Quex Craft Village
Jungle Jim’s complex contains The Isle of Thanet’s only full-time craft village which has been set amongst it’s converted farm outbuildings.
Visitors are invited to interact with the artists and craft workers and see the crafts being undertaken. These suit all ages and children are particularly welcome to visit. Some of the craft workers are trained to teach children so there are many workshops and activities for children to undertake.
All of the craft workers accept commissions as well as offering their quality goods for sale and all work is produced on site.
Helen studied graphic design at Camberwell school of Art quite a while ago. She can be found most days (never mondays though) at her studio in the beautiful setting of Quex Craft Village, Kent. Helen works in lino print, pastel & anything else that takes her fancy. Her work often depicts urban animals- especially pigeons, seagulls & foxes. Sometimes there is an odd story attached to the image but not always…
The Krafty Moo is a unique craft workshop set in The Craft Village on the beautiful Quex Park Estate in Birchington. We have a range of craft blanks for all ages and abilities. Let your imagination free and release the creativity within. I also have a range of take-away kits available to purchase online for collection or delivery.
Nelson Were is a new and exciting, high quality brand of designer leather bags and accessories. All of these original and trendsetting designs are exclusively designed and lovingly handcrafted by Nelson Were himself. Each piece is individually handmade to order using traditional leather craft techniques and high quality leather sourced from businesses within Great Britain. Workshops are available.
Inspired by weapons from the past, I create longbows to meet the exacting requirements of archers of today. Yew may be a difficult material to resource these days but modern craft techniques offer valuable, versatile alternatives. I laminate a variety of woods to closely simulate the power and characteristics of the medieval original.
Artisan Silver Artisan offers a unique design, consultation and bespoke service working with Silver, Gold, Platinum, Palladium, precious and semi-precious stones creating a variety of jewellery and Silverware pieces.
Workshops are available and items are for sale in the shop too.
After studying at Central St Martins College of Art and Design in the mid eighties, Peter became a magazine Art director and Photographer for the next twenty years. He now exhibits regularly and his work hangs in private collections throughout the world. Peter draws inspiration from Jazz music, old films and architecture, a lifelong obsession with the past being a constant theme throughout Peter’s work. You can see more on Peter’s work on Facebook or even book in for a workshop.
Jo has some incredible techniques which she has developed through her knowledge as a Scientist. There are many wonderful artworks to admire, purchase and even an opportunity to create your own in a workshop led by Jo in subjects such as stained glass, fused glass and flame work.