As we count down to our Creative Christmas Market (30th Nov. 1st & 2nd Dec) we will be inviting you to meet the artists and makers taking part in our 2018 market - welcome to part two!
G & K Smith
Husband and Wife duo Graham and Klara Smith will jointly be presenting their illustration and pottery works. Graham works with clay making various wheel – thrown, hand-built and slip-cast items.
Klara, armed with a scalpel and solid knowledge of print design, is a paper artist and freelance graphic designer. Her papercut illustrations work on several levels – as the papercut itself; as photographs which capture distorted shadows that take on a life of their own and, as in her projects with a number of musicians, gently animated, fluid stories.
With many years of experience, Klara also designs printed materials, namely books and other publications. Apart from the commercial work, she creates her own artist's books, original hand pulled prints and decorates ceramics with her illustrations.
Esme is an award winning Jeweller and Silversmith who specialises in different metalworking techniques such as hand engraving and repousse and noisier processes like forging.
Having just completed an artist residency in South Oxfordshire developing her work in silver she is now based in Essex and works for a museum service. Esme loves working alongside customers to create bespoke hand crafted pieces as well as on her own designs, making Christmas gifts to treasure and love. She will be demonstrating how pieces are made, come along to Hotel Elephant and say hello!
AFRORETRO are designer-maker-sisters Anna and Lilly. Taking inspiration from their homelands of Uganda and England they craft jewellery, fashion, accessories and more.
Their UpCycled range takes unloved items and breathes new life into them creating unique one of a kind pieces. They also support artisans from their homeland of Uganda searching and meeting designer-makers to bring the best of Ugandan right here to London. All pieces made here and elsewhere are made with love, in fair waged and ethical conditions.
When the AFRORETRO sisters are not making there are inspiring others to find their inner creative! Leading upcycling and making workshops across London; from primary schools and private events to the V&A Lates .
Studio After Matter
Studio After Matter is run by three enthusiastic friends and artists that work in different media.
They have a cooperative approach, often joining forces to combine, merge and link our different skills. They are passionate about sculpture, creating their works and producing commissions for clients. They have a broad array of technical knowledge and abilities gained from working in bronze art foundries. They can also provide mould making and casting service in different materials.