Details of our 2019 exhibitors
Exhibiting both days unless otherwise stated
Exhibiting on Saturday
Locally handmade Liberty of London ‘Tana Lawn’ scrunchies. The perfect hair accessory for anyone, these scrunchies come in a range of prints, and are sure to add a stylish touch to any hairstyle. Handmade in Bath, with all material made by Liberty’s department store of the finest quality cotton.
Action on Hearing Loss
Exhibiting on Sunday
Action on Hearing Loss Educational Day Services supports adults who are deaf with additional needs in activities including art, ceramics, woodwork, craft and more. We produce a range of items that are on sale onsite in our gift shop; many of these use recycled materials from donations. We welcome visitors to our service.
www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk – search for ‘Bath Educational Day Service’ and ‘bespoke crafts’
firstname.lastname@example.org 01225 336125 07753580397
exhibiting on Sunday
I have prints and cards of my paintings and I make mosaic mirrors. I also work in papier mache and love making fish, shells, and mermaids etc. I also carve stone which is another passion. Most of my inspiration comes from nature.
Bath Spa Skincare, - Sally Merrett
exhibiting on Saturday
100% natural skincare that prioritises local, organic and fair trade ingredients.
Pure, effective and kind.
I studied Zoology at University but only started making wire animals after retirement. Each figure is made from galvanized wire which is then painted with enamel paints. I usually only make vertebrate animals - fish, amphibia, reptiles, and a wide range of birds and mammals, standing about 10 - 12cm high. People’s pets are popular and are based on photographs that people e-mail to me.
Catherine is an award-winning watercolour painter creating portraits to commission
and exhibition at London’s Mall Galleries (as a Member of the Society of Women
Artists) and at her bi-annual solo exhibition in Bath’s 44AD Artspace. Catherine runs
Bath Watercolour Workshops, exploring wet-in-wet ”gravity painted” landscapes,
portraits and line and wash techniques.
Beau Beau Hats and Embellishments - Adrienne Horswill
Adrienne's creations, fashioned from fabulous fabrics and feathers are upcycled gems. To wear or share they all make you feel good! Celebrations of colour and texture. Hats, bags, pins, craft kits and the sensational scented moth bags. What will you find this year?
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I love using colour and texture in my creations, exploring mixed media. Often incorporating re-cycled materials I like the challenge of avoiding waste. I enjoy painting landscapes especially featuring water, either lakes or coasts. When sailing I have the opportunity to see the coast from the sea. Walking on various headlands I can find a different angle to sketch.
Cathy Biggs – Limelight Bath
Exhibiting on Sunday
Based just outside Bath, Limelight Bath makes exquisite home fragrance:
candle reed diffusers and car diffusers. A range of organic Bath & Body products
were launched last year.
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Little Acorn Makes
Handmade children’s clothing made by mum of three boys. I love making all your orders and coming up with our unique looks while keeping your little ones comfortable. Made from jersey our fabrics are fantastic quality and allow your little ones to continue to explore the world around them while remaining trendy and unrestricted.
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Caroline Crossland Caroline designs a new Widcombe-themed Christmas card each year based on a local scene. These are available exclusively at the Widcombe Craft Fair. She'll also be selling a selection of blank greetings cards and mounted original linocut prints.
Jewellery designer & maker, Marie Curtis of Design Vaults, creates her handmade jewellery collections at her home studio in Bath. The modern range of sterling silver, gold or rose gold jewellery is created with attention to design, detail and creativity and prices range from £18 to £150.
Exhibiting on Saturday
An array of individually designed and decorated ceramic birds. These affordable gifts are just the thing for the home and garden lover - or a unique decoration for your Christmas tree.
Yvonne’s designs are loosely inspired by Scandinavian folk birds, and illustrations from the 1950s and 60s. Her contemporary sculptural work explores the line of the curve. Glazes range from bold and colourful to the muted Raku crackle.
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I love colour and whether I’m working with fabric, thread, resin or paint, I love seeing how colour and medium come together. This Christmas my offer will include decorative bowls made from thread and metallic paint, resin coasters and tableware, Christmas angel tree toppers, handmade baubles, pom pom bunting, handmade appliqued linen lavender bags, and material covered fairy lights.
Sally Harker - Blockhousebath
Bright and beautiful images and patterns hand printed on to wood and fabric. Miniature wooden Bath houses, winding spirals of Georgian streets printed onto soft cotton canvas bags and purses, unique repeat patterns, prints and Christmas decorations
Coconut Babies is the sewing business belonging to local mum Lucy Higgins, specialising in children’s clothes, toys and home accessories.
On sale will be lovely babies’ and children’s skirts, dresses and trousers, as well as teething toys, match box mice stocking fillers plus Christmas tree decorations and festive cushions to transform your home for the coming season.
