Stamford Artisans Guild Craft Fair 16 May 2010

So far there are 30 confirmed crafters who will be displaying a wide variety of crafts and skills, all items on display have been made by the person on the stall.

Yes, the Stamford Artisans Guild will be holding their Spring hand made craft fair on 16th May 2010 at the Stamford Arts Centre between 10AM and 4PM.

So far there are 30 confirmed crafters who will be displaying a wide variety of crafts and skills – all hand made, all items on display have been hand made by the person on the stall. This is the truly unique aspect to the Guild shows because the criteria is very strict, there will be no imported products, for example jewellery for pennies that has been imported from China, here you will only find products that are truly hand made, you won’t find that at many other shows around the country.

Of course I will be there too with a display of cabachons and tumble stones and various rough and this will also be the first public display of the wire sculpture trees that I have been making over the winter, it will be great to see what the public response is to them.

If this craft fair is anything like the Christmas Fair that the Guild put on last year it will be fantastic for all concerned, both visitors and exhibitors.

So if you are in the Stamford area on Sunday 16th May why not drop by and have a browse, you won’t be disappointed and if you need refreshments, the Arts Centre Café will be open all day serving a wide range of food and drink.

There is free parking nearby at Wharf Road car park which is only a five minute walk away from the Arts Centre.

There will also be a market on Stamford High Street on this day as well, so there will be plenty for visitors to see throughout the day in Stamford on 16th May 2010.

Here is a map showing the main car parks and railway station and the walking routes to find us:

Find the Stamford Arts Centre
How to find the Arts Centre from the car parks and railway station - click to enlarge

List of exhibitors can be found on the Stamford Artisans Guild web site

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Best regards

Dave

Stamford Artisans Guild 2010 Show Dates Confirmed

Good news for all Crafters and Artisans in the Stamford Lincolnshire area, the Stamford Artisans Guild has announced their confirmed craft fair show dates for 2010. The shows detailed below will be held in the Stamford Arts Centre right in the heart of Stamford. You will find all manner of crafts on display varying from Glass Work, Lapidary, Jewellery, Floristry, Wood Work and many other crfats utilising a great deal of diverse skills all practiced by the Artsians and Crafters themselves.

The show dates are:

16 May 2010

25 July 2010

26 September 2010

5 December 2010

These shows will be held in the Stamford Arts Centre.

What makes these shows especially unique is that all items on display have been made by the crafters themselves so if you have questions you can ask the pesron on the stall and you will be sure to get a knowledgable answer. You will not find any ready made imported items at these shows, unlike many craft fairs, everything you will see here is uniquely hand crafted by the seller. What better place to find a one of a kind unique item.

The event last Christmas was absolutely buzzing all day, there were lots of visitors and it was good to observe the many conversations going on between the crafters and vistors and most of comments like “what a refreshing change it is to visit a proper craft show”.

For more information on these shows please visit the blog at:

http://www.stamfordartisansguild.co.uk/craft-events-diary/

For more information about the Guild and its activities, a good place to start is there home page:

http://www.stamfordartisansguild.co.uk/

For information about workshops being run by Guild members there is a dedicated page here:

http://www.stamfordartisansguild.co.uk/craft-workshops-by-guild-members/

Stamford Artisans Guild Christmas Fair 6th December 2009

I wrote a short post recently about the Stamford Artisans Guild, now I am reporting back on the recent Christmas Craft Fair that was held on the 6th December in the Stamford Arts Centre.

I wrote a short post recently about the Stamford Artisans Guild, now I am reporting back on the recent Christmas Craft Fair that was held on the 6th December in the Stamford Arts Centre.

The show was organised by my wife Shalini and three other ladies, Lorna, Sharon and Amanda, they put lots of effort into the organisation and publicity off the fair, and it paid off big time.

At the outset, there was very strict criteria laid down for who could take part, notably, everything had to be hand made by the person who was exhibiting and they had to based in Stamford or within a 25 mile radius, although there were a few people who were there from further afield.

The Arts Centre was full, they sold 31 stalls to various crafters covering all manner of skills from jewellery, wood turners, photographers and of course me with my lapidary.

Shalini was even approached a few days before the event by BBC Radio Lincolnshire for an interview about the Fair. The interview was conducted over the phone and Shalini did en excellent job of describing the Guild and its aims.

Everyone arrived around 8AM to start setting up and the doors were due to open to the public at 10AM, but because of the great job they did of publicising the event, members of the public started coming at 9:30AM, people were still putting the finishing touches to their stalls.

During the day their was a steady flow of visitors, I have no idea how many there actually were, but the whole place was buzzing throughout the day and all stall holders were very happy at the end of the day, a good level of sales was achieved and many good contact were made by almost everyone involved.

The organisers had requested the Arts Centre café to open on the day, normally they are closed on Sunday’s, anyway the Café was sold out by 2:30PM such was the level of demand for refreshments and food.

The event closed at 4PM officially, but even as everyone was packing up there will still visitors coming in which was great.

If you would like to learn more about the Stamford Artisans Guild or its activities to date please visit their web site at:

http://www.stamfordartisansguild.co.uk/

All the best

Dave

Introducing the Stamford Artisans Guild

Yes, our small town of Stamford in Lincolnshire now has its very own crafters group, the Stamford Artisans Guild.

Yes, our small town of Stamford in Lincolnshire now has its very own crafters group, the Stamford Artisans Guild.

Recently formed by my wife Shalini and a few of her friends, who all practice various crafts, the aim is to provide a forum for all local crafters.

The Guild is having its first craft show on 6th December in Stamford Arts Centre in time for Christmas. At the show you will only find genuine hand crafted items that have been made by the people at the show, there will be no imported jewellery or other items that seem to find their way onto craft shows

The Guild is looking for new members and crafters who would like to have a stall at the above show.

Please visit their web site for more information:

http://www.stamfordartisansguild.co.uk

Best regards

Dave