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Thurs 24 Nov – 5-8pm | Fri 25 & Sat 26 Nov – 10.30-4.30pm

Join Making Space as we host the first maker-curated winter craft fair on the South Coast. Over 3 days we will play host to makers showcasing innovative and beautiful crafts & perfect handmade presents.

We will also have festive refreshments available.

Meet our Exhibitors

Here are some of the amazing creatives joining us for the first ever Make Merry. More Makers coming soon…

 

Inspired by the angles in nature and architecture Sarah works in porcelain to make both homewares and jewellery often adding underglaze transfers to add a splash of colour.

Inspired by Philippine’s rich culture and heritage, Moon Water Treasures was created. We work with artisans in different regions in the Philippines, Vietnam and India. Their skills have been passed down from generations to generations. We feel their passion and artistry.
SALT & CLAY is a handmade small batch soap and skincare brand focussing on using only the most nutritious, nurturing ingredients to harness the goodness within.
In our Hampshire studio we create everyday skincare essentials that are not only luxurious and beautiful but natural, nourishing and kind to skin.
We use only plant-based ingredients, so every product is vegan friendly and cruelty free.
I’m an illustrator and printmaker, creating hand printed illustrations that are inspired by storybooks, fairy tales and folklore.
I enjoy interpreting stories I’ve heard from friends or read in books, often re-imagined with a little extra charm and magic. Stories from other cultures and countries also spark my curiosity, along with historical legends and myths. I love to get out into nature, with flora and fauna featuring often in my work.
Kas is an artist, maker and designer with a profound love of colour and an experimental approach towards making. She works across multiple mediums, always with the same intention of using a visual vocabulary which crosses all materials. It’s a playful process of layering colours, patterns and textures that has become a signature of her work. “ I learned the traditional craft of printing and it is those hands on skills that taught me about process, chemistry and the science of colour. It also finely tuned the way of thinking in layers that has always come naturally to me so embracing digital technology in some parts of my work has been an easy progression. Music also plays a huge part in my life and I can often see a reflection of that in the gestures and marks I use “
 
Kas graduated with a Masters Distinction in Textiles from the University for the Creative Arts and has since exhibited widely both in the UK and Internationally. She works from her studio on the south coast creating limited editions and one-off pieces to commission as well as occasional ranges of furnishings and wearables under the label ‘Collectables’

Herbert Hedley

We will be selling work from a wide variety of local makers including ceramics, textiles, woodcarving, weaving, sculpture, beadwork and original art

At the heart of Samantha English Jewellery, is my love and fascination for the stories that jewellery tells us and the memories that it holds. My designs are the imaginings of the life that a piece of jewellery has lived. I work with the metal to make beauty out of the damage of wear and time. Creating pieces that will begin their own stories with you.

Heart & Soul Ceramic Co. - Ceramics

Kelly is a Small Batch Potter, Storyteller & Goddess Creator making Ceremonial Ceramics and beautiful items from clay. Inspired by the natural world Kelly’s creations are really special! Kelly will be sharing a studio with Kathryn Green.

Petal & Pchelka - Everlasting Flowers

Petal & Pchelka is a luxury floral design service based in Hampshire, UK.
We source locally grown flowers and dried arrangements.
We guarantee every single purchase crafted with passion and perfection from start to finish.

Jewellery by Daybreak - Jewellery

Personalised jewellery handmade using recycled copper and silver

Chunky Knit Co - Knitted Items

Hand knitted, vegan friendly hit water bottles/blankets/cushions in sumptuously soft yarns.

Peanut Ceramics - Ceramic Jewellery

Hi I’m Jas of Peanut Ceramics and I lovingly make ceramic jewellery. I take my inspiration from the body and patterns. In some pieces I use block colours in contrast to unglazed clay and others are intricately decorated. It invites you to touch it and enjoy its texture. Whether it’s for everyday or a special occasion Peanut Ceramics have something for you.

Annie Flitcroft - Ceramic Houses & Boxed Angels

I am a ceramic sculptor based at the Hotwalls Studios in Southsea. I am in my studio most days making and everything is totally handmade so each piece is unique. My little houses are based on the abandoned farm buildings of Pembrokeshire where my family and I go walking each year. My little angels are something that I started making for friends many years ago now. I make a different one every year. This year she is holding holly and I have also included a rabbit in the collection.

Sarah designs and creates jewellery from 100% recycled sterling silver with flashes of coloured shimmering resin. The pieces are striking geometric shapes, designed to be elegant and easy to wear.

Peter Levy - Ceramics

Making Space tutor and former studio resident Peter Levy will be selling a range of functional and decorative ceramics. You will find his work in the extention of the pop up shop in the corridor in one of the cabinets!

A former decorative artist starting in the 1990’s I, now, lovingly create unique needle felt sculptures, mostly of the wildlife in and around my beautiful Hampshire garden. I am passionate about sharing this addictive craft and love teaching others. I usually work by commission only ,including 2D dog portraits. Wool is such a beautiful colourful medium to work with and I sometimes combine it with polymer clay details to really bring my creations to life. My work is quite realistic, but really there is no limit to what can be achieved if you use your imagination.

