They’ve been with us since the very first Bearwood Handmade and we’re always delighted to have them back – three generations of artists from the same family under one roof!
The White Flamingo Gift Company promotes the artwork of the mother and daughter team of Eliza Harris and El Swain who both live and work in the West Midlands. Eliza, who trained in fashion and textile design, is an artist making hand crafted brooches, earrings and hair accessories using both new and vintage fabrics. She also produces a range of hand-painted champagne and wine cork characters called ‘corkies’. Her daughter, El Swain is an illustrator based in Rugby. She produces work in watercolour and pen and ink of which we sell originals as well as cards and prints.
Black Horse Gifts promotes the work of West Midlands artist, Barbara Neave, who uses new and recycled wood and a combination of painting carving and pyrography to produce original art pieces inspired by folk art and a love of nature. All items can be ordered and Barbara also takes commissions.
Bearwood Handmade December takes place between 10am and 4pm on Saturday 3rd December at Bearwood Baptist Church Hall, Cnr Rawlings Rd and Bearwood Road, B66 4HA.