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Artisans Now!

Exhibitors of Contemporary Fine Art & Craft

ABOUT US

Artisans Now! is a makers’ collective brought together by three passionate fine art printmakers, Tori McLean, Margot Eardley & Sian Appleyard, with the aim of showcasing, promoting and celebrating beautiful, high-quality, contemporary arts and crafts, made by fellow artisans, artists and printmakers, for the public to view and purchase.

 

Each guest artisan is selected and invited to join our directory of fellow creatives based on the quality and sophistication of their craftsmanship, their dedication to discipline and a desire to create high-end, fine art pieces made by hand.

 

At each exhibition, we present our buying public with a broad collection of fine art pieces made, using a wide variety of techniques, across a range of disciplines. By exhibiting in key locations, and selecting a different mixture of guest artisans for each show, we guarantee that no two shows are alike, and that our visitors consistently see exhibitions that contain pieces made by hand, to exceptional standards, by individual makers using the finest materials.

Tori McLean

Tori McLean is a fine art

printmaker and freelance surface designer, based in Winchester. Working across a broad range of printmaking techniques, and inspired by a wide variety of design themes, Tori’s fine art paper prints and printed textiles are easily identifiable by her bold use of bright colourways.

Margot Eardley

Margot Eardley is a fine art printmaker, based in Southampton, who is inspired by the colours and patterns she finds in nature. Her designs often focus on motifs based on marine life and botanical forms. Margot typically etches her printing plates or creates colourful prints from linocuts.

Sian Appleyard

Sian Appleyard is a fine art printmaker based in Hampshire’s beautiful New Forest. A relocation to this ancient landscape has inspired Sian to explore the coastal and inland areas. This has lead to her observing and capturing in print, features of local life and also, a particular interest, patterns in the landscape brought about by man and nature as time passes.

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