Jaywick Creatives Exhibition

Discover three artists from Jaywick Sands

Jaywick Martello Tower proudly presents to you Jaywick Creatives.

The Jaywick Creatives exhibition came about through conversations with local artists, Coralina Cattrell, Josie Staessen, and Steve Eden, when they entered the 10th Anniversary of the Coastal Open exhibition in 2019.

Having recognised the immediate talent shown in that exhibition from these artists who live just a stone’s throw away from the Tower it was clear an exhibition was needed that focused solely on the craft of these artist from Jaywick, and thus, the Jaywick Creatives exhibition was born.

Open every weekend from 10am-4pm.

Coralina Cattrell

My first love is working with clay, my second passion is painting. My influences are many from Vincent Van Gogh, through the logical design of the Art Deco movement to the fluidity of Art Nouveau designs. I hope my art will entice people to look around them and see that art is everywhere and realise that everyone is an artist in some way.

Josie Staessen

I discovered a late calling and love at first site when I took a mosaic making course in Thorpe-le-Soken after my husband died in 2004. My mosaics are an expression of what moves me deeply. I love colour and shapes and like to bring them together as a living structure.

'We are mosaics. Pieces of light, love, history stars . . . Glued together with magic and music and words' Quote: Anita Krizzan

Steve Eden

Creating sculptures from found objects is a passion of mine. I make fantastic things which are unusual but pleasing to look at. I also create portraits using a more 'conventional' style, I'm driven to do them, I love faces. Human expressions are works of art in themselves. The story of our ancestors is written in their mouths and eyes. I try to an elusive aspect of the character. There are several portraits of local Jaywick people in this exhibition.

*Main picture is 2019 Summer of Art exhibition at Jaywick Martello Tower

Event details


August 15 - October 18, 2020


Pay by donation

Who for?

For the whole family


Jaywick Martello Tower

The Promenade, Belsize Ave, Jaywick Sands, Essex, England, CO15 2LF

How to book

Simply turn up.

One-way system in place.

Remember to bring your mask.

Queuing may be necessary as entry will be limited.

Please note

Jaywick Martello Tower is open every weekend.


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