Handmade in Britain

Visitor Information

We had a fantastic time at Waterperry Gardens for Handmade Oxford, The International Contemporary Crafts Festival! Taking place from Thursday 23 – Sunday 26 June 2022 we were delighted to welcome visitors from all over the country who were shopping for exquisite British craft, engaging in fun workshops, informative talks program, and discovering new crafts in live demonstrations.

“Travelled down from the Borders of Scotland for Handmade Oxford and it was worth all the travelling. Wonderful exhibitors, completely inspiring, and delicious food. The setting at Waterperry Gardens was a perfect antidote to all the motorways and traffic. I was in seventh heaven! Thank you.”– Lindsey Hunter, Visitor

One of our many highlights during the festival was our partner, The Ashmolean Museum Oxford offered the chance to sell an exhibitor’s work at their Museum Shop. We are delighted that ceramicist Valeria Muffato was selected by their visiting panel members.

“I am beyond happy that my work has been selected by the Ashmolean curators, thank you! I have enjoyed taking part in Handmade Oxford in all its aspects, from meeting everyone that came along to exchanging chats with my fellow exhibitors. Thank you for having me Handmade in Britain.” – Valeria Muffato, Exhibitor

Thank you to everyone who joined us, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. We are happy to announce we will be back next year (15th – 18th June 2023), we hope to see you then!

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]

 

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 May 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 next 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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