04 / 2023

Sussex Day at Parham

This Sussex Day, Friday 16th June, Parham will welcome stall holders selling local crafts and produce from across the county to celebrate all things Sussex.

The event will take place in the glorious gardens at Parham. The show will be open from 12 noon until 5 pm. With over twenty stalls to explore, there will be something for everyone (even your furry friend!).

Tickets for the Gardens will grant access to the event and the eleven acres of Pleasure Grounds. Admission into Parham House can be purchased in advance or on the day. All tickets purchased through the website before the 1st June will benefit from an early bird discount of 10%. Book here.

We have a wide-range of stall holders joining us. Here are just some of them, to give you a feel for the day:

The Association of Sussex Artists

With a proud tradition, dating back to 1928, of being a centre to showcase the very best of professional and amateur work by painters, sculptors and potters from across West and East Sussex, the Association has grown to become an important feature of artistic culture in the county.

The Linen Hut

Claire is based in Billingshurst and makes beautiful handmade linen and cotton bags, cushions and lampshades in cream and pastel colours, as well as various items for children. 

Finishing Touches

Finishing Touches was born out of my love of fashion, hats, and birds. I am a Storrington based business who loves the surrounding countryside. I attend and support many local events in West Sussex and East Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire with my pop-up gazebo providing affordable clothing and fashion accessories sources through my travels abroad to India, Pakistan, Marrakech, and the far east. Learn more.

Hearts and Chillies

Rustic boards handcrafted from sustainable oak, made in West Chiltington, West Sussex.

Stick and Stitch

A collection of unusual decoupaged glass and wooden home décor items and distinctive glass garden flower art together with an array of hand crafted textile products, macrame plant holders & unique quilts and throws.

Katherine Lawrie Jewellery

Katherine Lawrie Jewellery

Katherine Lawrie is a Sussex girl born and raised. Her jewellery is designed and hand made by her in her studio near Arundel. Working in sterling silver and gold, Katherine’s art is inspired by the natural flora and fauna of Britain. Many of her pieces are one offs, limited edition, or bespoke. Learn more.

Chalk Pit Forge

Based in Amberley Museum, West Sussex, Chalk Pit Forge has been run by Alex Smith BA [Hons] since 2008. Alex says:

“Being a blacksmith allows you to make anything, from tools to staircases. The blacksmith is an engineer that makes items, from metal, that will function for centuries and is an artist who can design and make a unique product that enhances the beauty in your home and garden. Each piece is designed with your specifications and taste in mind.” Learn more.

South Saxon Spirits

Established in 2019, South Saxon Spirits was Littlehampton’s first commercial distillery. It is independently owned and operated by two life-long friends.

“Working together over the past three years, we have soaked up the art of distilling spirits and made it a personal crusade to sample all spirits in their many forms! Our tastings ensure our spirits are perfect every time. Someone has to, right?” Learn more.

Victoria Baker Handmade

Victoria Baker creates beautifully constructed, bespoke handbags. Each design is carefully considered. Hand stitched with specially selected linings in suede, also available in a range of exciting colours, which can be chosen to either harmonise or contrast with the exterior leather colour. Learn more.

Stitch’n’Shenanigans by Sarah Dudley

“I am a self taught textile artist who is based in Pulborough, West Sussex.
My love of wildlife stems from growing up on Exmoor and leading a rural life which instilled a love of hares.
My passion for textiles was inspired at a early age by my Grandmother who taught me to knit and encouraged me to explore my artistic and creative side.” Learn more.

Melissa Graham Pottery

“I am a studio potter based in Worthing, West Sussex and make functional
pottery which incorporates natural materials.

My aim is to make beautiful, useful domestic pots which evoke a sense of grounding and connection, which will be a long term pleasure in the home. My decorative themes spring from my attempts to respond to the beauty of the natural world.” Learn more.

Merlin, Mabel & Me

Merlin, Mabel & Me offer a wonderful range of dog collars, leads, bow ties, bandanas and more.

They also provide a made to measure service to ensure the right fit for your dogs coats and harnesses. Learn more.

Sussex Pottery

An ecological ceramic artist creating structures and vessels that signify the relationship between the material and ancestral landscape. Learn more.

The South Downs Folk Singers

They are not a formal choir but a joyful group who sing traditional South Downs songs unaccompanied, as they may very well have been sung in homes, places of work and recreation in the past. Learn more.

And many more!

Our stall holders are busy writing their bios as we speak, so keep an eye on this page as we will be adding more entries regularly between now and the 16th June…

04 / 2023

Supporting Local Suppliers

At Parham, we are proud to work with talented local suppliers, and this season we have expanded the range of items in our shop which reflect this theme.