One of those tall Regency houses Brighton does so well, and a lesson on what to do with the tiniest garden space. See Suzanne Breakwell’s delicate animal papercuts over hazy ink backgrounds, especially the heron image “Water’s Edge”.
This studio apartment houses the antiques of the future – the work of master craftsman and bespoke designer/cabinet-maker Huw Edwards-Jones.
You’ll want to open and close the drawers of his unique and gentlemanly pieces of furniture fashioned from many different species of wood. There should be a prize for the most attractive business card; his is reminiscent of old book-plate engravings.
Just around the stunning Brighton architectural landmark Sussex Square and Lewes Crescent for something special, accessed down steps and through the stone lion-guarded little courtyard to this gorgeous mezzanine apartment packed with paintings.
Ethne Greenfield Clarke and Lindsay Pearson are prolific and accomplished artists, showing paintings and prints from their journeys to Venice, India and Africa, together with some private sketchbooks to leaf through.
bip-Art Printmaking Workshop. This long-established print studio houses several antique printing presses, including the 1844 Columbian Press, and a community of enthusiastic printmakers happy to demonstrate and explain all about their work, hand-printing with care and expertise.Many different print styles to discover. The printing machines, the process and the people are worth an in-depth exploration, taking your time here over tea and wheat-free cakes for a donation to charity.
Cardigan Ltd is the working studio of knitwear designer and artist Kate Jenkins, housed in Arundel Mews. A very friendly and informative welcome told me about the artist who has worked with charities McMillan and the British Heart Foundation. Her machine knits introduce a limited edition of colours each year.Kate’s own design and invention the 4-way poncho / cardi / scarf / wrap, fastening with rows of little charm buttons was so clever, and the crochet applique scarves and witty crochet canapes and sequinned seafood pictures are among lots to see and buy.
At Glass in Fusion, fused-glass artist Stephanie Else displays work created in her studio kilns. Jewel colours and iridescent accents adorn her epic wall pieces and platters, jewellery and decorative miniature hangings.
Beyond the Level: Glass in Fusion and Caia Matheson at Beaconsfield Studios
Although only Glass in Fusion is listed, Beaconsfield Studios houses several shows, including Caia Matheson’s painterly studio with guest photographer and leatherworker. We enjoyed a glass of Pimms and the chance to create some mini artworks ourselves while enjoying her large scale rich-toned oils, including distant forests and “Encircle”, a midnight study of beech trees.