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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MAKER OF THE DAY

Magnolia Restrepo Jewellery

Having grown up surrounded by verdant tropical mountains, nature and people who work closely with nature have been Magnolia’s inspiration for as long as she can remember
Learning first from her eldest brother she started working with silver at the age of fifteen and have developed her jewellery art and craft ever since
Now based in Yorkshire she delights in giving life to each piece by fusing and transforming metals, she strives to use Fairtrade gold, silver and ethically sourced gemstones in all her work.

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    The Capital of Craft Podcast with Alex Finberg

    The Capital of Craft 20th Anniversary of Craft Festival Season

    To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Craft Festival Bovey Tracey in June, here is the 4th season of The Capital of Craft hosted by me, Sarah James MBE. I am the director of Craft Festival and Find a Maker.

    Alex Finberg was the recipient of Craft Festival's Making It Award 2023 and debuted at Craft Festival Bovey Tracey that year.

    In our podcast we find out more about his career. Trained in psychology, his entry into woodworking came about from working on therapeutic projects. I loved learning more about Alex's life and his passion for the outdoors.

    He talks with me from his Devon home.

    https://alexfinberg.co.uk/

    https://www.craftfestival.co.uk/

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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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    Our New Peoples Award and 5 Favourites

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    Our New Peoples Award and 5 Favourites

    Hello! All of a sudden, there are just 2 weeks until Craft Festival!As well as meeting over 200 makers, our programme is heaving with workshops for all ages, demonstrations, talks and films plus much more.  People's Choice AwardBuy your tickets online by June 1st and you will be sent a link to choose your favourite from this year's Festival. The Winner will be announced on Sunday June 9th. You can also buy your tickets in person at Make Southwest in Bovey Tracey. They are open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-5pm.  For this week's 5 Favourites we asked Amelia Lawrence, Sector Support Manager from the Crafts Council. Read on to discover her choices. I'd love to know what you are looking forward to?

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