Christmas Craft Fair 2017!

The Christmas Craft Fair is up and running! This wonderful selection of handcrafted items is on display and for sale right up to and including Christmas Eve. The range of items is incredible, clothing and decorations, tasty tidbits and candle holders, artist books and paintings and prints, cards, hats, tea cozies, stockings and stocking stuffers!

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As my particular interests are in sculpture and ceramics, I cannot help but notice the diverse and beautiful items of ceramics on sale at very reasonable prices. Terracotta gingerbread men…

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… wonderfully thin and colourful porcelain decorations …

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… signs of the Zodiac to hang on your tree …

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… glass and ceramic artworks for the wall (by a Signal ceramics student) …

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… and even artist prints bound with ceramic covers! (Lorraine Whelan limited edition prints)

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Some students and former Signal teacher Gill Mac have small sculptural items for sale – I especially love the sheep and the reindeer!

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Long time Signal artist and Board member Michelle Fullam has wonderful sculptural tea lights in both figurative and cup forms. There are also a selection of colouful ceramic buttons by Lorraine Whelan.

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… and that is just the ceramic work! All in all there is a huge range of items to choose from, all reasonably priced both for the budget conscious and for those willing to splash out on that extra special present. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year 2018!

James Hayes

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