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Start planning a perfect day out at Handmade Oxford, The International Contemporary Crafts Festival from 23 – 26 June!

Taking place at the beautiful, historic Waterperry Gardens, there will be something for everyone at the festival. From engaging in a packed programme of fun workshops, live, craft demonstrations, browsing and shopping for unique handmade gifts, and discovering sustainable products in a new eco-living section. Plus, discover delicious artisan food and drinks with a chance to try and test treats before purchase. 

Children under 16 enter free and a free personal assistant ticket will be free of charge for a carer. Please bring proof of eligibility with you to show at the entrance upon arrival.

LIMITED EARLY BIRD TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE TO BUY HERE!

Exclusive Shopping Experience

Shop and browse for a variety of exquisite, contemporary British craft from independent makers. This is a highly curated festival with contemporary exhibitors showcasing different disciples from jewellery, ceramics, print, fashion, and more! Don’t miss out on the chance to spoil someone with a huge selection and meet the makers themselves.

CLICK HERE to see the list of exhibitors. This list is updated weekly. 

Children under 16 enter free and a free personal assistant ticket will be free of charge for a carer. Please bring proof of eligibility with you to show at the entrance upon arrival.

BUY TICKETS FOR THE FESTIVAL HERE

Artisan Food and Drink

Feast on delicious and delightful treats in our Artisan Food & Drink area and indulge from a variety of options in a relaxed atmosphere. See below the list of caterers.

Children under 16 enter free and a free personal assistant ticket will be free of charge for a carer. Please bring proof of eligibility with you to show at the entrance upon arrival.

BUY TICKETS FOR THE FESTIVAL HERE

ARTISAN DRINKS

A one-stop boutique craft spirits shop, Artisan Drinks is proud to provide gin, rum, mezcal, scotch whisky, English wine, and craft beer from a range of providers. With a wonderful selection of drinks for everyone’s taste, be sure to stop by and refresh yourself throughout the festival.

GODMINSTER 

“Nature repays those who treat her kindly” is Godminster’s motto and it’s from nature’s finest ingredients that they take their inspiration for their award-winning organic cheddar made in the heart of Somerset. You will be spoilt for choice, from their heart-shaped vintage organic cheddar to their mouth-wateringly smokey peak-smoked vintage organic cheddar, their perfect range of deliciously different cheddars will be up for grabs.

 

GREENBOX FOOD CO

Greenbox Food Co has set out to make the next decade as delicious and sustainable as possible. Over the years, their passion to create a sustainable future has grown exponentially. With a focus on plant-based food, their innovative menus are sure not to be missed!

HIGHLAND BOUNDARY 

Highland Boundary brings us a new generation of spirits capturing flavours of the Scottish wilderness. Combining botanicals from the Highlands with grain spirit from the South, a selection of light, refreshing drinks will be available.

HUSH HUSH CHEFS

Artisan bakery, Hush Hush Chefs prepare and cook delicious recipes on a daily basis. Priding themselves on using only the finest and freshest ingredients, all products are handmade and we can assure you there is something for everyone!

LA KORDUN CATERING

With a small and dedicated team of caterers who have years of experience providing great food and coffee, this family-run business La Kordun Catering will have plenty on offer. Serving authentic French crepes, sweet or savoury in front of you there will be lots of toppings to choose from including banana, Nutella, jam, marshmallows, maple syrup, strawberries, and ham, bacon, fresh spinach, goats cheese, and many others on request. Barista-style coffee will also be available!

PARTNERS IN COFFEE

In search of the best brew? Then look no further than Partners in Coffee! They have hunted down the best specialty coffee with a strong mission to share their knowledge with coffee lovers, beginner coffee enthusiasts, baristas, and anyone who is interested in the caffeinated world. Together with hot drinks, they will have a selection of delicious Croffles (croissant dough cooked in a waffle maker), tasty cakes, and loaded hashbrowns with vegetarian, meaty, and vegan options.

