Aunt Elsie and the Secret Market events 2013

Aunt Elsie and the Secret Market events 2013

  Have you ever been to one of our Aunt Elsie events or The Secret Market? Last year we did a number of these over secret locations, pop-up venues, upper floor spaces and ended with a glorious Christmas event in a lit, dry and warm marquee on Market Place for a whole 3 days. It [...]

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Aunt Elsie’s, The Secret Market and Pop-up Things

Thank you to everyone that visited Aunt Elsie’s Special Do, we know we have already said thanks but we just want to say thank you again. It was very special and magical. So much so that it has been in our head ever since, how are we going to make something so fabulous happen again [...]

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Counting down the days until Aunt Elsie’s…

Aunt Elsie’s Christmas Do 29 November 12-8pm, Friday 30 November 10-6pm, Saturday 1 December 10-6pm Come and join us for a special Aunt Elsie style handmade Christmas where you can meet makers, designers, upcyclers and vintage sellers and find the perfect unique Christmas gift or even just enjoy mulled wine or a cup of tea [...]

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Secret Market November 3: Magdalena Goleniak

Introducing another of our secret marketeers: Magdalena Goleniak Secret Market November 3: I am fine art painter and base design work on my painting and drawing. My Maggie’s Art&Design is a place full of art, imagination, colours and passion for a design. The priority in my art is the amazing colours which build energy  and [...]

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Secret Market November 3: Lauren Denney

Introducing another of our secret marketeers: Lauren Denney Lauren  Denney has been creating slip cast ceramics since graduating from Staffordshire University in 2002.  Working from her studio in Caversham she  uses porcelain and earthenware clay to create functional ceramic items. New pieces include cake stands, folded porcelain tea light holders, porcelain Christmas decorations and framed [...]

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Secret Market November 3: Salvo Toscano

Photography by Salvo Toscano     Introducing another of our secret marketeers: Salvo Toscano Salvo photographs people and places and things though not necessarily in this order and often together. Salvo uses photography as a mean to engage the viewer in a photographic narrative. Wandering and observing happenings in the environment around him is fascinating [...]

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Secret Market November 3: Alabama Whirly

Introducing another of our secret marketeers: Alabama Whirly Alabama Whirly will be exhibiting at The First Secret Market, she is an artist and a maker of odd things ranging from homages to the everyday to things that actually have a practical use. Her work is colourful, sometimes funny and she is always up for a [...]

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Secret Market November 3: Lisa-Marie Gibbs

Introducing another of our secret marketeers:Lisa-Marie Gibbs Patchwork Butterfly is lovingly run by myself Lisa-Marie Gibbs and marries two of my big obsessions, drawing and hand stitching which combine to make beautiful things to adorn you and your home. Patchwork butterfly is inspired by the mundane, insane, gossip, beauty, love, life and all of the other [...]

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Secret Market November 3: Sue Mundy

Introducing another of our secret marketeers: Sue Mundy   From her studio at The Milking Machine in Shinfield, Sue Mundy creates a unique range of decorative, functional and sculptural ceramics. Made from Stoneware clay each piece is formed by using traditional hand building techniques in new and exciting ways. All the work is fired in [...]

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Secret Market November 3: Two Rivers Press

Introducing another of our secret marketeers: Two Rivers Press Two Rivers Press has been publishing in and about Reading since 1994. Founded by the artist Peter Hay (1951-2003), the press continues to delight readers, local and further afield, with its varied list of individually designed, thought-provoking books. Recently published books about Reading and its environs [...]

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