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Station Seeks Quality Designer Makers for New Fair
Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013
Station Seeks Quality Designer Makers for New Fair
A popular Richmond visitor attraction is gearing up to hold its first ever ‘Designer Makers Market’ and is looking for potential artists to participate.

The event will be on Saturday 27/Sunday 28 April and will showcase some of the very best designers & craftspeople from around the region - all of whom will be exhibiting at The Station for the first time.

Artists already committed to taking part include Kate Bowles, who makes handmade books from shoe leather and other recycled materials (pictured) and Phil Ogden, a botanical artist who takes inspiration from his own garden to create table lamps and other distinctive homewares. 

As well as stalls selling unique handcrafted goods of gallery quality, craftspeople will be demonstrating their skills and it is hoped that there will also be opportunities for the public to take part in ‘have a go’ sessions. One of the artists who will be demonstrating, as well as selling his work, is blacksmith Lee Knibbs who specialises in traditional hand forged metalwork and is has a base at Preston Hall Museum in Stockton on Tees.

Stalls are filling up quickly but event organiser Kathryn Guy, who is herself a Richmond-based textile jewellery maker, still has a few spaces available for artists who have something different to offer. Anyone interested should contact her directly on 01748 825640 or email before 29th March.

Photo: Hand-bound notebook made by Kate Bowles

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