Friday, 13 November 2015

MADE BRIGHTON is Ten Years Old

Today we hand over to a guest blogger, Anne-Marie, who will give us an insider's look at MADE BRIGHTON, the design & craft fair.... 

The city’s annual contemporary craft and design fair is celebrating this year with another fabulous show in the beautiful Corn Exchange at The Dome. MADE BRIGHTON is a selling event. It offers the public the opportunity to buy original and exceptional pieces of craft and design direct from the best national and increasingly international makers and is firmly established as a friendly, accessible and top quality show.  Over 500 visitors attend, the majority of whom return year on year knowing that the work exhibited is always exciting, fresh and often perfect for Christmas gifts.

Chandeliers by Out of the Shadows

MADE BRIGHTON showcases jewellery, textiles, ceramics, basketry, glassware, furniture, home accessories, fashion and much more. All the work is hand crafted, unique and often quirky. This year look out for the amazing glass and steel chandeliers by Out of the Shadows. They are simply wonderful. Sue Pryke is bringing her functional ceramics along with Wild + Wood who make wooden and concrete pieces for the home. For jewellery lovers, visit Caroline Reynolds for fairy tale inspired pieces and Iris de la Torre's colourful plastic masterpieces. For men, Mark Eames creates wonderful jewellery pieces, Tibor Eperjessy is bringing his leather bags, belts and wallets and Forge Creative will provide all things wooden!

There is something available for everyone’s tastes and budgets.

Cufflinks by Mark Eames
Caroline Reynolds - Forest Brooch
Because people are thinking about Christmas gifts and because MADE BRIGHTON is celebrating 10 years, there will be a distinctively twinkly and festive feel to the show. A café provides a place for visitors to relax and take refreshment. With so much work to see, many people like to make a day of it, spending the morning viewing work, stopping for a bite to eat, then returning to continue shopping. Bliss!

MADE BRIGHTON – The Design and Craft Fair
20 – 22 November, 2015
The Dome Corn Exchange, Brighton, BN1 1UG
Open 11.00 – 17.00
£6.50 on the door, under 14s free

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