A fascinating display of how glassware is created. Glass blowing bubbles and shapes come to life in an entertaining way.
Ed and Margaret Burke created E+M Glass in the mid 1980’s. They have been designing and making unique works of art for the table from their studio on the Welsh and English borders since 1988.
An excellent demonstration on the show circuit, with popular hourly demonstrations in their mobile studio. they have their own distinctive approach to fine glass making, a symbiosis of colour, pattern and shape. Come and see how they create a unique wine glass out of a small pile of sand – or how the traditional technique of glass blowing is used in making a beautiful vase. They will also be selling an array of their glassware, including their unique ‘Game of Thrones’ selection.
We have a few different Blacksmiths attending our craft fairs, bringing an insight into this fascinating and very traditional English craft. Stokes Blacksmiths are at the majority of our shows. It is a long standing family business, now run by Chris Stokes, who has been a blacksmith for over thirty years. He says he loves his work because of the creativity involved; the knowledge that he is leaving a legacy in his work that will last for many many years into the future and that fact that he never knows who his next customer will be. You can even have a go too! Make an original hook or keyring and get involved!
Besom brooms are normally made from birch twigs and the handles from hazel rods.
They are favoured by some gardeners for specific jobs, sweeping leafs of patios, moss from timber decking or as the broom head wears down and becomes more stiff it can be used for clearing moss or worm casts from lawns or dog hair from rugs. Adam King will be demonstrating how the traditional besom broom is made from scratch.
Textiles & Fabric Crafts
If you want to create fast, jumbo knitting could be your answer. Rachel Johnson will be showing you how and selling you the knitting needles you need.