SCANDILICIOUS

Serving the best and freshest Scandinavian food from delicious sandwiches to sweet treats and premium coffee, Scandilicious is London’t first Scandinavian food truck. Bringing a unique Nordic food experience to you, the team has created a menu that is natural and honest, strictly made with produce that is native to the region.

Craft Demonstrations

Discover new techniques with live craft demonstrations from Ian Thompson Ceramics, Jen Winnett, Gemmeus, and more. Artists will be on-hand showing you in-person techniques within their craft discipline and sharing their insightful expertise. We can guarantee there will be plenty of inspiration all around!

Children under 16 enter free and a free personal assistant ticket will be free of charge for a carer. Please bring proof of eligibility with you to show at the entrance upon arrival.

BUY TICKETS FOR THE FESTIVAL HERE

Learning Workshops

BOOK A WORKSHOP AND GET FREE 1 ENTRY TICKET FOR THE FESTIVAL! 

Engage in a variety of workshops and learn something new. Get creative with the family in a fun and interactive festival atmosphere, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Get involved in woodworking, marbling, testing watercolours and drawing portraits, plus more!

Please note: If you purchase a workshop ticket, you will get a FREE 1 ENTRY TICKET to the festival. Spaces are limited for each workshop, so don’t miss out.

Children under 16 enter free and a free personal assistant ticket will be free of charge for a carer. Please bring proof of eligibility with you to show at the entrance upon arrival.

 

MODERN CALLIGRAPHY, Emily Dawe 
DATE: Thursday 23rd June at 11am – 12pm/3:30pm – 4:30pm 
DURATION: 1 hour
COST: £17
Seats are limited, CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND BOOKING

DESCRIPTION
Join Emily Dawe of Oh Hello Maker, for this exclusive introduction to Modern Calligraphy. You will start right from the beginning, from how to hold the pen, right the way through to all the sweeps and strokes you need to transform an everyday word or phrase into a stunning work of art. 

 

CERAMIC PAINTING, Emily Dawe 
DATE: Thursday 23rd June at 12:30pm-1:30pm/2:30pm-3:30pm
DURATION: 1 hour
COST: £22
Suitable for 10 years+
Seats are limited, CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND BOOKING

DESCRIPTION
Emily Dawe of Oh Hello Maker, will show you how to create a beautiful Love Birds vase (the piece you will paint won’t be the same as the image). Starting on paper first, you’ll be encouraged to have a play around with the acrylic paints and even create your own designs if you wish. 

LINOCUT WORKSHOP, Wee Bothy Art
DATE: Thursday 23rd June – Sunday 26th June
11:30am – 1pm/2pm – 3:30pm 

DURATION: 90 minutes
COST: £30
Seats are limited, CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND BOOKING

DESCRIPTION
In this introductory class you will learn the basics of lino cutting, how to use the tools, carve a design, and ink and print it successfully.

NETTLE FIBRE – FORAGE YOUR OWN FIBRE, Brigitte Beekay Makes
DATE: Friday 24th June at 10am – 12.30pm/1:30pm – 4pm
DURATION: 2.5 hours
COST: £30
Seats are limited, CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND BOOKING

DESCRIPTION
Learn how to make fibre from local stinging nettles. An ancient fibre plant, nettles have been used for over 3000 years and are one of the most sustainable local fibre sources.

 

INK WITH MORE THAN A HINT OF WATERCOLOUR,
Jackie Devereux
DATE: Saturday 25th June
10:30am – 12:30pm/3
:30pm – 5:30pm 
DURATION: 2 hours
COST: £25
Seats are limited, CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND BOOKING

DESCRIPTION
If you think watercolour with ink is scary, then you really need to try this out! From baby steps, immediately into the deep end, where fear goes out of the window within the first 30 seconds.

CAN’T DRAW, WON’T DRAW, Gina Ferrari
DATE: Saturday 25th June at 1pm – 3pm
DURATION: 2 hours
COST: £20
Seats are limited, CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND BOOKING

DESCRIPTION
So, you think you can’t draw? Come and join to make an original portrait using a blind drawing technique and discover what fun it can be.

