Helen Stone - Art
Helen Stone has trained both in illustration and contemporary portraiture and has gone on to teach art to all kinds of students from children at a local parent-partnership school to team-building days for high-flying corporate execs at a London art college. Her own art practise is about the everyday stories of being human and she truly believes art is for everyone. Tell her you’re no good at art and she’d just love to prove you wrong.
Rosie - Twig Ceramics
Rosie is a potter and pottery teacher making botanical pressed tableware. Her workshops are focused on bringing plants, people and clay together. She works from her studio collective in Lindfield. "I’m lucky enough to have a studio surrounded by the woodlands in Sussex, where I walk and forage for plants which I use in my process. I love to be outdoors and connected to the seasons. The natural colours, textures and patterns I notice around me make their way into my work."
Rosie studied 3D Design and Crafts degree at the University of Brighton where she specialised in Ceramics. This was followed by completing a graduate residency programme in Denmark. She teaches wheel-based workshops at her studio as well as at pottery in Shoreham. Her botanical-themed workshops take place in interesting natural locations across Sussex.
Eva-Marie - Glass Fusing
Eva-Marie Allen is the owner of Painty Pots studio in Charlwood. She is passionate about sharing the therapeutic benefits that arts and crafts bring to our busy daily lives and is a keen advocate for supporting women in business. “I love that ANYONE can produce a beautiful piece to be proud of, from baby's first hand print to a lifetime of experience. I am so proud and thankful every day that I work with my passion and creativity”
Helen - Wallace Lettering
Helen is a hand lettering artist based in West Sussex, working in a variety of styles using watercolour, ink, brush pens, paint brushes and nib.
She developed a love for type when designing her wedding stationery back in 2017 and calligraphy quickly became her favourite pastime, evolving into a passion she wanted to share with others.
Shortly after getting married Helen set up her own design studio Wallace Lettering, where she now designs custom lettering for corporate brands, bespoke wedding stationery, greeting card designs, signage & chalk boards.
Nicoline - The Danes
Nicoline is Danish and grew up in Denmark but has worked and lived in the UK for the past 30 years. She trained as a theatre designer and has worked as a model maker for Madame Tussauds, as a prop maker and has dressed more Christmas trees and showrooms at Selfridges, shops and trade shows than she can remember while working for Gisela Graham, (the Christmas Decorations company). When she isnt crafting, she designs products for The Danes which she set up last year with a fellow Scandinavian selling and designing Scandinavian home and hygge creative lifestyle products.
She takes her inspiration from her Scandinavian upbringing and nature in the craft she makes and designs.
Allie - New Moon Candles
Allie runs New Moon Candles completely by herself from a tiny kitchen in the heart of Sussex. The welfare of our Earth has been a lifelong passion for Allie, therefore all products are 100% EcoSoya wax - sustainable, vegan friendly, and biodegradable. Allie has been making candles for over five years for personal use and in February 2021 New Moon Candles was founded.
Dele - Isla Joy Creations
Dele lives in East Grinstead, West Sussex and started decoupaging in 2019. After seeing a few decoupaged items on Pinterest and being a lover of crafts she started practicing the decoupage techniques and quickly moved on to selling her items online in 2020 via her small business Isla Joy Creations UK.
Dele describes decoupage as fun, therapeutic and incredibly rewarding. It's a very forgiving craft and so easy to learn, even her 8 year old daughter, whom her business is named after, has created and sold decoupaged items.
Cecily Kate - Art Felt Fibres
Cecily Kate is an award-winning Set & Costume Designer and scale model maker who also has 30+ years of experience in the Healing Arts. Since becoming a mother her skills have seamlessly morphed into modelling woolly creatures that capture a sense of character and “spirit”. Her love of the Seasons, nature, children and animals are her greatest source of inspiration which shines through her work. Cecily Kate has been needle felting bespoke commissions and teaching in-person workshops for over 12 years having been introduced to this wonderful medium through her son’s Walforf Kindergarden in California!
Cecily Kate’s passion is to inspire creativity. She loves nothing more that to co-create a timeless crafting space with all the makers who come to the table. She teaches school children, teachers, teens and adults and equally enjoys holding space and teaching live Zoom workshops for small family groups and their friends.
Her beautifully edited Needle Felting Master Class videos and and eco-friendly Needle Felting Kits help empower customers worldwide in expressing their creativity through needle felting.
Cecily Kate lives in Forest Row with her Husband and 14 year old son.
Claire Knight - ThreadED
Claire is an independent pattern designer and founder of seasonal decorations brand
ThreadED. A Marketer by trade, Claire followed her passion for making and designing with fabric following redundancy due to the Covid Pandemic. Claire turned her hobby into a thriving business. She has built a brand around seasonal decorations marketing unique, heirloom sewing patterns and kits to celebrate every season. Claire designs and makes each decoration, creates a pattern and instruction booklets which are available as full-sized paper versions or downloadable PDFs.
Bex - Shop Koana
After being furloughed in 2020 Bex decided to throw all of her energy into creating something that she loved (and spends a lot of money on!) so started to research making bath bombs. A few months later after creating & perfecting her recipe, Bex submitted for safety assessment and Koana went ‘live’ in August 2020.
Charlotte - Lino Printing & Art
Charlotte is an experienced artist and teacher who enjoys sharing knowledge and skills with
others in a calm, nurturing and friendly environment.
She passion for wildlife and nature and love to create artwork which is influenced by our natural surroundings, finding inspiration by walking in the Surrey Hills, taking photographs and bringing ideas back to her studio. Charlotte work in a variety of mediums including pencil, charcoal, pastels, pen and ink and watercolour. However, printmaking has really
captured her imagination and she has enjoyed developing this technique. Last year Charlotte took part in Surrey Artists’ Open Studios where she exhibited a selection of her own prints.
Charlotte hopes to encourage others to enjoy and discover their own unique creativity.