Artists at Eastleigh's Sorting Office create original Valentine's gifts

Local artists create inspiring Valentine's gifts

Local artists create inspiring Valentine's gifts

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Feature Writer

YOU are looking for something a little bit different from the usual red roses, choccies and fizz this Valentine’s Day, The Sorting Office studios could have the answer.

Although they can’t book a restaurant for you, the artists-inresidence from The Sorting Office studios in Eastleigh can help you with some great unique gift ideas to show your love.

Capture the colour of love with some gorgeous art bathed in pinks and reds from expressive painter Eve Dawson.

Textile artist, Anita Van-den Broek, could help too, with some romantic red love hearts, perfect to tell that special someone how you feel.

Carly Mann’s Sacred Heart glasswork is a heart-stoppingly gorgeous piece, and it will definitely last longer than a box of chocolates.

Bin those petrol station flowers too because Joanne Tinley can offer a gift that will last forever – unique jewellery to show your other half how special they are.

Joanne even offers one-on-one tuition in jewellery making for beginners, so why not go that extra mile and give them a chance to make something gorgeous themselves?

Show your partner you care by picking up one of Karen Head’s unique hand-made scarves to keep them warm through this neverending British winter. You could even make it yourself in one of Karen’s group workshops.

  •  If you are interested in any of the works, visit the artists’ individual websites, via aspacearts.org.uk/projects/ sorting-office/residents

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