Gallardo BlaineCraft In Focus is staging a contemporary craft and design fair during the August bank holiday weekend within the RHS Garden at Hyde Hall. This craft event will showcase over 100 of the very best contemporary craftmakers and artists in the UK and will give the public the opportunity to view and purchase direct from talented designer makers who have a real passion for the work that they create.

Craft In Focus events offer the public a calibre of exhibitor not always seen at other craft fairs and, at Hyde Hall, visitors will be able to visit the craft fair whilst also enjoying a garden of inspirational beauty with sweeping panoramas.

All exhibitors have designed and made the work that they display and have been selected for their individuality and innovation in contemporary design, as well as outstanding technical ability. The UK has a wealth of individual and talented designer makers and artists who produce wonderful original items that simply cannot be found amongst the mass-produced and imported goods on the high street.

Joanne GowanCathy Newell-Price

Venue: RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 8RA
Date: 28-31 August 2015
Opening times: 10 am – 5 pm

This event will be closely followed by another craft and design fair in Berkshire. There will an opportunity to view and purchase work from around 100 of the finest contemporary designer makers and artists in the UK at Wellington College from 4-6 September. Set in 400 acres, this historical college provides the perfect backdrop for an event of this calibre.

As with any Craft In Focus event, all the pieces are made independently by professional craft makers. No bought in or imported work is allowed and the organisers have a strict selection procedure to ensure only the best of UK craftsmanship is represented at their events.

These events will feature a wide range of talented designer makers showing jewellery, glass, fashion, ceramics, textiles, artwork, interior accessories and furniture. They are the place to see unique, hand crafted work of the highest standard.

DemecHelen Brice

Venue: Wellington College, Dukes Ride, Crowthorne, RG45 6DY
Date: 4-6 September 2015
Opening times: 12 noon – 6 pm on Friday, 10 am – 5 pm on Saturday and 10 am – 4.30 pm on Sunday