Alison Nicholson 2016

My work expresses my response to nature using textile techniques and sometimes, unorthodox materials.

About The Artist

Above all I strive for beauty as essentially it is a celebration of life, expressive of things I love such as waves lapping, shadows, and rustling leaves. I think of myself as an artist/designer/maker because I seem unable to restrict myself to one technique! I have held solo exhibitions at the Queens Theatre, Barnstaple and The Landmark, Ilfracombe.

I am an Exhibiting Member of the Westward Ho! and Bideford Art Society who produce the annual Summer Exhibition at the Burton Gallery, Bideford. My work has been selected twice for the Annual Open Exhibition at the Barnstaple Museum. I teach and exhibit at “Twisted Thread”, Alexandra Palace and Olympia and at the Fashion, Embroidery and Stitch shows at the NEC and Excel.

My work has been exhibited at Sir Harald Hillier Gardens in Hampshire. I am a member of the South West Textile Group exhibiting with them nationally although mostly in the South West.

My 3D art and craft and range of fashion accessories is for sale on Etsy and I recently purchased the “Periwinkle” in Ilfracombe’s Fore Street which I am evolving into “Tea & Togs at the Periwinkle Art & Craft Cafe” I sell a range of delicious teas and coffees, snacks, inexpensive Italian clothing and my own art and crafts and accessories and run workshops.

Featured Image : Rock pool bowl

Artwork Or Image Titles

Alison Nicholson – Leaf bowl
Red nuno felt wrap
Rock pool bowl

Extra Activities During Open Studios

Extras offered:
Workshops, Demonstrations
Cost of Extras: £5 per person for each session
Booking Required?: Yes
Session dates and Times : 2 – 3pm each day
Children: Adults only

Studio/Venue Address and Contact Details

Venue number: 17

Alison Nicholson
Tea & Togs Art & Craft Cafe @ The Periwinkle,
45 Fore Street, EX34 9DJ


Phone: 01271855945

Travel Details:

Near a bus route
Parking: Close to a car park
Children: Child friendly Venue
Disabled Access: No Disabled Access:

Directions Ilfracombe High Street bears off to the left under a blue archway into Fore Street

NDArt Trek 2016 – September 10th to 25th – Opening Dates and Times

Weekend dates are Sept 10-11th, Sept 17-18th, Sept 24-25th
Open all 3 weekends of the Event?: Yes
Weekend Open Times: 10.30am – 4.30pm
Weekdays Closed


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