For the first time in a long time it now feels like we can allow ourselves something to look forward to. For us, that means filling up the second half of our year calendar on the workshop wall with shows!
Organisers have been working hard throughout lockdown to come up with ways to adapt their events to accommodate social distancing regulations and allow exhibitors and visitors to enjoy shows safely and responsibly. For some, this means operating a pre-booking system and for others it has meant moving the event online so that visitors can engage with makers digitally. With restrictions now lifting, the outlook is brighter for organisers wanting to hold ‘real world’ events this summer and autumn. We are very much looking forward to welcoming customers to our stand again and exhibiting the pieces we have made during lockdown.
So if you’re already itching to get back out and about as restrictions begin to lift, here is a list of our upcoming shows to add to your summer and autumn plans. Details on COVID safety for each event can be found on their respective websites. Please note: for some of these events, tickets MUST be purchased in advance.
If you are still feeling wary of large, public events but are interested in our work then please don’t hesitate to contact us in the workshop. We are always happy to answer questions or discuss commissions via email or over the phone.
Craft Festival, Cheltenham is hosted in the iconic location of Cheltenham Town Hall.
Craft Festival (formerly Made by Hand, Cheltenham) brings together a handpicked selection of 100 leading makers from across the UK. In partnership with The Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen, New Brewery Arts, Unit Twelve Gallery, Period Living and madebyhandonline.com. Buy directly from makers presenting a highly selective handmade collection includes jewellers, potters, furniture makers, textile artists, glassmakers and many more, all selling directly to the public. Visitors will also have the opportunity to watch craft demonstrations and learn a new skill in the wide variety of workshops on offer.
RHS Garden Hyde Hall
This event is held in semi open sided marquees within the Garden and features around 140 exhibitors selected from the finest contemporary craftmakers and artists in the UK. This event offers a perfect opportunity to see outstanding work and craftsmanship from talented, professional British makers whilst also enjoying a garden of inspirational beauty with sweeping panoramas.
Purchase from a stunning treasure trove of original and affordable designs created by some of the finest craftsmen and artists in the UK. Textiles, paintings, furniture, metal, leather, ceramics, jewellery, glass, fashion and more…
Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Craft Festival, Bovey Tracey is one of the UKs most prestigious and much loved craft events. Over 200 of the UKs finest makers will be exhibiting and this year’s programme is brimming with workshops, demonstrations, Out of the Woods, The Forge, children’s activities and entertainment, street theatre, festival food and live music.
This event will feature exhibitors showcasing their work in open-sided marquees within the award-winning Hever Castle Gardens set in 125 acres of glorious grounds with the backdrop of the historic castle – the childhood home of Anne Boleyn. Exhibitors have been selected from the UK’s finest designer makers and contemporary artists.
Children can enjoy the fabulous adventure playground, while visitors of all ages can enjoy the challenge of finding their way through the Water Maze.
Tickets will need to be booked in advance.
Goldsmiths’ Fair, Week 2
The primary destination to discover the finest jewellery and silversmithing in the UK today. Browse and learn about over 150 master craftspeople making extraordinary pieces, available to purchase directly from them.
Crowthorne, Wellington College
This event features around 90 makers exhibiting in this indoor venue. Live music will be performed at the weekend. Refreshments are available from the adjacent fully licensed café and bar.
Tickets must be purchased in advance.