I can't quite believe another month has passed by since we last chatted,
I don't know about you but with the weather being so beautiful, it has made it so much more bearable & with lockdown easing, we can look forward to a beautiful, freer summer months ahead whilst staying safe x
Whilst we have been at home, we have been keeping ourselves very busy beavering away behind the scenes with lots of your lovely orders from the website (thankyou xx) & taking part in the most wonderful Dorset Brocante at the beginning of May .... if you joined us I hope you enjoyed it.
Sally & her lovely team have another one planned on the 27th & 28th June so do join us all over on Instagram x
In other H&V news we have been working on a few new collections, but the first to be revealed is the 'Dad Collection' which is now live & ready for fathers day on Sunday 21st June so if you need some Inso then do pop over for a browse under the H&V collection & in the garden gallery are some bits that dad will love too ..... we are always happy to post direct for free with a lovely message & always beautifully gift wrapped with some H&V love x
And leaving the best to last ......
*SOME VERY EXCITING NEWS*
As you all know, I started H&v back in '2015' with our little country fairs in Grayswood & Guildford with my small select group of talented artisans, makers & collectors joining me in help make an empty hall/marquee turn into a beautiful treasure trove.
The aim was always to take H&V online but wasn't sure how, but slowly & surely things have finally evolved naturally with making & selling the things I love & working again with the people that made the fairs what they were.
So finally this beautiful collection has been created with some of my favourite & most admired artisans & after years of working together have become good friends ..... so grab a cuppa & have a read about our lovely new guests that you can find under 'the Artisan collections' .....but for now see you all in July with a few extra dates for your diaries, a beautiful new homeware & soft furnishings collection & a few extra artisans joining us along the way .... Take care for now
Love Jules xx
Meet The Makers
Talented Artisans & Makers collaborating
all under one beautiful umbrella
Quirk & Whimsy is the creative journey of designer maker Anna Mccallion, who is entirely too enthusiastic about playing with clay, paper and needlefelting. Her family and dogs like to think she is fairly enthusiastic about them too.
Having studied ceramics and three dimensional design at university in her youth she has continued to develop her passion for the materials and processes involved in the creation of one off pieces.
Working from a garden studio in Farnham, Quirk & whimsy creations are wildly eclectic.
Inspired by nature, wonder, found objects and tiny worlds, the work includes practical pottery as well as delicate porcelain, sculptural pieces, paper mache and one of a kind heirlooms each with a little whimsy and wonder mixed in.
Jane Clift Wire Sculptor “My sculptures are a representation of strength, wholeheartedness, Warmth and softness”
I live in Alresford, Hampshire where i make three dimensional sculptures.
Largely self taught, i come from an artistic family and from an early age had exposure to art and music, focusing on music which then went on to teach. In my early twenties, I won a place in the highly acclaimed National Youth Theatre where i appeared in a number of West End plays and a BBC Play for Today. She then toured the Country as stage manager for a one man show, including the Edinburgh Festival where they won the best Fringe award. A few years ago, I had a serious accident which required a complete skin graft to my right hand and discovered weaving soft wire a fantastic therapy for regaining dexterity. The goal was to play the piano again, but discovered a new love!
Hi, I’m Caroline.
I started silversmithing about 15 years ago on an adult education course. I really took to it and one course led to another and another. I now have a fully equipped workshop at home near Ascot and I like nothing more than setting myself up with a coffee and the radio and experimenting with new ideas and designs. I like using textures and gold plating to add lustre and interest.
I take a lot inspiration from
the amazing patterns,
in nature such as seed pods and shells.
I truly love what I do and there’s nothing more pleasing when other people do too.
All our beautiful collection is available to browse on our online shop