Brian EburahThe organisers of The Craft and Design Experience are once again staging their contemporary craft fair in June at The Henley Showground within the Hambleden Estate, near Henley on Thames.

The Craft and Design Experience has earned an enviable reputation for selecting only the very best professional designers, artists and craftsmen and, with the resurgence in interest in designer crafts, the event is expected to be as popular as ever.

Visitors are able to shop for unusual contemporary items in a relaxing atmosphere, view a wide range of demonstrations or take part in various craft related workshops. There is also a marquee selling an interesting range of food products for visitors to buy and take home.

Rebecca Joselyn

Work will be on sale from exhibitors working in many disciplines including furniture, textiles, jewellery, leatherwork, glass and more. Design of the exhibitors’ products must be of the highest standard to be selected, and must show true innovation and originality ensuring only the very best in UK design is represented.
Special features at the event this year include David Farrer demonstrating his papier mache animal sculpture, Sharon Littley demonstrating her woodcarving skills, a demonstration of making handcrafted bears by Oxfordshire based maker, Brendan Daly and a demonstration of wood sculpture by Alun Heslop who creates chairs and seating. Visitors can have a go themselves in a number of workshops which include handbuilding clay sculpture, fabric sculpture and ceramic painting.


Susan Vedadi
Event: The Craft & Design Experience

Venue: Henley Showground
Greenlands Farm
nr Hambleden

Dates: 21-23 June 2013
Times: 10 am – 5 pm daily
Tickets: Adults £7, over 65s £6, Children aged 5-16 £1 or purchase tickets at a reduced rate by clicking here or phoning 01622 747 325

44 Hockley Street



B18 6BH

Tel: +44 (0)121 507 0994

Company number 07258309

ICO Registration No: ZA460029