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spotlight on... art trails & open studios Open Houses are open every weekend in May. Opening times and other details will be available at aoh.org.uk, or in the AOH brochure 2019. Vee’s jewellery is inspired by the natural world that she sees on daily walks on the Downs. Petals, leaves, flowers and pebbles are sketched and photographed for design ideas. Vee then makes these designs into jewellery; forging, shaping and soldering each piece, sometimes incorporating semi-precious stones. Visit vpjewellery.co.uk for examples of Vee’s work. Vee Pease, silver charm bracelet with semi-precious stones

Jo Willis, Cows III, (Horsham Artists)

Katherine Lawrie

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The Horsham Artists Open Studios Art Trail

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he Horsham Artists Open Studios Art Trail is an established fixture on the summer art calendar – a cross between a day of artistic discovery and a quintessential English high summer day out punctuated by tea and cakes in a garden! As ever it takes place over two consecutive weekends, this year June 8th & 9th and then June 15th & 16th. That gives you ample time to visit a selection of the various artists’ studios, homes or shared venues around Horsham from Ashington in the south to Warnham in the north. Horsham Artists are widely respected for both the quality and breadth of their work and you’ll get to see everything from painting to sculpture and textiles to jewellery along with craft and upcycling. Most of all you get the opportunity to spend time with and talk to the artists and gain an insight into their working practices and techniques used in their creative process. Entry is free and all the work is original and locally made with prices to suit all pockets. There is no better way to spend a flaming June weekend or two! www.horshamartistsopenstudios.co.uk

orking from in her studio on the outskirts of Steyning, West Sussex, Katherine Lawrie creates one-off and bespoke pieces of jewellery. You’ll find her work for sale in several different venues over the year, including The Montague Gallery in Worthing, Basement 93 in Steyning, The Mall Galleries, London as part of the Society of Botanical Artists Exhibition, and her Open Studio which will be part of the Steyning Arts Trail, which starts on Saturday 25th May and continues over the Bank holiday weekend and 1st and 2nd June. All dates and details are on her website. She also sells her work via Folksy online. Inspiration comes from many sources, however a predominant one is the natural world and its forms. You can see this influence in the sterling silver, silver gilt and gold floral, botanical and British wildlife inspired jewels she designs and makes. Her work is richly textural, often with only an essence of what created the texture remaining. This gives the work an ethereal charm, which when mixed with semi precious gems and beads is truly striking. www.klawriejewellery.co.uk Katherine Lawrie, rabbit rings with golden moons

ingénu/e magazine – south downs and high weald : issue 24

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ingénu/e magazine, issue 24, Spring 2019  

arts & culture magazine for emerging & re-emerging creative talent of all genres & platform for all things creative - visual arts; contempor...

ingénu/e magazine, issue 24, Spring 2019  

arts & culture magazine for emerging & re-emerging creative talent of all genres & platform for all things creative - visual arts; contempor...

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