Locally Made and Fair Trade

With our recent move, we have realised an ambition to show the work of Ditchling-based Natasha Caughey, aka Auricular, who's fine eye for gem colour combination and shape flow is immediately clear!

Topsy Jewell is a potter working in a Star Gallery studio just across the way from our shop in Lewes.  Her latest collection features delicate grey and white espresso cups, grey and tenmoku handless jugs  and posie vases, pale blue teacups and bowls, and ochre colander/dish sets  Prices are very reasonable for hand-thrown work, ranging from £13 to £58.

Chanchala says:

Most of my pieces are made from found objects which are old and unwanted. My line of steampunk jewellery began with a pile of old watch and clock parts which got caught in the 2004 Tsunami, courtesy of my Dad. He owns a shop in southern Sri Lanka which was badly damaged. There is so much joy in turning such a tragedy into beautiful pieces of history.

Prior to being a Designer/Maker, I was an experimental researcher in Engineering – and I think this comes across in my jewellery – both in the mechanical bits & bobs I recycle, and in my range of media - I love a challenge when it comes to turning junk into beauitful things you will adore. I also love it when things are both beautiful & functional.

Each piece here is unique, and my lines are transient, like my name, Chanchala, which means ‘ever changing’.   

 

Chanchala is based in Brighton and supplies us here in person.  Take a look: lovely, unique stuff!

 

Stunning enamelled recycled aluminium homeware now in stock. Includes salad servers, bowls, vases and picture frames.  All tableware products are durable and foodsafe; a fairtrade product from India.

I found this vintage pigeon-holer in the excellent recycled furniture and employment project that is Furniture Now! in Lewes. A bit of blue paint and it has served well in displaying the many different designs of beaded, wooden, glass and felt fairtrade jewellery that we offer - from India to Kenya, and for mainly under £10.

Eternally popular, these little bicycle models are fashioned from recycled tin and wire and unusually, hail from Madagascar; £7.50.

See our range of colourful, durable ragrugs from India; we also have a ribbed contrast-stitch rug style as well as cotton throws and silk cushions, at sensible prices too (£14 to £38).

OPENING TIMES

Tuesday to Saturday 10 - 5

 

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