Childwickbury Art Fair 2018

I can’t quite believe The Contemporary Craft Fair at Bovey Tracey was only last month.  Whilst I was there, I heard out about another event a little closer to home – the Childwickbury Arts Fair in Hertfordshire.  It sounded like another Art in Action,  so I had to check it out.

Childwickbury Manor

The Art Fair is held in the beautiful grounds of Childwickbury Manor estate which is owned by the artist Christiane Kubrick .

Childwickbury Arts Fair 2018

The stable block, courtyard and surrounding grounds are beautiful to visit and also provide a brilliant venue for the fair. The quality of the art on display is extremely high, furthermore, each artist has a ‘work space’ on their stand to demonstrate their craft – ceramics, textiles, paint, sculpture, jewellery and printmaking. Continue reading “Childwickbury Art Fair 2018”

Contemporary Craft Festival 2018, Bovey Tracey – What came home with me!

The Contemporary Craft Festival and the annual pilgrimage to Bovey Tracey will be here before we know it.  It’s a brilliant place to meet new people and catch up with dear, like minded friends. For me, Festival 2018 was the best ever and I’m already panning next year’s trip.

As promised, here are just some of the goodies I purchased this year.

Red and Rust

Contemporary Craft Festival - Embroidery by Sue Bibby. Lighthouse by Kirsty Elson
Embroidery by Sue Bibby. Lighthouse by Kirsty Elson

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Contemporary Craft Festival 2018, Bovey Tracey

Contemporary Craft Festival in 2016 & 2017 had been so awesome that I just had to return again this year.

The Contemporary Craft Festival 2018
The Contemporary Craft Festival 2018

Ready, Steady Go!

Queues were starting to build as I arrived with the sun shining and my festival ticket was in my hand. The queues were already starting to form and I was anticipating the chatting and shopping ahead of me.

At 10am, we were all allowed in. My perfect day at Bovey Tracey was about to begin.  I had  a note of the stalls I wanted to visit, devised a list of potential purchases, filled my purse with pennies and I was ready to go.  Continue reading “Contemporary Craft Festival 2018, Bovey Tracey”