75 of the UK's designer-makers and craft artists, including local Doncaster maker Kathryn Ashcroft, will gather at the Millenium Gallery this July
"Craft says that it's time to think beyond the monolithic temples of mass consumerism, the curated comfort of terribly nice department stores, the ubiquitous vanilla of the high street and be brave, trust your taste."
"Contemporary craft isn't just a match for anything from a top-end retailer; it's more individual, more vibrant and imbued with more soul. Made for keeps not just a season."
"Craft says I have a story to tell, I have an idea, an origin, a provenance."
So perhaps it's time you opened up a conversation with craft?
The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair returns to Sheffield for its summer show. Known as the city of makers, and with an international reputation for craftmanship and innovation, it's the ideal place to host this celebration of modern craft.
Makers specially selected for their excelence will showcase work in jewellery, interior and fashion textiles, ceramics, glass, furniture, print and more.
Local Doncaster maker Kathryn Ashcroft will be joining the fair. A former theatre designer, Kathryn is based in Bawtry and makes quirky mixed media sculptures from scrap materials including fabric and ceramics. You can see some of her work here.
This is an opportunity to buy direct from the artists, or to commission your own unique, handmade piece.
The event runs from 12-14 July at the Millennium Gallery in Sheffield.