his time of year is full of events to find great gifts for the holidays for friends and family. Some highlights include Nottingham Comtemporary’s new “Craft. Design. Contemporary.” craft market and Sheffield’s Frost Fair, both on this weekend. They both present good opportunities to pick up a unique gift, see the work of local arts and crafts makers and talk with the designers themselves.
Craft. Design. Contemporary
Sun 11 December, from 11am – 5pm
30 designer makers based in the East Midlands are selling and showcasing their wares this weekend at Nottingham Contemporary. Offerings include ceramics, jewellery, textiles and illustration. Mulled wine and mince pies are available, along with Christmas carols and seasonal music from Contrast Steel Band and Thoresby Colliery Brass Band, to instill a holiday spirit.
Designer makers include:
Alys Power Design – Jewellery
Andrew Tanner – Ceramics
Anna Collette Hunt – Ceramics
Debbie Bryan – Fashion Texiles and Accessories
Emma Britton – Glass
Foto Ceramica – Ceramics
JC Middlebrook – Interior Textiles
Jon Williams Ceramics – Ceramics
Lucianna Gallucci – Ceramics
Milly Moore – Jewellery
Nina Carolyn Designs – Jewellery
Seven Gauge Studios – Fashion and Interior Textiles
Suet Yi Ceramics – Ceramics
Other artists showcasing include:
Carly Dodsley, Corrina Rothwell, Gemma Latimer Illustration, Hannah Sawtell, Hannah Stevens, Hello Sunshine, Jo Clark Design, Joe Bright, Kate Broughton, Kay van-Bellen, Real Vintage, Sarah Allen Textiles, Sarah Turner Eco Art and Design, The Pig That Laughed, Vintage Reclaimed and Weewoollies.
Frost Fair Sheffield
Saturday 10 December, from 11am – 4pm
Sharon Walker, Codger Bags
Frost Fair at Site Gallery in Sheffield took place on Saturday 10 December. Hand made gifts, artworks and objects by Sheffield’s artists and designers were on sale in and around Site Gallery, with locally produced gifts including cards and artisanal goods, with food and mulled cider to keep the Christmas spirit flowing.
Some highlights included Sharon Walker of Codger Bags, showing her handmade handbags, pillows and accessories, and prints and objects by Sarah Abbott.
Christmas Craft Fair at Wollaton Hall
Saturday 10 December and Sunday 11 December, from 11am
Also on today is the Christmas Craft Fair at Wollaton Hall – an opportunity to purchase unique crafts by local craft makers.