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A Creative Life

A Creative Life

Heather Connor lives with learning difficulties that have made it impossible for her to find regular employment. To generate an income she has has been making these beautiful cushions since 2016 and been helped by her family and friends to sell them to build her own support network.

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Changing our outlook towards the 'great outdoors'

Changing our outlook towards the 'great outdoors'

Read our latest e-newsletter about our hastily re-arranged season for online only exhibits. The selection of artists and makers in this edition have been preparing work for A FINE BALANCE for several months so we wanted to give you the opportunity to see this body of work and to support artists and makers during these newly compromised times.

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A FINE BALANCE ONLINE

A FINE BALANCE ONLINE

As some of you will already know, our showcase #finebalance will not open at Houghton Hall until this current health crisis has abated. However you can still support our artists by viewing and buying their work online to nurture the cultural talent across our region.

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HOME SWEET HOME

HOME SWEET HOME

Our designer-makers create beautiful decorative furniture, soft furnishings and objects for the home using a diverse range of materials, often natural, associated with the eastern region. From basket weaving, seashells and furniture, to hand-turned wood and textiles.

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CONDE NAST TRAVELER LOOKS AT THE BEACH HOUSE BRANCASTER – PACKED WITH NORFOLK BY DESIGN'S FINEST MAKERS

CONDE NAST TRAVELER LOOKS AT THE BEACH HOUSE BRANCASTER – PACKED WITH NORFOLK BY DESIGN'S FINEST MAKERS

Makers, artists and designers have all been used to create a unique space in Brancaster, North Norfolk. Davina Barber used makers/designer from Norfolk by Design and is the brainchild behind the Beach House – a beautiful holiday home that sleeps 10, nestled in the village of Brancaster, North Norfolk. Davina's Beach House is currently featured in Condé Nast Traveler - looking at UK "staycation" destinations as travelers look closer to home.

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TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES AT BEACH HOUSE BAZAAR

TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES AT BEACH HOUSE BAZAAR

We are thrilled to present makers using print, embroidery and leather work to a range of accessories and designs for the home. Some exhibitors like Laura Fletcher, have developed new ranges based on their collaboration with Brancaster Beach House. View more during a visit to our next pop-up November 15-18, open daily 11am to 4pm - FREE ENTRY

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COME VISIT SOME OF THE EASTERN REGION'S FINEST 'ART MAKING ANIMALS'

COME VISIT SOME OF THE EASTERN REGION'S FINEST 'ART MAKING ANIMALS'
We have been fascinated by Simon Scharma, Mary Beard and David Olusoga’s commentary on human activities from cave painting to the present day as 'art-making animals' in the new TV series 'Civilisations'. Our very own 'art-making animals' – who will be taking part in our Pop Up Shop – will be sharing their own particular point of view engaging us with their skill and insight. Continue reading
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