If you love the handmade, the beautiful, the unique and the unusual, don't miss the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair when it returns for a second time to Millennium Gallery this July.
The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair is a celebration of cutting-edge design and beautiful craftsmanship, presenting a range of talents and stories from 70 specially selected makers – including contemporary ceramicists, jewellers, textile designers, glass artists, leather-workers, furniture-makers, metal-smiths and print-makers.
The fair is not only an opportunity to buy directly from the hands of the makers but even commission something bespoke from them too, whether a special gift or a statement piece for your home.
There are several Sheffield-based makers amongst the stallholders. Becca Brown, Kate Langrish-Smith, Rebecca Perry and Carla Murdoch are exhibiting as part of Yorkshire Artspace's Ceramic Start-up programme. On top of that, other Sheffield locals include metalworker Francisca Onumah, knitwear maker Miriam Griffiths, jeweller Holly Susannah Clifford, silversmith Suzanne Berry, ceramicist Victoria Claire Dawes (who we've featured in our Meet the Locals interviews), and Miriam Griffiths Knitwearprint maker James Green (also in our Meet the Locals).
Get 2-for-1 entry to the fair using the promo code OURFAVEPLACES241 when you book.
It's also the Goldsmiths North jewellery and silverware fair at Cutlers Hall on the same weekend. Buy a ticket for either event and you can get into the other for half price.