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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

Winter exhibition of paintings, drawings, jewellery, ceramics & textiles

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

ORICALCUM Traditional Swedish Linseed Oil Paint

Chatsworth Estate – Chatsworth Blue (cobalt)

Chatsworth Estate – Chatsworth Blue (cobalt)

Ardbeg Green & Restoration White

The Russian House – Cambridge No 7

Tatton Park – Victorian glasshouses

NOW IS THE TIME… to be planning ahead for your exterior paint project – windows, doors, fencing, summer houses, out buildings, garden furniture etc.

This is natural linseed oil & pigment – it can be applied to any surface – timber, masonry & metal. Once painted wood won’t rot, iron won’t rust and plaster won’t crumble. It protects from weather and wind and the ravages of time. In Sweden there is a long tradition of painting buildings and interiors with this paint. The reason it has survived for 500 years is because it really does provide protection. Chatsworth use their highest quality Cobalt blue for all their exterior estate work. This blue will not break down and will still look just as blue in decades from now. Along with its excellent coverage, It is non-toxic, safe around children and animals.

All our staff at The Art Shop have been trained to advise you on everything from preparation, application, coverage and maintenance.

Here are just a few of the projects Oricalcum have advised on and supplied paint.

In Abergavenny their Linseed Oil Paint has already been used successfully on several renovations and exteriors – The George (opposite the Angel Hotel, Cross Street), the Angel Hotel courtyard and Castle Lodge and the former Grasshopper Pub (opposite the Post Office).

To find out more and to see colour charts, come and visit us at The Art Shop

 

 

F&B 2 webF&B 3 webThe starting point for this project was a length of canvas and 9 Farrow & Ball new colours – Shadow White, Drop Cloth, Worsted, Cromarty, Peignoir, Yeabridge Green, Vardo, Inchyra Blue, Salon Drab.

Artist, Catherine Baker (landscape/ abstract painter who trained at the Royal Academy Schools) put a window display together

With…

1  An old painted chair – Yeabridge Green/ Peignoir/ Shadow White

2  A picture frame – Vardo/ Inchyra Blue/ Salon Drab

3  6 slats of wood – all colours

4  Lettering signage blocks from an unoccupied old pub – Vardo/ Inchyra Blue

5  A few pears were used to add a splash of complimentary warm colour

These new colours are available now from The Art Shop. We keep in stock tester pots and emulsion, other finishes are to order, which usually takes two days. Advice given by our friendly, informed staff.

 

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We are launching a new paint product.

Join us at the Chapel, Market Street on Thursday 5th May at 7.30pm for a glass of wine and a presentaion talk by Oricalcum managing director, Michiel Brouns.

Linseed oil paint can be applied to any surface. It protects from weather and wind, the ravages of time and the changing seasons. In Sweden there is a long tradition of painting buildings and interiors with this paint. The reason it has survived for 500 years is because it really does provide protection.

Painters’ Training Workshop   Thursday 5th May 9.30am – 12pm

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