In case you missed it…

…we have our dates for this year’s Winter Arts Market.

So are you ready with a pen and your shiny new diary?

It’ll happen all over again on Sat 7 & Sun 8 December 2013.

You can expect more of the magic, beautiful crafts, christmassy feeling, food and festivities as last year, and perhaps maybe more…

See our pics below to whet your appetite!

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It’s got to be Landbaby, baby!

We’re thrilled to have Landbaby pop-up at the Winter Arts Market this year! A long-time home and treasure trove of glorious handmade and beautifully designed creations in Liverpool, you can find Clare’s wonderful shop in the Bluecoat courtyard all year round.

For this weekend though, you’ll find her amidst the other 120 stalls, selling unique items from up to 30 different designers ranging from cards, gifts, homewares and accessories!

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So join us this weekend for the Winter Arts Market at Liverpool’s St George’s Hall on Sat 8 & Sun 9 December 2012, from 10am-5pm and see what treasures you can find!

www.landbaby.co.uk

landbaby at the bluecoat, school lane, liverpool, l1 3bx

Let’s twist again…

Sarah Gallagher-Hayes img_2082Twigtwisters aka Sarah Gallagher-Hayes from Cheshire, creates impressive handmade willow sculptures of animals and people. Different colours of willow are combined, to make everything from willow stars and hearts to robins, stag’s heads, dogs and cats!

Hopefully you won’t miss Sarah’s amazing life size willow stag at the Winter Arts Market this weekend at St George’s Hall Liverpool, as featured in our latest press photograph below! Cool huh?DSC_3752If you are looking for something just that bit different and imaginative this Christmas, Sarah’s work will be available on both days of this year’s event.

Find more info about her work here: http://www.twigtwisters.co.uk

Jigger And Jolly and a whole lotta Holly…

Christopher Turell-Watts (aka Jigger and Jolly) is a local artist who makes one off and small run batch ceramic sculptures, musical clouds and intricate lace inspired terracotta tea light holders.

We love these little guys:

Alongside these creations he is launching “Willow Pattern City” – a new series of plates and mugs with Liverpool buildings and landmarks in place of the traditional Willow Pattern you see on china.

You can see what other creations he’s cooking up on his blog at http://www.jiggerandjolly.blogspot.co.uk/ and don’t forget you can see his work in person on both days of the Winter Arts Market this year which is at Liverpool St George’s Hall (opposite Lime Street train station) on Sat 8 and Sun 9th December.

Indigostitch

Indigostitch is a home-based craft business run by Tracey Nichols in Liverpool.

If you’re anything like us you’ll not be able to resist all her colourful textile creations tumbling out of vintage trunks and suitcases. Her upcycled lambswool brooches and accessories make perfect little gifts, and you will also find her ever-popular candy coloured matryoshka doll decorations and bags! Each piece is unique and of course handmade.

She’ll be selling her work in person at the forthcoming Winter Arts Market on both Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 December this year and her stall is not one to be missed! At just £1.50 to enter you can browse work by over 120 artists and makers on each day. (Under 16’s go free!)

More sneak previews soon…

Alice in Winterland

Alice Lenkiewicz will be holding a stall at the Winter Arts Market (on the Sat only) selling a range of her surrealist and expressionist creations including recycled candlesticks upcycled from wine bottles. They are beautifully hand-painted and embellished with collage and they can be used to create beautiful table displays – perfect for Christmas!

Alice Lenkiewicz Upcycled Candle Holders

Alice Lenkiewicz Upcycled Candle Holders

She will also be selling glass paperweights and original watercolours of the River Mersey which are painted en plein air and make a wonderfully original gift.

See more of Alice’s work on her website at www.alenkiewicz.com

Alice Lenkiewicz Plate

Alice Lenkiewicz Plate

Alice Lenkiewicz Watercolour

Alice Lenkiewicz Watercolour

Candy Coloured Cuddlyness

Lucy Hopping makes very cute patchwork animals made from a variety of patterned, fluffy and metallic fabrics. And she’ll be one of  112 (!) artists and makers selling their creations at the Winter Arts Market at St George’s Hall, 10am-5pm Liverpool on 27th November 2010.

Patchwork Puppy by Lucy Hopping

Patchwork Puppy by Lucy Hopping

“I can personalise them for the customer by embroidering a name onto the tummies – these have proved very popular for new babies and children as special gifts. I have also had a number of comissions using customers own fabrics that have special meanings which become modern heirlooms which I enjoy doing”

Robin Tree Decoration by Lucy Hopping

Robin Tree Decoration by Lucy Hopping

Lucy also makes knitted toys and felt characters as brooches and keyrings and especially for the Winter Arts Market she’s busy making Christmassy decorations and Christmas cards with felt and wool.

Lucy’s stall is bound to put  big smile on your face whether you’re a big softy or not!

Find more of her creations at the Winter Arts Market and online at www.etsy.com/shop/luluhopping1983