Thursday, 4 October 2018

Handmade at Kew Exhibition

4th October 2018

This photo was taken at 6pm in Kew Gardens on my way to the exhibition, I had been given preview tickets which included a glass of Kew Gin and tonic!!


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I was so impressed by all the wonderful and original work on show...

peterlanyonfurniture.co.uk


...these lamps were beautiful and even the shades were made of wood!


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Beautiful extra fine merino wool scarves in traditional designs...


www.bakkaknitwear.com


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This photograph didn't do the stand justice, cards, tea towels, place mats with London buildings, also architectural photos of properties...

WWW.LINESCAPES.CO.UK


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...so many varieties of design in ceramics/porcelain, I could have spent a fortune!!

www.sheenpottery.co.uk


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Saw some more handcrafted furniture and unusual items. These are jewellery boxes and works of art....

www.jonathanpearcefinefurniture.com


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...This was my favourite piece in the exhibition, a felted wall hanging hand dyed, machine embroidered and hand stitched using wool and silk, so, so beautiful...



www.subafibreart.com


....amazing quality and detail.


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Ceramic flower topped reed diffusers, unusual, very delicate and love the way they make shadows...

www.purelyporcelain.co.za


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Stef Mitchell is a Yorkshire artist and uses nature to create her beautiful prints, I have been an admirer and follower for a few years and it was great to meet her....

stefmitchell.com



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Eco dyed silk and wool items, delicious designs and colours...

www.BeeBowen.com


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These wire sculptures made me smile, so much fun and so original

www.RachelDucker.co.uk


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Unusual ceramic vases and pots, so much texture....

annaleaclelia-tunesi.com


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Stunning porcelain work...



www.justinemunsonporcelain.com


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Woodturner producing platters and bowls with very interesting original designs...

www.woodstockturning.co.uk



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Another amazing and original felt artist...


....so interesting to talk to and she can be commissioned for animal felt portraits...

Maxine Shattock

mandmshattock@aol.com


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Beautiful Raku by Wendy Johnson

www.wendyjohnsonceramics.co.uk


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Brilliant place mats where the leaf comes out for a coaster...



www.hannahdowdingfurniture.co.uk


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...last but not least, small metal using recycled rusted cans and wire, delicate but extremely sturdy...



sjbsculptures@yahoo.com


 ....there were many more stands, especially jewellery, but these were my favourites, the makers were passionate when they spoke about their work and were very happy to explain the procedures involved. 

Hope I am given preview tickets next year!!!