The gallery is in the centre of the beautiful village of Abbotsbury situated on Dorset’s breathtaking Jurassic coast. Visitors to our gallery will already be familiar with our wide range of UK designer-made craft and art and we offer a selected range here in our online shop.
Currently we are highlighting the following artists’ work:
Sam Cannon is an incredibly talented artist who can turn her hand to any subject, but her portraits of animals and people are breathtaking. We are lucky enough to have some of her fabulous lettered pictures which are local scenes with sayings and quotations skillfully incorporated. These also come as prints and cards. Sam works from her home in the local village of Whitchurch Canonicorum
Fiona makes pots of all kinds – large platters and bowls, mugs and jugs, pots and dishes, nearly all decorated with her favourite fish motif. Her soapdishes, complete with pretty handmade soap, are a runaway success and are constantly reordered. Fiona also makes gorgeous buttons and brooches and is careful to make her work affordable while still being fabulous. Fiona lives and works in Bournemouth.
Alison studied fine-art painting at St Albans and Exeter Colleges of Art. While working as an illustrator she won a competition to design a plate for the 10 Downing Street ceremonial dinner service. She is a member of the British Association for Modern Mosaic and in 2006 she organised the Symbols of Faith exhibition in York Minster.
We first came across Jackie’s work on a website and it was love at first sight. Her brooches and corsages are stunning, jewel-like creations in hand-dyed, hand-felted wool and velvets while others are created in rustic tweeds. Each is machine embroidered to produce the most exquisite piece which is then backed with Liberty fabric.
The reaction to Sarah Jane's charming driftwood and wire pieces has often been marked by mews of delight and it is obvious why. The sweetest little sculptures of driftwood boats, tin houses and tiny wire animals, all unique, are pieces of work to treasure and love.
Paul's Inspirations come from his love of nature especially animals. Many of his pieces are inspired from direct observations of wild animals in their natural habitat.