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OPEN HOUSES 2019 - jewellery

Emma Gibson Jewellery

Tooting/Furzedown

65

Jewellery collection handmade in silver, brass and semi-precious stones. One-off contemporary pieces created using a variety of traditional and experimental techniques, including folding, forging and casting. I work mainly in silver, but make some pieces using brass and mixed materials for a change of look, colour or mood. All my jewellery is designed to reflect the wearer's personality and style, whether to make a bold statement or to be worn as a comfortable, everyday piece.

A selection of distinctive earrings, necklaces, pins, cuffs, bangles, brooches, rings and cufflinks will be on display. Come and try a bold silver cuff, some simple wearable earrings, or perhaps a ring you never want to take off.

Coffee, cake or a cup of tea will be here to welcome you too!

46 Drakefield Road, SW17 8RP
Jewellery by Helen Young

Putney/Roehampton

30

Wear your very own solar system or total eclipse with a vertical alignment necklace, orbital necklace, total eclipse earrings, rocky planets earrings and cufflinks. Lovingly created with semi-precious gemstones and sterling silver from earth as well as other semi-precious gemstone jewellery.

Janet and Sarah will also be showing their paintings, prints, lithographs, watercolours and cards.

5 Rockland Road, SW15 2LN
Artists Janet Mays and Sarah Kensington; jewellery by Helen Young

Putney/Roehampton

30

A collection of paintings, lithographs and prints by Janet.
Drawings and paintings by Sarah.
Planetary jewellery by Helen.

5 Rockland Road, SW15 2LN
Local Paintings and Handmade Jewellery

Battersea/Nine Elms

76

Louise Gillard is back with a large selection of paintings, prints and drawings of the local area, London landmarks and Cornwall. Paintings of Northcote Road, Clapham and Wandsworth Commons, Battersea Park, the Thames, central London and the Cornish coastline will be on view, as well as works on paper, board and canvas. Prices start at £50. Commissions taken for Christmas!

Gabriela Vergara returns with her covetable, handmade jewellery. Gabriela is a talented jeweller who makes all of her statement precious stone necklaces in her studio in Clapham.

We look forward to meeting all our visitors. Refreshments will be available. Families welcome!

8 Hillier Road, SW11 6AU
Jenny at Home

Putney/Roehampton

31

Jenny creates hand-built, sculptural ceramics mainly from paper clay and will be showing a variety of pieces in her garden. Over the past two years she has also created a number of small and medium-sized ceramic sculptures, which she has decorated with mosaic, including her large collection of coloured, metallic, wood, glass and plastic buttons. These quirky pieces vary between vibrant primary colours to black and metallic. She has also used her collection of buttons and tiles to create a limited edition of small mosaic pictures with black frames.

In addition to her ceramic pieces, Jenny will be showing a wide variety of textiles. There will be a range of hand-knitted scarves in a wide selection of luxury and unusual yarns. There will be a new range of scarves based on the idea of the tatter jackets warn by Morris Men.

83 Putney Bridge Road, SW15 2PA
Valerie Taylor, Bob Read, Ann Sohn Rethel, Ann Funston

Tooting/Furzedown

59

ANN SOHN RETHEL makes pots for people to use in their daily lives. Using Chinese brushes, she decorates red earthenware with elements inspired by the natural world, such as butterflies and dragonflies or details of natural patterns and forms, although not always necessarily realistic. "I like the finished pot to retain the feel of the clay from which it was made. And I like the combination of conscious design and randomness, to which the art of making pots lends itself."

ANN FUNSTON's love of glass began with creating stained glass panels that often emulate landscape elements, many examples of which may be seen in this house. Of late she has been producing dishes and tiles using fused and slumped glass techniques. As can also be seen in her watercolours, colour is her joy and her strength. VALERIE TAYLOR paints mainly with water-based paints and charcoal, revelling in the broad sweeps of landscape (or lines of the human form), working as much as possible from drawings and sketches made in the open air. Having worked a lot in Cornwall and Wales of late, she has this year been concentrating on projects inspired by Herefordshire and the Yorkshire Dales. Training has been lifelong and somewhat haphazard, using Adult Education facilities such as Folkestone Art Centre, St. Ives School of Painting and Morley College.

