We have a new feature for Christmas – where to buy art locally. There’s no better present than a piece of art, so we’re putting together a Directory of Artists who live and work locally, including textile designers, ceramicists and jewellers as well as painters, whose work is for sale.
Some, like Joanna Brendon, whose painting of Dartmoor in winter is illustrated above, are having Christmas shows. Hers is Friday 30 November – Sunday 2 December at her studio / home at 9 Windmill Rd, W4 1RN where she will be showing with weaver Bobbie Kociejowski and jeweller Annette O’Sullivan in the Christmas Three open studio.
Bowl by Suzanne Katkhuda
Ceramicist Suzanne Katkhuda, who lives in Hammersmith, will be showing her ceramic homeware and jewellery at the Hepsibah Gallery, 112 Brackenbury Rd, W6 0BD from Thursday 15 – Saturday 17 November.
Suzanne Katkhuda at her Notting Hill studio
Suzanne is something of a celebrity in the world of interior design, as her ceramics have been commissioned by the Royal Academy and the National Gallery shops to accompany major art exhibitions and the V&A have chosen several of her pieces for their permanent collection. She has sold her work through stores such as Liberty’s, Next, Laura Ashley and Harrods and made dinner services as private commissions for Marco Pierre White, Gordon Ramsey and the theatre entrepreneur Cameron Macintosh.
Sam Pennington went to see her in her studio in Notting Hill and has writer a profile of the artist, which you can read here