This year Court Barn’s hugely popular selling exhibition: Summer Delights will run from Saturday 22 July to Sunday 3 September when you will have the opportunity to view, and buy a range of wonderful, hand-made items made by local designer-crafters.
You will discover Ann Baker’s cheerful, personalised bunting, Anne Cope’s smooth, stoneware jewellery range
and Brian Eburah’s stunning iridescent, ‘feather’ jewellery, created by intricately colouring the surface of the metals niobium and titanium.
Carice Green’s hand printed, bamboo scarves have always been a huge hit in the museum shop, now you can see her full range of products including: sarongs, cards, cushions, lampshades and linen-covered journals.
Vibrant, lively mosaics, inspired by the intense colours of nature are Yvette Green’s speciality, while Teresa Kent’s gorgeous enamelled pieces and Hannah Mathison’s unique sculptures combine a quiet thoughtfulness and sense of humour that are sure to delight.
Together, Claudia Petley & Paul Shepherd have developed a range of life-size sculptures, focussing on the tilt of a head and the curve of a wing of the birds they produce for the garden.
Uschi Aren’s uses dichroic glass to enhance her special jewellery, while Clare Wainwright pieces of Tiffany-style, copper foiled, stained glass can be hung in a window, garden or on a window sill.
Most pieces of Louise Watson’s ethereal embroidery are developed over several months and are inspired by the natural world and Graham Williamson’s vibrant, hand-thrown porcelain, strongly linked to function, though not always purely utilitarian, will grace your home for years to come.
You’ll be sure of a warm welcome at Court Barn with the opportunity to treat yourself to unique hand-made gifts. With such an array of individually hand crafted gifts, you’re bound to find a special, distinctive present for a loved one.