Christmas Craft Fair – 13 to 15 December 2013

October 26, 2013 - Jenni Lloyd

As part of the Yuletide celebrations, the American Museum is hosting a Christmas Craft Fair which will be staged in the Stables and Coach House from Friday 13 to Sunday 15 December 2013.   Visitors to the Museum will be able to meet local craftspeople who will be selling their individually handmade gifts, ranging from collagraph prints, ceramics, hand-printed vintage linen, rag wreaths, Christmas decorations and cards, lavender bags and hearts, beadwork, polymer clay, silver and resin jewellery, functional and decorative painted earthenware and linocut prints, wire sculpture, wood turning, textiles, glass, felt, crochet, appliqué pictures, decorative lamps and much, much more.

Participants include Bath Bespoke Beads, Bath Pottery, Cath Bloomfield, Bodrighy Wood, Hans Borgonjon, Bud & Blossom, Cara Jane, Colour Designs Jewellery, Mel Day, Clare Day, Hann’s Made, Hogweed Pottery & Prints, Roberta Hopkins Jewellery, Laura Izaguirre, Kathryn Killpartrick, Lavendercraft by Kathryn, Milly and Me, Sylvia Owen, Penkridge Ceramics, Pheadra Politis, Porcelain Lights, Lucy Poloniecka, Alison Potter, Lynne Roche, Sarah Snell, Space1, Quercus Silver, The Quinn Sisters, Sasha Wardell, Nicola Werner Pottery, Kate Westcott, Josephine Willis, Rosie Wilks and Wooly Wotnots.

Celebrate Christmas away from the bustle of town in this friendly festive atmosphere with free entry to the Fair, free parking and entrance to the Museum’s shops and café before visiting the Christmas displays in the main house.

Location:                    Claverton Manor, Bath, BA2 7BD, Tel. 01225 460 503,

Admission:                 Free to Christmas Craft Fair

Museum admission: Adults £9, concessions £8, children £5, family £25, Gift Aid rates available

Shops and café:          Entrance to shops and café, serving light lunches and teas, is free.

Parking:                      Free

How to get there:     Close to the University of Bath, it is signposted from Bath City Centre and from the A36 Warminster Road.  Car parking is free.  Bus no.18 runs from the City Centre to the University; alight at The Avenue just inside the University entrance (15-minute downhill walk to Museum).

Shuttle bus:               A free shuttle bus will run from Bath city centre, see website for times.

Notes to Editors:     The American Museum in Britain, which opened in 1961, is the only museum of American decorative and folk art outside America.  It aims to inform visitors about the cultural history of the United States to strengthen relations between the two countries.

For further information and images, please contact:

The American Museum in Britain
01225 823019,