Jigger And Jolly and a whole lotta Holly…

Christopher Turell-Watts (aka Jigger and Jolly) is a local artist who makes one off and small run batch ceramic sculptures, musical clouds and intricate lace inspired terracotta tea light holders.

We love these little guys:

Alongside these creations he is launching “Willow Pattern City” – a new series of plates and mugs with Liverpool buildings and landmarks in place of the traditional Willow Pattern you see on china.

You can see what other creations he’s cooking up on his blog at http://www.jiggerandjolly.blogspot.co.uk/ and don’t forget you can see his work in person on both days of the Winter Arts Market this year which is at Liverpool St George’s Hall (opposite Lime Street train station) on Sat 8 and Sun 9th December.


Winter Arts Market – it’s tomorrow!

So then, if you didn’t already know.. let me tell you.. Our wonderful (and HUGE) celebration of Merseyside creativity happens tomorrow!

Here are the details:




Entry £1, Under 16′s Free


Public entrance is via St George’s Hall Heritage Centre (street level entrance, facing Queen Square Bus Station)

110 Artists & Makers   *   The Feel Good Fair   *   St George’s Heritage Centre

Festive Cafe beneath Organ   *   World Heritage Site

All for just £1 and Children enter FREE!

Winter Arts Market Press Photo by Mark McNulty

Winter Arts Market Press Photo by Mark McNulty. Artists left to right: Silversmith & Jeweller Lisa Waldman, Textile Artist Charmione Lloyd, Painter Stephen Collett & Photographer Eli Pascall-Willis



A huge festive shopping extravaganza where you can find the most distinctive gifts in the glorious surroundings of historic St George’s Hall. Whether you’re looking for an artwork to adorn your living room wall or the perfect gift for a friend, the Winter Arts Market presents the work of over 110 highly skilled and imaginative artists and crafts people to choose from.

It’s a rare chance to truly ‘shop local’ and support the work of local artists!

Find thousands of unique items including: jewellery, paintings, homewares, sculpture, textiles, beauty products, ceramics, prints, photography, clothing, vintage items and much more.

Artworks pictured left to right: Gypsophila Clothing, Plush item by Lucy Hopping, Photograph (detail) by Roderic Barrar, Jewellery by Helen Palmer & Stained Glass Panel (detail) by Colette Galvin.


This year’s event also features a special Feel Good Fair where local health and wellbeing organisations present a range of inspiring ways to beat those winter blues!

The Feel Good Fair invites you to connect with local creative projects and events, spark your curiosity, be inspired to do something new, rediscover a forgotten talent or simply pamper yourself.


• Liverpool Magic Circle amaze you with their close up magic tricks

• Sample festive treats from the Bluecoat

• Have a go at Singing your Socks Off

• Find out what’s happening at National Museums Liverpool and how to get involved

• Pamper yourself with an instant manicure from Pro-Health

• Discover the wonders of aloe vera and try a free massage

• Plus – children’s facepainting, health awareness from Liverpool Primary Care Trust, community arts with Pride in Liverpool and much more!


See you tomorrow!

Open Culture x