Come and see original paintings and beautiful hand-crafted items
Sheila’s handpainted porcelain is in collections all over the world, each piece is painted with onglaze enamels and gold and then kiln fired making the designs permanent. Her miniature paintings are small works of art and are painted on ivorine or vellum. Her handcrafted cards are very beautiful often decorated with laces and ribbons.
Amanda Beadle is an independent artisan perfumer based in Sussex, UK. Her first perfume, Chienoir, broke through to win the international Art & Olfaction Awards 2018.
Some background: Amanda dreamed of art school as a student, but was diverted – by sensible parents – into accountancy. Working in finance while bringing up her family, it wasn’t until her two boys were nearly through school that she began to think about a return to her creative roots. Re-discovering a long held passion for fragrance, Amanda studied perfumery and founded Bedeaux to make bespoke perfumes for individuals and businesses.
If perfume is her passion, Amanda is also a painter who sees scents visually. She will often paint a scene which evokes for her the flavours and textures of her intention. She will then return to her laboratory and lose herself amongst the materials – sandalwood, oak moss, cardamom, linden blossom, ylang-ylang, mimosa and thousands more. She believes that experimentation is the key to a truly original artisan perfume; every client may rest safe in the knowledge that there will be never be another perfume like theirs.
“Where am I headed? They keep asking me that. Who knows? I have started on an adventure and I don’t know where it will end. I like to imagine one day opening a scent shop/studio in Brighton, stocking independent and artisan brands alongside my own range. But for the moment, I’m happiest deeply immersed in the creative process. Inspired by my family, mentors and the wider fragrance community, I still have so much to learn.”
Generally hand made balls, and egg shaped ones. Open House in May, Brighton Festival. Handmade balls – colouring and then, measure to make a pattern that is symmetrical on all sides.
Pyrography is the ancient art of burning pictures/patterns onto wood. I hope to have a live demonstration of my craft throughout the craft exhibition.