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Pop-Up North Wales Contemporary Craft Fair

14 December 2024

Time: 10:30 - 4:30

Event

Our final Pop-up North Wales Contemporary Craft Fair of 2024 will be held at Mostyn on Saturday, December 14th. 

With free entry for visitors, it’s a fantastic opportunity to buy beautiful and affordable art directly from the artists.

We’ll have 14 stalls with a variety of artists, designers and makers from Wales and the rest of the UK:

Sarah Bartlem Ceramics / Eve Redmond Jewellery / Becca Brown / Sian Elen Designs / Nobuko Okumura Jewellery / Bryn Teg Ceramics / Beth Knight Printmaker / The Crafty Guillemot / Katie Roberts Jewellery / Caroline Brogden Contemporary Jewellery / Vincent Patterson / The Way to Blue / Rhi Moxon / Elly Strigner  

We will also have free drop-in workshops for all ages. Our Siop will be open as usual, and our café will also be open all day for locally roasted coffee, delicious cakes and light meals.

Artist profiles and statements

Sarah Bartlem Ceramics

Unique small batch potter.

Eve Redmond Jewellery

Eve Redmond is based in Manchester Craft & Design Centre, where she sells her handmade collections and creates one-off pieces for commissions and exhibitions. The understated elegance of the work brings together an innovative use of precious metals, diamonds and pearls to create timeless classics designed to be worn everyday.

Becca Brown

Working in porcelain and stoneware, I combine drawing, painting and printmaking to build narrative on the surface of decorative hand built ceramics. Fingerprints, brush strokes and making marks are intentionally left exposed to accentuate the relationship between vessel and subject. Through delicate lines and details, I aim to capture mundane scenes and moments of connection between people, and sometimes with animals.

Sian Elen Designs

Based in Rhos on Sea I create unique Macramé décor and jewellery, often with a bohemian magical feel. My range includes intricate jewellery, plant hangers, wall hangings, wedding decor, curtains, and I often incorporate crystals, shells, or foraged pieces of nature.

Nobuko Okumura Jewellery

Nobuko skilfully blends geometry and nature, crafting unique pieces that transcend their apparent contradictions. Her preference lies in harmonizing gemstones with gold and silver, employing wax casting, carving, and traditional fabrication techniques. By producing small batches and accepting commissions, she ensures a diverse price range, offering accessibility to her distinctive creations.

Bryn Teg Ceramics

Last year I moved to the Isle of Anglesey to start my own ceramics business to focus on my love of ceramic sculpture. From my studio I enjoy hand building, mark making, sgraffito, using oxides and painting in brightly coloured slips.

My hand build ceramic sculptures are inspired by myth & magic, folklore, legends and the natural world. Inspiration comes from Neolithic, Celtic, Druid, Norse & Christian influences, land and seascapes. Each creation reflects my deep passion and reverence for the land and the nature that surrounds me. Using mark making, sgraffito and oxides to enfuse my sculptures with detail, my aim as an artist is to create a story within my sculptures. Each piece invites wonder and creativity, questions and narratives to build and form in your own mind. I hope to inspire you to connect with others through the art of ceramic sculpture and story telling.

Beth Knight Printmaker

Beth Knight is based near Cardigan, having recently moved back to Wales from Suffolk. Alongside being a wildlife illustrator she produces lino cut artwork inspired by the spirit of nature and the story of landscapes. She creates pieces with depth and atmosphere, developing techniques to capture light, distance and detail – pushing the boundaries of what is expected from lino printing!

The Crafty Guillemot

Lillemor Latham, working under the name of The Crafty Guillemot, is a small-batch studio potter working primarily with stoneware clay to create functional, hand-thrown ceramics. The glaze work takes inspiration from the impressive natural landscapes of the coast of Ynys Môn and the mountains of Eryri.

Katie Roberts Jewellery

Katie’s work explores themes of meaning, value and preciousness. Living and working in North Wales, she draws inspiration from the birdlife and landscapes that surround her, with a focus on recreating movement, through the interaction of light on surfaces. Katie has been a lecturer at Bangor University for the last 10 years, and previously taught at Birmingham School of Jewellery, and exhibited nationally, including Goldsmiths Hall, OXO Gallery, Somerset House, and Ruthin Craft Centre.

Caroline Brogden Contemporary Jewellery

Bold and bright coastal inspired jewellery. Hand carved from surplus resin (know as Surfite) a by-product of surfboard production. Precious metal elements add structure and form to the pieces.

Vincent Patterson

Vincent Patterson, an interdisciplinary artist and educator, explores lost narratives and fragmented memories through Screenprint, Risograph, Photography, Typography, and Illustration. His art merges found imagery with layers of ink, collage, sketches, and oils, creating tactile depth. Recent works capture cinematic moments with a French New Wave twist using papercut stencils and silkscreens. With a wide client base, his art features in prestigious exhibitions and print fairs. Patterson also founded the Cheshire Print Fair, a vibrant platform promoting printmaking and supporting artists locally and internationally.

The Way to Blue

Delicate botanical designs in blue and white created using the Cyanotype process to produce a unique range of home and gift ware.

Rhi Moxon

I make colourful screen prints and risographs inspired by the people, places and flavours encountered on my travels. My art is a tapestry woven with the threads of wanderlust and curiosity. I find inspiration in the vibrant cultures I’ve encountered on my travels, the timeless charm of vintage children’s books, and the bold design of Soviet-era aesthetics.

With a degree in Illustration from the North Wales School of Art and a Postgraduate Diploma in Inter-Disciplinary Printmaking from ASP Wroclaw, Poland, my creative journey has been a whirlwind of cultural influences. Living in Poland and later, Shenzhen, China, shaped my style—drawing from the avant-garde allure of Polish Poster Art and the dynamic contrasts of Chinese urban landscapes against rich ancient traditions. On my stall you can find vibrant risograph travel stamp prints of all your favourite places, whimsical screen printed scenes, colourful notebooks and collage packs, greetings cards, zines and more!

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