Showcasing the passion of specially selected designer-makers and artists, Living Crafts gives you the opportunity to buy or commission unique, contemporary art and craft direct from the makers. As one of the largest events of its kind in Europe, visitors will have an inspiring and creative experience, full of fantastic demonstrations, workshops and masterclasses.
Robin Younger, the show’s organiser says “To celebrate our 40th Anniversary we are planning a craft extravaganza with both contemporary and heritage craft of the highest quality and will welcome highly-skilled designer-makers from across the UK. There will be plenty of new features and this year we are delighted to welcome the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust, who further British craftsmanship through grants and education and The Prince’s Trust, which has inspired and changed the lives of budding craftsmen and women across the country”.
The show will be buzzing with activity and visitors will have the opportunity to get involved in the many workshops for adults and children. Why not have some hands on experience and create your own masterpiece in oils, fuse your own glass jewellery or try textile block printing, papermaking, pyrography, decoupage and origami, just some of the many workshops available. Specialist demonstrations will be taking place featuring wildlife artists, glassblowers, sculptors and watercolour artists, all leaders in their fields, who will be demonstrating their skills in pavilions around the showground.
Living Crafts takes place in matted marquees in the beautiful parkland at Hatfield House and has a lively atmosphere with entertainment, including steel and jazz bands and traditional dancing. There is a specialist food and drink tent where you can buy those tasty treats, quality refreshments and free car parking next to the showground. Visitors will have the added bonus of complimentary admission to stunning West Gardens and ‘The Great British Sculpture Show’, featuring twenty-four leading British figurative sculptors.
Please visit www.livingcrafts.co.uk or call 02392 863 871 for further details.