Artisan News – September 2019
It has been a busy season at the Barns this month, hear about some of the latest news from the craft village below…
We continue to be amazed by the brilliant goodies made from recycled bicycle parts at Recycle Bicycle. One of the newest additions to the Arreton Barns family, Recycle Bicycle make everything from clocks to key rings, jewellery and other accessories ALL from recycled bike parts… I know it’s pretty impressive. To fully gauge how amazing these creations are you will have to see for yourself. Making the perfect, unique gift for any cycling enthusiast be sure to pay them a visit when you’re next at the Barns.
New World Creations
If you have not yet seen Marco write on a single grain of rice you are missing out, it’s pretty impressive to watch. As well as rice charms Marco and Catherine at New World Creations also offer a whole variety of truly lovely ornaments and keepsakes inspired buy their own experiences with angels.
Their popular Ashes to Angels service is a beautiful service dedicated to leaving you with a positive and lasting memento of your dearly departed pet or loved one. The most special part of this is that the experience can be personalised to mean something special to you or your loved one, preserving their memory with a beautiful encapsulation of their ashes in one of the lovely angelic sculptures. For more information check out their website or pay them a visit here at Arreton Barns.
If you are already a fan of Isle of Wight photography (It’s hard not to be) then you have probably heard of Chad Powell. Another one of our newest resident artisans, Chad Powell made his name from capturing the Island’s night sky. His gallery is home to a wealth of stunning Isle of Wight photography available to purchase in a variety of mediums, including luxurious acrylic glass prints, traditional framed pieces and canvases as well as a selection of other merchandise such as T-shirts, cups and bags. If you’re a visitor who is looking for a gorgeous quality piece of photography to remind you of the Island then this is the place to go.
Isle of Wight Studio Glass
Are you a collector for Isle of Wight Studio Glass? Collectors get special benefits including exclusive invites to its studio days. If you are a collector we have a date for your diary! Head to Arreton Barns on the 27th October and join Tim Harris and the team at Isle of Wight Studio Glass for their Studio Day 2019 an event exclusively for their collectors. Not yet a collector? There is still a chance to join up and be part of a fantastic, informative, entertaining day, visit the website for more information and to join the collectors club, subscription is currently just £17.50 per annum. The invited guest this year is Nick Wirdnam, the widely respected studio glass artist who has been producing works in glass for over 35 years. Nick worked for Tim’s father Michael at the IOWSG, St Lawrence Studio before moving to Australia to continue his career in glass. They are looking forward to welcoming him as the guest for the day and learning where his career took him. For further information please contact Ron & Ann Wheeler at Artius Glass on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ivan Berryman’s studio and gallery is a hidden gem, located toward the back of the Barns behind the carp pond. Many of his breathtaking works are inspired by dreams that he has had, making them that extra bit special. Last month Ivan shared with us the progress of a new painting he was working on, a big 48 inch canvas. It was incredible to see the painting develop to form the stunning winter woodland landscape that you see below. Be sure to head to his gallery to see this stunning painting as well as his other magnificent works in person.