3 December to 21 December 2013
This December artisan is delighted to announce that the Christmas pop-up is back. This is an irresistible chance to discover wonderful gift ideas. artisan brings together a mix of local artists and mediums from silver to glass, paper to canvas. ceramics to electricity! In keeping with its reputation artisan continues to bring something different each month and the festive season is no exception. It's an opportunity not to be missed for those seeking something truly different. artisan gives you the chance to find gifts that are as individual as the people who will receive them.
In 2009 at the time of the 150th anniversary of the 'Origin of Species', Richard thought he might celebrate this by photographing some of 'Darwin's pigeons'.Darwin had set out to prove that all fancy pigeons are descended from the common pigeon known as Columbia Livia or Rock Dove and this particular research would help him with this theories towards the 'Origin of Species'. Photographing the pigeons proved to be an ongoing project, which has moved onto fancy and rare poultry, some of which he is showing here. The images are available as Limited Edition prints as well as open edition prints. Richard Bailey is a London Based photographer with 20 years of experience.
Annie will present a collection of meticulous small-scale pieces of jewellery continuing with her theme of inspiration by the natural world. This show includes new organic forms reflecting her passion for plant life, as well as some of her classic designs. Each piece is minutely and carefully handcrafted. Annie sells mainly in the US and artisan is thrilled to have her back for this show.
After a career in animation Theresa turned her attention to ceramics using those classic animation techniques such as stencilling and layering to produce a stunningly original range of colourful and intensely decorated ceramic tableware and decorative pieces.
Local artist Becca Elliott has designed a range of beautiful and simple black and white ceramics based on the Twelve Days of Christmas, unique Christmas gifts. She is also exhibiting some of her latest lino cut prints full of colour and gentle humour. www.becelliott.co.uk
Ann is an established textile designer with her own studio and has been designing commercially on a freelance basis since 1978, creating original hand-painted and digital artwork for various products: printed fashion fabrics, printed/woven furnishing fabrics, gift-wrap and packaging. Ann's hand painted silks explore the world of colour with vibrant dyes on this most sumptuous of fabrics.
Geraldine returns to Artisan with a new range of wonderful ceramic Christmas decorations and fabulous pomegranates. Alongside this range she will also showcase her new collection of unique pots inspired by everyday things found in nature.
Off Kut will illuminate artisan with their range of outstanding handcrafted lighting. Off Kut is an independent design company based in London run by Mike Doveton and Saul Grant. Their ethos is to create affordable, practical and ethically designed works of art for the home. The wood is all industrial reclaim - from railway sleepers to pier pilings. The bulbs in their lights are carbon filament reproductions, made in Switzerland. The delicate filament is hand woven. Their products are made to last and are the opposite of built-in obsolescence, mass production and unnecessary waste. Their work is durable, beautiful and ethical. Design at its best. www.offkut.bigcartel.com
Lynne is a senior designer with the well-known children's book publisher Dorling Kindersley and has been part of a team which has produced many successful and awarding winning children's books. She is also a freelance illustrator and has created a collection of drawings for the 'pop-up' which are both delightful and original. Her animal characters would be a charming addition to any child's wall.
Rachael specializes in hand lettering, graphic design and pen-and-ink stylized illustration. For the past 18 years Rachael has used her calligraphic and illustration skills in the workplace as a designer of children's books, but gets her greatest pleasure from creating original pieces of art.
Locally-based artist, Mary Pritchard, works with a variety of media, mainly ceramics, photography and more recently paper. At the Christmas Pop-up her work will include delicate hand-built porcelain paperclay vessels, Christmas tree decorations, small sculptures and candle-holders. She will also be showing photographs, Xmas cards featuring Queens Park, and colourful hand-made notebooks. www.marypritchard.net
Wendy Robert's work invariably has organic themes- plant life, tree bark and in this series old stones and clay objects. The starting point was the concept of "Possession" - walls to enclose land and territory, containers to store food and drink.... The separation of mine from yours. Only the Aboriginal people of Australia have managed to survive without this concept.... until the Westerners arrived. Wendy obtained a BA Hons. in etching at Sir John Cass Art School. Her recent work has explored collage and mixed media.
Richard creates glasswork which is truly unique in design. For this exhibition he has created a new range of ceramic work to go alongside a new glass collection designed especially for this show. The beautiful porcelain pieces are subtly coloured to reflect the delicacy of the material. The small glass bowls, each very different and exquisite make perfect gifts. www.cielomio.co.uk
artisan is privileged to showcase a small example of work by the late Rudi Patterson. Rudi's style is unmistakable with its use of colour and whether it be oils, water-colour or gouache, his work is fluid and changing. Rudi was not one to shy away of experimenting with lines and form but this gives life to his paintings. His work can be found in many collections throughout the world.
Textile artist Sabi will return to artisan to take part in the Christmas show 'Angel Delight'. Her new range of notebooks with re-usable textile covers make perfect accessories and bring a touch of art and class to a working day. Each cover is unique, making the process of choosing which one to buy a tricky decision. Sabi will also show a small collection of her latest 'stitched art. These together with her cards make delightful gifts. www.sabiwestoby.com
'Angel Delight' 3 December - 21 December 2013
Tuesday to Saturday - 11am to 5pm
Subject to availability, all items will be available after the exhibition via artisan. Please contact Naomi Harrison at artisan tel: 020 8451 6315, mob: 0778 900 2052 or email: