Artists and craftsmen showcase their wares

Potter Richard Ballantyne from Steeple Claydon.'120930M-B446
Potter Richard Ballantyne from Steeple Claydon.'120930M-B446

Local artists and craftspeople will showcase their talents at the Artists And Makers Fair at Waddesdon Manor Plant Centre on Saturday and Sunday, October 5 and 6.

The fair, which takes place at the Glass House in Waddesdon, brings together about 70 of the most talented local artists, including painters, printmakers, photographers, ceramicists, jewellers, textile and glassmakers, some of whom will be giving live demonstrations of their art.

Taking part for the first time is Whaddon-based Katie Ambler, of KatieKid, who creates embroidered and appliqued accessories including purses and iPad covers.

Self-taught Andy Wattam, from Buckingham, hand-crafts and repairs walking sticks under the banner of Hazelwood Walking Sticks.

Award-winning portrait painter Peter Keegan, who lives in Winslow, will undertake commissions.

Also exhibiting are Karen Turner of Hodgepodgearts in Brackley, ceramicist Richard Ballantyne from Steeple Claydon and blacksmith Stuart Makin from Brackley.

Organiser Sally Evans said: “We really hope people will visit the event and support our local artists. Visitors may even want to start their Christmas shopping early and take home some locally-made, handcrafted pieces of art.”

The fair is open 10am to 4pm each day. Entry is £3, with some of the proceeds going to Helen and Douglas House and Young Carers Bucks.

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