Championing local artists and makers

There is a wealth of talent in Lewes, and we love to support and promote the exceptional work of local artists and makers that we feel sit well with our own brand in terms of aesthetics and values. It is such a pleasure to offer these pieces for sale in the shop, alongside our own skincare and other beautiful and useful products that Amanda picks up on her travels. Here you can see the full list of our collaborators:

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Vase by Ceramicist Jo Walker. https://www.etsy.com/shop/JoWalkerCeramics

Apothecary's Cabinet in patinated copper and oak, by Charlie Palmer (not for sale, commissions taken: http://www.charliepalmermodels.co.uk/

Apothecary's Cabinet in patinated copper and oak, by Charlie Palmer (not for sale, commissions taken: http://www.charliepalmermodels.co.uk/

Paintings by Julia White (https://www.juliawhiteart.co.uk/

Paintings by Julia White (https://www.juliawhiteart.co.uk/

Wood prints by Keith Pettit (http://keithpettit.co.uk/

Wood prints by Keith Pettit (http://keithpettit.co.uk/

Bespoke hand made and stitched tote bag in Italian Leather and Canvas by Grace Gordon (https://www.grace-gordon.com/

Bespoke hand made and stitched tote bag in Italian Leather and Canvas by Grace Gordon (https://www.grace-gordon.com/

Traditional hand woven cotton throw from Cyprus

Traditional hand woven cotton throw from Cyprus

 

 

The Rose Pickers

Every year a team of willing volunteers helps us with the rose picking.  This year we spent a hot July day in amongst the fragrant roses, surrounded by the insects, the birds and the fields and rolling hills of rural East Sussex. We are hugely grateful for everyone's involvement, their hard work and positive, helpful presence makes the whole experience such a joyful communal activity,  full of laughter and connection.  We asked each of our rose pickers why for them this is such a special event. 

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Calendula - Plant of the Month

On the farm in March and April, apart from the seasonal spring-cleaning of the barn, we begin to plant the calendula seeds, pushing them into trays of rich organic compost. Later, when the seedlings are robust enough we pot them on.We grow calendula between other plants. It's a fast growing annual so it grows, flowers and self-seeds in one year. We love it between the roses, the orange and reds look so beautiful together and we feel that it supports the other plants around it.  

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