FLEECE TO FIBRE, Justine Lee
DATE:
Sunday 26th June at 11:30am – 1pm
DURATION: 1 hour 30mins
COST: £15
Seats are limited, CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND BOOKING

DESCRIPTION
Participants will get hands on experience with the process of sorting a raw fleece, carding, and spinning with hand spindles and wheels. 

INDIAN BLOCK PRINTING, The Arty Crafty Place LTD
DATES: Thursday 23rd June, Friday 24th June, Saturday 25th June
10:30-11:30/12:00-1:00/2:00-3:00/3:30-4:30/4:45-5:45
Sunday 26th June
10:30-11:30/12:00-1:00/2:00-3:00/3:30-4:30
DURATION: 1 hour
COST: £15
Suitable for 8 years+

Seats are limited, CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND BOOKING

DESCRIPTION
Learn the traditional art of Indian Block Printing, and the joys of hand printing your own Fabric with Tess & Holly. 

GREENWOOD DAYS
DATE:
Thursday 23rd June – Sunday 26th June
DURATION: Throughout the day
COST: Prices start from £5
TICKETS: Buy directly from the stand at the festival

DESCRIPTION
You will have a chance to be creative whilst making spinning tops, candlestick holders, and more. Get the children involved and take home a great souvenir! 

MARBLING 4 FUN, Craig Joubert
DATE: Thursday 23rd June – Sunday 26th June
DURATION: Throughout the day
COST: Prices start from £5
TICKETS: Buy directly from the stand at the festival

DESCRIPTION
You will have a chance to make fans, pendants, and more. This will be sure to be a mesmerising experience and is a perfect child/parent activity so don’t miss out!

Artists Talks Program

Get involved in a range of live talks programs from artists. Listen and get a chance to interact in engaging demonstrations with a chance to learn from experts. Take a look below at the exciting program lineup.

Children under 16 enter free and a free personal assistant ticket will be free of charge for a carer. Please bring proof of eligibility with you to show at the entrance upon arrival.

BOOK TICKETS FOR THE FESTIVAL NOW

 

CRAFT IN CONFLICT, Craftswomen of Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and Sri Lanka, Dr. Neelam Raina and Ms. Fatima Hussain
DATES: Thursday 23rd June at 11:30am – 12:30pm and Sunday 26th June at 2pm-3pm
DURATION: 1 hour
COST: FREE
Seats are limited, please arrive in plenty of time.

DESCRIPTION
Dr. Neelam Raina and Ms. Fatima Hussain will reveal the relevance of culture specific knowledge and skills to peace building from the perspective of women. Listen to their insightful research project which uses a cultural mapping methodology to explore how communities of women rely on coded knowledge of craft making to rebuild their lives.

FROM FIELD TO FABRIC, Helen Keys
DATES: Thursday 23rd June at 3.30pm – 4.30pm and Sunday 26th June at 11.30am – 12.30pm
DURATION: 1 hour
COST: FREE
Seats are limited, please arrive in plenty of time.

DESCRIPTION
You will be able to see demonstrations on processing methods of flax, methods used to extract the fibre and assemble it for spinning for weaving as well as understanding sustainable cultivation. Join to learn more about growing flax and the fascinating journey it takes to become linen.

NATIVE BRITISH SHEEP, Justine Lee
DATE: Friday 24th June at 11.30am – 12.30pm
DURATION: 1 hour 
COST: FREE
Seats are limited, please arrive in plenty of time.

DESCRIPTION
With a modern focus on native sheep breeds, in this engaging talk you will come away understanding what has happened to sheep in the past. With swatches to hand, you will also have a chance to get up close and personal with diverse sheep breeds.

Sustainable Craft

For the first time this year, Handmade in Britain has collaborated Ossian Knitwear and Mallon Linen to curate a sustainability section. In this dedicated area, you can buy sustainable products, interact with artists, listen to engaging talks and participate in hands-on workshops from independent makers who create sustainable products within their craft discipline. 

