Feeling in the mood for yellow this month and found some lovely yellow things around the gallery - (clockwise from top left) a lino print by Angela Lai Yen, one of my yellow bowls, a giclee print from an original collage by Sarah Cowper and some flowers growing in the gallery garden.
If you're after an extra stocking filler look no further than this cheeky little printed 'Night and Day' enamel mug from Pirrip Press. Hardwearing and perfect for camping, cocoa by an outdoor fire or festivals. The icons on the mugs are inspired by Native American symbols, the two different designs represent Night & Day. £8.50 from the Pirrip Press shop on Colston Street.
OK so I'm running just a little behind with my 20 gift ideas and have a bit of catching up to do. However here are some gorgeous bracelets by Caroline Casswell. All those beautiful colours fill me with joy! They are £17 each at my gallery and are available at other shops around Bristol.
These cute brooches are made by Jess Quinn from her original drawings, available from Blaze on Colston Street.
A perfect present for all those cider lovers out there - a presentation box with three ciders of your choice from Bristol Cider Shop on Christmas Steps. It costs £10 and they also have lots of other cidery, appley gifts for under £20.
Forget John Lewis, this is the penguin to have this Christmas! It's a limited edition giclee print by Rosie Webb, available from Blaze on Colston Street (www.blazestudio.co.uk). It costs £12 and there other quirky animal prints available too (a flamingo in boots, bird in a party hat....).
My small vases are hand thrown out of porcelain and glazed in a variety of colours with metallic rims. They are £12 each and have been selling really well as Christmas presents. Available from my gallery on Christmas Steps. Free gift wrapping too!
Presents for men are always that bit harder to find, but these ceramic cufflinks by Julia Davey are just perfect. Available in different designs they are only £20 from the fabulous Workshop 22, Upper Maudlin Street, www.workshop22.co.uk
I saw these lovely glass and driftwood beach huts in Bristol Handmade Glass on Perry Road (www.bristolhandmadeglass.co.uk). They are made by Amanda Foster and cost £15 each. Bristol Handmade Glass also have some beautiful glass Christmas decorations for well under £20.
More candle holders, this time from Meryl Till, who is at the top of Christmas Steps. Made from porcelain they are simply stunning and look beautiful when lit up. Prices range from £10 to £20. In the background you can see some shadows of her lovely porcelain snowflake decorations.