Our two day Christmas Craft Fair returns this December to the Goods Shed. With a wide range to choose from and all local crafts men and women, including artists, potters, glass workers, upcycled objects d’art, jewellery, candles and soaps, beautiful needlework, knitting, vintage style signs and much more
Crafts and Artists today include
Tara Jane Ceramics
Ceramic Artist and member of the Cotswold Craftsmen. Setting antique lace in porcelain clay to create delicate bowls, vases. tea lights lanterns and coasters – using a beautiful turquoise blue underglaze to bring out the finer details.
Tara will also be bringing along a range of functional garden sculptures – large and small bird baths as well as bee baths on brass rods in various shades of meadow green. www.tarajaneceramics.com
Nicholls and Gilbert Jewellers
Jewellery collections and individual pieces made in gold, platinum and silver. Designs combine shape, form and texture embellished with diamonds, precious stones and pearls.
Mary Rose Ceramics
Mary Rose makes ceramic art in her Forest of Dean studio. Many people will say it’s “Alice in Wonderland” pottery but to Mary Rose it’s just pottery, decorated with her bright colours and with little three dimensional attachments to the handles or rims.
Valerie Dugan – Botanical Artist and Calligrapher
Valerie is an award winning calligrapher and botanical artist. Clients include The Royal Family, National Silver Collection and Diana Ross. Her paintings, accepted by Wisley and Kew, won a RHS Silver Medal.
Inspired by nature, line and colour, creating kiln formed (or fused) glass art, homeware and jewellery.
Designed to interact with natural light to bring patterns of colour to interiors. Passionate about nature, the sea, and being outdoors, and this is reflected in the floral and coastal themes as well as being inspired by line and colour and the importance of the spaces between them. Using principles of balance and proportion, this allows them to bring a harmonious feel to interiors.
Selection of small, felted items including some festive ideas
Based just outside Tetbury, Christopher White produces creative, yet useful pieces designed to enhance your day, whether it be a tea cup, a pot to arrange in the garden or a simply a stunning vase
Hand crafted knitwear for adults and children. Hats and scarves made from poor wool and acrylics. Also available will be a range of handmade festive table cloths and napkins.
Tim Blades Jeweller
Makes silver jewellery based on flowers and insects. All of Tim’s designs are carved in hard wax, under a microscope to then be caste in silver and finished by hand in his workshop. Detail is then added using gold plate, semi-precious stones and coloured resin.
Especially at this time of year, his mistletoe designs are a particular favourite for many.
Handmade Copper and Silver jewellery using a selection of Swarovski crystal and or semi previous stones together with wire and sheet metal to form individual pieces.
College Green Soaps
A range of natural soaps that are full of skin-loving oils and butters and infused with pure essential oils with absolutely no synthetics, artificial colours, or harsh detergents. All the soaps are palm oil free too. As well as aromatherapy bath soaks, pillow sprays, reed diffusers, candles and a selection of gift boxes. All made by hand locally near Stroud.
Run by Thorold and Vicky Cox selling their homemade jams using the fruit from their garden in Nailsworth. Over the years they have expanded their produce to now include homemade marmalades and chutneys with many different tasty flavours; all of which that go down a nice treat – especially the tasters.
Original paintings, prints and cards by local artist. Fun illustrative creations including hedgehogs, birds and teddy bears. Commission book open
The Print Shed
Cut by hand from original drawings and by the very nature of the process the best results usually come from the unintentional. The subject matter has a bit of a retro feel with work being printed directly onto weathered timber offering one off pieces of affordable art.
Pepper and Dash
Pepper and dash uses polymer clay to produce bright, bold and super lightweight statement earrings. The eye catching earrings are unique with a range of styles to suit all tastes.