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Chapel Kitchen open for Breakfast, Lunch & Brunch

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Christmas puddings – made on a rare visit to the Chapel by Laura Jackson of Towpath, London

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Fresh Turmeric Root – for our Golden Milk – with almond milk, fresh ginger & honey – a perfect immune booster

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Freshly made – Orange, Cardamom & Thyme, Lemon & Rosemary, Crystallised Quince – Marmalades

We are open on Sunday 11th December 10am-4pm in celebration of the Abergavenny Christmas Food & Drink Fair. 

The creative energy of artists, designers, artisans and chefs enlivens our spaces with innovative, festive works – jewellery, textiles, ceramics, paintings, printmaking and edible creations.

The Chapel will be open all day for breakfast, brunch and lunch. For sale from our larder – Christmas puddings, big festive tarts and cakes (including gluten and dairy free. Put in your orders for Christmas), bottled cordials and ketchups, alcohol infusions, preserves and quince jellies, boxes of membrillo, pastilles, honeycomb and chocolate Valencia almonds. Biodynamic wines, locally brewed craft ales and cider and small batch speciality coffees available.

From the woods, stars and wreaths, balls of mistletoe, berry-laden holly and gilded apples.

There is a children’s corner with books to cherish. Artists’ cards, calendars wrappings (good enough to frame) and of course artists’ materials, box sets for calligraphy, printmaking, writing, painting and drawing and more at The Art Shop.

Great gift ideas for all ages… for the difficult ones and the ones who are a pleasure to buy for.

Hope to see you…

 

 

 

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Dip Pen Nib Set

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G. Lalo Writing Paper set with Kaweco Pocket Fountain Pen

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Sennelier Ink & Dip Pen

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Printmaking Set (Lino, Roller, Cutting Tools & Ink)

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Isabey Isacryl Cats Tongue Brush Set for Oils & Acrylics

We have put together small sets and selections to make your shopping easy!

Of course these are just a few ideas… if you have someone particular in mind, why not ask us to tailor make a kit or set just for them from the vast array of materials available at The Art Shop & Chapel. Not just for artists but anyone who appreciates really good quality products.

Alongside our specialist artists’ materials we have writing paper, fountain pen and calligraphy sets, books for everyone, collections of papers (handmade Indian and Japanese for example), wrapping papers, cards, calendars and lots more.

Visit us at The Art Shop or online.

*Not forgetting at the Chapel, on Market Street you’ll find a whole section just for children

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Make your own garlands from brightly coloured, vibrant Crepe Papers threaded together with ribbons or gold twine. Gild real apples with antique gold wax ‘Rub & Buff‘, cut stars from black paper and touch up with gold.

You’ll find plenty of ideas and all the materials you need at The Art Shop  and at the Chapel.
Or visit our online shop

chapel 19IMG_5462chapel 22chapel 23aWe are celebrating the Abergavenny Food & Drink Fair on Sunday 13th December…

Both our venues will be open all day 10am-4pm. At the Chapel you can buy our freshly made Christmas puddings (small and large), bottles of spiced clementines, preserves, mincemeat, ‘Peace Dates’ from Palestine, Raw Sugar Cane Syrup (great with porridge), Portuguese Christmas cake and lots more…

The Chapel Kitchen will be serving delicious food and drink all day.

In the Market Hall, for the Food & Drink Fair, there will be more than 85 producers selling their best selection of festive cheeses, meats, drinks and sweet treats, you will find plenty of Christmas gifts for the food lovers in your family.

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The Chapel book section for adults & children

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Bespoke pencil rolls for still life, botanical & general sketching

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Royal Academy Christmas card box sets

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Michael Harding Artists oil paint & medium

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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’.

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Rozie Keogh ‘Angel with Folded Wings’ Brass & steel wire, sequins

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

Tuesday 6th January 2015

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

In 2015 we will be expanding into a nearby Victorian chapel only 2 minutes walk away form The Art Shop. More room for ceramics, jewellery, textiles and books. There will be a kitchen and larder and small wild garden. Upstairs, events and workshops with musicians, writers, poets, artists and performers. The Art Shop will continue to sell fine artists’ materials and upstairs hold regular exhibitions in a domestic interior.

So much to look forward to, we will keep you in touch….

 

Delft Blue Icons by Pepe Heykoop. Paper Vase Cover. £15.

‘Delft Blue Icons’ by Pepe Heykoop. Paper Vase Cover. £15.

Delft Blue Icons by Pepe Heykoop. Paper Vase Cover. £15.

‘Delft Blue Icons’ by Pepe Heykoop. Paper Vase Cover. £15.

Vermeer Milkmaid by Pepe Heykoop. Paper Vase Cover. £18.

‘Vermeer Milkmaid’ by Pepe Heykoop. Paper Vase Cover. £18.

Vermeer Milkmaid by Pepe Heykoop. Paper Vase Cover. £18.

‘Vermeer Milkmaid’ by Pepe Heykoop. Paper Vase Cover. £18.

Vermeer Milkmaid by Pepe Heykoop. Paper Vase Cover. £18.

‘Vermeer Milkmaid’ by Pepe Heykoop. Paper Vase Cover. £18.

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‘Green Gradient’, ‘Grey Gradient’, ‘Canal Houses’ by Pepe Heykoop

Santa’s solution to the perfect stocking filler for lovers of design, this beautiful hand-stitched paper vase cover will fit any empty bottle. It is adjusted in size by rolling up the paper and the triangular structure allows it to mould around the bottle. The paper vase comes flat packed in a matching envelope. The whole package is the perfect gift for the discerning lover of good design.

Made by a small Netherlands based company this unique design was Winner of the Interior Innovation Award 2013, considered one of the most renowned design awards worldwide.

The vases are made in Mumbai, India, as part of a charity set up to help a specific community living on the streets. The ambition is to lift this small community out of poverty to become self-supporting.

Click here to buy online.