Four Kent Artisans collaborate together to create Creative Square

 

Creative Square

Creative Square is a collaboration of four Kent based Artisans, Ami Blastock, Lois Gunn, Francesa Kemp and myself, Gem Blastock. We have come together over the Christmas period and beyond to create an eclectic collection of handmade jewellery, pottery, home and giftware to help you find that perfect gift that's made with love but also has a story to tell.

Find out more about each artisan and the Christmas events we all participating in, with the first coming in just a weeks time.


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Gem Blastock of Turquoise Gem Textiles

Figura Shergar the Seahorse Handprinted and handmade bespoke cushions.

I am a pointillist illustrator and printer. I create wonderful illustrations inspired by my love of the sea and animals native to the UK. Through the technique of pointillism, I create screen printed products of wall decor, home and giftware, including my latest collection of colour block prints in my studio in Broadstairs. Next year will be the year of colour for Turquoise Gem.



Ami Blastock of AB Jewellery

Bespoke Emerald Ring Commission Photo by Rebecca Douglas Photography.  Ripples Necklace


A Goldsmith specialising in upcycling old and broken treasures into stunning bespoke pieces that you or a loved one will love and cherish. She also has her own beautiful range of gold and silver jewellery designed and handmade from fair-trade or recycled precious metals. All products are made by Ami in her studio based in Broadstairs. 



Lois Gunn of Loïs Gunn Designs 

Gin Bottle Earrings Handmade Pot Merry & Bright Necklace


An artisan of many talents, from stunning pottery to printing, unusual jewellery to pin badges. Lois makes beautiful wonders to have around your home or for yourself, in her little studio in Margate. All of these wonderful quirky products are inspired by her love and life by the sea. 



Fran Kemp of Francesca Kemp

Pheasant Organic T-Towel The Marsh Embroidery Card Stag Organic T-Towel 


A free-motion embroiderer, creating the most amazing illustrations by drawing with a thread. Her work is inspired by her surroundings in the beautiful Kent countryside. Fall in love with her embroidered pieces of art, made with recycled fabric and freehand machine embroidery created with two much loved sewing machines.




EVENTS 



14th, 15th & 16th November 2019, 9am-4:30pm.
Wealden Times Midwinter Fair
The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood.
Tickets start from £9.50 for adults and £5 for children, under 5's go free.
Shop for original handmade and beautiful Christmas Gifts by the 220+ exhibitors, handpicked by the Wealden Times, in the Hop Farm, Paddock Wood. Choose from a wide selection of high-end gifts for the home, garden or for the children.
Saturday 23th November, 11am-3pm,
Margate Made Christmas Market
The Margate School, Margate, Kent.
A Christmas Makers’ Market of seasonal celebration of creativity, community and learning locally. High quality art, jewellery, gift and homewares all handmade in Thanet, find the perfect Christmas gift here. Held this year in the iconic Woolworths building in Margate.
Saturday 30th & Sunday 1st December, 10am-4pm,
Etsy Made Local
The Westgate Hall, Canterbury, Kent.
The 5th Etsy Made Local event held in Canterbury. Find gifts galore with over 50 Etsy sellers along with festive food, mulled and workshops. Be inspired to find a perfect handmade gift to brighten up your loved ones day on Christmas.
Dates: December - Sat 7th/Sun 8th. Sat 14th/Sun 15th. Sat 21st - Wed 24th.
12pm-6pm. (Except Xmas Eve 12-4pm)
Dreamland Winterland Margate
Dreamland, Margate, Kent.
Dreamlands presents, Winterland Margate, a magical dazzling Christmas world by the sea. 
Enjoy the winter market for food and drink, be inspired by festive crafts and handmade wonders that will make the perfect Christmas gift. Enjoy a walk through the dazzling fairy lights, along with a selection of seasonal rides and the Giant Snow Globe you can climb inside.
Localised events
Barham School Christmas Fair
Barham School Christmas Craft Fair, Sat 14th Dec 2-5pm.
Festive fun for the whole family, see Father Christmas. Enjoy tempting treats on offer from a fantastic range of independent business.
Obsessions Salon Christmas Fair, Thurs 12th Dec, 6pm-8pm.
Obsessions Salon, 14 York St, Ramsgate, Kent.

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