiences and journeys. She paints emotionally expressive, colourful abstracts, occasional seascapes and other fun pieces, principally in acrylics and oils, designed to lift the spirits or for reflection on the deeper things of life.
Emma Tweedie is an emerging artist who grew up in
Belfast, and now has an established studio practice
Emma is best known for her highly emotive and atmospheric ‘layer paintings’ which are inspired by nature and which attempt to capture the essence and magical dimension we experience when immersed in the outdoors. Her paintings often feature passages of texture and multiple acrylic and ink washes. which all attempt to transport the viewer into a realm of ‘feeling’, Chromatic harmonies are achieved through the subtle application of colour which seem to emerge from their own ‘interior’.
I am a local artist from Chichester but originally from Costa Rica. I have been painting for the last eleven years and I have exhibited at the Oxmarket Gallery on several occasions. As a historian my love for art has been growing and evolving through the years. My work is a mixture of abstract expressionism, with figures, colours, shapes and compositions that gives the impression of a cosmic or organic world.
Katherine Lawrie’s jewellery, handmade in sterling silver and gold, is inspired by natural forms, British wildlife, and textural qualities. She uses various techniques to create her jewellery. The predominant ones being roller texturing, an unpredictable technique which involves the use of steel rolling mills, natural and manmade materials, such as feathers, leaves, lace, and petals. The object disintegrates but leaves the surface of the metal with a rich ethereal texture.
Many of Katherine’s pieces hold symbolism gleaned from many different cultures, often obvious, but sometimes hidden and known by the wearer.
Katrin Eagle is an artist and designer based in Petersfield. She explores the world of wool by hand spinning, weaving and needle felting and developing ideas and themes through painting and drawing. Inspiration for her wool art pictures comes from drawings, paintings and photographs. Some of these images are available as printed coasters, cards and placemats. A series of illustrations featuring cats and sheep are also available.
Kerry Edwards (Alice Lucy Art)
Alice Lucy Art is actually an artist called Kerry Edwards. The choice of business name is an homage to her grandmother whom she never met and died young. Kerry is a mostly a self-taught artist living in London and is based at Wimbledon art studios.
Her focus on wildlife continues to be large part of her life, but is influenced heavily by her South African husband, and their many trips to his native country. She has been on safari, and met large game up close and personal, and she feels a strong spiritual connection to them.
I picked up a camera 4 years ago, enrolled on a weekend course and have since been completely captivated by photography and the way a camera gives you the time to stop, listen and really look – to notice life in all its fragments of time and animation, and to capture the details that we can otherwise hurry past. I am passionate about landscape – the pattern of nature, trees, sky, sea – about the drama that exists where land meets sky and the rhythm of movement and stillness that exists there.
I use black and white mainly as I enjoy its uncomplicated simplicity, though recently I have begun to experiment with colour. When not immersed in the countryside I adore, I also find the joy and whimsy of street photography great fun – everyday life, un-posed yet full of detail.
Jon & Megan Green
Meg and Jon are a father-daughter business team who create jewellery, stationary, artwork and glass designs. They also own the Bee Hive Portsmouth – an independent shop selling and promoting local traders, products and designs.
Kevin trained in Design and Furniture Making at Winchester. He set up Kevin Stamper Furniture in 1992 with a workshop based in Wimbledon, South-West London. He is both a designer and a maker of fine furniture and dramatic artworks and has received many plaudits for his dramatic and colourful designs.
His signature style is achieved by painstaking exploration into the processes of pixellation and colour dying veneers. Photographs and water colour sketches are digitized to create the initial designs and then reinterpreted using individual squares of dyed veneer.
Kim Tattersall comes from a textile background, specialising in print, and is very much driven by process and materials. Her continued fascination with surface, texture, light and shadow is now evolving into unique, tactile glass pieces, inspired by nature. Thoughts, memories, words – captured within glass, set free by transient light.
Moira learnt to use chain-mail for making jewellery ten years ago and, since then, has enjoyed learning further chain-mail techniques and exploring how these could be used for designing and making her own unique bracelets, necklaces and earrings. She loves the movement and suppleness that chain-mail offers and enjoys making jewellery which is striking and original.
Ron King (b. 1932)
I have had a multi-faceted artistic life that spans 70 years. Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, I was sent to school in England at the age of 12, from where I went on to train at the Chelsea School of Art. Originally a painter, I later moved into printmaking and am recognised as the founder of Circle Press, which I set up in 1967. A collective of like-minded artists and poets, we produced artists books that were inventive, distinctive and pushed the possibilities of what could be created in book form. In its lifetime, the press produced over 200 publications and individual works. The entire collection is held at The Yale Center for British Art and Cardiff University. Today, I continue to work on personal projects, collaborate on artists books and create sculptures from my studio in West Sussex.
Ruth Ellacott’s craftwork consists of individually designed, colourful, handmade cushions, rags and textile pictures.
The Detached Chain Band
The Detached Chain Band is a group of textile artists in Worthing and they have exhibited many times in the Oxmarket. There will be lots of unique, handmade gifts and cards for sale. Don’t miss the chance to find that extra special present!
Pia Khor & Pauline Kirkman
Pauline Kirkman was awarded Foundation Diploma in Art and Design from West Dean, where she explored varied areas of the arts. Her main focus is now on jewellery crafting. She uses silver, hand crafted aluminum, glass, beads and mixed media.
Using a combination of vintage cutlery, driftwood, broken china and reclaimed stained glass I create collections of unique eco-friendly pieces, including my range of handmade upcycled cutlery birds, fish and dolphins.