See craftsmen at work at Artists And Makers Fair

Ceramicist Richard Ballantyne from Steeple Claydon.'120930M-B446
Ceramicist Richard Ballantyne from Steeple Claydon.'120930M-B446
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Artists from the Advertiser and Review region will be displaying their work at one of the largest visual arts events in the area this weekend.

The Artists And Makers Fair, at Waddesdon Plant Centre, Waddesdon Manor, is bringing together 65 local artists, including basketmakers, painters, photographers, ceramicists, jewellers, potters and many more.

Ceramics by Karen Turner of Brackley

Ceramics by Karen Turner of Brackley

The fair runs from 10.30am to 4.30pm on Saturday and Sunday in the Glass House at Waddesdon Plant Centre.

Demonstrating their work will be artists and makers including ceramicists, printmakers, painters and silversmiths, and their finished work will be available to buy.

The fair’s organiser, Sally Evans, said: “There is an abundance of local artistic talent and I am delighted that we can showcase and demonstrate some of the incredible work that they do. By seeing art in action, we also hope to inspire people to take up an art or craft themselves.

“Visitors may even want to use it as an early Christmas shopping trip and take home some locally made, handcrafted pieces of art that you can’t find on the high street.”

Stained glass by Vitreus Art

Stained glass by Vitreus Art

Brackley-based ceramicist Karen Turner will be showing her vintage-inspired decorative ceramics and buttons in subtle and neutral colours.

Richard Ballantyne from Steeple Claydon will be exhibiting his mainly raku ceramics.

Adstock-based couple Mike Caddy and Jenny Timms, of Vitreus Art, will be showing their stained glass art and demonstrating making stained glass objects.

Winslow couple Laura and Ben Boswell will be at the fair. Laura will be demonstrating Japanese woodblock printing and Ben will be exhibiting his handmade jewellery made from wood and non-precious metals.

Admission to the fair is £3, with all proceeds to the local charities Helen & Douglas House, Young Carers Bucks and Iain Rennie Grove House Hospice. Staff from each of the charities will be at the event to explain the work that they do.

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