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Mothering Sunday

For Mother’s Day chose a card, some wrappings, ribbon or twine. Make something special for the one who always loves you. Take a Clementina Van Der Walt handled bowl, personalise with some very early spring flowers out of your garden or hedgerow e.g. a primula, celandine or fritillary (snake’s head). Ribbon and label.

Have you heard the story of St Dwynwen?

Dydd Santes Dwynwen Hapus! Each year on the 25th January Wales celebrates St Dwynwen’s Day, a day that holds a tragic love story that should be rejoiced for the selfless act of one young woman called Dwynwen. Dwynwen is the Welsh Patron Saint of Lovers, who had the misfortune of having her heart broken. Betrothed… Read more »

The Winter Show: Tanja Malo

We are so thrilled to have work by new maker, Tanja Malo. Tanja studied jewellery in Japan, was brought up in rural Sweden with roots in Finnish Lapland. She uses found kimono prints, hemp, nettle and raw silk from Nepalese and Laotian mountain farms, handmade silver from Sweden, both old and new Liberty of London… Read more »

Don’t forget it’s Mother’s Day on Sunday…

  Gifts… A mug – by James & Tilla Waters  or a beaker – by Clementina van der Walt A magazine – current issue of ‘Selvedge – the fabric of your life’ A pen – slim Kaweco Lilliput pocket fountain pen with leather pouch A book – Florilingua. Paintings by Shani Rhys James A spoon – wirework by Debbi Silcock …and of course cards,… Read more »

Ten romantic Valentine ideas…

Wrappings by… John Derian, Arthouse, Jessie Chorley, Cornelia O’Donovan RCA & Caius Shaw RCA Hand-printed, stitched cards by Cornelia O’Donovan RCA –For You, With Love Gifts… ‘Botanical Painting with Coloured Pencils’ by Ann Swan The Art Shop Botanical Starter Kit – perfect for beginners Fabriano Venezia Sketchbook – smooth Fabriano Accademia drawing paper 200gsm in stitched sections ‘Hollywood… Read more »

The Long Winter Show…

Christmas has come to The Art Shop and The Long Winter Show is now open… Upstairs in the gallery, an eclectic collection of paintings, drawings, printmaking, sculpture, automata, jewellery, and ceramics. (Click here to read more and see a selection of artwork on our exhibitions page) Downstairs our shop is brimming with special gifts…wrappings, ribbons, artist’s… Read more »

Mother’s Day 2013

A Mother’s love is… …special, nurturing, enduring, brave, fearless, supportive and protective – a guiding light. A cupboard full of domestic ceramics by James Burnett-Stuart… ‘I like the way pots enter our lives stealthily, benignly, and exert their quiet influence.  As companions, offering beauty, comfort, practical service, sensuous experience all in a modest almost subliminal… Read more »

Valentine’s gifts for your one & only…

‘Love is something eternal, the aspect may change, but not the essence‘ Vincent van Gogh ‘I’ll love you, dear, I’ll love you till China and Africa meet and the river jumps over the mountain and the salmon sing in the street’ W H Auden Valentine’s day collections – cards, postcards, ribbons, strings, little wrapped gifts… Read more »