Local Crafts from in and around West Berkshire

Fat Belly Pots
Fat Belly Pots

The work I make is small, carefully crafted and delights in imperfections. I spend time with each piece considering how to best show its character. Not cleaning up and hiding its individuality but looking for ways of emphasising that which it is. I throw and tear and stick, working with both plan and chance then look and think and hunt for possibilities. From these possibilities characters and stories evolve.

The Little Bunny Studio, Newbury
The Little Bunny Studio

The Little Bunny was established in 2014 by Paula Robinson.

Paula is hugely inspired by nature and uses this to create drawings, prints, photographs, mixed media, digital art and textiles

JLK Glass Art
JKL  Glass Art

Based in Burghfield Common, Julia creates individual stained glass items such as panels, screens, lamps etc

Julia creates stained glass panels and small items using both traditional lead and copper foiling methods, and enhance her work with kiln-fired paint.

Elizabeth Baldin
Elizabeth Baldin

Painting is filled with so many new discoveries and challenges for Elizabeth  and it keeps evolving – never standing still. That’s why she is so so hooked.

Cathy Newell Price Jewellery
Cathy Newell Price Jewellery 

Cathy Newell Price designs and makes contemporary jewellery from her studio in Mortimer near Reading in Berkshire.

Sue Mundy Ceramics
Sue Mundy Ceramics

Sue Mundy is a ceramic artist specialising in hand-built sculptural forms. she creates one-off pieces from her studio near Reading.

Libby Blakey Designs
LIBBY BLAKEY’Sof Hungerford

With her breadth of knowledge and expertise, Libby Blakey has been setting the standard for superior retail and interior design across Berkshire and the home counties for more than twenty years. She is sought after for her exquisite taste and the sense of effortlessness with which she pulls houses together to create homes of warmth and originality. 

Love HeartWood
Love HeartWood

Liz Pearson is a designer and wood turner based in rural West Berkshire. She finds living surrounded by beautiful English woodland invigorating and inspiring. The traditional process of turning everyday objects from locally sourced timber is very rewarding and a little bit magical. 

Pzaz Jewellery
Pzaz Jewellery

Zaz welcomes prospective customers to visit her workshop in Ashampstead and offers the first consultation free of charge.  You can come and browse her ready made pieces and try on any of the available items.  If you want to co-ordinate your jewellery to a particular colour, Zaz can help you choose the exact shade

CÁIT GOULD CERAMICS
Cáit Gould ceramics

Berkshire-based ceramicist Cáit Gould has been passionate about clay since studying Ceramics at Glasgow School of Art in 2002. Having been selected to participate in BBC2’s ‘Great Pottery Throw Down’ Cáit reached the quarter-finals of series 2.

3D Wood
3D Wood

Based in west Berkshire their workshop is in the heart of the forest on the Englefield Estate.

Wendy Llyod
Wendy Lloyd Textile & Print Artist

Wendy Llyod is an artist and teacher working in Newbury, West Berkshire. I use a wide range of print, mixed media and textile techniques including etching, collagraph, collage, painting, stitch, distressing and feltmaking.

Diana Pattenden
Diana Pattenden  Sculptor

Diana is a sculptor of bronze and ceramic limited-edition pieces and commissioned work. She also offers practical classes for people wishing to learn about sculpture and ceramics, host parties for children allowing them to play with clay, and do hand casting for family groups.

Sally Courage Ceramics
Sally Ceramics

For the last few years Sally has had the opportunity to work from home and open her own gallery, Ceramic Art Whitway, at Red Steps.  She joined Newbury Open Studios in 2010 and have thoroughly enjoyed exhibiting with other artists. 

Gift of Glass- Mortimer
Jason Leggett Glass Artist- Gift of Glass- Mortimer

 Glass Artist form his studios in Mortimer, workshops are normally available.

Nigel (An Artist)
Nigel ( An Artist)

I live in a Berkshire village with my family, Hardy the Labrador, Captain Jack my parrot, some hens, several colonies of honey bees, and numerous goldfish. His specialities are very definitely animals – both pets of all and every variety and wildlife – and the broad spectrum of English rural life.

Jan Nethercot Ceramics
Jan Nethercot Ceramics

The clay takes Jan on a journey of exploration, satisfying some primeval urge. Opening the kiln at the end of one of these journeys, never ceases to surprise and delight her. It is a joy!

Victoria Wilcox
Victoria Willcocks
Hilary Reem Original & Functional Stoneware

Hilary is a highly successful, talented, potter and wood sculptor, and her work now resides in many private collections. She produces a comprehensive and varied selection of fully functional, hand thrown stoneware pottery. The jugs, mugs, bowls and teapots are decorated with animals and plants or lettering for special events, and they are produced using glazes combined with wood ash.   

Newbury Market Square @ Isa Carmona Art

Isa Carmona Art

Isabel paints in watercolours, prints and draws in a style full of colour. She takes part yearly in the West Berkshire and North Hampshire Open Studios and she is an associated member of the Oxford Printmakers Cooperative. Her printwork includes collagraphs, monotypes and etchings.

Louise Gunnersen
Louise Gunnersen BA Hons, PGCE

Louise Gunnersen is foremost a colourist and an established international painter influenced by her surroundings, travel and constant appreciation of other artists. Louise works in a variety of mediums, subject matters, styles and sizes, and is happy to take commissions. Interested in the beneficial aspects of the unpredictable process of creativity, she experiences that the mind can be taken to a level of wellbeing and personal meditation, becoming absorbed by the stroke of a pure line, intensity of layering oil paint, the twist and turns of design or the power of colour. Sharing with others her enjoyment of the subject, not only in her own art, but also on offer are bespoke art teaching, and celebratory art parties.

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