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Launch of New Venture Artisans Now!

Tori McLean, Margot Eardley & Sian Appleyard launch Artisans Now! - a makers collective

September 2019

Tori McLean, Margot Eardley and Sian Appleyard, all printmakers, have launched their Artisans Now! makers collective, bringing together arts and craftsmen and women to exhibit contemporary fine art and craft.


Initial guest artisans include Ali Tomlin (Ceramics), Sue Tinkler (Glass), Kevin Stamper (Furniture & Boxes), Helen Banzhaf (Textiles), Jessica Noble (Jewellery), Emma Lowres (Painting) and Louise Brown (Basketry).  


About Artisans Now!

Artisans Now! is a makers’ collective brought together by three passionate fine art printmakers, Tori McLean, Margot Eardley & Sian Appleyard, with the aim of showcasing, promoting and celebrating beautiful, high-quality, contemporary arts and crafts, made by fellow artisans, artists and printmakers, for the public to view and purchase.


Each guest artisan is selected and invited to join our directory of fellow creatives based on the quality and sophistication of their craftsmanship, their dedication to discipline and a desire to create high-end, fine art pieces made by hand.


At each exhibition, Artisans Now! presents the buying public with a broad collection of fine art pieces made, using a wide variety of techniques, across a range of disciplines. By exhibiting in key locations, and selecting a different mixture of guest artisans for each show, we guarantee that no two shows are alike, and that our visitors consistently see exhibitions that contain pieces made by hand, to exceptional standards, by individual makers using the finest materials.