Running on Sunday March 19th from 10.30 – 4.30pm you will find an array of local and national makers here, to be sure to find something original and handcrafted.
Still with Free Entry, and lots of lovely home-made cakes and snacks available throughout the day to go with teas, coffees and soft drinks, Elmslie’s Tea-room is now gaining a reputation all of its own!
So here it is – our line-up:
Megan designs and produces fine jewellery from her home studio near Ledbury, Herefordshire, and sells internationally, with clients in the UK, Europe, Far East and USA.
A graduate of the Slade School of Fine Art, Megan studied silversmithing and jewellery at the DeCordova Museum School, Lincoln, Massachusetts as a pupil of the renowned jeweller Yehudit Shorr, and at the School of Jewellery in Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter.
All work is individually handmade using traditional methods and high-quality precious metals and stones. Pieces can be customised to individual requirements, in terms of design, precious metal, or jewels.
Megan has her own hallmark at the Birmingham Assay Office.
Tel: 01531 671055
I am an artist living and working near Stratford upon Avon. While I consider myself a mixed media artist and work with a wide range of materials, I have a particular fondness for textiles. I love the fact that every bit of fabric comes with its built in history and its flexibility and versatility. I particularly love its links with women throughout history and the countless hours spent knitting and stitching to keep their families warm and their homes beautiful. Such an affectionate art.
Helen Clues is an artist living and working in Warwickshire, England. She trained in Art & Design in Carlisle in the 1990’s where her passion for materials and processes began. Always searching for, experimenting with and combining different media. Her mosaic work is decorative and functional, using found, collected and traditional materials. Mosaics by their very nature can be heavy, Helen’s pieces are refined and delicate so reflecting the original objects that inspired them. Helen is represented by galleries throughout the UK and runs workshops encouraging others to explore their own creative potential.
About Philippa. . .
I work from my studio in the heart of England, creating textile treats for the eye and the soul. Sumptuous bags, purses and other textile and leather goods are often described by customers as wearable works of art – how lovely!
I love producing high-quality level of design, detailing and finishing, as well as combining colour and texture to produce deliciously elegant work. A deep love of sumptuous velvets has lead me to work intensively on the process of creating devore velvet fabrics, and working to mix beautiful French dyes which I use to bring the velvet to life.
Shot dupion silk, butter-soft leather, tiny sparkling beads and luscious ribbons all adorn the pieces I make.
It’s a delight to add gorgeous lamp work beads as adornments to the bags and purses, which I commission from a wonderful Worcestershire-based lamp work beadmaker.
Kay Elliott started painting in 1997. With no training she is the third generation of painters following in the footsteps of her father Rolf Hellberg and his father Helge Hellberg. Brought up in an artistic environment Kay dabbled with many creative pastimes, but only found her real vocation with her free flowing water colour flower paintings.
Kay organised her first exhibition which included the work of her father and grandfather in September 2001, which has been followed by many exhibitions including being a part of Warwickshire Open Studios, with a 16 day exhibition held in her glorious studio. Having sold over 500 originals she remains enthusiastic about her painting and also really enjoys running workshops where painting skills vie for centre stage over the laughter.
Kay will have originals, prints, cards and cushions with her on Sunday.
Folky Felt (Emma Bevan)
Beautiful, bespoke handmade felt, created from Welsh and native, responsibly sourced fleece.
I live in the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains of Wales, from where I draw much of my inspiration. The wools I use are sourced locally, and hand-dyed. Using local wools creates another link between myself and the landscape, and I enjoy knowing the story behind my fleece, and the farmers who provide it! I use traditional techniques such as wet felting, and more modern methods of needle felting, often combining the two. All my creations are lovingly hand-crafted in my studio at home?. I create a variety of designs and receive many commissions for bespoke pieces. Due to the handmade nature of my work, each piece will be unique.
Ruth Green is a printmaker based in Birmingham, UK.
She produces exquisite, colourful silkscreen prints by hand. Her work is inspired by mid-century design and pattern and by the British countryside.
High quality paper is used to make prints in small, collectable editions. Ruth also accepts commissions for surface pattern, illustration and greetings cards. Recent clients include IKEA, TeNeues, Marks & Spencer and Woodmansterne.
