Christmas at the Mall Galleries with The Society of Designer Craftsmen and Federation Of British Artists

For the first time Designer Crafts at the Mall will take place in December, giving collectors the opportunity to see and buy the finest craft work before Christmas.  The exhibition will be open from Wednesday 16th to Sunday 20th December at the Mall Galleries for anyone wanting to treat themselves, or to buy Christmas gifts for friends and family. On show at The Mall Galleries will be beautiful items in Ceramic, Glass, Jewellery, Metal, Paper, Printmaking, Textiles and Wood created by Fellows, Members and Licentiates of the Society of Designer Craftsmen which will all available to buy and immediately take away.

The event is open between 10.00am and 5.00pm in the Main Gallery.  On Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th, the Gallery will remain open until 7.00pm, allowing people who are too busy during the day the opportunity of browsing and buying designer crafts during the evening.

Highlights of the show include:

Christine Meyer-Eaglestone MSDC (http://www.cme-art.co.uk/index.html) winner of the prestigious Gane Trust Award for excellence in quality of design and craftsmanship at the Society’s 25th Designer Crafts exhibition in January Christine creates unique items each with a surface of intricate marquetry from veneers in a variety of colours which she cuts by hand.

Brian Williamson FSDC – (www.contemporarysilversmith.co.uk ) Brian’s handmade contemporary silverware is and designed with scale, form and functionally in mind. He uses surface texture to create unique designs. He has won awards and made pieces for palaces and planes.

Janice Zethraeus  MSDC (www.janicezethraeus.com )creates unique gold and silver jewellery that is beautifully delicate in appearance. linear forms are often highlighted with diamonds or coloured gemstones.

Charlotte Grierson MSDC – creates hand woven scarves in intricate patterns and textures using a collection of coloured threads, often silk, or high twist wool to make each scarf individual.

At the same time the Federation of British Artists will be holding two further exhibitions: paintings by members of the Federation of British Artists in the Threadneedle Space and in the North Gallery works by made by employees of Mall Galleries, painters, sculptors, photographers and film-makers as well as musicians, singers and writers.