Details of our 2020 exhibitors
At The Widcombe Social Club
The sweet and sour cooking apples growing in my garden in Widcombe, reminded me of mangoes in India. My mum and I were inspired to experiment with traditional Indian recipes, using these apples. We make salty pickles, sweet chutneys and jams as a family activity. In the autumn, we also preserve the windfallen apples, so nothing goes to waste.
Action on Hearing Loss
Action on Hearing Loss Educational Day Services supports adults who are deaf with additional needs in activities including art, ceramics, woodwork, craft and more. We produce a range of items that are on sale onsite in our gift shop; many of these use recycled materials from donations. We welcome visitors to our social media sites.
My early training was as a zoologist but I only started making wire animals after retirement. They are made from garden and household wire and then painted with enamel paints. I make all vertebrate animals - fish, amphibia, reptiles, birds and mammals, based on photos. The enjoyment of their creation comes from making them as realistic as possible and from capturing their features with the minimum of lines. I am happy to make people's pets if they email me their snaps.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 01225 722393
Catherine is an award-winning watercolour painter creating portraits to commission
and exhibition at London’s Mall Galleries (as a Member of the Society of Women
Artists) and at her bi-annual solo exhibition in Bath’s 44AD Artspace. Catherine runs
Bath Watercolour Workshops, exploring wet-in-wet ”gravity painted” landscapes,
portraits and line and wash techniques.
Shuya Cheng - Unfortunately Shuya is unable to exhibit with us at the last minute. Do look at her work online.
Original intricate freehand machine embroidery artwork framed in a gallery-quality shadow box creating a suspended 3D effect. The shadows change when the light changes. All pieces can sit in direct sunlight perfectly safely due to the colour-fast embroidery thread. High quality giclée prints of my original abstract paintings and graphic design greeting cards are also available for purchase.
Design Vaults jewellery is handmade in Bath. Each piece celebrates colour and contrast and the pieces are made with attention to design, creativity and detail. The collections feature sterling silver, gold or resin with vibrant foils and precious metal leaf. Design Vaults is a member of the Craft Council and the Association for Contemporary Jewellery.
Yvonne’s ceramic birds bring a sense of tranquillity to your home and add colour to the garden. Individually finished, using ancient glazing methods such as raku and smoke-firing, she also decorates freehand. Each piece is unique. For Christmas she makes a limited range of porcelain decorations, perfect as affordable gifts or as a stylish adornment to your tree.
I am a wildlife photographer based in Bath and I love all things feathered! With my photography I aim to show the beauty of the natural world, drawing attention to beautiful things that may usually go unnoticed! Most of my photography is of UK wildlife, with some more exotic birds too, I also can’t live in Bath without photographing the beautiful architecture. I hope you enjoy my photographs!
my website: www.redbubble.com
exhibiting on Saturday
Andy Goodman is a designer and graphic illustrator who lives and works just outside Bath. Andy's work uses bold colour and fine line to underpin or subvert everyday phrase and language. He continues to write and design graphic tales for children and is published by Edizioni Corraini in Italy and Princeton Architectural Press in New York.
Etsy shop: FivebargateStore
I love colour and whether I’m working with fabric, thread, resin or paint, I love seeing how colour and medium come together. This Christmas my offer will include decorative bowls made from thread and metallic paint, resin coasters and tableware, Christmas angel tree toppers, handmade baubles, pom pom bunting, handmade appliqued linen lavender bags, and material covered fairy lights.
Facebook: Julie Green
Etsy Shop: SittingPrettyHome
Sally Harker, Blockhousebath
exhibiting on Saturday
Bright and beautiful images and patterns hand printed on to wood and fabric. Miniature wooden Bath houses, winding spirals of Georgian streets printed onto soft cotton canvas bags and purses, unique repeat patterns, prints and Christmas decorations
Etsy shop: blockhousebath.etsy.com
Using bright colours and a variety of textures, my aim is to produce uplifting, cheerful (usually mixed media) paintings and cards. New! Some small hand painted pictures to make individual cards for special occasions. Durable coasters made from my art work make acceptable presents. I want my work to make people smile!
Facebook: @Liz Holden-White
Mindful Modelling: Find some peace and quiet making your own versions of my Papercraft sculptures.
Build a modernist animal figure with my gift packs. Several hours of contemplative concentration required.
Catharine Biggs, Limelight Bath
Based just outside Bath, Cathy hand pours her collectio of scented candles
and reed diffusers. All exquisitely scented to give the very best throw.
Handblocked scarves - mainly on silk, but also on wool.
