Mandy southan - textile & Lampwork artist


welcome to a world of colours and textures


Hello and welcome. I have a particular interest in traditional Japanese resist techniques for textiles and in my own work I often combine and adapt these traditional methods and use them in new ways.

My textile work is a journey and each piece I make takes time, a great deal of care and patience to produce. My colours are all mixed individually and are carefully blended and overpainted to create subtle tones and vibrant contrasts. Each piece I make is unique, my motto is creation, not production.

My lampwork glass beads are individually made, they are then annealed in a kiln and I put them together them as necklaces, pendants, earrings and bracelets using sterling silver chains, fillers and fastenings.

Mandy Southan


My new online shop is now open so you will be able to purchase silk scarves and glass jewellery and have them shipped to your door anywhere (well almost anywhere) in the World. I hope you enjoy looking at my new ranges and would welcome feedback if you have a moment to email me with your comments.

Sussex Guild Craft Shows in 2016

Stanmer House, Brighton - March 19 - 20

Michelham Priory, Nr Hailsham - August 4 - 7

Pashley Manor, Ticehurst - August 27 - 29

De la Warr Pavilion, Bexhill - October 22 - 23

Midhurst & Rother College, Midhurst - November 26 - 27

Check the Sussex Guild website for further details