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Artists and Makers

The Artists and Makers Area is one of the many delights at Wychwood Festival. An extremely talented group of artists showcase their work and demonstrate the skills and practices they have spent years perfecting. It’s a real hive of creativity and an insight into the artistic process.

There are workshops for you to explore your own artistic talents, so come and find inspiration surrounded by beautiful artwork. There’s plenty for the kids (of all ages!) to get stuck into and if you want to take your art more seriously, a tremendous wealth of experience and expertise will be on hand to help.

Our Artists and Makers for 2017

Ed Org – original art.

Ed Org

Ed Org is an artist specialising in original pencil drawings and watercolours depicting myths and legends from the British Isles and beyond. He is also responsible for the original artwork for the Wychwood Hobgoblin beer label designs.

Chyna De La Mere – ceramics

Chyna De La Mere

Chyna is a ceramic artist, self-taught and she specializes in amazingly beautiful clay sculptures of mystical and mythological creatures, such as fairies and nymphs and elves. Her work is so detailed and imaginative.

Come and watch her at work in the Artist Makers marquee

Muggins Pottery

Muggins Pottery

Muggins Pottery, by Sean Keefe and Dan Moor based in the Leicestershire countryside near Loughborough. Our creations are produced individually usually based on a thrown form from stoneware clay. We add our unique touch of humour to each piece to raise a smile from our customers and collectors.

Sean's workshop is a place to get creative with clay where all manner of beasties are born.

Off-Cutz – leather mugs


Jac makes fabulous items out of recycled leather and Belle demonstrates hand weaving, all made on their smallholding in Dorset. During the festival they will be demonstration theses ago old crafts using 100% reclaimed and recycled materials.

Helen Gilbert Handmade Jewellery

Helen Gilbert Handmade Jewellery and Gifts

Helen has been making jewellery and models in Fimo polymer clay since she was at school she makes a lot of designs, animals, fairies and dragons, Pet Peas and much more! She will be demonstrating and holding workshops during the weekend, so you can make something unique to take home.

Cammile Leah Glass and Lead Sculpture

Cammile Leah Glass and Lead Sculpture

Cammille and Tony Robinson have been making glass items for many years now as a hobby and also to sell on. It works as a self-finding hobby and they have stuck to just a few shows per year and are now looking for a few new ones. They make mirrors of all sizes, lampshades of all styles and many light catchers.

Milkiway Jewellery

Milkiway Jewellery

Harriet and Dani have created a unique bohemian jewellery collection from silver and semi-precious mystical design. They have been exhibiting at festivals and craft fairs for twenty years, including Glastonbury, and now have a regular stall in Cirencester craft market They will be holding small workshops in jewellery wire work techniques.

Absolutely Clay – mugs

Absolutely Clay

Juliet loves working with clay; her main interest is using the potter’s wheel to make pots that can be used every day for eating off and drinking from. She will be bringing along some of her completed fired work to show you. Juliet will also be bringing a potter’s wheel to the festival.

Juliet will be demonstrating how to throw a basic pot on the wheel and will be offering you the opportunity to have a go yourself.

Paul Catlin Chainsaw Sculpture

Paul will be demonstrating the art of chain saw sculpture at the festival—follow the noise!