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Arts and crafts in East Sussex

East Sussex (including Brighton, Eastbourne, Hastings, Hove, Lewes, Rother and Wealden) is in the South East of England. It has a population of around 800,000 and covers approximately 179,000 hectares. Here is a list of nearby or neighbouring counties: Kent, Surrey, West Sussex.

County flag of East SussexEast Sussex is part of the historic county of Sussex and its geography has resulted in waves of invasion and settlement, leaving behind a richness of archaeological remains. Along its southern border with the English channel you will find popular coastal resorts, such as Brighton and Hastings. Among the counties attractions are Charleston Farmhouse, a meeting place for members of the Bloomsbury group, influential early twentieth century writers, philosophers and artists. The house and gardens were also home to Bloomsbury artists Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell, who along with Quentin Bell painted murals at Berwick Church, that attract thousands of Bloomsbury Pilgrims each year. The site of the Grade 1 listed church also provides an excellent view of the South Downs. Performing arts venues in East Sussex include the Eastbourne Bandstand, the Devonshire Park Theatre in Eastbourne, the Theatre Royal Brighton, Hailsham Pavilion, Theatre Royal Brighton and the Brighton Dome.

The Royal Pavilion was built between the late 18th century and early 19th century and is an iconic building in Brighton, recognised around the world. Brighton Museum and Art Gallery is housed within a building situated in the Royal Pavilion gardens. A range of exhibitions and events are held at the museum and art gallery, which has permanent collections including furniture, pottery, jewellery, fashion, textiles, glass, paintings, prints and sculpture, with exhibits from Britain and around the world and across many periods of history. Hastings Museum and Art Gallery houses collections including natural history, social history, and fine art. It also serves as a venue for a range of events, including temporary exhibitions of arts and crafts created by local artists and designers. Other attractions in East Sussex include Brighton Pier, Rye Heritage Centre, Southover Grange Gardens, Brighton Toy and Model Museum, the ruins of Bodiam Castle and Seven Sisters Country Park.

Eastern Look Crazy Patchwork

Eastern Look Crazy Patchwork

Aztec Kreative Studio, Ashdown Forrest, Hartfield, East Sussex

Thursday, 12 August 2021

Eastern Look Crazy Patchwork

Eastern Look Crazy Patchwork

Aztec Kreative Studio, Ashdown Forrest, Hartfield, East Sussex

Thursday, 12 August 2021

Getting In A Tangle With Threads Ribbons And Yarns

Getting In A Tangle With Threads Ribbons And Yarns

Aztec Kreative Studio, Ashdown Forrest, Hartfield, East Sussex

Thursday, 28 October 2021

Getting In A Tangle With Threads Ribbons And Yarns

Getting In A Tangle With Threads Ribbons And Yarns

Aztec Kreative Studio, Ashdown Forrest, Hartfield, East Sussex

Thursday, 28 October 2021

Eastern Look Crazy Patchwork

Eastern Look Crazy Patchwork

Aztec Kreative Studio, Ashdown Forrest, Hartfield, East Sussex

Friday, 16 September 2022

Big Fat Knitting

Big Fat Knitting

Aztec Kreative Studio, Ashdown Forrest, Hartfield, East Sussex

Friday, 21 October 2022

Big Fat Knitting

Big Fat Knitting

Aztec Kreative Studio, Ashdown Forrest, Hartfield, East Sussex

Friday, 21 October 2022

Sue Branch Art

Sue Branch Art

Heathfield, East Sussex

Painting is my passion and I paint using oils, although I have used acrylics, which I ...

Aztec Kreative Studio

Aztec Kreative Studio

Hartfield, East Sussex

Aztec Threads have a brand new name for 2021 Aztec Kreative Studio Hartfield in the heart ...

The Candle Kids L and L Scents

The Candle Kids L and L Scents

South Chailey, East Sussex

We offer hand poured soy wax candles, tea lights and wax melts. We also hand make reed ...

Jewellery GloohBaah

Jewellery GloohBaah

Brighton, East Sussex

My name is Sandy and despite lockdown I have continued to create some unique jewellery ...

Custard Creations

Custard Creations

Eastbourne, East Sussex

I create unique crocheted dolls including clothes and accessories from my own patterns. ...

I Dream of Dragons

I Dream of Dragons

Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex

The Dragons of Yarrum are individual polymer clay dragons that can stand alone or be ...

Bauble and Box

Bauble and Box

Battle, East Sussex

The jewellery comes directly from Rajasthan, India with many pieces containing semi-precious ...

