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HANDMADE CHELSEA – THE CONTEMPORARY CRAFT AND DESIGN FAIR

Handmade in Britain returns to Chelsea Old Town Hall in November 2019.

Handmade Chelsea is an annual contemporary craft and design fair at the beautiful Chelsea Old Town Hall. Taking place over three days from Friday 8 – Sunday 10 November 2019, the event will celebrate the best in high-end design and craftsmanship from over 100 highly-skilled, international and UK-based designer-makers. It presents a fabulous opportunity to shop for gorgeous textiles, jewellery, ceramics, glass and more from a handpicked selection of artisans. Makers will be on hand throughout the weekend to talk about their work and showcase their collections.

We are currently accepting applications from designers interested in taking part in the fair. Please click here to read the full information pack and apply online by 31 July 2019.

Tickets will be available from September – be the first to receive updates about Handmade Chelsea by joining our mailing list.

Looking for somewhere to stay? Take a look at local hotels on Cheaprooms.co.uk.

Date & Location

8 - 10 November 2019

Fri - Sat : 11am - 6pm / Sun: 11am - 5pm

Chelsea Old Town Hall, Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 5EE

HANDMADE CHELSEA – THE CONTEMPORARY CRAFT AND DESIGN FAIR

Handmade in Britain returns to Chelsea Old Town Hall in November 2019.

Handmade Chelsea is an annual contemporary craft and design fair at the beautiful Chelsea Old Town Hall. Taking place over three days from Friday 8 – Sunday 10 November 2019, the event will celebrate the best in high-end design and craftsmanship from over 100 highly-skilled, international and UK-based designer-makers. It presents a fabulous opportunity to shop for gorgeous textiles, jewellery, ceramics, glass and more from a handpicked selection of artisans. Makers will be on hand throughout the weekend to talk about their work and showcase their collections.

We are currently accepting applications from designers interested in taking part in the fair. Please click here to read the full information pack and apply online by 31 July 2019.

Tickets will be available from September – be the first to receive updates about Handmade Chelsea by joining our mailing list.

Looking for somewhere to stay? Take a look at local hotels on Cheaprooms.co.uk.

Date & Location

8 - 10 November 2019

Fri - Sat : 11am - 6pm / Sun: 11am - 5pm

Chelsea Old Town Hall, Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 5EE

Thank you to everyone who attended the first edition of Handmade Oxford, the International Contemporary Arts Festival, which took place at Waterperry Gardens 27-30 June 2019.

Handmade Oxford  2020 will be 25 – 28 June 2020. We will be launching the call for new applications in September, so sign up to our newsletter for updates, and keep a close eye on our website for information.

 

Please note the information below relates to Handmade Oxford 2019.

 

Handmade Oxford – the International Contemporary Arts Festival at Waterperry Gardens, 27-30 June 2019.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Applications for Handmade Chelsea (8 – 10 November 2019) are now open. Please click here to read the exhibitor information pack before completing the online form below.

We recommend using Google Chrome or Firefox to complete the application form, rather than Internet Explorer or Safari. If you are experiencing any issues submitting your form, please check you have uploaded all of your images at the required size and completed all compulsory fields.

APPLICATION FEE

Please note that there is an application fee of £20. We have many applicants for each show and this is necessary in order to assess everyone fairly. Once you submit the online application form, you will be automatically diverted to PayPal in order to transfer the application fee.

EXHIBITION SPACE CONTRACT

All applications must be accompanied by a signed Exhibition Space Contract, otherwise we will be unable to process your application. Please either email to [email protected] or post to Handmade in Britain, Studio 10, Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Lane, London SE1 7LG.

The Exhibition Space Contract details the costs involved in taking part in the event, including available electricity packages. The Exhibition Space Contract can be downloaded here.

  • Lauren Grace’s Design Story

    On: October 28, 2018
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    London based jeweller Lauren Grace creates beautiful, stylish and often playful designs. Using traditional tools and techniques, each piece of jewellery is designed and created by hand in Lauren’s studio, using recycled precious metals wherever possible and ethically sourced gemstones. Lauren’s jewellery is inspired by childhood memories, art and decorative pattern and she creates jewellery for those who appreciate fine craftsmanship with a quirky edge. We caught up with Lauren to find out more about her jewellery and inspirations.

    If  you  weren’t  a  designer-maker,  what  would  you  be  right  now?
    As  a  child  I  alternated  between  wanting  to  be  a  fighter  pilot  and  a  lawyer.    I  suspect  lawyer  is  the  more  realistic  option!

    When  did  you  realise  you  wanted  to  be  a  designer?
    I’ve  always  been  creative,  but  it  was  a  jewellery  class  run  by  our  woodwork  teacher  in  the  sixth form  that  made  me  realise  that  working  with  metal  was  my  thing.

    Describe  your  work  in  three  words.
    Playful,  timeless,  ethical.

    Are  there  any  other  designers  whose  work  you  admire,  and  why?
    So  many!  Jewellery  by  Jenny  Llewellyn  (I  love  her  unique  style  and  use  of  coloured  silicone),  furniture  and  woodwork  by  Gavin  Coyle  (beautiful  craftsmanship  and  wonderful  bespoke  designs),  photography  by  Steve  Brown  (wonderful  combination  of  lighting  expertise  and  post-production  technique),  and  ceramics  by  Abalon  Star  (I  love  the  delicate  porcelain  with  gold  detail).

    What  do  you  do  in  your  free  time?
    On  my  rare  days  off,  I  enjoy  photography  and  hanging  out  with  my  cats.    Yoga  and  running  get  me  away  from  the  workbench  and  keep  me  sane.

    What’s  one  thing  you  like  to  do  everyday  without  fail?
    I  like  to  get  some  fresh  air  by  commuting  to  the  studio  and  running  errands  on  my  bicycle.    Well,  as  fresh  as  the  air  gets  in  London  anyway!

    What  brings  you  the  greatest  satisfaction?
    Finishing  a  bespoke  piece  for  a  client  and  having  them  tell  me  I  totally  nailed  the  brief  and  they  love  it.

    What’s  the  best  advice  you  have  been  given?
    If  you  want  to  be  good  at  something  you  need  to  practice  it.  That  or  life  is  too  short  to  stuff  a  vegetable.  Both  pieces  of  advice  have  been  equally  useful  during  my  life!

    What’s  the  best  gift  you  have  ever  received?
    For  my  18th  birthday,  my  friend  Kate  gave  me  a  photo  album  that  she  had  made  with  photos  of  me,  my  family  and  friends  from  throughout  my  life.  She  had  been  through  all  my  baby  and  school  photos  with  my  mum  and  written  little  notes  about  each  one. My  mum  also  recently  made  me  an  album  of  childhood  photographs  for  my  40th  birthday  and  I  love  them  both!

    What  is  your  favourite  quote?
    Pour  yourself  a  drink,  put  on  some  lipstick  and  pull  yourself  together͟ –  Elizabeth  Taylor

    What  is  in  your  bucket  list?
    Conquering  my  fear  of  flying  (and  giant  spiders)  enough  to  get  on  a  plane  to  Australia.  I  have  family  there  so  would  love  to  visit.

    What  is  the  best  piece  you  have  bought  and  from  whom?
    Whilst  I  don’t  often  have  the  chance  to  buy  lovely  things  (all  of  my  money  goes  on  jewellery  tools  and  sparkly  gemstones!)  my  favourite  is  a  glass  pendant  light  which  hangs  in  my  hallway.  I  bought  it  from  a  designer  that  exhibited  at  Handmade Chelsea  a  few  years  back  but  can’t  remember  their  name!

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