Artists Open House 2022, Brighton

Welcome to The Nature House

I will be opening our home ‘The Nature House’ this winter as part of Artists Open House festival in Brighton, along with 8 nature inspired guest artists. We are also offering workshops in the garden studio.

We are venue: 31 on the artists open house winter trail.

Address: 113 Preston Drove, Brighton, BN1 6EW

Dates: Sat 26th / Sun 27th November, Sat 3rd / Sun 4th, Sat 10th / Sun 11th December.

Opening times 11am – 5pm Saturday and Sunday.

Parking: meter parking available at Preston Park, a short walk away.

Introducing the artists

Ellie Artist (Studio & Countryside)

Ellie Hipkin

For the winter artists open house I will be sharing a new collection of original textile artworks. Along with sharing some of my techniques in the new garden studio.

Would you love to create your own nature inspired art greeting cards?  In the garden studio I will hosting a fun botanical printing workshop during the festival.  Please see the workshop page for more info.

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Sarah Rickard

Sarah studied a BA (Hons) degree in Contemporary Crafts where she specialised in ceramics and textiles.

Working from her studio in rural East Sussex, Sarah creates beautiful heirloom pieces imbued with an air of magic and wonder and always inspired by a deep love of nature.

Instagram: @sarahrickardceramics

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Botanical Expressions

Kelly has combined her love of pressed flowers and stained glass to create one off handmade wall hangings and frames.  She’s inspired by the wild beauty of nature, using a mixture of clear and coloured glass that gives each piece it’s uniqueness. She uses the Tiffany stained glass technique along with traditional pressing methods to create all her pieces.

Website: Botanical Expressions Etsy Shop

Instagram: @botanical.expressions

Me Selling

Being & Bloom

Rachel Fuller formed Being & Bloom, believing that connecting with nature not only connects us to one another and the world around, but it also instills within us the sense of being in the moment.

Welcome Christmas into your home with one of her abundant wreaths or come and learn the origin of wreath and create your own, unique design.

Instagram: @beingandbloom 

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A slow fashion jewellery brand. Using a contemporary blend of woods and metals. Handcrafted in her Sussex studio.


Instagram: @Vannucchijewellery

Jan and necklace

Jan Irvine

Jan has always been mainly a figurative artist/illustrator but likes to experiment with different medium.

The shells (which are, as she explains…another surface to draw and paint on..), she finds locally and hand-paints to create unique pieces of jewellery.

Instagram: @jan.irvine


Chris Murphy Ceramics

Hand makes one-off pieces of Ceramics for the house and garden. Inspired by his love of nature and the natural world. He will be showing a selection of handmade dishes and wall pieces depicting ocean and land animals.

Instagram: @chrismurphyceramics


Lugna Home Fragrances

Lugna Home Fragrance creates scandi inspired + eco conscious candles, designed to bring you calm. our candles use relaxing + natural feeling fragrances, to keep you grounded + give support when in need.


Instagram: @lugnahomefragrance

Rachel R

Rachel Rogers creates a range of eco textile homewares which make lovely unique gifts. Using crochet and knotting techniques, Rachel works with premium recycled cotton ropes in gorgeous colourways to suit the modern home. Joining The Nature House, you can expect to find plant hangers, hanging and storage baskets, perfect for popping a plant into or as storage solutions for small items around the home.

Rachel will be running macramé workshops see details for more information and to join.

Website:  Rachel Rogers Etsy Shop

Instagram: @rachelrogersmakes 

A snapshot of the Nature House

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