The Art of Giving

The Art of Giving – Creative gifts from fitch&fellows

Creativity. It’s a gift.

fitch & fellows is home to plethora of artistic gift ideas for Christmas.

Stroll through Buttermarket in Thame and you will discover fitch & fellows. Part gallery, part shop, it’s a mixture of the beautiful and the quirky, the classic and the unexpected, the rare and the everyday. Here you will find the work of many new and established artists and makers.

Paintings, ceramics, jewellery, glass, wood, mixed media, metal, textiles and all things handmade adorn the walls, shelves and display cabinets. An Aladdin’s cave for Christmas ideas.

UPStairs@fitch&fellows, the exhibition space above the shop, has a show entitled WHIMSY, on until the end of the year, featuring the world famous miniature photography of David Gilliver and his ‘Little People’. With him are the classically painted but humorous still life paintings of Caroline Moore.

In the shop, discover some fantastic ideas for gifts this Christmas from some imaginative and talented artists. Look out for some delicately patterned porcelain tableware in pastel shades by Sarah Went. Iridescent glass vases and baubles from Isle of Wight Glass. Wonderful perfume bottles decorated with golden trailing glass by Allister Malcolm.

How about soaps from Art House – a charity presenting artistic talents of adults living with complex neuro-diverse and physical support needs. 100% of sales sustains the charity, enabling it to grow and evolve. And who doesn’t love chocolate? Love Cocoa, the business run by James Cadbury, related to the famous Cadbury family, prefers sustainable chocolate. For every bar sold, a tree is planted.

For jewellery, seek out sterling silver bracelets and earrings. Prices start at just £15. Then there is Kate Wood. Her work is notable for the ultra fine workmanship of her pieces. featuring, sapphires, pearls and labradorite. Kate’s ‘Waterfall’ earrings are stunning.

You can be sure, a gift for Christmas from fitch & fellows will be very special.

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