Welcome to the LEAVE NO TRACE BRIGHTON Instagram Auction PREVIEW!
12 days, 12 brilliant artists and creators auctioning locally created, sustainable Christmas gifts for you to bid for and win!
It’s taken a village of likeminded, kind and generous volunteers to organise the Leave No Trace Brighton ‘12 Days of Christmas’ fundraiser, the proceeds of which will go towards an upcoming partnership with an organisation who help unemployed university leavers gain experience in roles and industries they are passionate about. We are incredibly excited about this partnership (more info in due course), and being able to offer passionate young people job experience and references, to help them launch into a bright future of environmental action/campaign employment, whilst helping us elevate the LEAVE NO TRACCE BRIGHTON campaign with new skills, ideas, and fresh perspectives. 100% of your bid donation will go towards launching this new partnership, thank-you for your support.
The auction kicks off at 7am on December 1st, with a different artist and auction item to bid for every day for 12 days!
How the bidding will work:
⭐️ We will post one auction item per day with a ‘guide price’ – place your best bid via our IG Stories.
⭐️ Bidding closes as 10pm every evening.
⭐️ The highest bid wins!
⭐️ Funds transferable via the Leave No Trace PayPal donation page (we’ll send the link), as soon as funds are received, we will organise delivery (local pick-up and UK post only)of the auction prize!
So, what we’ve all been waiting for, here is THE AUCTION PREVIEW! We look forward to receiving your bids soon! YES BRIGHTON!
1st DECEMBER – LOT 1!
Handmade necklace made from recycled silver chain and charms, inc Brighton sea glass and 2 x silver ‘Warrior’ pinkie rings.
Brighton based jewellery designer Jane Lucas (aka Silver Spur), making things sparkle for beautiful people and starship troopers.
2nd DECEMBER – LOT 2!
Handmade ‘Audrey’ Tie-Up Scarf made from lambswool primarily sourced from ‘dead stock’ yarns, yarns that might otherwise be wasted. Every item is beautifully created on Kate’s vintage knitting machine.
Kate Kingham (aka Lucky Stitch) is a Brighton based designer maker, designing and selling felted fabrics since 2004.
3rd DECEMBER – LOT 3!
A one-off necklace. Repurposed silver vintage token, on a sterling silver chain.
Vivienne Ridley is a Brighton based designer who makes treasures from the past, into jewellery for the present.
4th DECEMBER – LOT 4!
‘KUSAMA’ Cork Clutch Bag
Holly M Atelier is a Brighton based designer of beautiful handbags and accessories which are as elegant and stylish, as they are practical and enduring.
5th DECEMBER – LOT 5
Pack of ‘stickers and collage bits’, a creative resource for budding artists!
Brighton based artist Diane (aka Bella Does Brighton), is the maker of paper and collage packs, items that might otherwise end up in landfill.
6th DECEMBER – LOT 6!
‘Out Of The Blue’ Framed Recycled Paper Collage. 33cm (H), 28cm (W).
Eve Swetman is a Brighton based artist who creates beautiful paper cut collages from vintage illustrations, based in nature and exploring the surreal.
7th DECEMBER – LOT 7!
Recycled Silver ‘Honesty Petals’ on Hoops.
Emma Stanton is a Brighton based jewellery designer who draws inspiration from images found in nature; seaweed, razor clams & shells – and transforms them into abstract and random designs that play with asymmetry and scale.
8th DECEMBER – LOT 8!
A choice of any (one) Papier Maverick sculpture from PM’s ETSY shop on the day of the auction!
Ann Blackburn (aka Papier Maverick), makes unique, eco-friendly Papier mache figures from her home in Brighton.
Mavericks are made with a strong environmental ethos using reclaimed boxes, cylinders and paper, finished off with a lick of water-based paint and matt varnish.
9th DECEMBER – LOT 9!
‘Heart’ – framed 19 x 19cm white box frame.
‘Floof the Robin’ – framed 20 x 20cm white box frame.
Carmen Haselup (aka Tideline Trash & Treasures) turns trash from Sussex beached into something to treasure, ‘while chatting to whoever will listen about why we need to protect our seas and marine wildlife from plastic pollution’.
10th DECEMBER – LOT 10!
‘Porcelain Leopard & Yucca’ screen print. Signed edition of 50. 70 x 70cm.
As a former member of the band Elastica, Mew achieved more than she ever anticipated from music, and in 2010 made the decision to begin ‘a long overdue’ degree at Brighton University in fine art.
‘I find inspiration in the stark urban geometry of Brutalist architecture, concrete bunkers and the brightly coloured building blocks of childhood…’
11th DECEMBER – LOT 11!
Druid herbal healing salve & 50 hour burn ‘Spirit’ eco candle.
A Botanical Grimoire works in harmony with Mother Nature to formulate natural, vegan and cruelty-free skincare in small batches.
Artisan Candles are divine smelling vegan, paraben-free candles, hand-poured in Brighton.
12th DECEMBER – LOT 12!
& £25 Gift Voucher for The Stanley Road Store.
The Stanley Road Store began in December 2015 as part of the Brighton Open House Festival, where artists open their homes and turn them into galleries and shops during May & December.
The Stanley Road Store is open everyday 11-6 and often hosts workshops, vintage weekends and more!