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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


Endellion Lycett Green - you drifted by
Mon 15 Jul 2024

This summer the Laura Lopes Gallery presents works by botanical artist Endellion Lycett Green in the Tithe Barn at Thyme. Through her art, Lycett Green pays testament to the inspiration she finds in the natural world.

Urban winner   Danny Kidby Hunter
Mon 15 Jul 2024

Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) has opened its annual nature photography competition for 2024 with new categories and prizes.

miniherd claude fyneassociates
Mon 1 Jul 2024

Meet Dan Spindler

Creative Director at Fyne Associations and his ox, Claude

Joining the herd in Oxford this summer is Claude, one of the ox within the mini herd in Oxford forming part of the OX Trail. Esther Lafferty spoke to Dan to find out about the concept behind Dan’s design.

Arising vqjooi
Mon 1 Jul 2024

Helen Edwards will be exhibiting at The North Wall, Oxford from 3 July-10 August. She is as an artist, integrative arts psychotherapist, eco-somatic therapist, and dancer, having trained in environmental art and dance in the UK, Europe, Japan and Indonesia.