Saturday 20 October 2018


Get ahead of the Xmas rush and pop down to Granddad’s Shed at Little
Nan’s Bar in Deptford on Saturday November 17th from 11am to 3pm,
where artist Joanna McCormick will be hosting the most sumptuos and
fabulous festive arty treat.

At The Crafty Christmas Arty ART FAIR you’ll find cards and ceramics, Christmas fishes, jewels and jackets, paintings and pants, sculpture and scarves, horses, unicorns, hot mulled cider and MORE!!!

There’ll be delicious food available, a fully stocked bar, with Little Nan’s famous cocktails in tea pots on offer and and their Pigs in Blankets, which are YUM!!!

Come along and grab yourself a super original bespoke and hand made Christmas bargain.

Meet some of the most original and innovative contemporary fine artists and craftspeople that South East London has to offer.


13 amazing artists taking part:


I create unique Steampunk inspired jewellery and accessories, each piece is handmade by me using genuine watch & clock parts, vintage lace, and broken vintage and costume jewellery. Given the nature of my materials no two pieces are ever the same! 


Limited edition one off clay artworks, souvenirs of the ‘sea’. Each object came from the earth and was shaped with the intuition that comes from remaining in a state of openess. This is porcelain, crank, terracota, earthenware and red grog clay.


The Unicorn trail was an art display that has been shown in various venues, unicorns and riders scattered about the area for explorers to track down. It has always been a popular piece & the creator D J Elliott has also used the unicorns in a poem film that can be seen on her youtube channel:


Dick will be selling a range of small framed drawings, watercolours and monoprints, as well as hand printed linocut cards, including his anti-Tory Santa and Snowman.


Artist/ Author/ Veteran.  My practise involves making an attempt to clean up the environment whilst making art. By recycling nitrous oxide canisters I make sculptures and wearable art. The canisters serve more than one purpose, therefore becoming high art.


I am a painter, in oils and watercolours, a sculptor in cardboard and plaster and junk, and a sometimes singing live artist delivering a variety of performance pieces including "Vox Wonder, Voice Activated Drawing Machine", "Sweetalking" and "Moon Moon Sing Sing". At Little Nan’s I will be selling miniature mushroom sculptures, Peace Pops, Art Scarves and Christmas Fish.


I make things out of paper and fragments; bits of cloth, flotsam and jetsam. These things often have a message; sometimes it is loud and anarchic, sometimes a whisper. I will be selling handmade prints and embroidered pants; pants as art and art as pants.


KED takes unloved and discarded ceramic figurines and remakes them into joyfully quirky, queer, unique character ceramic pieces. From clown drag queens to regal dog princesses and child like elders, her broken ceramic pieces are full of personality. Love ’em or hate ’em they are truly unique talking pieces.


These small paintings are A6 in size. I had an exhibition of paintings of A1 size and wondered whether I could create smaller images and landscapes that could hold the gaze.


I will be selling beautiful riso zines, medals for deserving trouble makers, intersectional feminist cups, ceramic badges, radical name tapes  and more rabble rousing goods to give us strength and buoy us up in difficult times.


With her desire to get to the bottom of real creativity and remove art from its conventional and confined realm, Rubbish Artist was inspired to begin experimenting with materials which would normally be considered to be “rubbish” and discarded by society. She transforms these items into enriching art objects that highlight society’s wastefulness.


The Skip Sisters are a collective of artist friends based in South London who have have been upcycling for a decade. They create one-off covetable objects from humble sources.  Their work is notorious for its sense of fun. Jewellery, dioramas, and textiles will be exhibited.


I am a ceramicist, specialising in hand-built animals, mainly horses. I don't like to make anything too realistic, instead I aim to make characters that will hopefully raise a smile.

Event: Crafty Christmas Arty Art Fair 

Date and times: Saturday November 17th 11am - 3pm 

Venue: Granddad's Shed at Little Nan's Bar, Arch 15 

           Deptford Market Yard, Deptford, SE8 4NX

Participating artists: Cotton and Cogs (Victoria Morris), 

Caroline Gregory, Debbie Elliot, Dick Graham, Glenn Fitzy Fitzpatrick,

Joanna McCormick, Julia Maddison, Karen Doyle, Mario Jerome,

Rachael House, Rubbish Artist, Skip Sisters, Varla de Milo.

Thursday 18 October 2018

CRAFTY CHRISTMAS ARTY ART FAIR presented by Joanna McCormick
Get ahead of the Xmas rush and pop down to 

Granddad’s Shed at Little Nan’s Bar in Deptford

where I’ll be hosting the most sumptuous and 

fabulous, festive arty treat. 

At The Crafty Christmas Arty Art Fair you’ll find cards and ceramics, jewels and jackets, paintings and pants, sculptures and scarves, mulled wine and MORE!!!

Come along and grab yourself a super original bespoke and hand made Christmas bargain.

Meet and mingle with some of the most original and innovative contemporary fine artists and craftspeople that South East London has to offer.

It's on for one day only! Saturday November 17th, 11am - 3pm, so don't miss out! Reach out and catch your chance with both hands.
At Granddad's Shed, Little Nan's Bar, Arch 15 Deptford Market Yard, SE8 4BX.

Monday 1 October 2018

Hello everyone,

Don't forget Life Drawing TONIGHT at Little Nan's in Deptford!
This is a very relaxing, informal class, with music and drinks available for purchase from the bar.

Happy October!

This weekend I was taking part in the Nunhead Art Trail, and I painted some of the windows in local shops in the lead up to the weekend:

It was a fabulous event, many thanks to those of you who popped in.

At The Culture Cafe every Wednesday from 11am - 2pm from now until Christmas, over at Union Chapel in Islington, we'll be doing willow weaving.
Join me for a relaxed and fun time every Wednesday in the wonderful, serene surroundings of the chapel. All free. More info here:

Want to learn to draw in 3 days? Sign up for my crash course in the art of drawing. Starting this Friday and running every Friday for three weeks, 10am - 4pm. The venue is MYO at Peckham Levels:

Enrol now by following this link:

You can also enrol for my Still Life Artists course, running on Tuesday mornings, 10am - 1pm, also at MYO. This course will start on  October 16th:

This coming weekend is Frieze! And I'm super excited and pleased to be taking part in PROTOCOL, curated by Vanya Balogh. On Friday I'll be doing a mini live art interaction, on the theme of Peace.

On October 19th come to the opening party for The Ghost Tide, curated by Sarah Sparkes and Monika Bobinska. Image below - information attached.

On November 3rd I will be delivering the live art interaction 

at the exhibition's Day of the Dead closing party,
between 2 and 5pm.

I hope to see you somewhere soon!

With love and best wishes - Joanna