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Local Talent: Handmade Festive Creations from Oxfordshire Designer-Makers


Wheel-thrown porcelain bowl with a blue-grey glaze by Robyn Hardyman. Diameter 20cm. £55 + p&p £8,

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Hand-painted toadstool baubles by Melanie Charles from £19.50 

Silver & 18ct gold pendant set with a beautiful asymmetric cut tourmaline. Designed and hand made by Guen Palmer   

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Homeware and cards from original designs by animal artist Nic Vickery 

A contemporary oak Christmas Tree by Ben Hinton of a+b furniture, East Challow. From £189

Aniko Dioszegi from the Ayres House studio in Wallingford creates extraordinary glitzy up-cycled jewellery using recycled bicycle inner tubes. Necklace, £25. Earrings, £10. 


Under Orion's Feet by textile artist Yvette Phillips is hand-embroidery and appliqué on vintage fabric. 


Kintsugi platter with gold leaf swirl by Fleur Enser Pottery, £300.  Collection only from Lower Heyford. 

Recycled sterling silver pendant with topaz on sterling silver rope chain by jeweller Vicky Cumming,


Winter scenes in glass by Wendy Newhofer, mounted on hand finished wooden block. £110 

Delicate yet striking jewellery by North Leigh’s Rose Hallam 

A new Country stoneware dinner set in white glaze from potter Charlotte Storrs, Culham £690 with Individual pieces starting at £20 


Small leaf prints by Jessica Parker of Kingfisher Studio, £30


Wed 1 Dec 2021

A gallery of 20 of our favourite pieces from Oxfordshire Artweeks’ online Winter Show by artists whom we have featured in our pages over the years.  

Mon 8 Nov 2021

As the red and gold leaves fall from the trees and the landscape becomes increasingly wintry, the minds – and talented hands – of Oxfordshire artists and designers have turned to Christmas cheer and festive offerings.

Wed 3 Nov 2021

Local Talent: Handmade Festive Creations from Oxfordshire Designer-Makers

Stolen Soul Anna Dabrowska Jaudi
Tue 12 Oct 2021

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show was back this year, albeit with an unfamiliar September date. This is the world’s most prestigious flower show and showcases the best in garden design.