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How time flies! It’s a month now since I had a stand at Saltaire Arts Trail Makers Fair but I think it is worth doing the post I had planned in my head because there was so much to see.

The makers fair is spread over three rooms in Victoria Hall, a lovely old building with high ceilings and wonderful full length windows. I have exhibited in this space before during the September event but the May bank holiday was a new time of the year for me. We were so lucky, the weather was glorious which meant that there were lots of people to chat with throughout the weekend.

I had some new pieces on my stand that were really well received, and I got the chance to tell people about my making process and to direct them to my website.

The Glade comes to Saltaire

The Glade comes to Saltaire

 

New Owlets pot - Totem Owls

New Owlets pot – Totem Owls

 

Small Owlet star pot

Small Owlet star pot

I also got the chance to catch up with some of the other makers and see what they have been up to……..

ingenious work by vinegar & brown paper

ingenious work by vinegar & brown paper

I’m a big fan of vinegar & brown paper, Andy brings a timeless quality to his work and it is very, very clever. We have a few pieces now around our house.

Fiona Cameron's little birds

Fiona Cameron’s little birds

I see Fiona quite a lot at events and I love her work. It’s always great to have a chat and catch up as well.

Hand-cut paperwork by The Red Corvid

Hand-cut paperwork by The Red Corvid

I always enjoy seeing paper cuts, it’s one of my favourite art forms. These pieces by Kimberli are given depth by layering paper. I love her use of colour.

Lovely textile work by Anne Brooke

Lovely textile work by Anne Brooke

One of my favourite stands at Saltaire was that of Anne Brooke, or H-anne-Made. Muted, earthy colours sat beautifully together and the attention to detail, especially in the Anne’s wall pieces, was fantastic. A very calm stand that I could have stood and looked at all day.

Stunning silver by Catherine Woodall

Stunning silver by Catherine Woodall

I’m afraid this image doesn’t do justice to Catherine’s stunning jewellery. The texture worked into the metal is subtle and contrasts beautifully with the polished silver elements to create pieces that are both elegant and bold.

Delicate ceramics by Katherine Lees

Delicate ceramics by Katherine Lees

I love these tiny porcelain bottles and could quite imagine them lined up along my fireplace! Katherine also does a range of ceramic jewellery which at this event featured little porcelain keys.

These were just a few of the things that were on show at the event. Alongside the makers fair there were Open Houses where people could see artwork in situ and lots and lots of family friendly activities. Well worth a visit in 2014 if you haven’t been yet, or a revisit if you have!

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