Children under 16 enter free and a free personal assistant ticket will be free of charge for a carer. Please bring proof of eligibility with you to show at the entrance upon arrival.

 

Explore Waterperry Gardens

Made famous by Beatrix Havergal who established her School of Horticulture for Ladies from 1932 to 1971, it’s now home to eight acres of beautifully landscaped ornamental gardens. You can take a break from the excitement of the Festival and enjoy a relaxed stroll in the spring where you will be surrounded by a glorious array of shrubs, flowers, and trees. 

If you wish to make the most of the day, tickets are available to enter the beautiful, historic Waterperry Gardens alongside the Festival itself.

Children under 16 enter free and a free personal assistant ticket will be free of charge for a carer. Please bring proof of eligibility with you to show at the entrance upon arrival.

CLICK HERE TO BUY GARDEN AND FESTIVAL TICKETS

Visitor Information

Over the past 14 years, Handmade in Britain has worked to provide independent designer-makers across the UK with secure and far-reaching channels to connect with customers both old and new.

In recent years, not only have we continued to host traditional in-person craft fairs, we have also launched an online marketplace specialising in high-end handmade craft, as well as launched our series of virtual interactive fairs, designed to provide our British makers with an international platform. For 2022, Handmade in Britain is pleased to continue supporting designer-makers with the long-awaited return of Handmade Oxford – The International Contemporary Arts Festival.

Taking place at the prestigious Waterperry Gardens, this edition of Handmade Oxford will be a beautiful space for designer-makers to connect with customers, press, and buyers on a face-to-face basis. In addition to being a prime selling event, the festival will also provide designer-makers with the opportunity to host craft workshops and demonstrations, allowing them to further showcase their unique products and talents.

Keeping in mind the unprecedented challenges that have taken place within the industry over the past two years, this edition of Handmade Oxford has been curated to help alleviate the financial strain a lot of makers are now faced with. In an effort to do our part to help rebuild the industry, we have worked hard to find innovative ways to bring costs down for those wishing to exhibit, while still capturing the unique look and feel of the festival that we have all come to expect.

For more information on exhibiting with us, click here.

 

Opening Hours:

Public Opening Hours:
Thursday 23 June – Saturday 25 June
10am – 6pm

Sunday 26 June – Sunday 26 June
10am – 5pm

Getting there

BY TRAIN

National Rail Enquiries + (0) 8457 48 49 50 www.nationalrail.co.uk

From Central London

Marylebone Station to Haddenham & Thame Parkway Station. Trains run about every 30 minutes.

A complimentary shuttle bus will operate daily from Haddenham & Thame Parkway, calling at Wheatley before arriving at Waterperry Gardens. Departure from Haddenham & Thame will arrive at 9.20 am, 10.20 am, 11.20 am and 12.30 pm. The shuttle will wait around 5/10 minutes before departing.

A daily return complimentary service will operate from Waterperry Gardens to Haddenham & Thame Parkway via Wheatley at the following times: 17.10 18.10 19.10 & 21.10

From Birmingham

Birmingham New Street Station to Banbury, then change onto Chiltern Railways to Haddenham & Thame Parkway

FROM OXFORD STATION TO HANDMADE OXFORD

From stop R7 in Frideswide Square (about 100 yards from the station) take the 280 Arriva Bus (every 30 min) to Wheatley alighting at the Triangle bus stop near The King’s Arms where a free shuttle service will be provided.

For more information, please click here.

Accessibility

Handmade Oxford strives to be all inclusive and open to everyone. Your stand should be easily accessible to visitors in wheelchairs and with other disabilities.

Animals / Pets

Well-behaved dogs are allowed on a short lead but not allowed within the large marquees A and B as these are carpeted with many exhibits.

Dogs are not to be left in cars. Please avoid areas where there are crowds. Please remove any dog litter.

Drinking water is available on the site.

