We closed the artysmarty office recently to have a big day out to the British Craft Trade Fair at the Great Yorkshire Showground in North Yorkshire. Are you mad? I hear you ask, it looks like you’re lost in a field in Meath! Funny, that’s kind of what I was thinking too as I wandered up the path to the entrance. But we did see an eagle, which unfortunately I didn’t manage to get a photo of. (Actually, later on in the day our lovely driver shattered the dream a bit, I think it was actually a skate not an eagle).
Anyway after a long wandering road we did manage to find the entrance and also all of the lovely traders that were showing at the fair. I just wanted to do a bit of a round up of all of the great creators and traders that were there.
So who did we see and love? Not in any particular order;
Kate Broughton: Beautiful prints and cards in bright colours.
Charlotte Nash: Super cool mirrors and homeware pieces.
Kiran Ravilious: modern yet yesteryear block printing on lots of difference surfaces, wallpaper, fabric and lampshades. Really gorgeous patterns and colours. Has a really nice website too.
Okay, one last one;
Elizabeth Terzza: Delicately made modern pieces, nature themes or ‘botanical treasures’ as the lady says herself.
Was a great old day out, they had a lovely restaurant down the road too and the BCTF even put on a driver to drop people back to the airport. In case you’d like to visit yourself next year, dates are 6-8th April 2014 and the website is;