INDIE MADE CHRISTMAS 3-6 DECEMBER 10AM-5PM
We’re very excited to host 12 very talented makers and artists in our INDIE MADE CHRISTMAS event that takes place in our gallery this December! Come check out the amazing arts and crafts made by local makers & artists between 3-6 December 10am-5pm. Visit our Instagram to see the introductions!
This event is the perfect opportunity for you to take a look at a special selection of locally handmade craft and inspirational artworks that you will not find in the typical high street shop. Making it a perfect occasion to find unique gifts for all of those special people around you!
Makers and artists taking part are:
@glod_store @genkidesignsuk @anastasiafineartist @jaynewilliamsdesigns @noshrinkingv @lunar.james @littledanubeshop @snitch_stitch @in_miniature_arts @vicki_illustrations @designandtea @_steph_hudson_
Choose your perfect Christmas gift from a range of crafts including jewellery – scented hand-poured candles – sustainable clothing – funky soaps – naughty embroidery hoop hangings – homeware – mini wire sculptures – original artworks and prints – and a whole lot more!
There is something for everyone and just in time for perfect ‘Christmas Gift Ideas’. Pop along & get into the festive spirit! Resist shopping centres & Amazon and support your local creatives and your local small businesses this season, we need it to survive!
A little bit about our makers and artists taking part this year:
NO SHRINKING VIOLET
No Shrinking Violet offers big, bright, bold and surprisingly light weight handmade jewellery at accessible prices.No piece of jewellery is exactly the same as they are all cut from a large designed piece of clay. Each customer purchases a special piece of wearable art, expressing personality and individuality. With clashing patterns and colours, lashings of gold and oversized shapes, their jewellery most certainly lives up to their name! Founded by Georgina Brackstone in South London.
Anastasia is a painter based in South London exploring balance, harmony and colour through geometric abstract paintings using acrylic, spray paint and resin. Her minimal and geometric style focuses on the relationships of colour, form and surface. Through the combination of sharp and circular shapes she explores the elements of movement and fluidity. Finding the right colour combinations is a very important aspect to her process. In each collection she’s inspired by her travels and surroundings which influence her minimalistic style.
The majority of the world’s fashion industry is created by the mass production of cheap fabrics, that is both damaging to the environment, public health and uses exploitative practices in forced human labour. At GENKI they stand against this, and want to celebrate off the beautiful fabrics the world already has, by upcycling them, into new styles. They work with independent tailors and fabric traders in Rajasthan, India and believe in absolute transparency in production and have personal relationships with everyone in the production of Genki clothing. The founder Camille Dawson lives just around the corner!
SNITCHES GET STITCHES
Katie started embroidery in 2015, when she bought her first ever cross-stitch kit. She found the instructions too hard to follow, so She made her own design using the kit’s materials and has been stitching ever since.
She taught herself various stitches and began making hoops, and in 2020 decided to move onto embroidering secondhand clothing. She wants Snitches Get Stitches to be fun, creative and inclusive, as well as allowing people to express themselves through what they wear and what they put on their walls.
Jayne Williams creates one off pieces of jewellery, using a variety of different techniques and materials such as silver, gold, semi precious stones and resin. All pieces are designed and handmade by Jayne in her own London workshop where she also makes her own costume beads!
DESIGN AND TEA
Julieta Molina is an Argentinian graphic designer specialised in branding and an illustrator. Her studio, Design and Tea, is based in SE London, where she’s lived for over 18 years. Inspired by her wish to see her daughter develop surrounded by colour and positivity, she developed a collection of typographic prints that bring together the joy of colour and the strength of a positive message, so that both children and adults can feel inspired and develop into them.
IN MINIATURE ARTS
London/Wales based makers of tiny things @gwenan_holly will have a fabulous selections of mini wire sculptures to pick from, making them the perfect little gifts for your friend and family!
Using only natural ingredients and imagination, they produce pure and sustainable skincare products that recreate sweet nostalgic moments, keeping your skin clean and nourished. Their natural soap bars are 100% vegan, fragrance and cruelty free.
All their soaps are named after a city or a town along the river Danube which runs through northern and eastern Europe, and the scenes and colours are inspired by these places.
Lunar James is a collection of sustainable jewellery, art pieces and small home accessories, all designed and made by Arianne in her studio in South London.
Inspired by everything in nature and the skies above, she likes to work with what she finds and see in nature. The ethos is to celebrate the natural and organic, and show that we don’t need to add nothing artificial into the world.
She has an immense love for working with raw materials, like shells, rocks, wood and other items she find in nature! She’ll be bringing a new collection called Moonscape which is inspired by the moon and the planets in our solar system.
Victoria’s illustrations celebrate women within the black and mixed race community, the characters she draws have an energy that she strives for in her everyday life, they are strong, confident and proud. Vicki hopes that when people see her work they can get this energy from her pieces and use it to empower themselves. She also makes hand made bags and face masks and tries to incorporate these into some of her images promoting safety during these times.
G L Ø D /glʊ/ meaning ‘glow’.
Their name is inspired by the Danish tradition (also known as hygge) of finding great joy in life’s simple pleasures, such as an uplifting scent or the warm glow of candlelight. But while they have a definite Scandi influence, they are very much a UK brand and they hand-pour all of our candles in Greenwich, South London.
They use only clean-burning soy wax and pure essential oils, and all of their packaging is either reusable or recyclable. Each candle scent is named after an inspirational woman – Florence (Nightingale), Ivy (Dr Williams) & Malala. For every candle sold, they donate £1 to support the incredible work of the charity Women for Women UK, which helps survivors of war rebuild their lives.
Steph Hudson, Print Designer living in East London, specialising in botanical illustration screen sprints. Taking influence from the natural world, she draws floral compositions which are then hand screen printed, each is an individual!