Archive for November, 2011

November 29, 2011

Celeste Copping

This fantastic illustrative artist is currently showing in our Christmas Affordable Art Market – do pop in and have a look!

Born in Suffolk, Celeste Copping spent most of her childhood immersed in books such as Roald Dahl, Charles Dickens, and the very funny Sue Townsend. She always loved to draw and paint, and graduated from the University of the West of England in Bristol 2002, with a BA Hons in Illustration.

“During my studies I became deeply inspired by the art and films of Tim Burton. I still admire his use of sinister imagery, and hauntingly fantastical characters. Other Illustrators include Jordin Isip, Denis Zilber, and Brad Holland. My paintings focus on both figurative and animal characters, with themes that are sometimes considered dark, humourous, or both. My favourite materials are using Acrylic on stretched cartridge paper.”

Celeste currently live in Hertfordshire with her two mischievous Bengal cats Vinnie and Eugene, and her husband Ben.

November 29, 2011

Katie Lynn

The first in a series of blogs about the 28(!) artists current showing work in our Christmas Affordable Art Market.

Do pop in and have a browse  if you haven’t already!

Katie Lynn has lived in the Saffron Walden area most of her life and studied Art Foundation at Braintree College following with a degree in Mural design at Chelsea School of Art. Having experimented with lots of different mediums she found that the colour and the cutting of glass was what she really loved when constructing a stained glass window.

Since having her first child in 2000 Katie has concentrated on the children, but missed being creative. Having long wanted to explore kiln fusing she bought a small kiln two years ago and has beenexperimenting with fused glass pieces.

In 2009 Katie began making Christmas decorations including Stars, Christmas trees and snowflakes and sold them at craft fairs. She alsomakes rings, cuff links and cards that are available in ‘Talents’ in Saffron Walden and ‘Gifted’ in Thaxted. Katie is currently working on a range of brooches and buttons.

Last summer Katie started to look into how she could translate the wild, bold, bright colours and crazy forms of nature in to her glass work. This led to her latest and most exciting project “Flowers from Wonky Land”.

Collections of wonderful colourful flowers with lots of individual quirky bits added. The flowers either stand in a wooden base or can be hung on the wall.

November 25, 2011

Christmas Affordable Art Market

The i2 Art Affordable Art Market is now on!

Pop down and see us in beautiful Saffron Walden, for a dazzling display of unique and affordable gifts.  With over 25 artists works on display we are certain to have something for that special someone.

Look out for posts on individual artists over the coming weeks, but here is a list of participating artists to whet your appetite –

Ailec Photography


Ramzieh Baj

Original   paintings and prints

Matthew Bourne

Abstract   paintings

Althea Braithwaite

Glass   bowls & wall hangings

Emma Brownjohn

Enchanting   paintings

Amber Caspian

Oil   painted animal icons

Colin Chetwood

Unique   lamps in wood and copper

Amanda Clark

Magical   watercolours

Stephen Clary

Dynamic   flower paintings

Celeste Copping

Quirky   illustrations

Helen Curtis

Fused   glass pictures and dishes

Jurgen Dabeedin


Mark Greco

Screen-printed   birds

Brigitte Anne Hague

Landscape   and abstract prints

Guy Holder

Ceramic   birds

Sophie Howard

Bronze   resin / terracotta figures

Anji Jackson-Main

Abstract   paintings

Judy Logan

Crow prints & figurative paintings

Katie Lynn

Fused   glass decorations & flowers

Gilly Marklew

Detail   paintings of water & light

Ruth McCabe

Landscape   paintings

Wendy Newhofer

Framed   fused glass images & bowls

Helena Reut

Figurative   & still life paintings

Sula Rubens

Collage   and print

Rhoda Slapp

Watercolour   botanical paintings

Sarah Warnes

Abstract   Paintings

Irena Willmott

Textile   images

Heather Zeale

Wax   and stitched images