Julia de Klerk - Jewellery

I am a jewellery and small accessories designer. I create colourful art inspired pieces using laser cutting and traditional jewellery making techniques. I specialise in frosted acrylic as I love it’s glass like qualities and laser engrave my own pattern work on every piece to make them extra eye-catching. All my items are made in small batches from my studio in Petersfield with extra care taken to re-use or recycle all my acrylic and silver offcuts.

I make one-off thrown ceramic works often with hand decorated elements. My work ranges from functional but unique homewares to larger bespoke art pieces. The surface textures on my pieces are inspired by epiphytic plants and marine epiphytes.

Quality, colourful and eye catching fused glass homewares and art. Made locally in Portsmouth. Ideal to treat yourself or to gift. Commissions Undertaken.

We are Wood and Daughters, mother and daughter, sharing our enthusiasm and passion, bringing together life-long interests, making things we love with love. We are multidisciplinary artists, creative souls, living a colourful life by squeezing every drop of joy from each day. Everything we create is designed and made with lots of love and great care in our Hampshire studio. Bold, bright and colourful jewellery, cards and gifts are at the heart of our making. Perfect for those you love or as a treat for yourself. We look forward to meeting you and sharing what we do.

Kate Burbidge - Cards, prints, original drawings

I am an illustrator who produces, cards, prints and original drawings inspired by still life, surreality and terrible puns. Working primarily in pen, ink, and pencil, I use keenly observed detail and delicately created texture to raise a wry smile or a pained groan and hopefully spread some merriment and joy. I also accept commissions.
Sharon Justice is a practicing Jeweller who also teaches workshops. She works predominately in Silver incorporating forging, woven wire,and applied texture techniques some of which are highlighted with oxidization or gold. Her influences
are pattern forms ranging from architectural and natural through to textiles, ancient and modern.

Anita Bell - Fine Art Textiles

Contemporary Fine Art Textiles inspired by the sky, particularly at dawn and dusk. Each paper work is a one-off piece, created using a variety of papers, often recycled or handmade, painted or dyed and then torn and layered and embellished with stitch.
Born and brought up in Portsmouth, I attended Portsmouth College of Art and Design and the University of Chichester, leaving in 1997. Followed by a Post Graduate Certificate in Education at Greenwich University.
I am a Member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen and IAPMA, the International Association of Hand Paper Makers and Paper Artists. My work has been exhibited widely throughout the UK, Europe and the USA and most recently in Shanghai, China as part of the Feasts of Paper Exhibition.
I regularly visit groups and Embroiderers’ Guilds giving talks, demonstrations and workshops and also one to one or small group tuition.
Past exhibitions include The Winter Exhibition of The Society of Designer Craftsmen at The Mall Galleries in London, The Contemporary Textile Fair in Teddington, the Contemporary Craft Fair at Bovey Tracey in Devon, The Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton, Designer Crafts@Chelsea in Chelsea Old Town Hall, The Oxo Tower, London and Beverly Hills Art Show in Los Angeles, where I have twice won First Prize for 2D Mixed Media.
Hello, my name is Jillian and I am a digital and screen printer.
I also have a passion for surface pattern and all three have been known to show up in one print at the same time. I love the freedom and individuality of screen printing, designing the composition and mixing the colour. Even the unpredictability of screen print is a plus, as you never quite know how it will turn out which is the joy of the process.

HannahSouthsea - Upcycled and sustainable statement hand made fashion

I love to make clothes that are fun and easy to wear, certainly won’t go unnoticed in a crowd and are accessible to everyone, whilst respecting the resources of the planet we live on.

Want to be a part of this exciting event? 

We’ve still got a couple of exhibiting options available, please read on to find out what’s available. Please look at the options below and let us know your pitch preference when applying. 

Craft Room Craft Fair 

Set up like a traditional craft fair, manned pitches in an inspiring craft studio. Artists & Makers to style the space their own space and manage all payments.

  • Tabletop Display Plinth’s x 1 available | 60cmX60cm | £45 each.
  • Low Level Window Tables x 2 available | 3ftX2ft | £40 each
  • Twin freestanding Plinth’s x 2 available | 2 x 45cmX45cm | £45 each

Courtyard | Manned Pitches

These spaces are reserved for makers selling items designed to be outside.

Garden sculptures or similar. Makers must bring all display items.

  • Manned Courtyard space | 2mX2.5m | 2 available | £50 each

Studio Share | The option to buddy up with one of our 7 resident makers.

Our makers have the option of inviting another maker to share their studio for the event. Precise arrangements to be figured out between the maker and tenant and only if the tenant has agreed that they are interested in this option.

  • A tabletop or similar in one of our 7 resident studios. Partnerships must be approved by the tenants | £60

Interested? 

If you’d like to apply to be a part of Make Merry please complete the application form below. Your application will be reviewed by a maker panel and we will get back to you asap. Please note we will not be able to accept everyone and need to ensure a high quality and diversive mix of exhibitors throughout.

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