Calling all craft connoisseurs! This coming autumn, The Breeze Art and Makers Fair returns to the Cornish coast for three days of shopping and craft-spiration. The festival celebrates artisans and showcases their talents to the audience of the festival, made up of mindful consumers who love to champion and support small scale, independent makers. If you fancy perusing some of the best talents in the craft industry and picking up some real unique bits and bobs for your home or for gifts, book your tickets to the fair and make sure to bring all your tote bags with to carry home your purchases.
Alongside over a roster of over 50 artists, part of a curated list of talent from over the South West of England, visitors of the festival can expect a line-up of events, workshops and talks and demonstrations to bulk out the day spent at the fair and to bring more than just shopping home with you – inspiration and knowledge, too. Local galleries have been invited to put on events as well, making the fair a great opportunity to get to know the local cultural spots. One exhibition of note is ‘Make:Cornwall’ curated by Anya Rice and Katherine Sorrell, the authors of the book for which this fair coincides with. The exhibition will feature works by 25 craftspeople from Cornwall, denoting the contemporary talent the county holds. There’ll also be an education area where 13 exhibitiors will showcase ‘Living Craft’, featuring items from pottery to steel which tell the story of creation, construction and modern skills and practices. The setting of the fair, 18thcentury manor Trereife House, only adds to the theme of traditional craftsmanship and at the same time sets a nice juxtaposition as the body of the fair will be full up with modern talent.
Trereife House, Newlyn, Penzance TR20 8TJ
Early bird tickets start at £7.50, get yours at breezefair.org