Commissions are welcome.
is exhibiting on Saturday
Kate has spent a lot of time since March in her studio working on new ideas and forms for her ceramics. She will have a wide selection of bowls suitable for food and the dishwasher, as well as some new raku candle-holders and lampbases. All of her work is individual and make ideal gifts for foodies and collectors alike.
Tim Perry, Perryspace Arts
I love making things from clay, the process of taking a wet lump of mud and turning it into a useful, beautiful pot. I fire my ceramics in a gas kiln that I built myself. The flame moves differently in each firing, so results are always a surprise and rarely repeatable. I am largely self-taught and still learning all the time, loving the process even when it goes wrong.
Etsy shop: PerryspaceArts
Small individually painted glass hangings, glass jewellery, fused glass, badges, small leaded windows, cards, mosaic trivets, decorative gifts and Christmas decorations all made in Bath. Eco range of mini stained glass hangings made from recycled glass. I undertake residential window commissions throughout the rest of the year, and have 18 years experience in designing and fitting windows.
I create a selection of nature based watercolour originals, pen and ink prints, notebooks, textiles, ceramics, and cards that all maintain a minimal natural study style. All of my inspiration is taken from around me in the countryside. Countryside animals, foliage and botanicals are often the theme for my work. I also take commissions of beloved pets.
I am a part-time potter living and working in Bath. My first recollection of pottery was when I watched the Interlude on the BBC in the late fifties when a potter threw a pot. Even at that early age it fascinated me that a lump of clay could be transformed. Years later I went to college part-time to try pottery for myself and I became hooked. My semi-retirement has enabled me to have more time to spend in my studio. My pots consist of slip-decorated earthenware and raku. My work is continually changing as I seek to find that elusive form and surface that pleases me. I am my biggest critic. I suppose this is the process that keeps challenging me. I am inspired by many things around me, lines, texture, form and colour, it could be on fabric or even a crumpled piece of polythene the list is endless. In view of the variation in my work it is difficult to say what people prefer as everybody’s taste varies. I have made small and large Christmas trees specifically for the Christmas Market. I hope people will like my Christmas trees and they will bring festive cheer.
Etsy Shop: stansonceramics
Denise Stirrup, Real Pressed Flowers
I grow and press my plant material in the Chew Valley, and use it to decorate cards, pictures, paperweights and other gift items. All are sealed to prevent deterioration. Air Dry Press available now in 2 sizes, also Starter Kits and packs of pressed flowers for your new hobby. Commissions welcome.
Helping to bring “Nature indoors” with printed and handcrafted products such as linen cushions, lampshades, table runners and cotton tea towels. Framed miniature prints and card packs are also available. The collections use my watercolour illustrations as they try to capture the intricacies and beauty of the natural world, as well as a limited number of paintings of Bath’s architecture.
Emma sells beautiful gifts depicting nature’s beautiful colours and characteristics, in particular British Wildlife (especially hares!) and landscapes. She works in many different mediums including charcoal, acrylics, pencil and oils. She also has a stunning selection of luxurious silk scarves and handkerchiefs available to buy depicting her own designs.
She regularly takes on commissions including commercial and private murals, book illustrations, animal and house portraits, river map designs and marketing material design work.
My work is inspired by landscapes and scenery, being influenced by the colours and emotions in the way I'm feeling. The work then gets transcribed into drawing, painting, prints and products.
Turquoise and Green
Individually designed, handmade pieces that use silver, occasionally gold,
precious and semiprecious stones. By experimenting with the oxidisation
of silver a range of colours are created, making each item of jewellery unique.
Carole Waller and Annie Beardsley
We are delighted to share a small selection of painted silk scarves and Christmas Gifts by Carole Waller, and colourful aluminium jewellery by Annie Beardsley/Carole Waller in collaboration - at this year’s Widcombe Christmas Market.
Waller&Wood of Abbey Green has now relocated to 125 Box Road BA17LR – just .35 miles from the city centre and look forward to welcoming you online or by appointment at the studio showroom to see Gary Wood ceramics and Carole Waller clothes, scarves and glassworks.
Tel 07803 033629
Individual Handmade Glass Gifts, suitable for a variety of occasions. Bowls , platters, decoration , Jewellery and recycled glass platters .
I am an illustrator living and working in Bath, although I spent many years in Brighton, where I did a Degree in Illustration in the early 90s.
My artwork can be divided into 2 categories: British Wildlife, particularly the hare; and dark, eerie illustrations
Most of my commercial work these days tends to be wildlife, but I still like to make them appear dark and atmospheric. The hare is a constant source of inspiration for me, having so many meanings and stories from all over the world.
Facebook: Vikki Yeates illustration