JC Middlebrook Copyright: Nigel King 2016

Lace covered concrete box Nottingham Contemporary played host to their annual contemporary craft fair last weekend. This is my favourite craft fair of the year, being busy, local (to me) and packed full of contemporary handmade gifts and art. Plenty of illustrators, jewellers, textile artists and other makers gathered together in The Space, a concrete cube in the lower part of the brutalist gallery. I always enjoy the evening preview- a mince pie and mulled wine-fuelled buying frenzy – it’s a great start to the weekend!

I designed a new display this year, to incorporate my lighting and jewellery ranges. Being Christmas I had a 2-D Christmas tree of lace ornaments, which was well depleted by the end of the show. I was really happy with the response to my skulls and more unusual geometric lace design, Sunrise.

JC Middlebrook – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA

I was lucky enough to be visited by two photographer friends of mine, who took some great shots of the fair. Nigel King @NigelBig brought along his 360° camera, it’s such fun to use, and especially in this venue. Ash Brown @ashbrownphoto came along to check up on our collaborative Christmas card sales (they were good!) and took some pics with his favourite wide angled lens. He even managed to talk his way into the tech gallery for a usually hidden angle.

Copyright: Ashley Brown 2016
Copyright: Ashley Brown 2016


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