Joan Longley is a botanical artist who uses mainly coloured pencils to create her designs of flowers, birds, and insects; in fact anything you may see in a garden. She attempts to draw as close to reality as she can possibly achieve. She uses coloured pencil as her main medium because she finds it gives her a good depth of colour, occasionally she also uses watercolour. She transfers her drawings to greeting cards, gift wrap, gift tags, cotton shopping bags, tee shirts, and calendars. This is an enjoyable and inexpensive way of sharing her work with other people. She also draws pet portraits using pastels or coloured pencils, using photographs provided by devoted pet owners.
Joan has been with CCFM at Herne Hill since it started in July 2012 when she was 76 years old, so she is possibly the oldest stall holder there!
What hidden gem will the Magpie bring to market next?
Sarah Lovett, a professional props buyer for film and television, just can’t stop picking up things that catch her eye. Homewares, fabrics, unusual decorative items, vintage jewellery, modernist ceramics, it’s an ever changing mixture of fascinating stuff, all recycled, crafted or Made in England – no cheap imports here.
Come and be intrigued by Naughty Magpie Wares, and don’t miss the seasonal willow sculptures she makes, Sarah grows willow and green roof plants too.
More Jewellery is run by two Silversmith students Elisabeth and Patricia.
On their stall you will find rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, cuff links and brooches, all individually designed and handmade. Each piece is unique. The materials are principally silver and also include precious and semi-precious stones.
Elisabeth and Patricia are happy to take commissions.