Unique Gifts – A Handmade Christmas
The Barn at Bury Court has hosted a number of art exhibitions and Christmas fairs over the years and this year we decided to organise our own. Unique Gifts – A Handmade Christmas showcases predominently local art and crafts and with nearly 40 stallholders, it will be a fantastic Christmas shopping opportunity.
Meet some of the makers …
Ashcroft Ceramics, Chawton: Mike Bush uses stoneware clay to throw pots and bowls which he decorates with his own glazes. His career as a Research Chemist has certainly helped him develop his art.
From Rags To Bags, Alton: Alison Keeble sews handbags, homewares and gifts including peg bags, laundry bags, cushions, door stops and lavender bags. Vintage and reclaimed fabrics, buttons and ribbons are used whenever possible with many items being one off designs.
Su Paull Art, Whitehill: Su completed a BA Fine Art Degree at Winchester School of Art in 2007. She uses a variety of mediums including charcoal, pastels, oils and ink to create her figurative art works.
Knitwangling Productions, Sunninghill: Victoria Coleman has a background in prop making and has combined her love of interior design and crafts to produce individually hand crafted textile art and prints.
Marmalade Skies, Binsted: Tanya Williamson studied interior design and has turned her artistic talents to creating applique cushions and pictures. Her inspiration comes from anywhere including the fabric and pictures in magazines.
Mostly Mouses, Warminster: Nicky Broster has been a professional painter for the last sixteen years, painting a variety of creatures onto reclaimed slate, mugs, pebbles and much more.
Jella’s Artisan Gelato & Sorbet, Four Marks: Having trained in Italy, Jella’s produces traditional sorbets and gelato using high quality, authentic ingredients. With a huge range of seasonal flavours to choose from, including Christmas offerings, it is the perfect addition to any Christmas dinner.
Homespun Angels, Farnham: Homespun Angels offers a collection of lovingly handmade, individual decorative items for your home. Each piece expresses their passion for fabrics, buttons, ribbons and threads collected over many years with inspiration coming from their travels around the world.
Hannah Berry Flowers, Farnham: Hannah Berry Flowers is a creator of bespoke flower & styling schemes for weddings and events, showcased at venues across the South. Designing and creating floral accessories is her passion and she has an extensive flower knowledge, using only the freshest ingredients.
Plum Button Designs, Alton: Lucy and Judith Venn both studied Textile Design and will be selling a variety of useful and decorative items for the home including plant pot holders, tea cosies, one off doorstops, cushions, felt cafetiere jackets and egg cosies, along with some festive gifts and Christmas stockings.