Sunday, 3 May 2009

The Old Forge Newhaven

After a rather stressful week, proofing, printing, framing and hanging work in two Open Houses it was lovely to finally stop and get along to the 'Private View Breakfast' at the Old Forge in South Heighton near Newhaven. The sun was out most visitors were still at the childrens parade and so we could relax for a while in the garden and talk with friends, artists and customers.

Especially when the sun is out (which it will be throughout May I'm sure) The Old Forge is a gorgeous house and garden to visit, the informal garden has Christians sculptures dotted throughout and shady spots to sit, look over the Ouse Valley and eat on of Rhoda's cream teas. If you've had enough of the bustle of Brighton in the Festival head out to the Old Forge.

The house garden and studio is packed with at least 30 artists and makers but doesn't seem crowded. The work goes together beautifully and there is a touch of the Bloomsbury era about the feel of the house.

Chickens and Christian Funnell's sculpture.

A shady spot for a cream tea

Sarah Lock's lamp bases and Jo Lambs paintings.

Sarah Young's paintings, Carys Davies ceramics etc

Sarah Young's paintings,

The Old Forge is open May 2/3, 9/10, 16/17, 23/24, and the fifth weekend in May 30/31.
11.00 - 6.00pm

1 comment:

Sew Recycled said...

Exhibiting in an Open House has its drawbacks, you never get a chance to go around and have a look yourself! But I am going to take time out this year and make sure I visit this one, been dying to see it it all!