In 2011, Tate Publishing produced Ruth’s first illustrated book for children, ‘Noisy Neighbours’. Her work has appeared in Elle Decoration and she exhibits regularly throughout the UK. All prints are available from
Sam Hemming creates unusual and individual pieces of designer jewellery using Egyptian, African and Native American techniques. Taught basic beading techniques by an expert American Beadworker/Designer, she has been developing her craft and individual style ever since.
She has sold work in the Fine Jewellery Dept of Liberty’s of London, with the WGDC, (Worcester Guild of Designer Craftsmen), and at high quality exhibitions throughout the UK. She also has work in select galleries throughout the country.
Based in Shropshire, Ben creates wonderful treen objects; some functional, others purely decorative, but every piece designed to be wonderfully tactile and definitely put a smile on your face!
Here’s how to contact him:
Tel: 01584 781404
Ruth Lyne has always been intrigued by the natural colours and textures of the sea shore, by the wide horizons and the surface of the cliffs. Inspired by memories of beach combing, she creates jewellery reminiscent of sea glass and pebbles.
Ruth uses sheets of Bullseye handmade glass, fusing them together in a kiln at temperatures of over 800°C, combining transparent and opal glass with dichroic and iridescent layers to create jewels that catch the light and shimmer with every movement
…perfect for jewellery.
Although inspired by the coast, Ruth make all her glass jewellery at home in rural Northamptonshire, a very long way from the sea.
Simple, handmade jewellery reminiscent of seaglass & pebbles
I first became interested in working with glass after a weekend workshop. I then proceeded to complete a four year City And Guilds and Diploma corse in Stained Glass. After much experimentation I arrived at a process by which I could encapsulate my art work into glass.
I take my inspiration from the natural world but recently have been commissioned to do Pet portraits.
Jo graduated from West Surrey College of Art & Design in 1985 and after spending a short time working in a small glass studio in Stroud, began a career in higher education at the University of Wolverhampton. In 2010 she left the University to concentrate on her practice which she now does full time from her studio at the Ruskin Glass Centre in Stourbridge.
‘Pate de verre’ meaning glass paste, is the kiln glass technique that Jo uses to make her work.
Using finely ground coloured glass powders, she is able to achieve drawn and painterly qualities in the surface of the glass which express her visual language in a unique way. The interpretation and depiction of the landscape is an on-going exploration and a key element of her work.
Hazel Rose Jewellery
Award winning Graduate, Hazel designs contemporary colourful jewellery incorporating enamel and recycled silver. Working spinning tops form part of the main collection, inspired by Hazels desire to play with the jewellery she wears. Geometric forms are reflected in many pieces and are enhanced by cutting edge technology.
All the Jewellery is made in Hazel workshop in the Jewellery Quarter Birmingham.
Handcrafted jewellery inspired by nature.
A contemporary and minimal twist on the very classic theme.
Each piece of Elizabeth Terzza’s Jewellery is designed and individually hand-crafted in her Herefordshire studio. She uses recycled precious metals and traditional goldsmith techniques. Elizabeth’s current collections are inspired by the British countryside.
Inspired by the play of light and depth of colour in stained glass windows, I use the technique of reverse appliqué to recreate the effect in colourful plant-fibre papers. I’ve been making shades from paper for 17 years and have developed a range of lamps and lampshades, including my signature half-shades for table lamps and wall lights, and full drum shades for table lamps, ceiling pendants and floor lamps.
My work is often admired for the confident use of colour and the unusual surface textures created by the stitched and cut-away patterns. Much of my work is custom-made to order in colours and designs to suit a customer’s own room scheme.
To Elmslie House I will be bringing new-style contemporary half shades for table and wall, and map shades that ‘stand on their own three feet’.
All the shades are made by me in my loft studio at the foot of the Malvern Hills. I take inspiration from my hillside garden and daily dog walks on the hills and commons. I collaborate with fellow craftsmen to offer a selection of beautiful lampbases to complement my shades.
I’m a member of the Worcestershire Guild of Designer Craftsmen and exhibit with them at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival in May each year. I also take part in h.Art – Herefordshire Art Week every September.