KIVULI

KIVULI

Brighton, East Sussex

We at KIVULI specialise in handcrafted products for your pets, our collars, leads and ...

Orchard Blacksmith

Orchard Blacksmith

Framfeild, East Sussex

Orchard Blacksmith is stamping a new name on blacksmithing. Striving to push and create ...

Winter nights hobby

Winter nights hobby

Stonegate, East Sussex

It started as a hobby for the long dark winter nights I toiled away for hours under ...

Lizzie Kershaw

Lizzie Kershaw

Hove, East Sussex

I a designer maker of silver and gold jewellery which is largely based on botanical forms. ...

Colins Bird Tables

Colins Bird Tables

Bodiam, East Sussex

This business started by my dad over 20 years ago designs and constructs bespoke bird ...

Eden and Soul Beauty

Eden and Soul Beauty

Seaford, East Sussex

I handmade natural vegan cosmetics and skincare products suitable for all skin types. ...

Country Crafts by Betsy J

Country Crafts by Betsy J

Hailsham, East Sussex

As a keen gardener I grow plenty of lavender and brought this into my love of sewing. ...

Two Sticks Forge

Two Sticks Forge

Forest Row, East Sussex

Andrew Lindsay and occasional colleagues, are knifemakers in the Ashdown Forest in the ...

Su Douglas

Su Douglas

Burwash, East Sussex

I have, over many years dabbled in many arts and crafts some more successfully than others. ...

Fitz Boutique

Fitz Boutique

Hellingley, East Sussex

I Up cycled crafts to save waist from land fills. Crochets for adults - baby’s. Art work ...

Little Musings

Little Musings

Bexhill, East Sussex

Designer of fabric and surface pattern, also designer of MDF products and decorations. ...

Sliver of Light

Sliver of Light

Polegate, East Sussex

After many years designing and printing a variety of products we have recently decided ...

Madeleine Ellis

Madeleine Ellis

Lewes, East Sussex

Im an East Sussex based artist Im 28 years old. I took a different path in life after ...

Georgie Tease

Georgie Tease

Lewes, East Sussex

Georgie Tease produces figurative art in all sizes and price ranges. Saucy burlesque ...

The Arty Crafty Tart

The Arty Crafty Tart

Etchingham, East Sussex

I sell and make beautiful vintage and contemporary junk journals, travel journals and ...

Old Bakery Studio

Old Bakery Studio

Mountfield, East Sussex

Having been drawn to the outdoors, gardening and wildlife from an early age, I have also ...

Dreaming of Rainbows

Dreaming of Rainbows

Haywards Heath, East Sussex

My products are all the colours of the rainbow. I make a variety of products, including ...

Lullaby Lil

Lullaby Lil

Hove, East Sussex

Hello, Im Lilly and I am the creator and designer for Lullaby Lil! All of my textile ...

Aztec Threads and Mabels Emporium

Aztec Threads and Mabels Emporium

Hartfield, East Sussex

We that is Aztec Threads are pleased to tell all our customers that from Saturday the ...

Aztec Threads

Aztec Threads

Hartfield, East Sussex

We had a late Summer break and so are now refreshed, with lots of great new ideas for ...

Who are we Aztec Threads

Who are we Aztec Threads

Hartfield, East Sussex

Although we have been on this site for some years this is the first time I have done ...


Joan Aiken

(Born 1924 in Rye in East Sussex), Fiction, Nonfiction

She became a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 1999, for her services to literature. Her well know early works include The Whispering Mountain and Black Hearts in Battersea. Over the year she has written, plays and poems, period and modern novels, supernatural and magic works, non-fiction and worked with illustrators on picture books.. In all she wrote more than a hundred piece, and readers of her works gained many new friends.

Aubrey Beardsley

(Born 1872 in Brighton in East Sussex), Painting, Sculpture

Aubrey Beardsley, British artist, helped to develop the Art Nouveau and poster styles.

Robert Bevan

(Born 1865 in Hove in east sussex), Painting

Robert Bevan, British artist. As well as painting, he also worked as a lithographer and draughtsman and he was a member of the Camden Town Group.

Edward Carpenter

(Born 1844 in Hove in East Sussex), Poetry

He was an influential poet who promoted the simple life and the arts and crafts movement. He was concerned with the plight of the common working poor.

Marianne North

(Born 1830 in Hastings in East Sussex), Art

Marianne North, English artist, is best known for her botanical work.