Assistance Animals

We welcome assistance dogs however please let us know in advance if you wish to bring a guide dog with you so we can make sure your animal is catered for.

Banking Facilities

There are no banking facilities in Waterperry Gardens, however you will be able to pay by credit or debit card either with individual exhibitors or through the organisers card machine.

To find your nearest ATM please click here.

Parking

All car parking is free at Handmade Oxford.

Buy Tickets

Join at us Waterperry Gardens from 23 – 26 June for a fantastic day out!

Tickets are available now and the full exhibitor list, workshops, and talks are added weekly. 

Children under 16 enter free and a free personal assistant ticket will be free of charge for a carer. Please bring proof of eligibility with you to show at the entrance upon arrival.

Buy Now


FESTIVAL ONLY tickets 

£9       Advance One Day Adult Single

£8       Advance One Day Conc. Single

£17      Advance One Day Adult – 2 Tickets

£16      Advance One Day Conc. – 2 Tickets

£20     Four Days Conc. Single

£24     Four Days Adult Single

£18     Advance Family Ticket

 

GARDEN AND FESTIVAL tickets

£17      Advance One Day Adult Single

£15      Advance One Day Conc. Single

£28     Two Days Adult Single

£24     Two Days Conc. Single

£36     Four Days Conc. Single

£40     Four Days Adult Single

 

Please note:

  • Tickets are valid for the whole day, you may go in and out of the venue as many times as you would like.
  • Group bookings are available, please email [email protected] for inquiries. 


We will be following the latest government guidelines to ensure our event is as safe as possible with the necessary and required COVID-19 safety protocols in place.

Exhibit with us

Taking place on the lawns in front of Waterperry House in marquees, this year the Festival will have a new feature on Sustainable & Eco Living and for the first time, a dedicated Artisan Food & Drink area for producers. We are welcoming back a curated area from Dan Goode and an area for new craft talent in partnership with ArtsThread in addition to craft talks, demonstrations and Workshops.

We are already welcoming new and returning craftspeople who work across a wide range of disciplines who are looking to connect with the buying public in and around the Oxfordshire area as well as with collectors, galleries and retail buyers.

We invite applications from a range of disciplines including: Contemporary Craft, Fine Art, Prints & Photography, Health & Wellbeing, Make – Craft Supplies, Slow Living, Sculpture & Outdoors, Artisan Food, Talks & Workshops, and Sustainable & Eco Living.

Be part of our ever growing Festival that offers you the chance to work with our partners the Ashmolean Museum who are running a competition open to all exhibitors. The winner will be invited to sell their work at the Ashmolean Museum shop.

INFORMATION PACK

Open, view and download your full information pack about joining Handmade Oxford 2022 as an exhibitor in-person & online . Click here to open & download >>

View our available packages below:

1. CONTEMPORARY CRAFT STAND PACKAGE >>

Located within a marquee a ready built stand which comes complete with white wooden walls, flooring and name board. We offer a range of stand sizes with prices starting from £330 + vat per square metre (minimum stand width 2m). I will be happy to work with you to find a stand size that will suit your needs. 

2. CONTEMPORARY CRAFT TRESTLE TABLE >>

Located within a marquee an alternative to our Contemporary Craft stands are free standing trestle tables on flooring. These will provide the same high quality products with a vibrant & festival feel, but at a lower cost of  £480.00 + VAT

3. ARTISAN FOOD >>

Located within a marquee providing our visitors with the opportunity to buy and enjoy artisan products. A free standing trestle table & chair is provided. 

Our Artisan Food package is set at £400.00 + VAT 

4. MAKE – CRAFT SUPPLIES >>

Located within a marquee for exhibitors selling specialist craft supplies. A free standing trestle table & chair is provided. 

Our Make – Craft Supplies package is set at £400.00 + VAT

5. SLOW LIVING

Located within a marquee this is an exciting new collaboration between independent makers Mallon, Ossian Knitwear and Handmade in Britain. If you create sustainable products and would like to be part of the Festival please get in touch with us by apply. By applying we can get to know you and your collection better and get back in touch with further information.

