Decorated Christmas Branches
Pick big branches of fine beech for your home. Festoon with satin, silk and velvet ribbons in plum, ruby and burnt orange and trim with gilded leaves and stars. Once Christmas is over all of your buds will open to welcome spring. £12-15 from the Chapel
Anything can be exponentially improved with lavish papers and ribbons. Khadi Lokta Papers are handmade in the Himalayan foothills and come in natural and jewel colours. This year we love burnt oranges and Indian pinks. Swathe in ruched ribbons. Ribbons from 65p a metre. Khadi Lokta Paper £1
Gild anything with Rub ‘n Buff carnuba wax pigment, which looks as close to the real thing as anything we’ve found and is a joy to apply with a brush, cloth or even just your finger. Rub ‘n Buff Metallic Wax Base Tube £7.49
Create stars, wreaths and hearts out of green branches from your garden and hang with fairy lights to create an understated magical effect.
Inspiring gifts for that hard person to choose for and out of the ordinary stocking fillers.
Festive and warming preserves and sweets to wrap up and take home.
Sumptuous art materials and books to fire up creative children.
More than cards… give a little bit of theatre this Christmas…
Produce from our larder – boxes, bottles & jars of festive edible delights
Pollock’s Toy Theatre shadow cards & wrappings
Children’s Corner – illustrated story & activity books for all ages
The Chapel book section for adults & children
Bespoke pencil rolls for still life, botanical & general sketching
Royal Academy Christmas card box sets
Michael Harding Artists oil paint & medium
Cavallini & Co Roma Lussa leather journals
Thursday 10th December
Join us on Thursday evening for Late Night Christmas Shopping. Both The Art Shop and (just 2 minutes away) the Chapel will be open until 8pm, along with many other small independents in town. Lots of choice, variety and above all quality from a whole list of dynamic businesses.
At the Chapel you’ll find collections of jewellery and ceramics alongside a fantastic selection of books and magazines for adults and children – small independant publishers, Tate catalogues, Prestel colouring books (big art for little hands), Dover Coloured Fairy Tales – creative, eclectic, beautifully illustrated titles for everyone. The Chapel Kitchen will be open too serving food, wine, cider and light ales all evening.
At The Art Shop are all our specialist arts supplies, boxed gifts of art materials, bespoke pencil rolls and sketchbooks. While you are here don’t forget to go upstairs to see our mixed winter exhibition ‘A Winter Wildness’.
‘Thy cage will be made of some glitter and gold’ oil on linen
‘Sloeblack, slow, black’ mixed media on canvas & hand painted textiles
‘Theia’ oil on canvas & handmade, hand painted, embroidered linen cushion
‘Marching band’ oil on Canvas
‘Blanket’ oil on canvas & handmade textiles
Handmade cushions – hand painted, embroidered with silk & wool on painters linen
It is almost the last week of Cornelia O’Donovan’s wonderful exhibition ‘Telling Stories’ showing upstairs at The Art Shop.
Don’t miss this opportunity to see her stunning large canvases and handmade, hand painted, embroidered linen textiles. We have cards, wrapping and posters to buy by Cornelia too. The exhibition continues downstairs at the Chapel on Market Street, with her large linen wall hanging.
For purchase of all artwork including original pieces of jewellery and ceramics, we offer Collectorplan from The Arts Council of Wales. This interest free credit scheme allows the buyer to purchase artwork by simply paying a deposit (min 10%) and spreading the remaining payment over 10-12 months. For more information click here
Sonia Delaunay Tate catalogue £29.99, one or two Tanja Malo Liberty & Hemp bracelets £17 each & a card
For Mother’s Day chose a card, some wrappings, ribbon or twine. Make something special for the one who always loves you.
Take a Clementina Van Der Walt handled bowl, personalise with some very early spring flowers out of your garden or hedgerow e.g. a primula, celandine or fritillary (snake’s head). Ribbon and label.
We think these screen-printed notecards by Tara are exquisite!
They feature images from the book ‘The Night Life of Trees’. Each pack contains 10 cards of 4 designs printed onto black handmade paper. They are created in the Gond tribal art style from Central India.
‘In Gond belief, trees stand in the middle of life, and the spirit of many things lie in them. They are busy all day, giving shade and support and shelter and food to all. Only when night falls can they find rest for themselves, and then, under quiet dark skies, the spirits that live in them are revealed.’
Created by three of the finest living artists of the Gond tradition, these are a tribute to the majesty of trees, and to old ways of relating to the natural world.