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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.

Indoor Craft Market

Indoor Craft Market

His Place, HASTINGS, Hastings, East Sussex

Saturday, 8 October 2022

Open Day and Craft Fair 2023

Open Day and Craft Fair 2023

St Marys Church, Buxted, East Sussex

Saturday, 20 May 2023

Lewes Craft and Gift Market

Lewes Craft and Gift Market

Lewes Town Hall, Lewes, East Sussex

Saturday, 8 July 2023

Lewes Craft and Gift Market

Lewes Craft and Gift Market

Lewes Town Hall, Lewes, East Sussex

Saturday, 19 August 2023

Fernies Garden

Fernies Garden

Brighton, East Sussex

The inspiration for my business came from my two great loves in life - my garden, which ...

AyamiiCo

AyamiiCo

Hartfield, East Sussex

AyamiiCo was launched by sisters Sophia and Anji in 2021. Drawing inspiration from the ...

Natali Stewart

Natali Stewart

Saint Leonards on Sea, East Sussex

Natali Stewart is experienced feltmaker, colorist and yarn dyer based in East Sussex. ...

Caromacare Natural Skin Remedies

Caromacare Natural Skin Remedies

Glynde, East Sussex

Caromacare was created in 2001 to provide holistic and natural healing remedies for skin, ...

Colins Bird Tables

Colins Bird Tables

Bodiam, East Sussex

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

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 ...

Wuzakumba Candle Co

Wuzakumba Candle Co

Stonegate, East Sussex

We produce artisanal eco conscious rapeseed and coconut candles, housed in hand thrown ...

NVE Crafts

NVE Crafts

St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex

I create handmade Sculptures, gifts and ornaments, made from Coastal and Woodland treasures, ...

Jewellery GloohBaah

Jewellery GloohBaah

Brighton, East Sussex

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

Club Belts

Club Belts

Eastbourne, East Sussex

At Club Belts we have created a large range of Stretchy belts in both Traditional colours ...

The Crochet Gift Shop

The Crochet Gift Shop

Eastbourne, East Sussex

Everything I sell I make my self in my spare time. Itís become a business from a hobby. ...

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 ...

Polly Mandell

Polly Mandell

Ringmer, East Sussex

I am a reduction lino print artist, Ive and sell prints independently, these prints reflect ...

Nightingale Jewellery

Nightingale Jewellery

Hailsham, East Sussex

Nightingale Jewellery offers a collection of services including repairs, remodeling, ...

Morris Works Quilting and Textile Arts

Morris Works Quilting and Textile Arts

Brighton, East Sussex

Morris Works is a Quilt Shop owned and managed by Gabrielle and William Morris. We are ...

Bauble and Box

Bauble and Box

Battle, East Sussex

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

Su Douglas

Su Douglas

Burwash, East Sussex

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

BeanBeadCraft

BeanBeadCraft

Brighton, East Sussex

If you want original, charming handmade jewellery, you have come to the right place. ...

Evoke Glass Art

Evoke Glass Art

Hailsham, East Sussex

Hello to you all and thank you for visiting. A little about me, Iíve been married for ...

Horse Sculptures

Horse Sculptures

Eastbourne, East Sussex

Hi, Im Jacob I am a self taught metal artist , creating sculptures is my passion. From ...

Two Sticks Forge

Two Sticks Forge

Forest Row, East Sussex

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

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. ...

Nicola Bolton Photography

Nicola Bolton Photography

Crowborough, East Sussex

My visual art is colourful and experimental with the camera becoming my paint brush. ...

Horse and forge

Horse and forge

Brighton, East Sussex

We design and create beautiful horseshoe ornaments by reusing old, warn and new handforged ...

ScarlettRose jewels

ScarlettRose jewels

Lewes, East Sussex

I make necklaces , bracelets and charms . From crystals and silver

Handmade by Francie

Handmade by Francie

Hailsham, East Sussex

Padded glasses case, sunglasses sleeve, eyeglasses pouch, spectacles holder Store your ...

Jaspers Co

Jaspers Co

Mayfield, East Sussex

I hand embroider clothes, both bespoke and set designs. I also embroider home items such ...

Elegance Beauty

Elegance Beauty

Eastbourne, East Sussex

Designed, created and lovingly handmade British artisan brand of Balms, Oils Scrubs and ...

Jude Does Pretty Things

Jude Does Pretty Things

Brighton, East Sussex

I create pretty handsewn and embroidered gifts using fabric, felt, buttons, beads and ...

Alice Landen Prints

Alice Landen Prints

Hove, East Sussex

I am a professionally trained textiles designer with over 10 years experience in the ...

Crtn Jewellery

Crtn Jewellery

Brighton, East Sussex

Taking inspiration from traditional styles, my minimal approach seeks to create jewellery ...

Made By Ashley

Made By Ashley

Hailsham, East Sussex

Hi! Iím Ashley and over the past year with more time on my hands I decided I needed a ...

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. ...

Ayamiico Banner arrives Hurrah

Ayamiico Banner arrives Hurrah

Hartfield, East Sussex

Having been busy over the summer months with fairs predominantly in the Pantiles in Tunbridge ...

Handmade silk pouches

Handmade silk pouches

Hartfield, East Sussex

Sophia has been busy making beautiful dark blue silk bags, embroidered with a moon and ...

Love being at the Pantiles fair in Tunbridge Wells

Love being at the Pantiles fair in Tunbridge Wells

Hartfield, East Sussex

We are looking forward to this weekend- it will be our third one at the historic Pantiles ...

Buxted Craft Fair 2023

Buxted Craft Fair 2023

Buxted near Uckfield, East Sussex

The next event is now confirmed for Saturday 20th May 2023. Many of our exhibitors are ...

Know the difference eco conscious or eco friendly

Know the difference eco conscious or eco friendly

Stonegate, East Sussex

Do you actually know much about the products you are buying? With the environment becoming ...

Buxted Craft Fair Saturday 21st May 2022

Buxted Craft Fair Saturday 21st May 2022

Buxted near Uckfield, East Sussex

We have had a cancellation, so as of 9th May we have one outside pitch available in a ...

Buxted Craft Fair Saturday 20th May 2023

Buxted Craft Fair Saturday 20th May 2023

Buxted near Uckfield, East Sussex

The local Claude Jessett Steam Preservation Trust will again be in attendance with their ...

Tunbridge Wells here we come Easter Sunday

Tunbridge Wells here we come Easter Sunday

Hartfield, East Sussex

After our success at Fairwarp Village Market we have decided to spread our wings a bit ...

Craft fair at Fairwarp Village Hall 9th April

Craft fair at Fairwarp Village Hall 9th April

Hartfield, East Sussex

We are looking forward to this attending the craft fair on Saturday and especially excited ...

Spring into action

Spring into action

Hartfield, East Sussex

Spring into action Thats exactly what we are doing! With more creative ideas and products ...

Getting busier as Mothers Day approaches

Getting busier as Mothers Day approaches

Hartfield, East Sussex

Due to popular request, we have broadened our product range in readiness for Motherís ...

The first review on our special luxury bath bags

The first review on our special luxury bath bags

Hartfield, East Sussex

Thank you thank you! A big thank you to both of you and Sophia for the lovely gift set. ...

Weve taken the plunge

Weve taken the plunge

Hartfield, East Sussex

So this week we set up our new website in addition to our Etsy site as we are keen to ...


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.