Craft Market Kendal

Posted on Nov 26, 2015 in Editorial

Come and say Hi this weekend at Craft Market Kendal, Brewery Arts Centre.

Friday 27th 5:30pm-8:30pm

Saturday 28th 10am-5pm

Sunday 29th 12pm-5pm

I’ll have lots to show from framed and mounted screen prints, to hand printed cushions, tote bags and greetings cards.

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Once again Kendal hosts the prestigious Christmas Crafts Market at the Brewery Arts Centre over the weekend of 27th to 29th November 2015. This annual showcase of everything that is outstanding about Cumbrian art and crafts will run over three days and will provide the opportunity to buy high quality Christmas gifts at affordable prices for those special people.  Organiser and award winning South Lakes printmaker and ceramicist Angie Mitchell, emphasises that Christmas Crafts at the Brewery is much more than an art and craft fair.

‘Craft market Kendal’ is something special’ says Angie  ‘It heralds the start of Christmas preparations in South Lakes. Exhibitors are all hand-picked for their levels of excellence in their own particular medium or craft. The show provides a fantastic atmosphere of creativity and inspiration supported by live music and seasonal refreshments.  We have some great local crafts people such as Rebecca Callis, James Hake and Gwen Bainbridge with their award winning ceramics. We welcome back blacksmith John Law who alongside greenwood crafter James Mitchell and first-timer, paper-maker, Judith Favret will be demonstrating their craft.

Co-organiser, Jan Huntley-Peace, a mixed media artist and ceramicist who produces beautiful ‘Art to Wear’and  jewellery and who has worked with Zandra Rhodes, David and Elizabeth Emmanual and Norman Hartnell ,is no stranger to local art events.

‘I feel really passionate about showcasing the fantastic creative talent in this area’ says Jan. ‘We are all looking for something unique, beautiful and designer made for gifts especially in the run up to Christmas. Meeting and talking with the artist themselves is really special. There will be something for everyone. Beautiful  jewellery by Roma Vincent, handmade books by Elizabeth Shorrock, artisan headwear by milliner Victoria Relph and Nicholas Leigh, who’s 1930 poster style oil paintings of the fells  will broaden the appeal of this prestigious event’.

Amongst other exhibitors will be Keith Shorrock’s beautiful furniture and Shaker boxes, textiles by Jan Beadle,’ Oubas Knitwear , Milana Felt’ and  newcomers  Laura’s Loom, featured this year on Countryfile, who are artisan weavers producing scarves and throws inspired by the northern landscape.