The Cicada Christmas Cracker

Just one more feature open house post before the festival gets under way this Friday.  The Cicada Christmas Cracker is hosted by Nick Osborn & Moira Macfarlane. As a watercolour artist and jewellery maker, Nick has had great success.  The open house is named for Cicada Jewellery, a line Nick developed in the seventies.  After […]

11 Rugby Road is back for Christmas Open Houses

After a busy summer of pop-up shops and growing online sales, 11 Rugby Road is back for Christmas Open Houses with some new products, great gift ideas and a room full of Christmas Trees. Dan and Adam and co. are looking forward to the flurry of Christmas, but took the time to answer a few […]

Families in the Artists Open Houses – The Ruffells

Any story about Artists Open Houses wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the Ruffells.  Fran Slade, Colin Ruffell and their daughter, Shyama have been enthusiastic participants of both the Fiveways and now, Seven Dials trails for years.  Fran and Colin were one of five or six of Open Houses originals.  They were welcoming hosts for over […]

The Artist Profile: ELIZABETH ANNE NORRIS – Jewellery

Exiting Shoreham-by-Sea train station and heading towards the sea there is a bright store front, home to Shoreham Art Gallery.  Inside this friendly shop is a great selection of original art and photography as well as gifts and home items.  Upstairs is the studio of Elizabeth Anne Norris, jeweller and Christmas Open House Artist.  This […]

The Open House Host – Martha Mitchell

THE OPEN HOUSE HOST: the planning, the guest artists, the event!  In this series of interviews we ask experienced Open House Hosts what they love about taking part in the Christmas Festival. In the second part of the series we visit Martha Mitchell of Martha Mitchell Design in Hove. A drizzly, grey day did not […]

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