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Retail Events

Maker’s DozenNottinghamshire Contemporary Crafts
Nottinghamshire Society of Artists Gallery, 71-73 Friar Lane, Nottingham NG1 6DH
Tuesday 12 September – Sunday 17 September

10.00-4.30 daily

Nottinghamshire Design Factory members present an eclectic mix of contemporary crafts:
Ceramics – Mosaic – Jewellery – Textiles – Mixed Media

Private View Tuesday 12 September 6-8pm, all welcome

Free entry

Events, Exhibitions and Showcases

Lace in Fashion
Fashion Museum, Bath
4 February 2017 to 1 January 2018

Lace in Fashion is the culmination of a two year project to catalogue the Museum’s extensive archives of lace dating from the 1500s to the present day, supported by Arts Council England. Assisted by expert volunteers from the Lace Guild, we have been able to revaluate how lace is used in the Fashion Museum collection and uncover its journey from craft to catwalk.

Lace in Fashion will be on display from 4 February 2017 to 1 January 2018

Beyond The Blue
Gill Wing Jewellery, 182 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 1RQ
20th June – 3rd August

“Beyond the Blue” is a special exhibition for Gill Wing as it our first ever open call. We chose the theme of “Blue” due to it’s rich history as the colour of luxury and mystery. Blue is a colour that captivates the imagination, for dreaming, escaping and submerging oneself in another world.

A colour once more precious than gold, blue pigment was highly prized as a status symbol where owning artwork in this shade was an open display of wealth. The original ultra-marine pigment (meaning, “Beyond the sea”) was only achieved using precious Lapis Lazuli from Afghanistan where its first use was seen in cave paintings thousands of years ago. The natural mineral was so vivid it was thought to be a piece of the sky fallen to earth.

Now we are falling in love with this colour over and over again by inviting jewellers to share their interpretation of our blue theme.

Trade Shows

BCTF (British Craft Trade Fair) Harrogate

Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate

2-4th April 2017

BCTF has been promoting British hand-made giftware for more than 40 years, longer than any other trade fair in the UK. Our online trade catalogue BCTFonline, brings these products to you throughout the year.

If you want to buy unique, handmade work from the British Isles, the British Craft Trade Fair and BCTFonline will offer you all the choice you need. With hundreds of makers, a vast range of products, and prices starting at just a few pounds, they’re well worth a visit.

This is a TRADE ONLY show. If you are a stockist of UK handmade and would like a ticket, please let me know.

Events you’ve just missed..!

Design-Nation’s Marks & Tools Exhibition  4th -7th May 2017.

Design Nation London Craft Week
Design-Nation: Marks & Tools is a major showcase exhibition of work by over twenty Design-Nation network members at the OXO Tower Gallery for London Craft Week.

Open Studios Notts, Cotgrave Nottinghamshire
13-14th May 10am-5pm

I can’t wait to host my Open Studios event on 13-14th May! This year I’m joined by 2 other local artists, Charlotte Thomson-Morley and Grace Eden. Grace is a super talented photographer who showcases her work on Instagram, we’re delighted that we have persuaded her to show in real life! Charlotte is an established illustrator whose paintings of curvaceous women carry a conscious message of self acceptance and body positivity.

Craft Central Pop Up shop, Clerkenwell London EC1
27-30th June