WORKSHOP & EVENTS

Jun
7
Thu
Wealden Times Midsummer Fair @ Wealden Times Midsummer Fair
Jun 7 @ 10:00 am – Jun 9 @ 5:00 pm

Wealden Times Midsummer Fair, set in the stunning grounds of the Hole Park estate near Tenterden, will be showcasing over 250 handpicked exhibitors selling contemporary and vintage home wares, garden accessories, fabulous fashion and jewellery as well as artisan food and drink. All products sold at the fairs are chosen for their exceptional quality, good craftsmanship, originality and fine design, and can either be found inside five large retail marquees or outside in the avenue and around the showground. Stay for the whole day: Street food vendors will be selling mouthwatering treats, while coffee baristas and local vineyards will be all be on hand to make sure visitors have plenty of opportunities to relax and refuel.

This will be the 10th annual Midsummer Fair and is set to be the biggest and best yet so sign up to our newsletter below and follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram and don’t miss ‘the show everyone talks about…’

Aug
4
Sat
POTFEST IN THE PENS @ PENS
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – Aug 5 @ 6:00 am

Pens Exhibitors 2018

The only unselected show in the UK giving an opportunity to see the work of the well established alongside the up-and-coming. Around 170 potters will be taking part in this, the oldest potters’ market in the UK. The result is an exciting mix of the sophisticated and the raw power of the next generation.

No art hype, no gallery glitz, just potters and public enjoying each other’s company in a down to earth setting. The event is held under permanent cover at Skirsgill Auction Mart, Penrith – 100 yds west of junction 40 off the M6, on the edge of Britain’s beautiful Lake District.  (Postcode for Sat Navs – CA11 0DN).

The interaction between potters and public is an important part of the show. As well as some demonstrations, there will be free hour-long classes for adults to encourage them to take their first steps in clay. Get inspired, get involved and be prepared for visual overload.
Throwing classes, kids ‘n clay corner, pottery tools, clay suppliers, kilns, and thousands of pots to choose from. The theme for this year’s competition  held in the foyer area of the show will be announced shortly.

Potfest in the Pens 2018
August 3rd – 5th
Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday
10am – 5pm daily

Adults £4.50, Seniors £4, Accompanied children free.
Refreshments on site. Free parking.
Well-behaved dogs on leads welcome.

Please be aware that many of the exhibitors are unable to process credit card transactions, and the nearest cash machines are two miles away in Penrith.

Aug
24
Fri
RHS GARDEN HYDE 2018 @ RHS Hyde Hall
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – Aug 27 @ 5:00 pm

Craft In Focus returns to the RHS showcase garden in Essex.

This event will give an opportunity to see the best of British contemporary craft and to purchase work direct from the maker.

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 may be purchased on entry to the Garden or you can buy in advance and enjoy 10% off when you buy your tickets online here.

Aug
31
Fri
ARGILLA’ FAENZA @ FAENZA
Aug 31 @ 10:00 am – Sep 2 @ 5:00 pm

Argillà Italia is a long week-end dedicated to Ceramics in Faenza, one of the most renowned centres for majolica in the world, from which the name Faiences originates.
Discover the world of ceramic art and handicraft, enjoy the international ceramic festival and market-fair along the streets of the historic centre, with many exhibitions and cultural events.

Argillà Italia will also host several ceramic shows and live performances, such as Mondial Tornianti – Worldwide Potter’s Wheel Championship, open-air firing in spectacular kilns, as well as several demonstrations, workshops, activities for kids and conferences.

Oct
3
Wed
Handmade at Kew 2018 @ Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm

This four-day international contemporary craft event offers you the opportunity to meet and buy directly from over 200 extraordinary designer-makers working across all disciplines including: ceramics, jewellery, fashion and textiles, glass, paper, furniture, metalwork, sculpture and interior accessories.

It’s a really special chance to invest in beautiful, unique products at a show where you can buy, browse and commission directly from the maker; unearthing the stories, inspirations and processes behind the exquisite work of some of the world’s most talented craftspeople. Most of the work on show can’t be found on the high street so it really is a one-off opportunity to shop for unique products and gifts in very picturesque setting.

The event is housed in an elegant pavilion next to Kew Palace and tickets to the event include entry to both the event and Kew Gardens, allowing you to enjoy the Gardens and crafts to the full. It’s a truly a unique shopping experience and great day out for all the family!

Nov
9
Fri
HANDMADE IN BRITAIN @ Chelsea Old Town Hall, Kings Road, Chelsea
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – Nov 11 @ 5:00 pm

Contemporary craft and design fair Handmade Chelsea is our 12th annual Christmas shopping event at the beautiful Chelsea Old Town Hall.  The show will take place over three days from 9 – 11 November 2018.  Come and see over 100 of the most highly skilled, UK-based designer-makers in one fantastic venue, as we celebrate the very best in high-end design and craftsmanship.

Nov
17
Sat
Art in Clay @ Art in Clay Farnham Pottery and Ceramics Festival
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – Nov 18 @ 4:30 pm
Art in Clay @ Art in Clay Farnham Pottery and Ceramics Festival

Art in Clay Farnham is a smaller indoor event held in the lead up to Christmas – a good place to pick up a unique hand made gift. The Maltings is a beautiful old building in the heart of Farnham, which over the last few years has been tastefully refurbished. The work has made the building more accessible, but has kept all it’s character and charm.

 

Nov
21
Wed
RHS Garden Wisley WINTER 2018 @ RHS Wisley
Nov 21 @ 10:00 am – Nov 25 @ 5:00 pm

An event not to be missed! Our Christmas event at this venue is held within the Garden in floored and heated marquees. Visitors can also enjoy a stroll around the beautiful Garden for a breath of fresh air with surprising winter colour and the warmth of the awe-inspiring Glasshouse.

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 may be purchased on entry to the Garden or you can buy in advance and enjoy 10% off when you buy your tickets online here.