This autumn I have refreshed my output by
adding individually painted cards to my stock!
They are still competitively priced! The fresh summer
blues and greens produce colourful harmony in my recent paintings.
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My work combines ancient traditions with more contemporary approaches to mosaic art. This includes my approach to cutting and shaping the tesserae which make up the mosaics, the subjects and the materials used, which include china and found objects as well as glazed, unglazed and glass tiles. I am currently running a small workshop programme at Julia Davey on Bear Flat in Bath.
Exhibiting on Saturday
Beautiful handmade items including tote bags, purses and project knitting bags in fun,
colourful fabrics and faux leather. Personalised designs available on request.
I studied Art and Textiles at Bath Spa University, and was drawn to the craftier side of textile printing, and also experimented using paste resist to add pattern. I will be showing some scarves using this resist technique - these are mainly on wool, and bold! I will also be showing my handlbocked scarves on silk and wool.
I regret that I have little new work this year, but I will be having a Sale of earlier work - mostly at half price.
Commissions are welcome.
Kate specializes in raku ceramics, producing beautiful and unique bowls and vases in stunning copper and green black crackle, and she also uses horsehair for particularly original pieces. This year Kate will add raku jewellery, clocks and fish to her collection. For everyday use there is an eye-catching range of brightly coloured stoneware pots, which can be used for food.
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Exhibiting on Saturday only
Locally designed prints, cards and stationery of peaceful scenes inspired from nature. Watercolour wreaths, landscapes, hand lettering and mono print drawings will be for sale. Local Widcombe scenes will be available to purchase as well as a few select original art pieces – perfect gifts for loved ones. Commissions welcome.
Plodge is an Art History graduate and has been creating beautiful things to wear for over 15 years, mixing freshwater pearls, glass and semi-precious beads to create a wide variety of styles. Designs range from fun and funky to sophisticated ensembles, via go-with-everything classics. Customers frequently say how much they love their particular pieces!
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The Pumpshed is situated at Lock 11 on the Kennet & Avon Canal and we have being running it as a family business for the last 9 years. The Pumpshed is open at weekends from March to October. Our cakes and biscuits are homemade and an example of our range will be on sell at the Craft Fair.
Exhibiting on Sunday
Natasha usually works to commission specializing in traditional painted glass,
restoration, architectural panels and Victorian and Art Nouveau style glass.
This is a chance to buy some miniature leaded windows in the same style,
which you can hang in your home, or commission your own themed piece
or landscape in time for a Christmas gift. Unique glass decorations also for sale.
Denise Stirrup - Real Pressed Flowers
I grow and press my plant material, in the Chew Valley, to use to decorate cards, pictures, paperweights and other gift items. All are sealed to prevent deterioration. Visitors to my stand at Widcombe will be able to “have a go” and make an item to take home. Commissions welcome.
Carol Symon paints lively, colourful paintings and also has an excellent range of cards. She is now starting a range of appliqué cushions. Carol exhibits and sells her work nationally and also takes commissions for painting portraits, animals and houses. Carol works from her studio on Lyncombe Hill, Widcombe and welcomes visitors. Please ring to arrange.
An enticing mix of all things printed including handmade illustrated and photographic art cards, notebooks, paper products and prints from Creative Thorp and Ruth Thorp Studio alongside an assortment of published materials from Raw Mixture Publishing - a small independent family run publishing house based in Bath and Pembrokeshire - including picture books, teen fiction, poetry, psychology journals and non-fiction.
Turquoise and Green
Individually designed, handmade pieces that use silver, occasionally gold,
precious and semiprecious stones. By experimenting with the oxidisation
of silver a range of colours are created, making each item of jewellery unique.
Stella is a member of the Somerset Guild of Craftsmen and the Contemporary Glass Society. Work varies from jewellery to glass scenes of Bath and Devon to vibrant bowls and dishes – all unique. Commissions undertaken.
Rachel draws, paints and takes photographs and is offering a wide variety of work for sale including a 2020 calendar of photos from the Skyline Walk, Christmas cards and mounted drawings and watercolours. Commissions (pet portraits) considered too. There’s just about time before Christmas!
Folk Art and flowers are the inspiration for my work. Using fine worsted thread, combined with linen and cotton threads, I crochet with a tiny hook to create delicate flowers which stand on stems or become elements of brooches. I also like turning scraps of fabric into appliqué pictures decorated with embroidery.
I am an illustrator living and working in Bath, although I spent many years in Brighton, where I did a Degree in Illustration in the early 90s.
My artwork can be divided into 2 categories: British Wildlife, particularly the hare; and dark, eerie illustrations
Most of my commercial work these days tends to be wildlife, but I still like to make them appear dark and atmospheric. The hare is a constant source of inspiration for me, having so many meanings and stories from all over the world.
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