Last weekend I had the pleasure of visiting a craft fair as a visitor rather than an exhibitor. Although I love exhibiting there isn't often time to look at all the crafts which are being demonstrated and the other makers. Not to mention looking for tips on how to effectively display pieces!
I was delighted to brave the weather and visit Made by Hand, Cheltenham on an exceptionally breezy Saturday. The Made by Hand team have several shows throughout the year and always put a lot of care into curating the very best of craft and design.
At Cheltenham they had a selection of 90 makers and artists in the beautiful surroundings of Cheltenham's historic town hall.
The selection was just as good as I expected with a range of jewellers, glass, ceramics, prints and leatherwork. I was fortunate enough to talk to Laura from Laura Lane ceramics and I have my eye on several of her pieces I would like to add to my collection in the future!
Hopefully I will also be able to visit other events over the next few months, do let me know if you have any favourites you can recommend!