Living Crafts bunting

Thurs 10 - Sun 13 May 2018


Emerging Designer-Makers

  • Living Crafts - Emerging Designers - Beatrice Wall
  • Living Crafts - Emerging Designers - Cassidie Alder
  • Living Crafts - Emerging Designers - Hilary Coole
  • Living Crafts - Emerging Designers - Jen Ricketts
  • Living Crafts - Emerging Designers - Judy McKenzie
  • Living Crafts - Emerging Designers - Laurence Brand
  • Living Crafts - Emerging Designers - Loucinda Nims
  • Living Crafts - Emerging Designers - Louise Hall
  • Living Crafts - Emerging Designers - Rhian Malin
  • Living Crafts - Emerging Designers - Richard Warmisham
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In 2012, Living Crafts introduced a new feature to encourage fresh, original work from recently qualified Designer Makers. The Emerging Designer-Makers Pavilion was a great success, containing specially selected applicants who were able to exhibit free of charge. We are delighted that Craft&Design Magazine, widely regarded as the voice of the UK craft industry, will once again support the scheme in 2018 and will be featuring the Pavilion in forthcoming issues. Approximately 10 places are available to feature work in a variety of materials including ceramics, glass, textiles, metal, wood and mixed media.

To be eligible to enter:

  • You must have completed training or gained a qualification in your chosen field of expertise since May 2015.
  • Your product must be designed and made by yourself.
  • Your product must have originality and be authentic.

If you are interested in applying for a sponsored space in the pavilion at the four day show Living Crafts, at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire from Thursday 10th - Sunday 13th May 2018 inclusive, please complete the details below and you will automatically be sent further information with a link to an Application Form.

Please note that all information is for internal use only and will not be passed on to any third party. Personal data supplied is subject to the Data Protection Act 1998.

A few comments from successful applicants from recent shows

“As a new start up, having limited capital behind you is always a barrier to be able to get into shows. As well as gaining commissions, I managed to gather two pages of individuals who are interested in me teaching workshops throughout Essex and Hertfordshire.”
Stacey Chapman – Illustrator stitched textiles
“The opportunity has given me the confidence to get myself out there and I am now approaching more shops and galleries around the country.”
Sophie Court – Jeweller and Silversmith
“It was a great event to be a part of which I wouldnt have been able to afford otherwise. During the event I met lots of like minded people who were both fellow exhibitors and customers, it allowed me to get a great insight into how my work is recieved by my target market. I sold a good amount during the show and since then have recieved commissions and enquiries for teaching work, wholesale orders and about exhibting at other shows in their sponsored events. My social media following has also increased so it has definitely helped to progress my business.”
Gemma Joyce – Printmaker
“It gave me the opportunity to exhibit and sell, enabling me to book other exhibitions during the year, buy materials and basically carry on with my business. I made some fantastic contacts. A company is interested in taking my chair design into production. This contact could influence my whole career.”
Jane Crisp – Furniture: Design and Craft
“It was a fantastic opportunity to get to know other designers all in a similar place in terms of being ‘up and coming designers’. It gave us a great chance to share ideas and talk about upcoming fairs and exhibitions that are worth doing from past experiences. Getting to know other creative people with similar goals gives you a real boost of confidence and the drive that we are all doing what we are truly passionate about.”
Alice Stewart – Silversmith
“It was great to be at a show without the financial worries you usually have. I didn't feel like I 'had' to sell, so I felt more happy talking to people and seeing what everyone felt about my work.”
Agnes Jones – Blacksmith
2016 Emerging Designer-Makers
2016 Emerging Designer-Makers