The annual Colonnade House Winter Pop Up is back and this time it’s bringing colour, community and creativity together like never before.
Featuring Colonnade House studio members, invited guests and a selection of local charity & community organisations, visitors will be able to pick up beautiful, locally produced prints, ceramics, paintings, cards, handmade wooden items and more whilst also finding out about local charities.
As well as a unique shopping experience organisations like Creative Waves will be running free workshops “making festive decorations using 100% recycled materials” on 14 & 15 December, 11.00 – 16.00.
The shop closes at 13.00 Christmas Eve.
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John Bond is an illustrator, author and artist based in Worthing. He creates work for books, merchandise, print projects, campaigns and has exhibited his artwork internationally. His studio is here at Colonnade House.
At the Pop-Up you will find signed copies of his popular ‘Mini Rabbit’ picture book series, alongside the newly released ‘Dogs in Disguise’. A hilarious, rhyming story (written by award winning author Peter Bently) that takes a peek into the secret lives of our canine friends.
John will also be selling a selection of greetings cards and signed prints.
Award winning artist Diane Bailey is now based in West Sussex and brings her ‘BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year’ accolades with her. She is well known for her striking wildlife paintings, capturing each creature’s individual personality.
Collectable limited edition jigsaw puzzles, beautiful professional prints, cards and coasters are also available to purchase as well as original paintings.
Diane is offering a generous 25% discount on usual commission prices, an opportunity to give something truly exceptional that can last forever.
Alison Tyldesley’s love of landscape is the driving force behind her majestic paintings. Her inspiration comes from the drama of rapidly changing weather, rugged landscapes and dramatic seascapes. Alison will be selling a selection of her original large scale works, alongside smaller pieces.
Mark Humphreys has recently started his picture framing business Howell’s Frame’s at Colonnade House. Mark has mainly worked for the past 25 years as a chef but on breaks from the high pressured environment of the kitchen, he trained and worked as a framer and artist. Mark will be selling some of his latest abstract works at the Pop-up Shop this year.
Award winning illustrator & author Owen Davey is well known for his colourful geometric illustrations inspired by people, animals and the natural world. Owen will be stocking the perfect stocking filler gifts including, pin badges, colouring books and umbrellas.
Peon is a Sussex Based printmaker and co-founder of Old Cartshed Studio. She mixes different printmaking methods to create her intricate, elegant yet somehow minimalistic prints, ceramics and gifts.
Shona Macdonald’s work draws inspiration from the natural world, captured in ink drawings from the pine forests of the Western Highlands and small organically shaped smoke-fired ceramics.
Wendy Palmer will be showing a range of ceramic artwork. Wendy’s hand built pieces reflect her favourite themes of local land and seascapes, developing her recent collections – producing both highly decorated and texturally finished work in a range of sizes.
Nadia is inspired by the strength and beauty of seascapes and landscapes. Using foraged pieces of wood and rusty metal to make 3D dwellings.
Each piece dictates its own identity with natural forms and patterns that are enhanced with inks and paint.
Michael is a guest artist at Old Cartshed Studio, he makes closed form sculptures with various types of Raku firing. He shapes the forms and refines the surface, they are then submitted to the fire, where the heart of the flame is captured on the surface of the clay. In this event he creates a range of gift hangings, perfect for that special someone. There will also be some sculptural work and a small selection of functional items.