Our Sustainable Living package is a free standing trestle table & chair  set at £480.00 + VAT

6. *NEW* Open Air Everyday Local Market 

Located outside we have created a new opportunity for artisan food & drink producers and local traders to be featured in our Open Air Everyday Local Market area. Appreciating the difficulties for smaller independent traders to commit to a four day event, you can exhibit with us at Waterperry Gardens on a day trading basis in a specially constructed are.

Contact Cat asking to send further information to you direct on: [email protected]

7. HANDMADE OXFORD ONLINE 14-17 JULY 2022 >>

As an additional option you can reach online visitors, both throughout the UK and internationally, to buy directly from your e-commerce shop page. The option will be available two weeks after the in-person Festival on our dedicated platform,  interact.handmadeinbritain.co.uk, from 14 – 17 July 2022.

With a stand booking, take advantage of the PREMIUM PLAN reduced fee of £99.00 + vat (worth £149.00 + VAT)

There is a commission of 20% + VAT on sales through our online platform. One off setup fee of £50.00 + VAT (first time exhibitors only. Further information can be found on p.11 of the information pack 

APPLY ONLINE TODAY

We view applications weekly so would advise anyone to send in their application as soon as possible to be considered as the fair online does fill up quickly in certain disciplines. To start your online application click here >>

Application Fee: There is no separate application fee. However, if you are successful you will be required to pay a  one off set up fee (if new to our online events) and participation fee.

EXHIBITOR FAQs

For all general exhibitor FAQs, click here>>

CONTACTS

For further information please contact:

All Bookings & General Enquiries

Alis Clement
Events Manager
[email protected]

Cat Lorimer
Sales and Customer Services Manager
[email protected]

 

Exhibitor Information

Taking place on the lawns in front of Waterperry House in marquees, this year the Festival will have a new feature on Sustainable & Eco Living and for the first time, a dedicated Artisan Food & Drink area for producers. We are welcoming back a curated area from Dan Goode and an area for new craft talent in partnership with ArtsThread in addition to craft talks, demonstrations and Workshops.

We are already welcoming new and returning craftspeople who work across a wide range of disciplines who are looking to connect with the buying public in and around the Oxfordshire area as well as with collectors, galleries and retail buyers.

We invite applications from a range of disciplines including: Contemporary Craft, Fine Art, Prints & Photography, Health & Wellbeing, Make – Craft Supplies, Slow Living, Sculpture & Outdoors, Artisan Food, Talks & Workshops, and Sustainable & Eco Living.

Be part of our ever growing Festival that offers you the chance to work with our partners the Ashmolean Museum who are running a competition open to all exhibitors. The winner will be invited to sell their work at the Ashmolean Museum shop.

INFORMATION PACK

Open, view and download your full information pack about joining Handmade Oxford 2022 as an exhibitor in-person & online . Click here to open & download >>

View our available packages below:

1. CONTEMPORARY CRAFT STAND PACKAGE >>

Located within a marquee a ready built stand which comes complete with white wooden walls, flooring and name board. We offer a range of stand sizes with prices starting from £330 + vat per square metre (minimum stand width 2m). I will be happy to work with you to find a stand size that will suit your needs. 

2. CONTEMPORARY CRAFT TRESTLE TABLE >>

Located within a marquee an alternative to our Contemporary Craft stands are free standing trestle tables on flooring. These will provide the same high quality products with a vibrant & festival feel, but at a lower cost of  £480.00 + VAT

3. ARTISAN FOOD >>

Located within a marquee providing our visitors with the opportunity to buy and enjoy artisan products. A free standing trestle table & chair is provided. 

Our Artisan Food package is set at £400.00 + VAT 

4. MAKE – CRAFT SUPPLIES >>

Located within a marquee for exhibitors selling specialist craft supplies. A free standing trestle table & chair is provided. 

