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The Charleston Shop based on site at Charleston stocks a curiosity of handmade, hand painted items based on the ethos of the Charleston House, many of which are bespoke, one-off items that may not be available on our online shop. Find out how to visit us and our opening dates and times here.

If you are not able to visit the Charleston Shop on site then we have an The Charleston Shop Online. Our online store has most of our items available to purchase, either via the web or by phone. Payments can be made safely and securely with a variety of payment methods and we offer home delivery via Royal Mail.

Visit the Online Charleston Shop here.

A selection of the artists and crafts people we are pleased to showcase include:

  • Madeleine Bradbury – Hand painted Lampshades, hand painted lampshades, Standard Lamps and one off pieces of hand painted furniture
  • Vicky Walton – (Ceramics) Vicky worked with Quentin Bell for 35 years and was the model for the levitating lady in the garden. Her work is very much along Quentin Bells as she worked with him so closely. Vicky makes very tactile ceramics i.e. bowls, plates, dishes, tiles, cups and saucers, mugs
  • Louise Gardelle – (Ceramics). Louise lives Aquitaine in France. Her work is along the line of Duncan Grants and fits/sits closely with Charleston. Her work mainly covers, very tastefully, naked ladies or clothed ladies on plates, bowls, mugs, dishes, tiles etc.
  • Irena Sibrijns – (Ceramics). Irena’s work is very Bloomsbury orientated with its beautiful colours, lines, circles, shapes on a mixture of bowls, jugs, square plates, tiles, vases etc.
  • Sophie MacCarthy – (Ceramics). Sophie is the granddaughter of Desmond MacCarthy who was one of the original Bloomsbury Group. Her work is stunning and eye catching. As well as making the most beautiful jugs, plates, bowls, vases Sophie also makes the most exquisite tiles of Henry the Dog and also tiles of the Cockerel
  • Angie Shrubsole-Brett – Hand painted furniture. Angie paints tables, cupboards, frames, lazy Susan’s etc. The tables only ever seem to last 2 weeks at the most. She also has a waiting list for her painted furniture
  • Aly Van Den Berg – Sculpture. Aly has produced three beautifully sculptured ladies torsos from Purbeck Blue stone. The Purbeck stone is in the house kitchen
  • Cressida Bell – Textiles. Cressida creates the most beautiful hand silk screen printed scarves and shawls. They are very much of Cressida’s own design, which has a real niche in the Charleston shop

Duncan Grant Fabric

Often seen on the House tour, these designs are exclusive to Charleston and can only be purchased through the Charleston Shop or our online shop. The fabrics are for upholstery and drapery and all are also available in PVC (Oilcloth). The fabrics we currently stock are:

We are also very excited to announce that we have just introduced two new fabrics: ‘Clouds’ by Duncan Grant and ‘White’ By Vanessa Bell.
We also stock cushions made in all these Charleston Fabrics as well as Deckchairs

Outside: we sell plants from a local Lewes based company and keep the plants to fit the Charleston Garden and cottagey . We also sell Torsos, heads and urns again by a local Artist from Brighton

Belinda Da Silva Retail Manager and Buyer. Direct line 01323 815158 email

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