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We have spent 18 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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Philippa de Burlet

Maker of thrown, hand-painted porcelain tableware

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    The Capital of Craft with James Donald from Pick One Weave

    S E A S O N 2 F I N A L E ! ⁠

    It's been a blast recording the 2nd Season of @thecapitalofcraft This week is our 30th episode! I've talked with potters, printers, professors, stitchers, knitters, basket makers, jewellers, farmers, woodcarvers, surfboard makers, sculptors, curators, weavers, blacksmiths, leatherworkers and silversmiths. It's been an absolute honour. ⁠

    In the final episode of Season 2, I chat with the very lovely #weaver, James Donald AKA @pickoneweave ⁠

    James started PickOne in 1997 after training at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design @dundeeuni in #Dundee. He now exhibits, teaches & curates from PickOne studio @coburghouse in Leith, Edinburgh.⁠

    James talks about his journey into textiles and his early life in Brechin in Angus. As well as having access to countryside and freedom, it also established his love of music and dancing at the iconic nightclub, Flicks. ⁠

    James is also joining us at Craft Festival Cheltenham @cheltenhamtownhall from March 11-13th⁠
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    Award Winning Festivals

    Since 2003 we have run multi-award winning Festivals in Bovey Tracey, Devon, Cardiff 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 and November we head to the beautiful Regency town of Cheltenham, presenting 100 makers at Craft Festival at the Town Hall. 

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    Call for Entries Cheltenham 2023

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    Call for Entries Cheltenham 2023

    Craft Festival at Cheltenham Town Hall March 10-12, 2023 We have established ourselves in the beautiful Regency town of Cheltenham and will be returning to the iconic Town Hall in March 2023 for a great weekend of craft and making. Craft Festival will feature 100 selected makers from across the UK with a programme of workshops for all ages and craft demonstrations set in the stunning surroundings of Cheltenham Town Hall.Applications are invited from makers working to the highest standards. You make ceramics, glass, textiles, jewellery, metal, wood, plastics, mixed media, leather, recycled materials, printmaking and paper.Your work shows a dedication to quality of making, presentation and originality. Deadline 6pm Friday September 2nd, 2022    CLICK HERE TO APPLY

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