RHS Garden Wisley Spring - 3 to 7 May 2018

  • RHS Wisley, GU23 6QB
  • 9am to 6pm Thursday to Sunday; 9am to 5pm Monday
  • Purchase from over 200 of the finest designer makers in the UK
  • PLUS 30 artists demonstrating throughout the woodland area  

This has become the most popular contemporary craft event in the UK and is not to be missed.

This year, alongside the marquees displaying and selling the work of over 200 of the UK's finest designer makers, the event will incorporate another 30 demonstrating artists, a food village and live music!

 

Our largest ever event, now with demonstrating artists throughout the woodland area

 

Terms & Conditions: The organisers reserve the right to refuse admission in reasonable circumstances or to request any ticket holder to leave the event and take appropriate action to enforce this right. Dogs are not allowed with the exception of registered support dogs.

  • E01 Simply Rewired
    E01 Simply Rewired
  • E02 Romney Marsh Wools
    E02 Romney Marsh Wools
  • E03 Twigtwisters
    E03 Twigtwisters
  • E04 Immerse Design
    E04 Immerse Design
  • E05 Maritima Woodcarving
    E05 Maritima Woodcarving
  • E06 Margaret Gardiner Ceramics
    E06 Margaret Gardiner Ceramics
  • E07 Ruth Wheeler
    E07 Ruth Wheeler
  • E08 Seasons of London
    E08 Seasons of London
  • E09 David Cooke Sculpture
    E09 David Cooke Sculpture
  • E10 Bodrighy Wood
    E10 Bodrighy Wood
  • E11 Little Duck Forge
    E11 Little Duck Forge
  • E12 High Definition Wire Sculpture
    E12 High Definition Wire Sculpture
  • E13 Paul Smith Sculptures
    E13 Paul Smith Sculptures
  • E14 Sandra Young Glass Sculpture
    E14 Sandra Young Glass Sculpture
  • E15 Amanda Ross
    E15 Amanda Ross
  • E16 Anton Todd Ceramics
    E16 Anton Todd Ceramics
  • E17 Elephantblossom
    E17 Elephantblossom
  • E18 Flights of Fantasy
    E18 Flights of Fantasy
  • E19 Orchid Stained Glass
    E19 Orchid Stained Glass
  • E20 Wildwood Loveflute
    E20 Wildwood Loveflute
  • E21 Ash Tree Pottery
    E21 Ash Tree Pottery
  • E22 Wayney Edge Wood
    E22 Wayney Edge Wood
  • E23 Alison Catchlove Sculptures
    E23 Alison Catchlove Sculptures
  • E24 Aluminium Art
    E24 Aluminium Art
  • E25 Rustic Ash Chairs
    E25 Rustic Ash Chairs
  • E26 Ewenique Furniture
    E26 Ewenique Furniture
  • E27 Clever Hands
    E27 Clever Hands
  • E28 Crafting at the Cottage
    E28 Crafting at the Cottage
  • E29 Kirstin Wood
    E29 Kirstin Wood
  • E30 Celestine and the Hare
    E30 Celestine and the Hare
  • E31 Helen Leaf Designs
    E31 Helen Leaf Designs
  • E32 Jev Ceramics
    E32 Jev Ceramics
E01 Simply Rewired

Enjoy watching the gradual creation of a complex sculpture using the tough and unforgiving medium of chicken wire that has been reclaimed from rethatched roofs

www.simplyrewired.co.uk


E02 Romney Marsh Wools

Using our wool Sarah will be weaving, spinning yarn on a 2 wheel and on a traditional drop spindle, making rolags on both hand carders, blending board and drum carder

www.romneymarshwools.co.uk


E03 Twigtwisters

Demonstrating how to make Willow animal sculptures using freeform erratic weaving and traditional basket making techniques. There will be a variety of sculptures on display from small birds to life size horses

www.twigtwisters.co.uk


E04 Immerse Design

Husband and wife duo Sebastian and Laura Jane Wylder work together to create beautiful sculptures in stone, resin and bronze. They will be demonstrating sculpting, mould-making and casting throughout the fair.

www.immerse.design


E05 Maritima Woodcarving

Andy Peters is one of the few professional ships carvers in Europe, creating figureheads and stern carvings for sail training ships and historical replica ships, alongside contemporary maritime sculpture

www.maritimawoodcarving.co.uk


E06 Margaret Gardiner Ceramics

Porcelain for eating and drinking, serving and baking, plants and flowers, both hand built and thrown on the wheel. Highly decorated and textured

www.maggygardiner.com


E07 Ruth Wheeler

Wood Sculptor and Community Artist Demonstrator – Wood Carving and Pyrography techniques on large garden scale sculptures and indoor wall carvings. Inspired by Indian tribal patterns, ferns, trees, and the coastline

www.ruthwheeler.co.uk


E08 Seasons of London

Topiary artist Barbara Caswell has created ‘The Haverfield Herd’—lifesized sheep that won’t eat roses. Crafted from lifetime materials, she’ll reveal their inside structures and demonstrate best practice plantings

www.seasonsoflondon.co.uk


E09 David Cooke Sculpture

At Wisley this year Yorkshire based sculptor David Cooke will be demonstrating how to sculpt animal subjects using a range of techniques, in both clay and wax

