Gerry Hinckley (1938-2017) always had a profound interest in literature and discovered his talent for poetry late in life.
At his request, this collection of poems has been published posthumously and becomes a lasting tribute to his memory. Proceeds from any sales are to be donated to the Ditchling Preservation Society and the Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, organisations he supported during the thirty-three happy years he spent in Ditchling.
‘Here & Elsewhere: Ditchling Verses’ is a personal reflection of his life – much of it spent living and working in Greece – as well as thoughts, incidents and observations of people. Most of all, this collection of poems was inspired by the natural beauty of Sussex and the landscape of the South Downs, which form the backdrop to the village he loved and called home.
A handmade vintage map pendant immortalising the hotbed of creativity that is Ditchling, specially made for the museum by Posh Totty Designs. Your pendant will arrive in a box, making it the perfect gift.
Materials: Nickel-plated metal
This beautiful silver galleon brooch is a replica of an original object in the museum designed by Dunstan Pruden, a member of the Guild of St Joseph & Dominic, and comes in a presentation box.
The brooch is made by Dunstan & Pruden (Anton Pruden is the grandson of Dunstan), located here in Ditchling in the building which used to house the Ditchling Press.
The galleon motif was originally designed for a church warden’s staff and further castings were made into brooches. The museum’s original was given to Celie Kilbride, wife of Valentine Kilbride.
These dyeing seeds are inspired by The Ethel Mairet Collection. The packets have been beautifully illustrated by Caroline Dunning, with five different plant choices to meet your dyeing needs.
The Hound of St Dominic was originally a wood engraving by Eric Gill which became the symbol for the St. Dominic’s Press.
To mark the acquisition of a new David Jones woodblock of the Hound of St Dominic, we asked the lovely people at Brighton-based Designosaur to create these wonderful lasercut pins – one with a red flame, one plain.
Materials: Wood & acrylic
This classic study of penmanship, lettering and illumination by the master of the London Underground typeface has been out of print for a number years … we’re proud to be the first outlet to sell this new edition, beautifully re-designed by Paul Felton.
The book was originally published in 1906 as part of a series of ‘Handbooks on the Artistic Crafts’ and covers fundamentals of acquiring a formal hand, creating manuscript books, techniques of illumination, lettering and methods of constructing and arranging letters, the Roman alphabet and its derivatives, lettering on metal, wood and stone, other topics.
- 250 illustrations.
- Published February 2016.
- Published by D & B Books
- Designed by Paul Felton
A great-quality canvas tote bag bearing the classic Gill Sans museum logo, guaranteed to take the weight of all those heavy design tomes …
Folds flat, opens up to a depth of 9cm.
This plain notepad will ensure you never suffer from designer’s block – be inspired by the Ditchling creative spirit and who knows what the potential these blank pages hold.
The original paper cover is printed with a title and woodcut by H.P. (assumed to be Hilary Pepler) showing ‘Wings Place’ Ditchling, just around the corner from the museum.
Approx 200 pages.
This dainty stoneware espresso cups have been made in Stoke-on-Trent specially for the museum by the Big Tomato Company.
We have a variety of type-face inspired design options for you to choose from, depending on your mood.
If you’d like to try before you buy, pop into our café where we will serve you your espresso in exactly the same cup!
Cup height: 6cm
Cup diameter: 6cm
Saucer diameter: 12cm
This class stoneware teapot is been made in Stoke-on-Trent specially for the museum by the Big Tomato Company. Decorated with a red arrow one one side and a black plus symbol on the other, designed by Phil Baines.
Choose between a large or small pot.
If you’d like to try before you buy, pop into our café where we will serve you tea in an exact same pot!
Large Pot measurements:
Length: 23cm (from spout to handle)
Pot Diameter: 15cm
Small Pot measurements:
Length: 17cm (from spout to handle)
Pot Diameter: 11cm
A handmade pair of vintage map cufflinks immortalising the hotbed of creativity that is Ditchling, specially made for the museum by Posh Totty Designs. Your cufflinks will arrive in a box, making them the perfect gift.
Choose between square or circular.
Materials: Nickel-plated metal
A limited-edition unframed print celebrating an inspirational quote from the museum’s founders Joanna and Hilary Bourne.
Designed exclusively for the museum by Anthony Burrill and printed at Adams of Rye.
The work of graphic artist, print-maker and designer Anthony Burrill is held in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York and has been exhibited in galleries around the world including the Barbican Art Gallery, the Walker Art Center and the Design Museum, London.
Adams of Rye is one of the few places that prints letterpress using woodblock and cast metal type. The company has been used by Anthony Burrill and other artists extensively.
(poster available in orange, green and grey)
Measurements: 51cm (w) x 76cm (h)
To celebrate the outstanding foresight and generosity of our founders, Joanna and Hilary Bourne, Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft has commissioned a limited-edition silkscreen print by artist Alice Pattullo.
Alice Pattullo selected objects from the Bourne collection as inspiration for her print. She has also worked for the V&A, Selvedge, Whistles, Liberty, ARP Design, and Country Living.
Your purchase directly support the work of the museum.