Christmas Craft Fair

November 26, 2016 11:00 am-November 27, 2016 4:30 pm

Our Christmas Craft Fair returns with a diverse range of work on offer, from ceramics and textiles to jewellery and prints. Meet the makers themselves, discuss their techniques, and find unique Christmas gifts in a festive atmosphere away from the bustle of town.

The Coach House and Stables are the perfect indoor location for this event, offering ample space for traders without being too large for shoppers to browse comfortably.

During the Christmas period, there is no admission charge to the Museum grounds and we offer free onsite parking for our visitors. Our popular Christmas shops are already a destination for individuals wishing to undertake their Christmas shopping away from the hustle and bustle of the busy town centre. To maintain the integrity of our fair and ensure that there are no mass-produced items for sale, we insist that all items for sale are the work of the exhibitor.

Confirmed craftspeople include:

Andrew Eddleston— Handmade decorative domestic pottery and fused and painted glass

Clare Lloyd— colourful, handmade jewellery, using silver and polymer clay

Chloe Mitchell— Handmade Silver jewellery incorporating a hint of gold, gems, and pearls. Unique jewellery designs, incorporating traditional and will loved motif such as hearts, keys, and stars.

Denise Stirrup—pressed flower crafts

Farawen Silks— hand-painted,  luxury illustrative silk fabrics and accessories. Carmen uses gutta, dyes, salt, sugar, and wax  to create layers of colour and illustrations so that each piece is entirely unique.

Frances Nash— hand-crafted mosaic gifts

Ian Beckton— mirrors, stained glass, and ceramics

Jane Johnson— quirky ceramic sculptures and mixed-media pieces from Jane’s studio in Holt, Wiltshire

Jane Pearson— felt bags and accessories

JoAnne Huntley— handmade glass beads and jewellery

Jo Luckstead— ceramic sculptures and prints

June Wagstaff— broaches and jewellery

Kate Westcott— contemporary designs screen-printed onto a range of home furnishings and fabrics

Kate Peters— prints and greeting cards

Lucy Turner— nationally acclaimed designer Lucy Turner brings her unique range of small furniture and homewears, which use the latest technologies to create a unique finish. Her tropical palm leaf chaopping boards are a favourite of ours.

Peter Cox— functional and decorative woodturning

Sarah Finch— handmade mohair and  fine fabric collector’s bears and bear-making kits.

Sue Hobson—  traditional quilts, luxurious throws, soft furnishings, children’s book bags and book-in-a-bag sets.

Sue Williams— original textile collage pictures, etch prints and collagraphs, greetings cards, postcards and fridge magnets

Suzanne Baginski— vibrant, contemporary fused glassware.

Tania Harvey— hand-crafted artisan silver jewellery from Tania’s studio in Wiltshire. Tania’s designs  reflect a wide range of themes, often influenced by organic forms.


Vee Pretty— Vee uses beautiful silks and fine fabrics to create hand-made embroidered nightdress and lingerie cases, shoe bags, embroidered buttons, lavender bags. Each piece is padded and embellished with machine embroidery, trims and gorgeous decorations.

Sarah Targett— prints and greeting cards

Space 1— ceramics

If you’re a stall holder and would like to apply for a pitch at the fair, you can download an application form here: American Museum Christmas Craft Fair Application.