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Passionate about floral art , surface patterns and creating this within your home 
 Mandy creates artwork to make a statement in your home, emotionally bold!
Colours that make impact but create a calm space with luxury artwork to enhance your room! Don't just buy a cushion, a painting, a pottery bowl add Mandy's whole look to your home or business! Make an impact with visual ideas and let Mandy create them for you Bespoke artwork in many forms. Gorgeously rich in colours  and texture makes bold impact
 An artist and designer, who loves to create bespoke handmade and hand painted floral designs adding beauty, functional artwork to your home and business 
Mandy runs workshops in pottery, watercolour and acrylic for beginners in the studio. Please view www.firingearth.co.uk for details
An established artist for over 40 years. Mandy's  floral collection and style of artwork maybe found on pottery, canvas, cards ,soft furnishings and furniture. Wedding Favours to seasonal ceramic decorations
Mandy enjoys upcycling and painting furniture adding bold colours and floral artwork
Thanks to Mandy's husband, children and family for all their help and patience over years for letting her be creative all the time and supporting and believing in her. Sometimes crazy ideas, long lists, sleepless nights, worry & many tears, setting up the studio in Surrey for over 10 years and then relocating the studio to the West Sussex countryside, where you will find Mandy today in 2022 with her  paint brush in hand and clay creations
 News - Join me as  Artist in Residence at the Haslemere Fringe Festival. I will be there for
3 days painting live the essence and visual look of the festival from a floral artists view with bold colours, flowers and music inspired us visit my stalls for my ranges of pottery,  textiles,  tie dye, floral shorts and artwork 
Plus I support new band Space Fishermen and  Singer Songwriter Molly McKenna aying live on Sunday 3rd July at Haselmere Fringe Festival 🎶🎨
     
  • NEWS - Community Art Project 2022 Haslemere Hens
  • Time for Mandy to get painting for charity. Painting a 3ft hen, now named the 'Happy Hippy Chick' Sponsored by my companies Firing Earth and Mandy McKenna Designs and Landlord Rob Barr
  • Owner of The Onslow Arms , LoxwoodIMandy's design is based on festivals, flower power and music. Created with a few musician signatures to add to the artwork.Mandy's second  hen  as the artists is for the Hunters Dementia Centre - Mandy designed and painted `Hetty Hunter ` with the theme of the centres logo. Mandy visited the centre to have the residents help paint the centres of the daisies A bit of team work. `Hetty Hunter` is sponsored by Maggie Barr
  • You can find ' Happy Hippy Chick' at a variety of events at The Onslow Arms, Loxwood soon and at the  launch in June at Haslemere Museum along with another 80 hens ready to go to the auction to raise money for a variety of charitie. Hetty Hunter has been bought for the centre for the residents to enjoy 
  • News - Find my campervan stall at Horsham Market and pop up events this Summer 2022

 NEWS - VSMS New Pop up Shop  in Swan Walk  Shopping Centre,  Horsham now selling  Mandy McKenna Designs a selection of products in an independent business under one roof in May and June 2022 .

Closes June 22nd

 

  • NEWS - Pop up Art in The  Pub - I visit  different locations selling my pottery and Artwork,  book me to visit your pub on a weekend or music event, pubs supporting local shopping & supporting local artist
 
  • NEWS - Time to say goodbye to `Pop up Shop in the High Street in Horsham as the doors closed  after 3  months of  trading during November, December 2021 and January 2022. Another collaboration of small businesses under one roof . Thank you to all of you who visited, shopped and gave such fantastic comments

       News from 2021 Pop Up Shop Chichester Summer 2021 - Thankyou to everyone for a fantastic 8 weeks at my Pop Up Shop at Crane Street, Chichester in May, June and July 2021 with my Artwork & Pottery Ranges!

