Wednesday, 12 November 2014

MADE Brighton - The Design and Craft Fair

Today we hand over to Anne-Marie Shepherd to give her insider's guide to MADE Brighton - The Desgin and Craft Fair...

The resurgence of craft shows no sign of abating, Every village, town and city seems to be brimming with homemade ware; fairs, fetes, pop up shops, specialist shows, beautiful high end galleries - it seems we can’t get enough of it.

MADE BRIGHTON – The Design and Craft Fair is the city’s annual contemporary craft and design show taking place at The Dome Corn Exchange from 21 – 23 November. The fair, sponsored by COAST Magazine themselves true craft advocates, offers the public the opportunity to buy original and exceptional pieces of craft and design direct from designer / makers. Now in its 9th year, MADE BRIGHTON has become firmly established as a friendly, accessible and top quality event. The show welcomes over 5500 visitors; collectors, galleries, curators and of course Christmas shoppers, many of whom return year on year knowing that the work is well worth viewing.

MADE BRIGHTON showcases over 100 makers and designers; from unique glassware to luxurious textiles, functional ceramics to dazzling jewellery, beautiful furniture to quirky accessories, there is something for everyone. A full list of exhibitors can be seen here.. Work is priced between £10 and £1500, providing the perfect opportunity to shop for unique gifts as well as perhaps finding that ‘can’t live without’ item! For men there is Chris Hawkins edgy jewellery or some wooden delights from Forge Creative and Sarah Lock lighting.. For babies and children there is an abundance of textile treats. The Black Rabbit has fabulous knitted Bods and Christmas decorations, Woodchild offers knitted blankets, hats and scarves whilst Sally Ann Dunn is bringing her hand smocked garments, ideal for adorning sweet cherubs. For women……., well for women there is simply everything; jewellery by regulars Alison Haddon and Rachel Eardley or by Amanda Doughty and Sue Gregor, both new to the show this year, amazing glassworks by Annie McCabe and Jonathan Rogers, fabulous hats by Angelika Klose and Lizzie Lock and for textiles everyone is spoilt for choice. MADE BRIGHTON brings knitwear, silks, linens, felt and much, much more.

We are delighted that local basket maker and willow artist, Annemarie O'Sullivan, will be showing and demonstrating her stunning work in the foyer at MADE BRIGHTON. Annemarie makes baskets and loves to transfer the traditional skills of basket making into larger woven forms. We can’t wait to see what she brings!

A café provides a place for visitors to relax and take refreshment.

MADE BRIGHTON – The Design and Craft Fair
21st – 23rd November, 2014
  • Friday 21st November 11am – 7:30pm
  • Saturday 22nd November 10am - 6pm
  • Sunday, 23rd November 10am – 5pm
The Dome Corn Exchange, Church Street, Brighton, BN1 1UD
Tickets £6.50 on the door. Children under 14 free
Travel direct to Brighton from London Victoria by train 10 minute walk from Brighton station

For more information please visit the MADE BRIGHTON:
Coast Magazine celebrates the UK seaside in all its glory and is an avid supporter of craft and design.

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