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.

www.themicrocosm.co.uk

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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 www.made-here.co.uk

See you next time!

Phew! What a weekend!

We thought you might like to see some snaps from the Winter Arts Market – there are lots more to follow, but in the meantime we’d just like to say a big thank you to:

– the very talented artists, designers and makers who exhibited and sold their work

– the thousands of people that came along to enjoy and support creatives from across the region.

– the brilliant people behind the scenes who make St George’s Hall a truly magnificent venue

– the impressive mix of performing artists who moved and delighted audiences in the Crown Court Room programmed by the marvelous Mellowtone

– KECS Creative for the children’s magical antler workshop

– the roaming historical characters of Lormac Productions

– our tremendous helper Anna Cahill!

–  and all of our very supportive colleagues, friends and families.

Join us next year for the Winter Arts Market – 7 & 8 December 2013.

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It’s got to be Landbaby, baby!

We’re thrilled to have Landbaby pop-up at the Winter Arts Market this year! A long-time home and treasure trove of glorious handmade and beautifully designed creations in Liverpool, you can find Clare’s wonderful shop in the Bluecoat courtyard all year round.

For this weekend though, you’ll find her amidst the other 120 stalls, selling unique items from up to 30 different designers ranging from cards, gifts, homewares and accessories!

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So join us this weekend for the Winter Arts Market at Liverpool’s St George’s Hall on Sat 8 & Sun 9 December 2012, from 10am-5pm and see what treasures you can find!

www.landbaby.co.uk

landbaby at the bluecoat, school lane, liverpool, l1 3bx

Variety is the spice of life!

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Anna Cade produces a wonderful variety of products, all inspired by a love of craft and contemporary illustration. 

Her work shows a keen eye for detail and ranges from handmade screenprints and paintings to children’s clothing and other textiles. We adore her paintings on wood pictured above. Beautiful!

Using illustration and print as a process of exploring colour, pattern and textures, she works with a variety of mediums such as paper, wood and fabric. All this combines to produce a very unique range of work.

These inspired creations are also either limited editions or one off runs. So get down early to this year’s Winter Arts Market to avoid missing out!

http://anacade.wordpress.com/

A bit of Bitowski

Artist Hannah Bitowski is an artist and printmaker based at The Royal Standard (a brilliant artist led gallery and studio space in Liverpool) Her wonderful work explores themes around identity and culture, often looking at European and African folk art and costume, with a penchant for geometric pattern and hidden complexities.

She will be selling her limited edition screen prints, cards, t-shirts, and 3D works including masks alongside some new exciting products she has up her sleeve! She tells us “I am currently in the process of building a wider range of very unique pieces, such as vibrant geometric screen printed tights, and hand illustrated transfer tattoos

Sounds brilliant Hannah!

If you simply can’t wait to see her work in person at the Winter Arts Market on 8 & 9 December you can find a selection of recent works in an exhibition at Urban Outfitters, Liverpool One.

For the Geek in your Life

Geekcycled make gifts and goodies for the geeky at heart!

Find their stall at Liverpool’s Winter Arts Market this year on the 8 & 9th December at St George’s Hall and snap up their colourful creations. The majority of the items are produced using decoupage from pre-loved original comics and textbooks and the range includes homeware including plates and coasters, jewellery, cufflinks and more.

They tell us “All the images are handselected for their visual impact and to create a cohesive and visually appealing item. We pride ourselves on our innovative and unique style along with giving a quality gift product at a reasonable price along with a fun twist.”

Watch this space for more featured stallholders soon!