Living Crafts bunting

Thurs 9-Sun 12 May 2019


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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Apply now for this exciting opportunity to exhibit in the Emerging Designers Pavilion.

In 2012 Living Crafts introduced a new feature to encourage fresh, original work from recently qualified designer-makers or those with a fledgling business less than two years old. This pavilion buzzes with creativity and enthusiasm and has been a huge success, launching the careers of these specially selected exhibitors.

We are now calling for entries for this year's event which will be held from 9th - 12th May at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire. Living Crafts is offering a dedicated exhibition space 2.5m x 2.5m at a reduced cost of £250.00+VAT (less than half the normal stand fee) with a 50% reduction in the cost of services and furniture if required.

To be eligible to apply:

  • You must have completed training or gained a qualification in your chosen field since May 2016 or have been in business for 2 years or less.
  • Your original product must be designed and made by yourself in the UK.

Don't delay!
Please apply as soon as possible, the closing date for applications is 22nd March 2019

If you are interested in applying for an exhibition space in the Emerging Designers Pavilion, please click on the link below and you will be able to access further information and 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.

2018 Emerging Designer-Makers
2018 Emerging Designer-Makers

A few comments from successful applicants from recent shows

“The Emerging-Designer Makers marquee is such a great way for new designers like myself to learn about their target market and how to organise for a show, without a huge outlay to worry about when first starting out. I received some great feedback and can now put the money I generated back into developing my business.”
Stacey West – Jeweller
“It was very inspiring to be with such talented designers from all over the UK and with such diverse talents and skills. It was good to swop experiences and advice with them and also get a lot of support from experienced craftspeople who specifically came into the marquee to talk to us. I would definitely recommend it to other emerging designers”
Sarah Moroney – Textile Artist
“The opportunity to take part in a show of this magnitude was immensely helpful in the growth of my business. And the ability to do so without the stress of a financial commitment gave me the freedom to experiment with displays, study a wide variety of other exhibiting styles and have many rewarding and useful conversations with both customers and other vendors.”
Toben Lewis – Bookbinder
“The weekend was a great experience, it helped me consider how to present my work in a selling show and how to talk to the public about it. Meeting other artists and makers was really positive, the whole experience gave me a real boost and I was delighted to sell so much of my work!”
Alice Heaton – Glass Designer
Previous Emerging Designer-Makers
Previous Emerging Designer-Makers