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Creative Christmas at Hastings Arts Forum

Silk painting by Tricia Neve

Silk painting by Tricia Neve

Every December HAF holds a wonderfully festive arts and crafts event. This year will be no exception. It’s an opportunity for members to show and sell their handmade arts and crafts, in our elegant and popular venue. Always well attended the event is seen by many as a traditional part of their Christmas shopping experience.

For the second year the show has been curated by Katherine Reekie and Tricia Neve – exhibitors have been selected from the Forum’s membership based on the quality and uniqueness of their work, ensuring a broad range of beautiful, high quality artefacts.


Boat brooch by Katherine Reekie

Katherine said: “We have gathered together a wonderful selection of artists and craft workers to take part in this year’s fair. This is fast becoming a special Christmas event for anyone looking for that wonderful, original gift or card.”


There will be, as always, a wonderful range of artistic items for sale, with very affordable prices which should make for an exciting and interesting show not to be missed.

1–23 December 11am–5pm daily, except Mondays
Preview night Friday 2 December 6.30– 8.30pm
Hastings Arts Forum, 36 Marina, St Leonards on Sea  TN38 0BU
01424 201636


Textile beads by Claire Buckley

The full exhibitors’ list is below:
Abbot, Catherine – Beautifully delicate stained and painted glass work
Babouche, Zohir – Handmade wooden clocks.
Buckley, Claire – textiles
Brown, Fiona – Hand printed lampshades designs based on Local scenes.
Connett, Maureen  paintings
Dodd, Juliette – collage works
Fisher, Mark – Landscapes and portraits; paintings with power, strength and intrigue (front page image)
Gurr, Julie – Wicker basket maker
Hoath, Rachel – Glass work

Hats by Caroline Morris

Hats by Caroline Morris

Hass, Marybeth- photography and ceramics
Hoggins, Christopher – Handmade teddies, textiles and prints
Jarvis Maureen – colourful warm fluffy hats
Luke, Sassy – Wonderfully imaginative etchings and photo collage
May, Becky – exquisite fine porcelain
Morris, Caroline – glamourous hats
Mooney, Danny digital art. Calendars, cards, pictures
Neve, Tricia – Silk painting and free style machine embroidery
Painter, Jen – stationery
Reekie, Katherine – Enamel jewellery and surreal oil paintings
Schreuder, Marjolyjh – felt maker
Seward, Tess – colourful stained glass. Candle holders ornaments
Shaw, Helen – Handmade sterling silver rings and bangles
Smith, Erica and Johns, Emily – graphic and fine art printing, stationery and books
Tawana, Vicky – fine silver jewellery

Ceramics by Bekky May

Ceramics by Bekky May

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Posted 22:38 Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 In: Arts News

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