Category Archives: Studios

Sparkly things for a gloomy day

Just received an invitation to visit a studio, and what a studio, and so had to break the ‘last visit before the fair’ vow. Well worth it! It was a horrible day, and it was such a pleasure to be in a

Sparkly things for a gloomy day

Just received an invitation to visit a studio, and what a studio, and so had to break the ‘last visit before the fair’ vow. Well worth it! It was a horrible day, and it was such a pleasure to be in a

Gorgeous glass

The last of the studio visits before the Craft Fair itself – now only two weeks away – is to possibly the tidiest studio ever. As Annette Evans of Harlech Stained Glass said, ‘when you’re working with glass you have to

Gorgeous glass

The last of the studio visits before the Craft Fair itself – now only two weeks away – is to possibly the tidiest studio ever. As Annette Evans of Harlech Stained Glass said, ‘when you’re working with glass you have to

Woven wonders

Mary Post’s weaving has been a highlight of the annual Christmas Fair – and various summer fairs – for several years now. Her beautiful displays in a gorgeous range of colours make people want to stroke and pat and generally fondle her

Woven wonders

Mary Post’s weaving has been a highlight of the annual Christmas Fair – and various summer fairs – for several years now. Her beautiful displays in a gorgeous range of colours make people want to stroke and pat and generally fondle her

Driftwood inspiration

One of the perennially popular makers at the Craft Fairs is Brian with his objects made from driftwood and reclaimed timber. In fact it’s often wise to make sure you visit his stall on the Saturday, as the one-off pieces

Driftwood inspiration

One of the perennially popular makers at the Craft Fairs is Brian with his objects made from driftwood and reclaimed timber. In fact it’s often wise to make sure you visit his stall on the Saturday, as the one-off pieces

Wool and colour

Sometimes a studio can be a spare room which turns into a workroom, and sometimes that workroom can spread to a whole house. Time to identify myself – I’m Kate from Criafol, and I fess up to the ‘whole house’ thing. Wool just

Wool and colour

Sometimes a studio can be a spare room which turns into a workroom, and sometimes that workroom can spread to a whole house. Time to identify myself – I’m Kate from Criafol, and I fess up to the ‘whole house’ thing. Wool just

Wood world

The scent of wood is the first thing you notice as you approach Nigel Thompson’s workshop: and it gets stronger and stronger – a very evocative aroma. It’s beautiful. Exactly like the woodwork and – principally – woodturning that emerges from it.

Wood world

The scent of wood is the first thing you notice as you approach Nigel Thompson’s workshop: and it gets stronger and stronger – a very evocative aroma. It’s beautiful. Exactly like the woodwork and – principally – woodturning that emerges from it.

Studio envy – textile arts

The studio owned by the next designer-maker who will be at the Craft Fair is the one that makes most other craftspeople very envious indeed: Not bad! It belongs to Karen Hall, embroiderer and textile artist (and gardener), whose work many people

Studio envy – textile arts

The studio owned by the next designer-maker who will be at the Craft Fair is the one that makes most other craftspeople very envious indeed: Not bad! It belongs to Karen Hall, embroiderer and textile artist (and gardener), whose work many people