Our Make – Craft Supplies package is set at £400.00 + VAT

5. SLOW LIVING

Located within a marquee this is an exciting new collaboration between independent makers Mallon, Ossian Knitwear and Handmade in Britain. If you create sustainable products and would like to be part of the Festival please get in touch with us by apply. By applying we can get to know you and your collection better and get back in touch with further information.

Our Sustainable Living package is a free standing trestle table & chair  set at £480.00 + VAT

6. *NEW* Open Air Everyday Local Market 

Located outside we have created a new opportunity for artisan food & drink producers and local traders to be featured in our Open Air Everyday Local Market area. Appreciating the difficulties for smaller independent traders to commit to a four day event, you can exhibit with us at Waterperry Gardens on a day trading basis in a specially constructed are.

Contact Cat asking to send further information to you direct on: [email protected]

7. HANDMADE OXFORD ONLINE 14-17 JULY 2022 >>

As an additional option you can reach online visitors, both throughout the UK and internationally, to buy directly from your e-commerce shop page. The option will be available two weeks after the in-person Festival on our dedicated platform,  interact.handmadeinbritain.co.uk, from 14 – 17 July 2022.

With a stand booking, take advantage of the PREMIUM PLAN reduced fee of £99.00 + vat (worth £149.00 + VAT)

There is a commission of 20% + VAT on sales through our online platform. One off setup fee of £50.00 + VAT (first time exhibitors only. Further information can be found on p.11 of the information pack 

APPLY ONLINE TODAY

We view applications weekly so would advise anyone to send in their application as soon as possible to be considered as the fair online does fill up quickly in certain disciplines. To start your online application click here >>

Application Fee: There is no separate application fee. However, if you are successful you will be required to pay a  one off set up fee (if new to our online events) and participation fee.

EXHIBITOR FAQs

For all general exhibitor FAQs, click here>>

CONTACTS

For further information please contact:

All Bookings & General Enquiries

Alis Clement
Events Manager
[email protected]

Cat Lorimer
Sales and Customer Services Manager
[email protected]

 

Apply

APPLY

We view applications weekly so would advise anyone to send in their application as soon as possible to be considered as the fair does fill up quickly in certain disciplines.

Application Fee: There is no separate application fee.

CONTRACT

If you wish to be considered, it is essential that you complete and return your Contract  otherwise your application will be deemed incomplete and we will be unable to proceed further

The contract can be filled online and signed digitally

Open, view and download the Exhibitor Stand & Trestles Table Contract here >>

Open, view and download the Artisan Food & MAKE – Craft Supplies Contract here >>

Open, view and download the Slow Living Contract here >>

Please return completed contract in pdf with terms & conditions by email to [email protected] or [email protected]

Application Form

Apply for Oxford Online

One time setup fee (for new online exhibitors only ): £50.00 + vat*

Participation Fee:

We offer three different packages to suit your creative business needs:

PREMIUM PACKAGE: £149.00 + vat*

STANDARD PACKAGE: £99.00 + vat*

BASIC PACKAGE: £49.00 + vat*

Choose your package here >>

*There will be 20% + VAT commission on sales through our platform. We do not take any commission on any sales through your own platform during or after the virtual fair.

Your Fee includes:

  • A dedicated shop page on our platform
  • Training on how to create your own e-commerce ‘Online Shop’ and how to add products.
  • A manual guide detailing all you need to know to get the most out of participation in the Interactive Online Fair
  • Practice sessions with “Live Session” & “Workshop” participants, demonstrating video promotion and marketing support.
  • A 15min live talk through our platform to promote you and your work (Premium Package Only)
  • Extensive digital marketing to Handmade in Britain’s followers and subscribers (over 126,200 followers across social media channels and over 17,000 subscribers).

About:

The Interactive Virtual Craft Fair provides on-demand content, where visitors experience the Festival through a series of interactive “Live Sessions”, “Workshops”, “Demonstrations” and more with you. 

As an e-commerce platform, Handmade Interact encourages our visitors to buy directly from your shop page during the online Festival dates. The service we offer means that we run the website, undertake marketing, handle online transactions and operations on your behalf, all of which is included as part of your exhibitor package.

