Hereford Craft Fair this November

PUBLISHED: 11:34 17 October 2014 | UPDATED: 11:43 17 October 2014

Hereford Contemporary Craft Fair

Hereford Contemporary Craft Fair

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60 contemporary designers and makers working in traditional and non-traditional media will fill the floors of The Courtyard in Hereford from November 14-16.

Ben Esthop, Hereford Contemporary Craft Fair 2014 New Exhibitor Award WinnerBen Esthop, Hereford Contemporary Craft Fair 2014 New Exhibitor Award Winner

The work will include; jewellery, textiles, furniture, ceramics, glass, stone carving, basketry, fashion and accessories and metalwork. National and regional makers will be exhibiting as well as those based in Herefordshire.

Applications were invited from designers and makers working in non-traditional and traditional media. Selection considered design and technical skill and reflected a variety of media and styles.

For those selected it offers a chance to raise their profile within an elite grouping of makers, as well as the opportunity to sell the best of their work and take on Christmas commissions. Meeting up with old friends and networking with creative businesses and gallery owners on the hunt for fresh talent are additional major benefits to exhibiting artists/makers.

2014 will be the Craft Fair’s 21st event, with the first taking place in 1993 with approximately 30 exhibitors at the Town Hall in Hereford. It moved location when The Courtyard was completed in 1998 and has evolved into the high-profile, popular event it is today, attracting visitors keen to admire, buy or commission an original piece of craft.

Today, the Craft Fair is managed by Brightstripe – Cultural Health CIC, who specialise in enhancing wellbeing, specialising in visual arts, sport and physical activity. Brightstripe is a community interest company formed in 2013 from the collaboration of the former arts and sports development teams of Herefordshire Council. It is one of the first 100 mutual’s supported by the Cabinet Office.

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Hereford Contemporary Craft Fair 2014 will be open to the public on:

Friday 14 and Saturday 15 November 10am-5.30pm

and Sunday 16 10am-5:00pm

Admission:

£4 (or £3 after 4pm), students £1.80, under 16’s are free.

Re-admission for a second day at a reduced rate of £1.

Held at The Courtyard Centre for the Arts, Edgar Street Hereford HR4 9JR

For more information, visit: www.h-craftfair.co.uk

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