Cristmas Craft Fair: Meet the Makers
October 31, 2016 - Jon Ducker
With our Christmas Craft Fair just a few weeks away, we though we’d share some of the exciting work that will be on sale from our makers this year.
Lucy Turner uses the latest technologies and materials in the creation of her bespoke contemporary furniture, specialising in clever use of laser cut Formica® laminate. Each piece is painstakingly inlayed, giving the laminate a fresh and unique look.
Lucy is originally from Holecombe, a little village not far from Bath. She started her career with a contemporary craft course at Bath College, before taking a BA in 3D Design and setting up a business in Cornwall with support from the Crafts Council. Lucy has had success nationally and across the globe. She is establishing herself in her new studio, following the arrival of her baby earlier in the year, and has just received a large order from a high end interiors store in Bahrain.
Lucy says: ‘At this year’s Christmas market I will be selling a few of my products alongside examples of some larger pieces. I am really looking forward to meeting some new clients, trying out my new products and reuniting with old customers. I am happy to be back in this beautiful part of the UK.’
Peter Cox has exhibited at the Christmas Craft Fair for four years, and makes elegant hand-carved bowls and spoons.
Peter seasons the wood he uses himself, and his work has a beautiful simplicity. Peter says that he tries to bear in mind the following quote, attributed to St Francis of Assisi (1181 – 1226), when he works:
‘He who works with his hands is a labourer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.’
Clare Lloyd studied Art and Literature at the University in Bath, and has been making jewellery for several years. Her work combines colourful beads which she hand-makes using polymer clay. This allows her to blend colours, getting the exact shade she needs.
Recently Clare has been working alongside jeweller Rachel Kerrison at her studio in Bath, and developing her silversmithing skills. She is registered with the Birmingham Assay Office, so all her silver jewellery is hallmarked. She also makes beautiful bridal accessories.
The Christmas Craft Fair will be open to the public 11am- 4.30pm on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 November, with a preview for Museum Members on Friday 25 September, 6-8pm. See the event page for further details.
During the Christmas period, there is no admission charge to the Museum grounds and we offer free onsite parking for our visitors. Come along, enjoy our Christmas displays, and get your shopping done away from the hustle and bustle of the busy town centre.
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