Welcome to Find a Maker

We have spent 20 years creating some of the most beautiful craft festivals in Europe. Along the way, we have gathered a loyal and knowledgeable audience of followers that love and appreciate skillfully, handmade objects. We want to connect our audience with a curated collection of the finest makers, regardless of where they are based.

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Dan Howey

Handcrafted furniture and homewares made in Brighton. Sustainable materials and a fascination with form and function informing collections and one off pieces to enhance, colour, enrich and excite the day to day motions.

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    The Capital of Craft Podcast with Sue Pryke

    Recorded Live at Craft Festival Cheltenham March 2023

    The Capital of Craft Podcast with Sue Pryke

    Sue Pryke is an award winning homeware designer and ceramicist with over three decades of experience.

    Sue talks with me, Sarah James from Craft Festival and Find a Maker infront of a live audience at Craft Festival Cheltenham at the Town Hall in March 2023. Sound qaulity reflects a live setting.

    We talk about Sue’s work and her new book, Design and Create Contemporary Tableware, which is co-authored by Linda Bloomfield.

    She has a wealth of experience lecturing, delivering design in both consultancy, production and in-house roles, to international and High Street retailers and restaurants including IKEA and Marks & Spencer and The Newt. She was awarded the Homes & Gardens Ceramic & Glass Designer Award in 2014 and was a judge on Season 3 of The Great Pottery Throwdown. In recent years, Sue has concentrated on studio production of her own ranges, selling these directly at trade and public specialist craft events.

    You can meet Sue Pryke at Craft Festival Bovey Tracey from June 9-11, 2023.

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    Award Winning Festivals

    Since 2003 we have run multi-award winning Festivals in Bovey Tracey, Devon, Cardigan and Cheltenham. In June, we host the UK's best loved and finest contemporary Craft Festival in Bovey Tracey featuring over 200 curated makers. Hosted in idyllic parkland on the edge of Dartmoor. Complimented by an dazzling number of workshops, demonstrations, masterclasses, talks, family activities, street theatre, live music and feasting! In March we head to the beautiful Regency town of Cheltenham, presenting 100 makers at Craft Festival at the Town Hall. In September we will be hosting our first Craft Festival Wales at Cardigan Castle.

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    5 Favourites from the Craftivist Collective

    Hello! It's been so lovely having a little bit of sun and warmth this week! It has been a relentless winter and I'm hoping that the weather is finally settling down! Our popular Out of the Woods tent is expanding it's repertoire this year to include talks and wellbeing activties.I'm so pleased that Sarah Corbett, the Founder of the Craftivist Collective will be one of the speakers joining us at Craft Festival in June. She will be joining Daniel Carpenter from Heritage Crafts discussing the Art of Gentle Protest. Full programme of talks are here. There is also one week to go until  20 Years in the Making opens at Make Southwest, featuring 20 award winners from 20 years of Craft Festival. It runs from April 27-June 22nd.