Visitors to the Mind, Body & Spirit Fair at Valentines Mansion will be treated to the perfect spot of retail therapy. The talented studio artists who occupy the historic second floor of the grade II* listed building will be inviting guests into their studios – normally a private workspace for the eight designers.
From pottery to basketry, painting to fused glass, sculpture to photography – browsing the studios is a real treat and you’re sure to find lots of unique handcrafted items.
It’s also a great opportunity to chat with the artists and see them at work in their studios. Many of them will be busy creating their next masterpiece, which is always interesting to watch. If you’re on the hunt for an extra special gift, then this is the place to be. Take away a one-off creation, handmade in the studios at Valentines Mansion.
Meet Our Artists:
Lisa Atkin: With a passion and a need to “make” with her hands, Lisa’s creative journey continues to see her working in an ever expanding variety of mediums which have included stained glass, ceramics, mosaic, felt making and green wood working, but more recently basketry.
Cinzia Castellano: A Florentine abstract painter who has been living and painting mainly in London for over 20 years, as well as in New York and her native town.
Anne Eggebert: Specialising in site-specific drawing and photography, Anne also teaches Fine Art at Central St Martins UAL.
Louise Moore: A talented ceramic artist inspired by architecture and archeaolgogy. Louise is well-known for her drawings made from photographs, which are then transferred onto clay using a special photographic screen printing process.
Jason Rose: A skilled painter, inspired by the environment, spirituality, quantum mechanics, as well as places he’s visited, animals and people.
Amanda Seljubac: A respected artist in the fields of pottery, stone carving and most notably stained glass.
Sadia Ur-Rehman: Sadia Ur-Rehman is a multi-media artist who has worked with a number of major museums, cultural institutions, local authorities and community groups to deliver her unique pop-up tea parties using tea as a connector to bring people together.
Julian Walker: Julian Walker is currently working with printmaking and sculpture as well as lecturing in print history, and teaches at the British Library.
Valentines Mansion Artists’ Open Studios – Sunday 27 October, 10am-4pm, FREE ENTRY
Mind, Body & Spirit Fair, Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 October, 10am-4pm, FREE ENTRY
Emerson Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 4XA
Nearest tube: Gants Hill on the Central Line