Hilary Vincent

I am a Sussex based designer maker, originally trained in graphics at Bath Academy of Art. After a period of primary school teaching, I now work with clay. I hand-build my ceramics using red earthenware and explore techniques of masking and layering coloured slips to create images. These are inspired by the patterns and colours […]

Jessie Astill

I started BeauBottletops in 2015 when I craved a creative outlet alongside working full time. Creating pieces full of hope and optimism enabled me to maintain my profession in the social care field. Throughout my studies for a Bachelor of Science in Psychology I have remained attached to the art world and exploration of techniques […]

Melissa Birch

[foogallery id=”725″]   Melissa Birch is an artist and printmaker who studied at Oxford University (BA Fine Art) and Chelsea College of Art (MA) during the 1990’s.  Her work includes lino print, drawing and collage, and she enjoys mixing and playing with these different disciplines. The stylised images in her work are created by carving […]

Sharon Gibson

SHARON GIBSON BEACH POTTERY. Beach Pottery is a home studio located on beautiful Shoreham Beach, on the south coast. It is just a stones throw away from the shoreline and this is where Sharon draws most of her inspiration. From her daily walks along the beach she will admire the shape or colour of various […]

Lucy Gabriel

[foogallery id=”715″]   I studied at the Arts Educational school , where I found my love for sculpture and photography. I then went on to work in fashion , catwalks and editorial doing  hair dressing and make up in London , Brighton and Australia . I then worked at Pinewood  and Shepperton film studios doing […]

Candy Medusa

[foogallery id=”99″]   Candy Medusa is an artist, illustrator, marine biologist and loudmouth, constantly confused as to why artists’ statements are supposed to be in the third person. Specialising in digital media, pen and ink, mixed media and upcycling, she draws much of her inspiration from nature and is passionate about the environment. She mostly makes […]

Sue Collins

[foogallery id=”416″]   I am an artist, printer, designer and workshop tutor, with a Fine Art Degree, based in Hassocks.  I love where I live.  I’m in the middle of the countryside and yet only 10 minutes on the train from Brighton and just under an hour to London. I am very lucky being able […]

Handmade in Hammersmith

[foogallery id=”627″]   Beautiful tweeds and tartans, cottons and linens, reclaimed from kilts, shirts, skirts and jackets.  Recycled into new, individual and practical bags and pouches. You can find our online SHOPS at: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MadeinW6 and https://folksy.com/shops/MadeinW6 Handmade in Hammersmith is now on INSTAGRAM and you can sign up to our NEWSLETTER (new things, advance notice of SALES, previews of work in progress, upcoming markets […]

Samantha English

[foogallery id=”585″]   My love and fascination with jewellery began when I was a little girl and my mother would invite my sisters and I to delve into her jewellery boxes.  Today I wear a mixture of those hidden gems, my own jewellery and pieces that I have collected from junk shops and designer jewellers!  I love […]

Maddy Manns

[foogallery id=”279″]   Having studied Fashion and Textile Design, I find printed textiles particularly appealing, loving the opportunity to play with different repeats and colour. All my designs take inspiration from the natural world, in colours that are both harmonious and calming. Each piece has idiosyncratic marks and variations that are intended and are in contrast […]

Penny Mechen

[foogallery id=”101″]   After many years of having a daily 100 mile commute to work I decided that,  for sanity’s sake, a change of life was needed. Giving up a steady income to follow my passion for art was the best decision I ever made and I  threw myself into every course and art book […]

David Stringer

[foogallery id=”108″]   I think my artwork can probably be compared to ‘Automatic writing’. Apart from the very rare occasion, when I have an idea for a subject, I don’t seem to have much say, in what appears on the paper, board, canvas etc. It often quite surprises me! Examples of my work, can be […]

Vanessa Reynolds

[foogallery id=”104″]   Originally from Hampshire, I recently moved to the beautiful county of Sussex, to Southwick. I teach Fine Art at a local sixth form college. I paint in my spare time. Here I am displaying some of my 3 most recent groups of painted subject matter. The passion of dance, African scenes from […]

Liza Morton

[foogallery id=”100″]   Ceramic Artist Liza studied at Brighton University, W.M.C.P. in the 90’s, then moved on to a successful career in teaching for 20 years. She is now a full-time artist creating sculptures for ‘Woofing Fabulous’ in Saltdean, Sussex. Her ceramic studio is a hive of activity sculpting animals for exhibitions here in Sussex […]

Fay Bishop

[foogallery id=”574″]   Having started my training in accountancy at age 21, I never in my wildest dreams believed that I would be able to indulge my passion for art and make it part of my daily life. Art has always been present in my life but usually firmly in the background. As a young […]

Gillian Hills

I am inspired by the Sussex landscape and seascape, my cats, my garden and the foxes that visit. I like to work in many different mediums. I enjoy going to car boot sales where I often find materials and tools e.g. paint brushes, old boxes of pastels, canvases.  I also find my mirror frames and […]

Chris Howitt

[foogallery id=”640″]   My love of stained glass began I think when, as a teenager, I first saw the Baptistry window at Coventry Cathedral created by John Piper and Patrick Reyntiens. I learned the basics of leaded glass many years ago at a further education class.  Sometime later I took more classes through Northbrook College […]

Aida Ashall

[foogallery id=”51″]   Aida is a delightful young lady with severe and complex special needs which impact on all areas of daily life. She was born in Bosnia in 1997, just after the end of the Bosnian war and placed directly in the state orphanage. She was adopted, aged 5, by Julie, a British volunteer […]