Unique Hand-Crafted Gifts at Art & Craft Guild Exhibition

Henley Art and Craft Guild will be back once again at The Fire Station Gallery from 2-6 December with their Winter Craft Exhibition.

This year a few members will be manning their own table for the first time, which will mean there are even more craft items available for purchase. All the items are hand-crafted by the members so you can be sure of picking up something truly unique.

Stall holders will include:
Janet Roberts with her one of a kind mini messenger bags which she makes from up-cycled fabrics saved from going to landfill. She will also show her unique hand painted costume jewellery, including earrings, pendants, bracelets and rings in truly vibrant colours, together with one off hand painted silk scarves.

David Palmer-Stevens, a self-taught artist, with a love of the cartoon artists of children’s comics of the 40’s and 50’s, is showing comic sculptures that are guaranteed to make you smile.

Linda Cookson and June Butler will be showing their amazing needle felted items and demonstrating how they are made. Linda says “I am a self taught Needlefelter, creating wool sculptures using a sharp needle with nicks in the blade. I like making whimsical creations with a bit of humour and sometimes fantasy and love bringing my creations to life, being able to hold them in 3d. If I’ve given someone a smile too then I’ve done what I set out to do.”

Sheila Ferris has been dabbling with clay for most of her life. She used to make garden pots and large coil pots and still has her kick wheel and an ancient kiln in which she fires her stoneware. She has decided now to mostly turn her interest in to slab building, making rather rough shapes with black and flecked stoneware clay. She calls it her ‘Rocky’ collection; they are rough and very organic. Most are mostly containers that would take a flower pot; pitted and rough and dark. All are fired to stoneware temperatures.

The remainder of the exhibition will comprise an eclectic mix of work from other members of the Guild from ceramic to textile art and lots in between, so do come along and take a look.

Exhibition is open from 10am to 4pm every day including Sunday.

For information about the guild and how to become a member please go to our website, https://henley-art-crafts-guild.org.