Christmas fairs galore

by Nic Farrell

Had plenty to keep me occupied recently!

A couple of weeks ago we pooled together as a course and held a one-day-only art sale in Drake Circus shopping centre in Plymouth, which coincided nicely with the Christmas lights switch-on … and it was a great success! Everybody really pulled their fingers out and produced loads of great work, and a couple of people received commissions, which is always a big thumbs-up.

Then on Saturday I ventured back home for the weekend for the Christmas Made-it Market in Cambridge, a family-run affair that has blossomed into great things in the last year or so. It was great to see so many people really interested in handmade, local goods – very refreshing. I shared a table with great silversmith (and even better friend) Lauren Rowden, and lots of her lovely handcrafted jewellery. It was a knackering day but well worth it – thanks to everyone that came along and supported us! If you want to read a bit more about the Made-it Market, here’s an article from Creative Boom magazine … (and that’s my work hiding behind the pink bunny!)

Next up: Devonmade Christmas Market in Paignton. Better get producing …

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