Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Uckfield Artisan Craft Market - review by Bex

I popped into this little craft fair this morning (update: this was two weeks ago now as I never managed to finish it on the day!) after the twins' first hair cuts!  There was an interesting selection of local artists and makers, some of which I loved so I took a few photos to share here.  It was only on today until 3 but there's another one in March if you missed it (and May, September and November).  The major bonus for shoppers is there's no fee to get in!  I'm not a fan of paying to go shopping despite having loved some of the bigger Christmas fairs that do charge.

I really loved these little geometric cement plant holders with miniature cacti in, so much so, I bought one for Nik for Valentine's Day (don't worry, I've already given it to him so it doesn't die whilst being hidden!).  Maverick Roots are from Crowborough so a true local business with some lovely products.


I bought the one on the bottom right with the little Aloe and she gave me a flag which said: "Aloe, I love you."  So cute and it looks fab in our living room although we might put it in our bedroom.  Maverick Roots have some gorgeous tiny little cacti in tiny little pots and she makes these gorgeous Mandala coasters too.  She hand draws the designs and transfers the pattern onto wood found in the woods.  (Update: it's now in our bedroom next to our little gold elephant from Malaysia.)


Another stall I was immediately drawn to was the colourful Abi Weatherseed Art with her beautiful bright paintings and lampshades.  She was sharing a table with Woods Barn Pottery who had some gorgeous ceramics, I was so tempted to buy the little green mug!



There were plenty of cosy knits on sale too, including LL Knittings from Hastings with her colourful hats.


And various Jewellery stalls, I couldn't find the name for this one but I loved the green rings arranged by colour with the blues.


Another colourful artist I liked was Bear Clause Designs from Brighton.


I particularly like the geometric tree print which was based on a photograph of trees.

There was a range of other items available too, from garlic grater dishes to crocheted gloves, children's books and various jewellery items.


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