I was lucky to be selected to exhibit work at this years Contemporary Craft Fair at The Courtyard Theatre, Hereford, which took place 11th to 13th November with a private view on the 10th. This was my first time taking part in this show and I was impressed. There was an excellent selection of high quality diverse work on show where I met some lovely new exhibitors along with talking and selling work to new customers and buyers. The show was well organised and well attended with Friday morning being my busiest period, having the box office take credit/debit card payments for me was a blessing and extra helpful for a new exhibitor. I hope to apply again for next years show and again, like Lustre I had several requests for a line of men's products.
Better late than never, I thought I would share with you all some photos from this years Lutre show at the Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham. Again I had a fantastic show this year, it was well organised and it's always great to see so many familiar customer faces returning to the event from previous years. I have taken notes of some requests for men's products and I will start development in January with updates as I go along on here.
What I especially enjoy about the people who come to the show is seeing and speaking to so many keen degree students. Lecturing at the University of Northampton prepares me well for talking (some might say babbling) about my work and it's great to see students so enthusiastic about contemporary craft and practices that they continue their investigation in outside taught time. If only I had enough work placement for you all!
Range of fashion and interior accessories
Long and Square silk scarves
Small cotton coin purses
Scarf boxes, medium clutch purses, small coin purses and look book
Visit The Natural World Centre, Whisby, for handmade local craft products this Christmas!
This December, the centre will hold its annual Christmas Craft Fair – playing host to a wide range of Lincolnshire artists and craft makers.
This year’s fair will be bursting with unique handmade gifts from some of Lincolnshire’s finest craft makers. Items on sale range from beautiful hand crafted children’s toys, jewellery and wood turned home wares, to greeting cards and decorations, stunning art, photography and natural beauty and skin products, plus more!
Join the centre for a special open evening on Wednesday 7 December from 4.30pm to 6.30pm. Christmas cheer will be in full swing with carol singers serenading visitors with Christmas music. Many of the craft makers will be on hand, so be sure to talk to them about their products.
There will be gifts to suit everyone’s pocket, plus plenty of stocking fillers!
The Christmas Craft Fair will be open daily from 17 November 2011 to 8 January 2012, from 10am until 4.30pm. For more information, call The Natural World Centre on 01522 688868 or email Whisby@leisureconnection.co.uk