Contemporary Craft & Design Fairs

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New for 2019

Following the forthcoming Christmas Contemporary Craft Fair at RHS Garden Wisley, which is on from 21st to 25th November 2018, we are very excited to announce some brand new events for 2019!

Trentham EstateCraft In Focus at Trentham Gardens, Staffordshire – 6-9 June 2019

Our event here which will feature around 100 of the UK’s finest contemporary artists and makers, will be staged in marquees within Trentham Gardens with its vast perennial plantings providing breath-taking vistas. This stunning contemporary revival of an historic garden is amongst the very best in the UK. The gardens have been transformed over the last 15 years and are now some of the some of the finest in Britain with the revival being led by multi-Chelsea gold-medal winner Tom Stuart-Smith. 

The revival of the gardens led the Telegraph newspaper to describe Trentham Gardens as ‘The garden makeover of the decade’ and Trentham has collected an abundance of awards including being awarded a Gold Accolade by Visit England in 2015, 2016 and 2017. 

A visit here offers a great day out for everyone!

Art In ActionCelebrating Ceramics at Waterperry Gardens, Wheatley, Oxford – 19-21 July 2019

Presented by Craft In Focus and Art In Action, this event will feature 100 of the finest contemporary ceramic artists from the UK and beyond all selling their work to the public.  As the name implies, this event will really celebrate the world of contemporary ceramics and will feature lectures by leading ceramic artists as well as demonstrations to enable people to understand the creative process involved in creating the work.  The event is set against the beautiful backdrop of Waterperry House and Gardens with a stunning range food, drink and live music included to enhance your visit.

Hever CastleCraft In Focus at Hever Castle, Kent – 5-8 September 2019

Our event here will feature around 120 exhibitors selected from the UK’s finest designer makers and contemporary artists.   It will take place within marquees within the award-winning gardens set in 125 acres of glorious grounds with the backdrop of the historic castle – the childhood home of Anne Boleyn.  Children can enjoy the fabulous adventure playground, while visitors of all ages can enjoy the challenge of finding their way through the Water Maze and the 100 year old Yew Maze.

Save the dates now - you’ll be glad you did!

Only the best

Craft In Focus events have earned an enviable reputation for selecting only the very best professional designers, artists and craftsmen for their individuality and innovation in contemporary design.

British made

We have no imported or mass-produced work on show. Our talented craftsmen create highly collectable textiles, paintings, furniture, metal, leather, ceramics, jewellery, glass, fashion and much more...

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Mrs D Tanner, Margate

How lovely to see crafts made in this country and different from the High Street. Pure Joy.

Mrs J Hatwell, Dover

"Very professional, enthusiastic individuals"

Miss C Rogers, Herne Bay

"A wonderful craft and design fair which I really enjoy coming to for unique gifts"

V Stanley, Tonbridge

"Always amazing and something new to enchant you"

M Doel, Bordon

"Fantastic crafts - very talented people displaying amazing products. Wonderful day"

G Pratt, Chelmsford

"The best fair I've been to. Lovely products of outstanding quality. Really enjoyable day."

J Clift, Colchester

"Wow, wow, wow! What a top class show. Quality goods, plenty of talent throughout. Could have spent thousands"

S Drew, Southminster

"A delight to visit - well advertised, organised, executed and excellent crafts in a wonderful setting. Well done"