James Burnett Stuart
James & Tilla Waters
Clementina van der Walt
After the success of last year’s event at the Chapel, we are hosting another CERAMIC MAKERS’ MARKET in celebration of the Abergavenny Food Festival with a few more names added to the mix.
A rare opportunity to meet the makers. Hand-crafted tableware by outstanding ceramic artists will be on sale upstairs at the Chapel, Market Street.
Open all weekend 15-16 September 10am-5pm
Rachel Ricketts – Lazarus – bronze, butterfly wings & glass dome
Maggie Johnson – Heligan – wool embroidery
Amanda Caines – Necklaces – hand stitched & bound with silver and brass
Still time to catch our Mixed Summer Show ‘Hedgerows & Gardens’ running until 18th August.
Upstairs at THE ART SHOP find paintings, drawings and a collection of exquisite wool embroideries by Maggie Johnson inspired by Elizabethan and Jacobean miniatures.
At the CHAPEL are display cases of jewellery, ceramics and textiles including a new collection of stitched, silver and shed antler jewellery by Amanda & Matt Caines, and mythical mixed media sculptures by Rachel Ricketts.
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…
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