As you may or may not know, one of Brighton Craftaganza’s core aims has been to not only provide a selling platform for designer-makers, but to also encourage visitors to get creative themselves. We have always been open to applications from people selling supplies and equipment, but sadly they don’t come forward very often so we are super-excited to be able to offer selling space at the Summer Brighton Craftaganza craft market to art-supply purveyors ‘Joan of Art’!
Please introduce yourself….
Joan of Art is run by two local artists who believe it is important be equipped with the right tools for any artistic endeavour. We love that Brighton is full to the brim with all kinds of creative folk and look forward to providing them with everything they need to bring their ideas to life.
Describe the products you currently sell
Starting with the basics- we will have all the essentials to keep artists going with their everyday tasks. In the future, we will expand our range in response to feedback from customers. Please get in touch if there’s a product you’d like to us to stock.
How long have you been selling your wares and how did it begin?
Being artists ourselves, we spend every day using our products. We’ve already had years of practise continuously aiming to find the best materials so we may as well share our discoveries with the artistic community of Brighton.
We know our friends and fellow artists will appreciate reasonably priced materials in the centre of town. Craftaganza will be our first ever outing.
What drew you to the Brighton area, if you are not ‘natives’?
Brighton seems to be a natural place for the creatively inclined to navigate towards. Why wouldn’t you want to move here? There’s always something interesting happening and it’s a goldmine for anyone who enjoys drawing interesting people.
What crafty disciplines do you like to practice?
We both love working in many different medias so we’re looking forward to stocking an ever expanding range. Lino printing and pencil drawing (people and architecture) are particular favourites so endless discussions on these subjects are always welcome at our stall.
We can’t wait to meet all those exciting artistic people and hear what projects they’re dreaming up. The prospect of playing a small part in making the magic happen is thrilling.
Our personal motto would have to be:
Home is where the art is!