local Arts and Crafts Spring 2016

handmade in Lancashire

Spring Art and Craft

Good Friday 25 March – Saturday 26 March 2016 
in the Green Room at Barton Grange Garden Centre

Come along and meet the talented local makers showcasing some of their work at this 2 day Easter event, featuring a wide variety of reasonably priced art, ceramics, wood, glass, jewellery and textiles.

Open from 10.30-4pm Free entry

Organised by local jewellery artist, Sam Rowena Taylor as an opportunity for herself and other selected Lancashire guest artists / craft-makers to display and sell their work.

Barton Grange is an award-winning garden centre with all-weather plant shopping, gardening accessories, cafe, restaurant, cook, gift and farm shops selling local produce. It’s situated in a beautiful countryside location on the A6 approx 6 miles North of Preston and M6, junction 32 and 3 miles South of the lovely market town of Garstang. There is free parking.
For further venue info visit www.bartongrange.co.uk

artists, designers and craft-makers:

Creative Roots Studios are local rural studio-workshops, a hidden gem of creativity in Catforth, Lancashire

Jewelart by Samantha Rowena Taylor at studio 1 – jewellery
Distinctive designs are handmade with passion in Lancashire. Stunning sculptural wirework jewellery and brooches with beautiful beads, vintage buttons and abstract fused glass. Discover my unique jewellery at art and craft events across Lancashire, pop-up shops and monthly open studios.
www.jewelart.co.uk and facebook/jewelleryartist

Craftybunnies by Jan Gray at studio 4 – textiles
with Ceris crocheted designs
handknitted and handcrafted bunnies for adults and small children


Christine Corthorn – ceramics
Most of my current work is both ornamental and functional involving a variety of construction techniques. Shapes found in nature usually inspire initial designs and glazes, and oxides are then used to create surface patterns or to emphasise textures. Each piece is unique.
email: designceramics@hotmail.com

Lily Batteson – art
Lily produces work in a variety of subject matter and loves to paint quirky or characterful images in a diversity of styles. Specialising in acrylics and by using bright and fresh colours, Lily loves to create images that have a cheerful and positive feel that make people smile and feel happy.

William Poole – wood
local wood-turner and bee-keeper William Poole. Enjoy the timeless beauty of natural wood with one of William’s individually crafted wooden pieces.

Zed Bags by Zylpha Thomson – textiles
Making bags is the natural progression of a lifetime of sewing starting, aged 8, with dolls clothes. I choose my fabrics with a certain bag in mind and only make a couple in the same fabric – even then they will be slightly different. Handbags are seductive, tactile and essential to any woman’s wardrobe. What better fashion accessory could a woman want than a unique, handmade bag.

Tigermuffin Soaps by Matthew Lepp – skincare products
Makes a range of handmade soaps and body care products.

Walking on Glass by Alexis Valentine – glass engraver
I create bespoke hand-drilled engraved and sand carved glass & crystal gifts for all occasions from walking challenges to weddings, birthdays, pet & people portraits, awards and special presentation pieces. I also engrave my own unique artwork on glass and you can find me and my work at all of the best art & craft fairs around Lancashire.
www.walkingonglass.co.uk / facebook/Walkingonglass.co.uk

elfin alchemy bewitching beautiful jewellery