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76 Botanic Road, Churchtown, Southport. PR9 7NE - Tel:01704 211532
Opening times Monday to Saturday, 10.30am until 4.30pm.

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Guest artist spots may be available to anyone with a proficiency
in their chosen area that meets our gallery shop standards and criteria
whether they be amateurs or professionals. More info>>>

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Marie Wignall

I became interested in making things from reclaimed wood just over a year ago, following a low point in my life and having to give up my career in the NHS after 34 years of service .My Dad taught me the basics of using a jigsaw in the hope that it would become a form of rehabilitation for me. This was a turning point for me and after a lot of practice I got to the point when family and friends said I should try selling my creations. From then I started to do the odd Craft Fair and my confidence grew from there.Recently I went on a needle felt course and became addicted to it! Once I managed to find a source of Herdwick wool I became obsessed with making sheep and hares.No two will be the same...in fact I often change animals part way through a project! All my wood is reclaimed and my wool if from British sheep. I hope you like my products and I thank everyone who has supported me along the way

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colette Halstead

Uses traditional techniques of kiln fused glass to produce her beautiful lamps, mirrors, wall panels, vessels, and jewellery.

Colette discovered the potential of glass in 2004 after graduating with a BA (hons.) in Fine Art Printmaking and has taught kiln fused and stained glass since 2007.

Inspired by British skylines, Colette uses kiln fused techniques to produce her unique landscapes in glass.

Also a fine art printmaker, Colette captures the mood and atmosphere of each piece of glass. Colette uses leaves taken from the landscapes and introduces them into each of her pieces using unique methods developed by herself. Cow parsley, cleavers, organic anise, hawthorn, ivy, rose, astilbe, grasses and others mark their organic shadowy silhouettes in the kiln glass, capturing permanent memories of their once leafy existence. Leaves are gathered from different locations in the picturesque county Lancashire, from the lanes Over Wyre to the edge of Tolkien’s Bowland. Each piece is as unique as the leaves captured within it.

 

 

 

 

Bill Poole

Bill turns many varieties of wood to produce clocks, candlesticks, bowls and platters along with lots of smaller items including his ever popular earring trees- an elegant and practical way of storing and displaying pairs of earrings."The beauty of wood with its grain and figures as it is turning gives me great pleasure".

 

 

 

 

 

Penny Fletcher

Hand woven bags, scarves, snoods, throws, rugs and wall art. Each piece is individually designed, hand woven and finished. "Weaving is a time consuming process with some pieces taking many days to weave and hand finish".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sally Anne Lambert
Moongazer Cards

Sally's company, Moongazer Cards, publishes her own range of over 100 greetings cards and various sizes of prints with subjects ranging from ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’ and ‘The Wind in The Willows’ to faerie-folk inhabiting a magical story-book world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rufford Printing Press

We are a family run business of craftsmen dedicated to creating beauty in print. Our passion, letterpress, involves inking raised type and impressing it deeply onto soft paper using vintage printing presses. This fusion of traditional 15th century printing methods and 21st century technology gives unique results.

Our Heidelberg Platens, Arab and Adana presses allow us to produce high quality craftsmanship at reasonable costs, in runs from one copy to tens of thousands of copies.

Although letterpress printing has been almost forsaken by the industry in favour of other methods better suited to mass production, letterpress still has much to offer. The look and feel are unmistakable – when combined with the right paper, the inked surface becomes slightly debossed adding another dimension.

 

 

 

 

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