Portraits from photos and unusual cake stands among gift ideas at Thorpe Market Seasonal Spectacular

Sundown on the North Sea, one of Rosalie Osborne Gibb's works on sale at the Thorpe Market Seasonal

Sundown on the North Sea, one of Rosalie Osborne Gibb's works on sale at the Thorpe Market Seasonal Spectacular. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

Shoppers looking for unusual, perhaps unique, Christmas presents and decorations will find a varied array of locally-produced art work on offer at a Seasonal Spectacular this weekend.

Festive glassware by Terrie and Pam on sale at the Thorpe Market Seasonal Spectacular. Picture: SUBM

Festive glassware by Terrie and Pam on sale at the Thorpe Market Seasonal Spectacular. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

St Margaret's Church, Thorpe Market, is hosting the two-day exhibition and sale of work, on Saturday and Sunday November 14 and 15.

A group of seven local artist will be offering new artwork, photographs, handmade gifts, cards and decorations.

A wide selection of second-hand books will also be for sale, and teas, coffees and hot mince pies will be available.

Entry is free and the event is open between 11am and 4pm each day.


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The featured artists are:

? Rosalie Osborne Gibb - showing her new collection of original artwork as well as photographs, prints and greetings cards depicting her paintings and photos, plus Christmas cards, decorations and gifts.

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? North Walsham's Cat Pottery - Winstanley handmade cats have been made for the past 40 years and are currently produced by Nick Allen and Kim Greenstreet. Their menagerie, which ranges from the tiny to life-size, will include a specially-designed Christmas collection.

? Terrie and Pam - glass artists who will have a range of handmade glass items at the event, from Murano glass necklace pendants to Christmas decorations, dishes, ornamental items, landscape and seascape panels.

? Max Brooker - an artist who can work from photographs. Take along a favourite photo of a person or pet and he will paint a portrait from it in time for Christmas. Past commissions will be on display, as well as his 2016 pets calendar.

? Eddie Williams - an artist who creates unique and useful items such as three-tier cake stands made from old records.

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