Annie Dachinger’s gallery, L’Espace, offers original pastels, paintings and other works. She takes art commissions if you have something specific in mind. The gallery includes a range of affordable cards and tea towels, easy to slip into your luggage or post to friends and family. If you’re inspired, she offers drawing tuition on Sark. Contact Annie on firstname.lastname@example.org
An avid member of Sark’s accomplished Theatre Group, Emma Fawson writes plays, and acts. She draws on behind-the-scenes technical knowledge from her theatre background in the UK, and choreographed and taught the fight-scenes for Sark Theatre Group’s comic film of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. A workshop bucking swashes with her is a fun and very different way to spend a Sark evening during your visit – or wrangle the subtleties of characterisation if you’re interested in a drama workshop. Get in contact through email@example.com.
Over the summer months at the farm around Shenanigans Café, Andy Leaman coaxes his bees into producing a long season of flavoursome Sark honey. He is available for meet-the-bees sessions and to talk about the ins and outs of honey production. There’s also a wonderful glass-fronted hive in the Café for a relaxing view of these fascinating little creatures. Get in contact through firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lorraine Nicolle has worked in pottery and delicate silverware on Sark since leaving school, and she is always busy with her original designs. Her studio is a treat for the ceramics-lover, or if you’re after unique jewellery or silverware for the home. Lorraine takes commissions and will offer one-off pottery workshops in wheel-turning or hand-building throughout the year. She’s also hosted small friendly hen parties, and during the winter, she gives regular weekly evening classes. Contact Lorraine on 01481 832624 or 07781 193843
Amanda Vogan-Petrie’s bright weaving studio features four looms and an array of vibrant threads. Come and see her at work, and view the range of scarves and homeware in luxurious fibres, including her registered Sark Twill. Amanda accepts commissions in your choice of colour or fibre, and will also give full- or half-day weaving courses. Her website is at www.sarkthreads.com.