Moregeous Blog Diary: Little Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, May 2013

Little Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Cheadle Hulme May 2013 by Moregeous

Brittany Delany ceramics and Kate Bufton Book Transformations

Have thoroughly enjoyed my Sunday today – why can’t ALL Sundays be like this? First I had a lie in, then chocolate tiffin for breakfast, then we popped over to the Little Northern Contemporary Craft Fair in Cheadle Hulme, one of the @GNCCF satellite events prior to the biggie in Autumn. My passion for the immense skill and creative talent the UK produces is reinforced every time I go to an event like this, selling stunningly crafted and hand-produced items which knock spots of the tat found in shopping ‘malls’ up and down the country.

It’s no good going along and not buying either, you’ve to stick your hand in your pocket and put your money where your mouth is. Craftsmen and women don’t survive by people just passing by, smiling and saying “Ah, isn’t it lovely” but not BUYING it! I bought a gorgeous Brittany Delany tea-light holder and a beautiful glass fired bowl by Emma Wells – delighted with both of them 🙂

How amazing is this French knitted silver chain jewellery below, such skill involved:

Little Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Cheadle Hulme May 2013 by Moregeous

Clockwise from top: Suzanne Claire Jewellery, then Goldfinch Jewellery by Lucy Ramsbottom

Loved the laser cut acrylic lighting by Kirsty Shaw and have a feeling we’ll be seeing a lot more of this type of work in the future:

Little Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Cheadle Hulme May 2013 by Moregeous

Clockwise from top: Kirsty Shaw Acrylic lighting, then screen printed and fired glass by Emma Wells

Neon anyone? Totally on trend contemporary craft:

Little Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Cheadle Hulme May 2013 by Moregeous

Clockwise from top: Wonderhaus Jewellery, then Print Garage, then Kirsty Shaw acrylic

And of course, anyone who knows me knows why I picked this image for the blog #want 😉

Little Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Cheadle Hulme May 2013 by Moregeous

Holly Levell Textile Artist

Try and get over to one of the other satellite events in the next few months and help support British craft.

P.S. Don’t forget to sign the petition which is endeavouring to help keep Craft defined as Creative – sounds obvious doesn’t it? Take a look x

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