Monthly Edit ~ May

This month, we have asked another of our enthusiastic work experience students to give us a run down of our Monthly Edit. Moni has researched our sellers featured in this months Edit. Let’s see what she found out…

Showcasing an abundance of vivid colours, this months Edit has a strong abstract theme running through it, which is sure to brighten up your life! This Edit is a strong reflection on the month of May; animated, playful and refreshing, it’s been constructed to offer the perfect transition from those dark, dreary months into the vibrant summer waiting right around the corner!

The Full Edit

The Full Edit

Prints (in the background) by Arwyn Quick, £24

Prints (in the background) by Arwyn Quick, £24

Cards by Arwyn Quick, £2

Cards by Arwyn Quick, £2

Arwyn Quick is a retired art teacher who has a passion for colour, (clearly). His work has been shown across the country and attracts a wide audience due to the variety of his work, from realism to completely abstract, however all of his work has been inspired by the influence of landscapes, nature and our very own Derbyshire Dales.

These abstract card designs work ambiguously and can be used for any occasion, the prints can be a brilliant gift or striking art piece in your home, provoking conversation with the kaleidoscopic nature of his mesmerising designs.

Magnetic Butterflies by Art and Minds Killamarsh, £2 & 50p

Magnetic Butterflies by Art and Minds Killamarsh, £2 & 50p

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Arts and Minds Killamarsh are a non profit organisation with a primary purpose of helping people out of isolation and loneliness, in regard to mental health. This organisation tackles a very current and important problem and by buying just one of these beautiful butterflies you would be supporting a worth while cause.

The water-marble design of the butterflies is hand done and with the unlikely medium of nail polish, this allows the magnets to be waterproof and durable decorations projecting summer!

Fabric Wallets by Blue Oxen, £5

Fabric Wallets by Blue Oxen, £5

Blue Oxen is an ethical and sustainable fashion brand based in Chesterfield. Unlike many other clothing brands Blue Oxen are conscious of their impact on the planet therefore use fabric from Kenyan locals or up-cycled materials.

Former Chesterfield College fashion student, April Spence, created Blue Oxen to offer a sustainable clothing company for the public.As well as making wallets she also creates clothes based on individual commissions incorporating modern contemporary styles combined with subtle African themes and inspiration.

Sausage Dog Tote Bag by Rollerdog Designs *reduced to £13*  Print by Arwyn Quick, £24

Sausage Dog Tote Bag by Rollerdog Designs *reduced to £13*

Print by Arwyn Quick, £24

Stacked Sausage Dog Cushion by RollerDog Designs, *reduced to £10*

Stacked Sausage Dog Cushion by RollerDog Designs, *reduced to £10*

These fun and quirky sausage dog designs by Rollerdog are a cute, unique piece dog lovers will adore. The velvety soft cushion and durable tote bag are items radiate a lively, summer feel.

Hand stitched Sari Silk necklace by Fiona Gypsy Bunting, £22

Hand stitched Sari Silk necklace by Fiona Gypsy Bunting, £22

Last but definitely not least of this months rundown of must haves is a hand stitched pom pom necklace. Fiona Gypsy Bunting is an artist who draws lots of inspiration from nature and folklore as well as using her artwork to express herself. This necklace is such a unique and original piece that you wouldn’t find anywhere else! We also have three new designs that have just come in today!

As with all of our items, if anything catches your eye we can reserve it for you to come and collect. Just give us a call on (01246)500799 or email on hello@weststudios.co.uk

We look forward to seeing you soon!