Place an order now at the Chapel for your Valentine gift – a boxed Red Velvet Cake with chocolate ganache… made with love
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.
At The Art Shop we have assembled our own drawing kits, easily portable in canvas rolls, and available to buy online. Here are 3 to choose from…
Botanical Starter Kit – We were so impressed with the very informative and inspiring book ‘Botanical Painting with Coloured pencils‘ by the illustrator Ann Swan, an essential for beginners, that we have used her palette to make up this starter kit of Polychromos Artists’ Colour Pencils. For a really special gift, our Ultimate Kit includes the coloured greys and includes a botanical pad.
Ultimate Drawing Roll – There are so many drawing materials to choose from we have selected everything you need, with different grades of pencils to suit every style. ‘H’ for hardness used for fine detail, ‘B’ for blackness for texture and tonal range.
Selection of Artist’s Coloured Pencils – A very versatile palette of colours, suitable for landscape, still life and even design work. An excellent alternative to the limitations of using colours in spectrum order that can be found in manufacturers tins. Polychromos Artists’ Colour Pencils have particularly soft wax leads, based on pure pigments. They are lightfast, water resistant and smudge proof.
All our ranges of pencils and the canvas roll can be bought individually, so you can make up your own kit!
We believe jewellery should be extraordinarily made and insouciantly compliment its wearer. Our makers are masters of their materials with a spirited spin. Choose a hand-made piece to wear from jewellers who play with acrylic, porcelain and precious metals.
Mizuki Takahashi’s enamel jewellery are etched in black scraffito and hung on long pendants to create an elegant understatement.
Marlene McKibbin’s bangles and earrings are made from clear acrylic and infused with colour that catch light and reflect it on its wearer.
Uncomplicated and satisfying, Syann van Niftrik’s organic shapes in beaten silver draw freely from the environment in an intuitive and elemental way.
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…
We are celebrating the Abergavenny Food festival this year with a CERAMIC MAKERS’ MARKET upstairs at the Chapel Sat 16th-Sun 17th September…
An abundance of functional, decorative, handmade ceramics for all occasions. Everything is for sale, come and meet some of the best contemporary makers working today – Louise Brosnan, James Burnett Stuart, James & Tilla Waters, Dylan Bowen, Jane Bowen, Dan hides, Tim Lake and Chloe Charrington.
Also on show, a Theatre of Plates by artist, Cornelia O’Donovan MA RCA whose solo exhibition ‘Dream Paintings’ will be on at The Art Shop (just 2 mins away).
Downstairs in the Chapel Kitchen and garden hear live music, sample delicious breakfasts, lunches and all-day food for the meat eater to the gluten and dairy free, biodynamic wines, craft ales and small batch roasted coffees and NOW from our Chapel larder you can buy our jars of pickles, kimchi, vinegars, jams and marmalades.
OPEN ALL FESTIVAL WEEKEND
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…