Made By Hand, Cheltenham returns for the second year to the iconic location of Cheltenham Town Hall in March 2019.
This truly special event brings together an exceptional, handpicked selection of 100 leading award-winning makers from all over the UK. The highly skilled collection includes jewellers, potters, furniture makers, textile artists, glassmakers, woodworkers and many more, all selling their finely made products directly to the public. Made by Hand prides itself on giving contemporary designer makers a wider platform, showing how their products can fit seamlessly into our modern lives.
A unique opportunity for visitors to meet the makers themselves within a friendly, relaxed environment. Every day, a selection of makers will share their skills and demonstrate their craft such as ceramics, jewellery & textiles. Demonstrators include Lauren Aston Designs, better known as ‘The Queen of Giant Knitting’ who is joining the demonstrator line up from her studio in Devon with her ‘Giant Needles’. Jeremy & Carla Bonner, Cotswold’s based Bonner Leather Studio, and Louise McLaren maker of beautifully intricate paper cut images.
Made by Hand, Cheltenham also offers a range of 2-hour workshops, exploring various materials and techniques. Hosted by The Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen and New Brewery Arts, our taster workshop programme for adults offers a range of activities including weaving, calligraphy, hand building pottery and bookbinding.
8-10 March 2019