Handmade in Britain

2023 Plan

Handmade Oxford is a professionally run event with a relaxed summer festival atmosphere for all to enjoy and we are pleased to share with you our evolving vision for 2023. We are constantly exploring new ways to improve both the exhibitor and visitor experience. We will be increasing the number of opportunities to demonstrate host workshops and talks programmes plus we will be introducing activities for our younger visitors.

Our aim is to bring together those who are passionate about high-quality craft and design at Handmade Oxford. As a maker, we want to help you grow your brand and business by providing you with fantastic exposure to new buyers, press, and industry contacts.

As a company, Handmade in Britain has been in operation for 15 years and has garnered a reputation for hosting highly curated aesthetically pleasing events. As a Handmade Oxford exhibitor, you will be among a handpicked number of makers who share our ethos of creating and promoting craft of the highest calibre. With our help, and through our extensive marketing campaign that targets a combined audience of over 250,000, your business will be exposed to an informed and affluent audience in Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties.

Waterperry Gardens offers a charming setting and our marquees and site layout are accessible to all. These features allow visitors to discover you with ease, maximising your opportunities to meet our informed audience and make new connections.

Open, view, and download your full information pack about joining Handmade Oxford 2023 as an exhibitor in-person & online. Click here to open & download >>

Exclusive Shopping Experience

Our festival at the beautiful, historic Waterperry Gardens attracts thousands of craft enthusiasts locally and around the country. We ensure a balanced range of exquisite, contemporary British craft is represented to offer visitors the best possible experience and choice.

CLICK HERE to see the list of 2022 exhibitors

Taking place on the lawns in front of Waterperry House in marquees, the Festival from 15th – 18th June 2023 will feature new and returning craftspeople 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.

If you are interested in exhibiting, CLICK HERE for more information.

Artisan Food and Drink

Visitors love to feast on delicious and delightful treats in our Artisan Food & Drink area and indulge in a variety of options in a relaxed atmosphere. This area will be located within a marquee providing our visitors with the opportunity to buy and enjoy artisan products. 

CLICK HERE to see the list of 2023 Artisan Food & Drink. 

If you would like to apply for a space in this area, please CLICK HERE to apply.

Craft Demonstrations

Working with exhibitors who demonstrate their work provides our visitors with insight into their individual discipline. It is also an attraction that adds value to both the exhibitor and visitor experience. We understand that your exhibiting space needs to work for you by providing meet and greet space, selling space and a suitable demonstrating area. Please get in touch HERE to discuss further.

Learning Workshops

Working with exhibitors who demonstrate their work provides our visitors with an insight into their individual discipline. It is also an attraction that adds value to both the exhibitor and visitor experience. We understand that your exhibiting space needs to work for you by providing meet and greet space, selling space, and a suitable demonstrating area. Please get in touch HERE to discuss further.

Artists Talk Programmes

Our enthusiastic visitors enjoy getting involved in our live talks programs from artists. With a chance to listen, interact in engaging demonstrations, and a chance to learn from experts, this is a must-have experience at the festival. Please get in touch HERE if you have a passionate discipline you would like to share, we are open to a range of subject matters.

 

Explore Waterperry Gardens

Just a stone’s throw away from Oxford city centre, Waterperry Gardens is home to eight acres of beautifully landscaped ornamental gardens, a quality plant centre and garden shop, gallery and gift shop, museum and tea shop.

Exhibit with us

It’s great to be exhibiting again, showing our work and meeting new customers.
– Waywood, Oxford 2022 Exhibitor

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.

We seek to provide a balance of craft disciplines in order to provide the visitors with a broad range of work. If your work does not reflect the above categories, please get in touch with us to discuss what you do.

INFORMATION PACK

Open, view and download your full information pack about joining Handmade Oxford 2023 as an exhibitor in-person & online . Click here to open & download >>

ADD MORE TO YOUR EXPERIENCE

Do you have a passion for sharing skills, specialise in a technique, or can enthuse others to try something new? If so, as well as exhibiting we can offer opportunities for you to show the wider aspects of your creativity and talent by hosting craft workshops, talks and demonstrations.

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 £370 + vat per square metre (minimum stand width 2m). We 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. These will provide the same high quality products with a vibrant & festival feel, but at a lower cost of  £580.00 + VAT

3. ARTISAN FOOD & DRINK PRODUCERS >>

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 £480.00 + 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 £480.00 + VAT

5. MARQUEE / SITE ONLY>>

Varied sizes – From 3m x 3m. Starting from: £800 + VAT

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

It’s great to be exhibiting again, showing our work and meeting new customers.
– Waywood, Oxford 2022 Exhibitor

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.

We seek to provide a balance of craft disciplines in order to provide the visitors with a broad range of work. If your work does not reflect the above categories, please get in touch with us to discuss what you do.

INFORMATION PACK

Open, view and download your full information pack about joining Handmade Oxford 2023 as an exhibitor in-person & online . Click here to open & download >>

ADD MORE TO YOUR EXPERIENCE

Do you have a passion for sharing skills, specialise in a technique, or can enthuse others to try something new? If so, as well as exhibiting we can offer opportunities for you to show the wider aspects of your creativity and talent by hosting craft workshops, talks and demonstrations.

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 £370 + vat per square metre (minimum stand width 2m). We 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. These will provide the same high quality products with a vibrant & festival feel, but at a lower cost of  £580.00 + VAT

3. ARTISAN FOOD & DRINK PRODUCERS >>

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 £480.00 + 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 £480.00 + VAT

5. MARQUEE / SITE ONLY>>

Varied sizes – From 3m x 3m. Starting from: £800 + VAT

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.

Applying to exhibit takes a maximum of 15 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)
  • Four professionally photographed pieces and one example of a previous stand display

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 the required size and completed all compulsory fields.

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 >>

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

Application Form

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

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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