Our gift shop carries works by local artistans; @TheMalthouse, we stock a wide variety of handcrafted items with a range of prices suitable for everyone. Most of our artists will be happy to take on custom orders, if you like their work, we can put you in touch with them. Showcasing the following local artistans in our gift shop @TheMalthouse:
Hot Fusion Glass (the ladies don't disappoint) Hot Fusion Glass is a partnership of two great friends, passionate about glass. Begining with stained glass, we decided to try something new. We completed courses on fusing and slumping glass.Completely enthused, we began experimenting.....We now create jewellery, picture frames, clocks, art, bowls and novelty items All of our pieces are handcrafted, hand finished and unique. http://www.hotfusionglass.co.uk/home
Higgys Bears Emilia is an award winning Bear Artist who has brought some of her amazing creations to us. A range of @TheMalthouse exclusives, including some very special WW1 commemorative bears are available now. These handcrafted one of a kind bears are not toys, but friends to treasure and keep.http://www.higgysbears.co.uk/
Dominique Greenwood I have been crocheting since when I was about 9, that's a fair few years ago now! I watched my Nan create these wonderfully coulourful granny square blankets and I became 'hooked' - and have been ever since! In recent years, I have had the pleasure of teaching cochet to adults at ACRES and have sold my items at both craft fairs and local shops. I am a yarn addict, and collect crochet books and crochet Pinterest boards with a passionate enthusiasm bordering on obsession. If you have never crocheted, or wish to revisit an old friend of a hobby, or even, if like me, you have several unfinished projects on the go, it would be lovely to meet you at one of the Have-a-go Taster workshops running @TheMalthouse.
Penny Crawley A member of the Beadworkers Guild, Penny is our Guest Tutor for all Beading Courses. Her work is detailed and intricate, but her prices are affordable.
Paul Bratby Paul not only takes striking photographs of the world around him, he also does stunning boudoir photography in conjunction with an expert make-up artist. Valentine's day is coming up, so book now to ensure your photos are ready for that special someone on the day. Check him out on Facebook
Silver Surfer Jewellery By Peter Thorp. My work is all Hand Made, Hallmarked Sterling Silver; a majority of pieces of my own design. I come from an engineering constraints and enjoy my explorations into the artistic, especially the Celtic and floral forms I now make. I started by making a model windsurfer out of scrap metal, but as my wife said "That would look good made out of silver." So I had to do as I was told.
Clare Jobling Suzanne says: I can ask Clare if she can crochet with almost any material I can name and she says 'I don't see why not!' She is a Cub Scout leader and the mother of two boys. I don't think anything can faze her! Clare combines knitting and crochet to get exactly the look she wants on her whimsical tea cosies.