Date(s) - 09/05/2019 - 12/05/2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Great North Road,
Living Crafts launches a new look British Craft Spectacular at Hatfield House
9th – 12th May
What’s new for 2019?
Living Crafts, the dynamic four day festival of British contemporary craft and design is having a makeover. Wide clearspan pavilions are being introduced in a new restyled showground and
named after the beautiful trees in the parkland. Packed with exceptional British designer crafts, this is a handmade heaven, buzzing with demonstrations, workshops and masterclasses, giving you a fantastic value day out and a crafty day to remember.
Choose exceptional British craft
Organiser Robin Younger comments, ” This year’s event has an exciting, fresh look with plenty of new craft demonstrations and wonderful workshops. We have carefully vetted the craft for quality, design and individuality and have invited hundreds of gifted makers, so you can buy or commission a special piece with confidence. We hope you enjoy the festival vibe with live music, entertainment and dancing, not forgetting the delicious refreshments from Pimms and traditional cream teas to wood fired pizza and artisan ice creams!”
So what is a visitor going to find at Living Crafts?
Expert makers will be demonstrating in the Craft Specialist pavilion with masterclasses ranging from enamelling, silver clay jewellery and hand built ceramics to amazing blacksmithing on a working forge. Also don’t miss the fledgling craft businesses who will be supported in the Emerging Designers Pavilion, where newly qualified makers will be exhibiting their innovative work. Show highlights include a Sculpture Spectacular, a dramatic outdoor gallery, specially selected craft in the Showcase Pavilion, the Art Centre, a Living History village, studio glassblowing and the ever popular Food and Drink pavilion with specialist producers. Raku firing, cider making, ceramics, hurdle making, trugmaking, silversmithing, quilting and so many more demonstrations will be taking place throughout the day.
Bring out your creativity and try a workshop
Willow will be woven, limestone carved, Raku pots glazed, felt rolled and ceramics sculpted as visitors get creative and try a craft. Relaxed workshops are led by experienced teachers and give you the chance to learn a new skill and take home your own handcrafted masterpiece. From textile block printing and throwing a pot to chocolate and papermaking, there is a huge choice, both for adults and children. Find out more and pre-book at www.livingcrafts.co.uk
Visit the gardens for free!
Admission to the award-winning gardens surrounding the Old Palace, the childhood home of Queen Elizabeth I, is also included with your ticket. With so much to see and do together with the very best of British craft, Living Crafts is a perfect creative day out in a beautiful historic setting for serious craft collectors and visitors of all ages.
Event Contact Information
Website Address: www.livingcrafts.co.uk
Contact Telephone Number: 023 92 863871