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par-avion is a Norfolk-based furniture and lighting design partnership consisting of Simon and Monica Cass. With diverse backgrounds spanning architecture, interiors, lighting and furniture, their work is evocative of a carefully crafted process that mixes traditional craft and modern styling. Supplementing their iconic furniture designs is a newly expanded range of handcrafted homewares, including a woven tray, turned pepper mills and pottery thrown from a studio on the Norfolk broads. With the aid of specialist craftsmen in the fields of wood turning, basketmaking, seat weaving and pottery, the collection represents quality handmade pieces with a classic design style.
The first part of Port-2-Port focused on the historic, medieval ports of Great Yarmouth and King’s Lynn has opened showing the so called "Yarmouth Five". This comes hot on the heels of being shown at Houghton Hall during the Summer in our POPUP and draws attention to their shared cultural strengths, exchanging works from one port to another and connecting them visually.
Don’t miss the Henry Moore exhibition at Houghton Hall. Along with our popup, this ends tomorrow, Sunday 29 September. Gates open 11am and close as usual at 5pm. Come and pick up a work by local #artist #designer #maker. Huge thank you to our sponsors including Norfolk Cottages, ArtOffice, Cheffins and Original Travel and of course for the support of Lord and Lady Cholmondeley and their staff for making this all possible.
Makers showcased in our #popup @houghtonhall produce pieces for the home using a variety of materials including wood, clay, chord, stone and paper. Exhibitors include @tim_plunkett_wood @par_avion_co @karendowning.porcelain #rosarrowsmith @laurahustonceramics #stevegorerowe #michaelwoods
Our popup runs alongside Henry Moore Exhibition at Houghton Hall – Open every Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday until September 29
For some great design, craft and art from local makers in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire - come to #Festival. With many works being under £60 as well as being unique and hand crafted with the lowest prices for books written by local authors, with other ceramic and wood items bringing style at affordable prices for your home
Ravneet Ahluwalia (Evening Standard, August 2017)
The designers we showcase include wood turner STEVE GORE ROWE. Our makers create beautiful pieces from decorative furniture, soft furnishings and objects for the home. All use a diverse range of materials, often natural, associated with the eastern region. Including seashells, to hand-turned wood and ceramics, to wool and glass.
Capturing the splendour and drama of both the urban and natural landscape of the eastern region. KATARGYNA COLEMAN (right) paints the urban landscape of Great Yarmouth while others we showcase depict the beauty of coastal reaches, open fields, fens and woodland. All employ traditional painting techniques in figurative and abstract styles, including oil, watercolour and acrylic paints, as well as print and photography. Ceramic collection by Norfolk based KAREN DOWNING
We have a selection of paintings, prints and drawings as well as jewellery and items for the home like these mills by PAR-AVION to suit your budget. Click below for a preview of gift ideas by Norfolk based makers.
Whether you are a collector, a trade professional or an individual looking for a unique piece, we can help you. Any commission made here ensures that you become part of the creative process from day one.
We take the uncertainty out of the process – we set the scope of the project with you, talking through the outcomes to ensure you get your commission on brief, on budget and on time.
(right) Tim Plunkett in his workshop
What We Do
Read about the artists and makers we showcase in our pop up events. We arrange studio visits from time to time for our supporters. Contact us if you are interested to visit any of the artists/makers we work with.
Looking for connections ... we are open to new opportunities and welcome approaches from artists and makers in the Eastern region. We love this work by Great Yarmouth knitters in support of The Louise Hamilton Trust for end of life care.