Apart from two years living on a Scottish Island, Battersea-born BOB READ has always lived in South London, and has drawn inspiration from both worlds. He left a career in commercial architecture to study art at Chelsea School of Art and Kingston College. Working across a range of media and scales, his paintings explore colour, space and atmosphere. He has always maintained an interest in mark-making and the language of painting. His personal expression has derived from years spent drawing straight lines in architecture, both as reaction to the rational and in appreciation of structural forms. Consequently, subject matter tends towards ambiguity with an embedded sense of logic as the content attempts to uncover the internal and the subconscious.

There will also be cards by Jess Davies for sale.

35 Fishponds Road, SW17 7LH
Elżbieta Smoleńska

Southfields/Wandsworth Town

42

Yet again the door of Elżbieta Smoleńska's gallery will open to the public to reveal her latest work (photography, limited edition prints and unique jewellery). In 2017, her gallery was voted the most popular Wandsworth Artists' Open House venue.

Lately, she has exhibited with great success with well established art groups such as London Group, Free Painters and Sculptors, Association of Polish Artists in the UK and Friday Group. Her 2018 art installation 'On the Distaff Side', shown during London Ultra exhibition in Bargehouse (the Oxo Tower), was awarded honourable mention. The installation consisted of over forty old weaving shuttles, threads and photographs and symbolised the family tree. 'Independent', another of Elżbieta's installations, won third prize at the Art Competition to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Polish Independence.

Her latest installation 'Healing Powers' was shown during The Waterloo Festival curated by Almuth Tebbenhoff. Elżbieta Smoleńska also showed her screen prints in a group show 'Approaches' in D-Contemporary gallery, which participated in the Mayfair Art Weekend.

1 Arcadian Place, SW18 5JF
Isabel de Cordova

Tooting/Furzedown

71

Handmade ceramic tableware in porcelain and stoneware.

75A Thrale Road, SW16 1NU
The Orchard Group

Putney/Roehampton

17

Four artists showing pottery, paintings, textiles and silver jewellery. Affordable and original works of art.

Jill Storey:
Twickenham artist, Jill Storey, has lived and painted in the area for many years. Inspired by foreign travel, the light and colour of new destinations, many of her sketchbook drawings, done on site, are later developed into larger paintings. She has a continual fascination for the Dorset coastline and the Thames, its riverside views, parks and buildings. She enjoys drawing, mixed media and experimenting with the fluid movement of watercolour contrasted with the rough textural marks of pastel. She has taught and exhibited widely in the Richmond area and had paintings accepted at open exhibitions in London.

Maggie Laing:
Maggie makes silver jewellery inspired by everyday objects. Her early work was based on tools used for gardening, cooking, sewing and woodworking. She aims to celebrate the role these unsung heroes play in our lives and to reveal their beauty. Her work took a new direction when she came upon some Victorian ceramic shards on the Kent coast. She saw the makings of a tiny teacup in one shape and a jug in another. By adding the missing parts in silver — spouts, handles and saucers — a whole new collection of jewellery was born.

Peta Cottee:
Peta makes small bags, purses, glasses cases, mobile phone covers, key chains and bag charms. All are handmade using leather and tweed offcuts from Italy’s and Scotland’s clothing and fashion trades.  Peta learned to sew as a child and was inspired to start again having found her old sewing machine gathering dust in the attic. She likes to put together strong colours and prints to make unique but useful accessories. She also makes handmade cards with scraps of fabric and buttons collected since the 1930s by her husband’s grandmother, who was a seamstress.

