Handmade at Kew: 6 – 9 Oct 2016, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Handmade¬†in Britain is returning to the Royal Botanic¬†Gardens, Kew for the second edition of the four¬†day craft spectacular,¬† Handmade at Kew. Once¬†again, Kew Gardens will play host to this¬†innovative, global craft fair where more than 150+¬†highly skilled international makers and galleries¬†will showcase their ceramics, glass, furniture,¬†textiles, metalwork and jewellery. Taking centre¬†stage in the heart of the botanical gardens, this¬†four day selling event, housed in an elegant¬†pavilion next to Kew Palace, will offer visitors the¬†unique opportunity to meet and buy one-off pieces¬†directly from artists, makers and craftspeople and¬†learn about the ideas and processes that shape¬†their work.
Ceramics:¬†Ceramics and pottery are in vogue and this selling¬†event clearly illustrates why. From cutting edge¬†tableware to textural art objects, the diversity of this¬†popular medium is showcased by leading ceramicists¬†from the UK and beyond. Martin Pearce, for example,¬†illustrates the medium‚Äôs infinite possibilities with his¬†high-end, art led ceramics in organic shapes and¬†earthy colours. Pina Lavelli creates exceptional¬†sculptural forms, often combining ceramics with¬†unconventional materials. Inspired by all things¬†botanical and perfectly in keeping with Kew,¬†Wallflower London crafts one-off ornate flowerheads¬†in earthenware and porcelain. For functional objects,¬†look no further than Linda Bloomfield‚Äôs contemporary¬†minimal tableware, with dimples and visible throwing¬†lines showing the hand of the maker.
There will also be a range of top quality work from leading artists working in Glass, Silver and other metal, fashion and textiles and jewellery.
- Open: 10-6 daily (last entry 5.30) Thursday 6th¬† October ‚Äď¬† Sunday 9th¬† October 2016
- Private View evening: 6-9pm Wednesday 5th¬† October 2016 (Private View Passes Only)
- Advance one day entry ¬£16 (including entry to Kew Gardens) available now:¬†kew.org/handmade
- One day entry ¬£18 (including entry to Kew Gardens) available on the door
- Concessions for Kew Members available
-¬† Venue: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AB