    I met many friendly and supportive locals who left fantastic comments in my visitors book here are some comments book from Chichester Pop up Shop

     'So welcoming, the shops a treasure trove of happiness ' - Rebecca' So beautiful what a treat ' - Alison I am emotionally attached to everything in here' - Annabel' Beautiful Colours & Designs ' - Dorrie 

     Thankyou  to Chichester District Council 'Pop Up Shop ' scheme.Making good use of vacant properties owned by the council for small enterprises and an opportunity to trade in the high street of Chichester. View, buy and enjoy the range of pottery, art and gifts created passionately by Mandy. Ideal gorgeous gifts and interiors to add to your home. Thankyou to Singer Songwriter Molly McKenna playing live in the shop at variety of sessions 

    • Fundraising News 2020 , 2021 - For The NHS Mandy made Rainbow ceramic hearts & rainbow holly leaves and sold to local customers and businesses. Raising over £1000.00  donated to a variety of charities. Sands, Guildford Maternity Unit, The Fountain Centre, Guildford Cancer Centre at Royal Surrey Hospital, Petworth Cottage Care Home received hearts for the residents and The Jarvis Centre Hospital, Guildford. Thankyou to everyone who helped me achieve funds to charity. They were thrilled with the money donated 2020
     NHS Wedding Competition 2021
    An open competition for NHS and Key workers to enter to win a Wedding to the value of £45,000 to say thank you to NHS. Mandy's company was asked to participate and voluntary make 50 ceramic Wedding favors for the winning couple. Winners, Laura and Mike were selected and have chose their designs.Mandy individually made hearts, hand painted floral designs with colours of their  rainbow theme for their big day in September 2021. Congratulations Laura and Mike. Coverage on news and Tv in 2021

           

     NEWS Community Art Projects 2015, 2016,2017,2018,2019

    • Mandy McKenna Designs has been part of many fundraising projects over the past years from working with The Late Amazing Artist Sir David Shepherd with Elephant &  Rhino Art Projects with local schools & Community Art Projects in 2015 & 2016
    • Working along side author Colin Butcher & Pet Detective Dog Molly at Haselmere Community Art Project. During 2019 my companies Mandy McKenna Designs & Firing Earth were the sponsors/artist of two 3ft hounds. Mandy painted &  designed the  Haslemere Hounds sold at auction, raising  money for Cancer Research, chosen charity for this event Mandy McKenna Designs were the sponsor & artist. Floral & fairy artwork design, based Mandy's Fairy Book soon to be published
    • Ziggy Star Dog sold at the main auction in 2019  'Ziggy Star Dog ' personally signed by Actress  Dame Julie Walters,  who kindly visited Mandy's studio in Ifold ! Julie joined Mandy and together both signed the hound! Lots of laughter ,followed by  a nice cup of tea! 
    •   Author Colin Butcher - Molly The Pet Detective Visited  Mandy's Pop Up Shop Chichester and held a book signing with Molly The Pet Detective Dog to promote Molly and Pop up shops 
    •  Jodie Kidd visited the Studio 2019 
    • Mandy's second hound was designed, painted and sponsored by fashion model `Jodie Kidd '  Together we named the hound  `Half Moon Hound`  signed by Jodie &  Mandy McKenna ` Half Moon Hound` now lives in Jodie`s  pub  `The Half Moon` Kirdford, West Sussex
    • 2018 Mandy  designed and painted for the fundraising community art project` Haslemere Hares` sponsors Haslemere, Milford & Godalming Farmers Market for their charity  Dementia Society 
    • Mandy McKenna Designs has been part of many fundraising projects over the past years.including having worked  with The Late Amazing Artist Sir David Shepherd with Elephant and Rhino Art Projects with local schools and Community Art Projects in 2015 and 2016 an honour to meet him and visit his wonderful studio, private collection and home
    • Mandy has worked and helped raise funds with many local schools, Bramley Infant School, Surrey for their new build Muriel of tiles including the children's handprints from each year group created a muriel of hand painted tiles plus painted artwork of shops and businesses in Bramley High Street hand  onto tiles with the mums from the school, it looks amazing!    
     MUSIC NEWS - Artist  Supported by Mandy McKenna Designs. Meet my daughter Singer Songwriter Molly McKenna - Young singer songwriter from West Sussex and Surrey . Molly has supported and played at many of the charity events that I have been involved in and continues to support many other charities with playing live gigs, while achieving and growing her own music career. 'It's not Fair'  'All I can think of is you`  Molly`s original songs written and sung' and new tracks on Spotify & YouTube View Molly McKenna on all social media,  YouTube & Facebook. Molly is  listened to in over 67 countries throughout the world .Book Molly for your music event, festival, pub & special occasion . Checkout Mollys' New band `Space Fishermen`
     Winners Battle of the Bands in Guildford, next gigs Haslemere Fringe Festival,  Boiler Rooms,Guildford, The Wooden Bridge,  Guildford,  Onslow Arms, Loxwood and more View @space.fishermen