www.davidcookesculpture.com


E10 Bodrighy Wood

Traditional practical and decorative woodturning including making candlesticks, small vases for ikebana etc from various woods. Also demonstrating pyrography, designing and colouring techniques for decorated work

www.bodrighywood.co.uk


E11 Little Duck Forge

Collaborative pieces for the home and garden. Lucille will be demonstrating forgework techniques whilst Jan will be on hand to discuss the ways we combine metal with ceramics and glass

www.littleduckforge.co.uk


E12 High Definition Wire Sculpture

Demonstrating the making of a variety of wire sculptures, from tin copper wire, and stainless steel, which will be accurately formed and soldered together using soldering iron and a mini gas torch

www.rogerrussell1960.co.uk


E13 Paul Smith Sculptures

Art inspired by the Animal World. I will be hand building clay sculptures on the subject of our relationship with the animal world. The style is bold and simple, with graceful sweeping lines

www.paulsmithsculptures.co.uk


E14 Sandra Young Glass Sculpture

Sandra heats rods of glass to create detailed creatures of fantasy and nature to an unusual scale. Her sculptures include: British wildlife, endangered creatures, dragons, sea-life and sculptural jewellery

www.firecreation.co.uk


E15 Amanda Ross

Amanda Ross creates botanical artworks of exquisite beauty printing directly from plant cuttings. She will be demonstrating her printing process with a selection of pressed plants brought specifically for the show.

www.amandaross.co.uk


E16 Anton Todd Ceramics

I hand build my harbours, buildings and boats from clay; sometimes including driftwood as a starting point. I use clay slabs and extrusions and decorate the finished piece with oxide washes and glazes

www.antontoddceramics.co.uk


E17 Elephantblossom

I love glass. Its colours, reflectivity and versatility inspire me to experiment constantly with techniques and ideas. Demonstrations of glass cutting and assembly of a simple piece

www.elephantblossom.co.uk


E18 Flights of Fantasy

Nancy Shafee, current chairman of The Surrey Guild of Craftsmen, will be demonstrating feltmaking and will also be making coiled baskets using vintage Liberty prints and silks

www.flights-of-fantasy.com


E19 Orchid Stained Glass

Artist-designed, hand-made, stained glass interiors pieces – lamps, mirrors, wall art, panels, decorated vases, terrariums and jewellery. Specialists in traditional ‘Tiffany’ copper foil technique, which will be demonstrated at the event

www.orchidstainedglass.co.uk


E20 Wildwood Loveflute

Each flute is unique and lovingly hand crafted to provide you with something that sings with a sound as beautiful as the natural wood it is made from

www.loveflute.co.uk


E21 Ash Tree Pottery

Rowan will be demonstrating throwing, turning and slip decoration. Come and sit and watch. Ask questions or request to see particular techniques. General pottery related questions are also welcome

www.ashtree-pottery.co.uk


E22 Wayney Edge Wood

Preferring to use wood in its most natural form, working with it not against it. Alongside I will be demonstrating the lovely art of greenwood work on a treadle lathe

www.wayneyedge.co.uk


E23 Alison Catchlove Sculptures

Alison makes detailed metal sculptures of birds, insects, flowers and animals. She will be demonstrating parts of the process; cutting and hammering bits of metal and selling work

www.alisoncatchlove.co.uk


E24 Aluminium Art

See traditional metal forming techniques used to make unique products in aluminium. Here how modern making methods combined with hand crafting can create a new and unique style of product

www.aluminiumart.co.uk


E25 Rustic Ash Chairs

Green woodworking at its best! See demonstrations of traditional green woodworking skills and techniques used in chair making and purchase beautiful, unique, handcrafted green wood furniture for your home

www.rustic-ash.co.uk


E26 Ewenique Furniture

A flock of sheep-shaped, near life-sized sheep footstools. Liz will be carving using traditional hand tools, showing how she creates the distinctive character and realism of the limewood heads

www.lizmangles.co.uk


E27 Clever Hands

Leather crafters that hand sew unique leather bags, pouches and a variety of leather accessories from hand picked high end leather hides British sourced, We also make our own buttons & closures


E28 Crafting at the Cottage

Christine’s background as a graphic designer informs her paper cuts, she loves the clarity of cutting. She will be designing for and demonstrating cutting using a surgical blade

www.christinegreencrafts.co.uk


E29 Kirstin Wood

Kirstin Wood creates vibrant and quirky acrylic paintings of animals and contemporary landscapes; bringing her view of the world to life with her colourful palette and unique style. Kirstin will be painting two large canvasses of the beautiful Wisley silver birch trees and a stunning animal portrait

www.kirstinwood.co.uk


E30 Celestine and the Hare

Karin Celestine is a fibre artist, needle-felting to life creatures using only wool, observation and the power of imagination. She also writes and illustrates children’s books featuring her felted characters

www.celestineandthehare.com


E31 Helen Leaf Designs

Antler, combined with wood, silver and gold leaf to make sculptural forms, containers and jewellery, inspired by prehistory and nature

www.helenleafdesigns.com


E32 Jev Ceramics

Unique ‘naked clay’ ceramic artworks, burnished and marked with smoke and fumes. Dramatic firing demonstrations - kiln unloading 12 noon and 3pm, of naked raku and horsehair/feather raku techniques

www.jevceramics.co.uk


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