Monthly Archives: December 2012

xmas building 2We will be open next week from Tuesday until Saturday at our normal times 9.15am-5pm, and then on…

Sunday 23rd December 10am-4pm

Monday 24th December Christmas Eve 9.15am-3pm

We close over the Christmas holiday for our annual break and will re-open on…

Friday 4th January 2013

We would like to wish all our customers a Merry Christmas and a peaceful and healthy New Year.

We look forward to seeing you in 2013 with an exciting new programme of exhibitions, new artists, workshops, events and lots more.

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Christmas Wreath made by The Art Shop, destined for the dining room at The Angel Hotel, Abergavenny

A few more Christmas delights from our winter show ‘Where the Wonderful Happens’…

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Cut Branch Dish by Wally Keeler

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Sneaky glimpse of Alexis Snell’s Peep Show – tiny tin trapeze artists in miniature bottles

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Embroidered Dress by Jessie Chorley

Jade Mellor Jewellery

Hewn Rings (Terracotta, Pyrite & Malachite) by Jade Mellor

John Derian Cards

A selection of John Derian postcards

John Derian Wrappings
Wrappings by John Derian, Frederica, Wrap & Khadi

Bright burnt oranges, cerises, violets, scarlets and many more colours. We have chosen papers from all around the world – Indian Loktas, fine Bhutanese, soft Mulberry and Japanese Sanwa (flecked with silver and gold).

We mix them together with multi-coloured zingy sheets of tissue papers.

For the first time we are showing the quirky, divine John Derian wrapping papers- patterned, illustrative and good enough to frame. Give to those who appreciate beautiful papers, not throw away papers, but the ones to cherish and use again and again…

We have attached John Derian’s postcards to lengths of ribbon to hang from our mantle-shelf and from a jug of winter twigs. If you want to post one, we have made glassine envelopes, stuck down with a golden star. (We have tried every pen in the shop on glassine paper and they all work).

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Ribbons– velvet, satin, grosgrain, twine & leaf


Our Circus window for ‘Where the Wonderful Happens

Cornelia O'Donovan screen 4Cornelia O’Donovan’s screen has arrived. This is not just a four panelled decorative screen, but a painting like a Medieval fresco of foliage, flowers and many little putti – so exquisite.

See more of her screen below.

Cornelia O'Donovan Screen

Silver gilded glass vase by Alice Cescatti

Slipware platter by Dylan Bowen