APPLY NOW

Applying to exhibit takes a maximum of 10 minutes. In order to complete successfully our short online application form, please have ready the following details about you and your work:

Your business contact information

25-30 words about you and your collection (third person)

Applications must include five professional photographs; three photographs of your products on a white background and two lifestyle images of two of your three products.

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.

FAQs

Handmade Oxford | The International Contemporary Arts Festival is an in-person fair to be held in Waterperry Gardens, Waterperry, Oxford OX33 1LA

 

Fair dates: Thursday 23 – Sunday 26 Jun 2022

To complete successfully our short online application form have ready details about you and your work; your business contact information, 25-30 words about you and your collection (third person), 4 professionally photographed product images & 1 previous stand image

There is no separate application fee. However, if you are successful you will be required to pay a participation fee

Choose from a variety of space sizes and exhibiting areas to suit your needs. 

Stand packages include*:

  • Nameboard 
  • Flooring
  • Catalogue and website entry
  • Complimentary tickets for your buyers
  • Promotional material to distribute through your networks
  • 24-hour security at the event
  • Complimentary shared Storage 
  • Complimentary exhibitor parking
  • Option to book onsite camping facilities
  • Extensive PR and marketing campaign that covers traditional and digital marketing 

 

PLUS 

With a stand booking, take advantage of the PREMIUM PLAN reduced fee of £99.00 + vat (worth £149.00 + VAT) 

 

*Please note: MAKE – Craft Supplies & Artisan Food packages differ.

Read through and choose a space package and area that suits your needs:

  • ARTISAN FOOD
  • CONTEMPORARY CRAFT
  • FINE ART, PRINTS & PHOTOGRAPHY
  • HEALTH & WELLBEING
  • MAKE – CRAFT SUPPLIES
  • SUSTAINABLE & ECO LIVING
  • SCULPTURE & OUTDOORS

Submit your online application – (Click here to open the link)

Agree all Terms & Conditions and submit signed contract – (Click here to open the link)

  • We will send our decision within one week of our deadline. 
  • If your application is successful we will send you a Welcome email 
  • If your application is unsuccessful, we will send you a short feedback.

Yes – Please contact Alis (Events Manager / Bookings & General Enquiries) on [email protected] or +44 (0)7593654006 &   [email protected] (Bookings – Artisan Food / General Enquiries)

You can join our Marketplace, Handmade in Britain Online. More information here (Click here to open the link)

During the duration of the build up / show open days / breakdown, exhibitors will be given access to park in the fields next to the showground site. Exhibition Traffic Control will be in operation to direct exhibitors to the parking spaces. Parking is free.

There will be an option to book onsite Camping facilities for exhibitors.  

There is a variety of accommodation available in and around Waterperry Gardens, nearby Wheatley and the surrounding Oxford area ranging from B&B’S, Airbnb, Hotels to our exhibitor camping site.

When searching for accommodation please keep the VENUE ADDRESS to hand:

Handmade Oxford, Waterperry Gardens, Waterperry, Nr. Wheatly, Oxford, OX33 1LA

Press

PRESS RELEASE

Click here for the latest press release.

Click here for the March press release.

Click here for the January press release.

CONTACT

If you would like high resolution images, videos or interviews, please contact: Branwen Bindra [email protected]

 

Partners and Sponsors

To support and promote British excellence remains central to Handmade in Britain’s vision for our future.”

It is extremely important for us to collaborate with our partners and other like-minded organisations that share the same ethos as us. If you are an organisation looking to contribute to the UK’s cultural landscape by supporting this leading international consumer event for contemporary craft and design there are many ways we can work together.

We offer cross-marketing promotions as well as bespoke packages starting from £2,000+ VAT and will be tailored to suit your needs.

If you would like to partner with us this year, we’d love to hear from you. Send an email to Branwen Bindra, [email protected] and we’ll get in touch with you.

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