Winter Marvels

Screen Shot 2013-12-02 at 11.10.28It’s this weekend! We’ll be posting a new artist everyday this week in the lead up to the Winter Arts Market so we are glad to start the week of with the  rather excellent Liverpool artist Michael Snowdon.

Michael’s work is a combination of graphic design and illustration, translated into screen printing and other craft based work. He has also produced album artwork for several notable Liverpool bands, including The Coral.

Michael Snowdon 1 From traditional illustration to pop culture doodles, Michael’s work is of a high quality with fine attention to detail and humour! Truly eye-catching and ideal for Christmas gifts.


Factory Floor Jewels

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Liverpool’s Kate Stewart is the creator of Factory Floor Jewels – a range of distinctive urban jewellery. Working with objects discovered on the floors and in the bins of family & friends, trade suppliers & manufacturers, instrument technicians & luthiers; the jewellery has developed into a brand that is sold in prestigious galleries including the Hepworth Wakefield as well as online and at craft fairs.

Factory Floor Jewels by Kate StewartYou can see Kate’s range of unique accessories and jewellery in person at the Winter Arts Market at St George’s Hall Liverpool on 7 & 8 December 2013, from 10am – 5pm, along with work from over 200 more artists, designers and makers.

Kate also runs an online store where you can find more design-led items made in Liverpool by artists and designers – find it at

Quick on the Draw

arrowAn experienced illustrator with over 15 years experience, Liverpool based Chris Rodenhurst’s live drawing has been a part of his practice for many years.
alpacaChris has produced live art at venues including the Everyman, Tate Liverpool and The Bluecoat. This year will be his third as Sketchy Santa at the Walker Art Gallery!

He will include live drawing as part of his offer for the Winter Arts Market. Customers will be able to commission their own posters, hand-drawn christmas cards etc. These items will be drawn live for the customer to take away. One not to be missed at St. George’s Hall this weekend…

Rags Reborn – Rag Rugging Workshop with Up for Crafts

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Drop-in Craft Workshop

Sunday 8 December 2013
11am – 4pm
St George’s Hall, Liverpool

at the Winter Arts Market  (£2 entry, under 16’s free)

Join Up for Crafts at the Winter Arts Market to explore the traditional textile craft of upcycling rags into beautiful rugs and home furnishings. Try out a variety of rag rugging techniques for free. The first 50 participants will also receive a free Rags Reborn starter kit!

Workshop situated in the Concert Room.

Find us on Facebook: Up For Crafts

Alphabet Street

il_570xN.438533587_rq87il_570xN.497841826_7yrbBecka Griffin is a gifted Merseyside illustrator, healthily obsessed with alphabets and architecture! Becka studied Illustration at John Moores and now has quite a demand for her alphabets and personalised cards. Gifts perfectly suited for the festive season and our 2013 Winter Arts Market at St. George’s Hall.il_570xN.505939586_t5t9Becka  will have a few new Alphabets completed in time for Christmas – including Alphabet Shoes and Alphabet Gardening! She and is also in the process of expanding her range to notebooks, tea towels and mugs… Unmissable.

Come and see Becka’s stall, surrounded by the work of hundreds more artists, designers and makers at the Winter Arts Market on Sat 7 & Sun 8 December 2013.

Bohemian like you

Faye Edwards-Brigh dsc_0359001 Faye Edwards Brighouse, created Bohemian Blossom at the start of 2013. The work is an eclectic mix of old and new, taking inspiration from a bygone era, whilst striving towards making it fit for the modern lifestyle.

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Faye has always loved turning traditional pieces into something new, creating a meaningful piece to be treasured all over again and to be passed down to a new generation. Most of her work started as a result of wanting to keep family pieces of furniture but wanting to treasure it in a way that would suit her style and home. Pick out a piece for your own home at this year’s Winter Arts Market. Edwards-Brigh dsc_0172001

Mersey Paradise

Castle Street-Town Hall Low resRoger Jenkins’ paintings depict many Liverpool/Merseyside scenes; urban landscapes, iconic and not-so iconic buildings etc; his paintings are always described as “busy” and certainly bring a little more “to the party” than just simple photographic representations.

St Georges Hall low resSo for anyone looking for unique local themed gift ideas, don’t miss Rodger at the Winter Arts Market this coming December.