Peter Mumford:
Peter makes distinctive wheel-thrown pottery suitable for day-to-day domestic use. He throws and fires his work in his garden studio in Putney. His love of sailing and fixing up boats has led him to appreciate the beauty that can be found in functional objects. All his pottery is food and dishwasher safe and fired to 1250 degrees using lead-free glazes and stoneware clay. His work has been shown in galleries in London and Cornwall and he regularly shows at local fairs, including the recent very successful Barnes Fair.

51 Ashlone Road, SW15 1LS
Sue Derbyshire and Patrick Warren

Southfields/Wandsworth Town

53

Two artists working in a variety of mediums.

7 St Ann's Crescent, SW18 2ND
Rosi Garcia del Rio

Southfields/Wandsworth Town

40

Creative art and jewellery using recycled materials. Textiles, crochet and other techniques.

39 Girdwood Road, SW18 5QR
Artists at The Cottage

Putney/Roehampton

4

Sally Scott, paintings; Christine Savage, jewellery; Kate Guy, prints/textiles; David Henderson, ceramics; Gilbert Whyman, sculpture.

The Cottage, Cambalt Road, SW15 6EW
Slavica’s Designs

Southfields/Wandsworth Town

39

Designer and maker of unique, elegant jewellery. Slavica works in sterling silver, anodised aluminium and semi-precious stones. Colour and texture are very important to Slavica and this is reflected in her work. She draws inspiration from nature, architecture and all things that surround her.

51 Melrose Road, SW18 1LX
Elizabeth Spiro, Julie Higgins, Gordon Macqueen

Tooting/Furzedown

72

Paintings, etchings and lithographs, often landscape-inspired. Also plastic and enamel jewellery and other enamel work.

18a Bellevue Road, SW17 7EG
Valerie Taylor, Bob Read, Ann Funston, Ann Sohn Rethel

Tooting/Furzedown

59

ANN SOHN RETHEL makes pots for people to use in their daily lives. Using Chinese brushes, she decorates red earthenware with elements inspired by the natural world, such as butterflies and dragonflies or details of natural patterns and forms, although not always necessarily realistic. "I like the finished pot to retain the feel of the clay from which it was made. And I like the combination of conscious design and randomness, to which the art of making pots lends itself."

ANN FUNSTON's love of glass began with creating stained glass panels that often emulate landscape elements, many examples of which may be seen in this house. Of late she has been producing dishes and tiles using fused and slumped glass techniques. As can also be seen in her watercolours, colour is her joy and her strength. VALERIE TAYLOR paints mainly with water-based paints and charcoal, revelling in the broad sweeps of landscape (or lines of the human form), working as much as possible from drawings and sketches made in the open air. Having worked a lot in Cornwall and Wales of late, she has this year been concentrating on projects inspired by Herefordshire and the Yorkshire Dales. Training has been lifelong and somewhat haphazard, using Adult Education facilities such as Folkestone Art Centre, St. Ives School of Painting and Morley College.

Apart from two years living on a Scottish Island, Battersea-born BOB READ has always lived in South London, and has drawn inspiration from both worlds. He left a career in commercial architecture to study art at Chelsea School of Art and Kingston College. Working across a range of media and scales, his paintings explore colour, space and atmosphere. He has always maintained an interest in mark-making and the language of painting. His personal expression has derived from years spent drawing straight lines in architecture, both as reaction to the rational and in appreciation of structural forms. Consequently, subject matter tends towards ambiguity with an embedded sense of logic as the content attempts to uncover the internal and the subconscious.

There will also be cards by Jess Davies for sale.

35 Fishponds Road, SW17 7LH
Urban Faerie Jewellery

Tooting/Furzedown

63

Urban Faerie offers a variety of unique and different jewellery designs: 'Deluxe', 'Sakura', 'Steampunk' and 'Curiosities'.

Each 'Deluxe' jewellery piece is lovingly handmade by Urban Faerie, with the sterling silver sourced from London's oldest diamond district in Hatton Garden. Urban Faerie attempts to only use recycled silver in her work. The 'Deluxe' jewellery range is of great value as it supports the UK economy, particularly small London businesses.

24 Sellincourt Road, SW17 9RY