Winter Marvels

Screen Shot 2013-12-02 at 11.10.28It’s this weekend! We’ll be posting a new artist everyday this week in the lead up to the Winter Arts Market so we are glad to start the week of with the  rather excellent Liverpool artist Michael Snowdon.

Michael’s work is a combination of graphic design and illustration, translated into screen printing and other craft based work. He has also produced album artwork for several notable Liverpool bands, including The Coral.

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www.themicrocosm.co.uk

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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See you next time!

Phew! What a weekend!

We thought you might like to see some snaps from the Winter Arts Market – there are lots more to follow, but in the meantime we’d just like to say a big thank you to:

– the very talented artists, designers and makers who exhibited and sold their work

– the thousands of people that came along to enjoy and support creatives from across the region.

– the brilliant people behind the scenes who make St George’s Hall a truly magnificent venue

– the impressive mix of performing artists who moved and delighted audiences in the Crown Court Room programmed by the marvelous Mellowtone

– KECS Creative for the children’s magical antler workshop

– the roaming historical characters of Lormac Productions

– our tremendous helper Anna Cahill!

–  and all of our very supportive colleagues, friends and families.

Join us next year for the Winter Arts Market – 7 & 8 December 2013.

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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

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KC and the Sunshine Brand

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Liverpool’s Katherine Caldwell produces beautiful organic pieces of children’s gift clothing, each featuring her own charming illustrations. The clothing is all organic and screen-printed onto tees, sleep-suits and bibs. Katherine will also have framed or unframed prints of her designs, as well as cards, at this year’s Winter Arts Market!

The illustrated characters in Katherine’s designs also come with stories about each of the characters, these are all printed inside each special gift box. All ready to give as the perfect gift!

In addition Katherine will be launching her unique Liver Bird designtees on her stall (see image below). Well worth checking out for anyone looking for a very special Mersey themed gift!

www.katherinecaldwell.co.uk

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Variety is the spice of life!

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Anna Cade produces a wonderful variety of products, all inspired by a love of craft and contemporary illustration. 

Her work shows a keen eye for detail and ranges from handmade screenprints and paintings to children’s clothing and other textiles. We adore her paintings on wood pictured above. Beautiful!

Using illustration and print as a process of exploring colour, pattern and textures, she works with a variety of mediums such as paper, wood and fabric. All this combines to produce a very unique range of work.

These inspired creations are also either limited editions or one off runs. So get down early to this year’s Winter Arts Market to avoid missing out!

http://anacade.wordpress.com/

Makers United

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Makers United is a Community Interest Company that works with communities, organisations and creative practitioners developing innovative, creative experiences, projects and products designed to enhance our wellbeing and living environment. They will be holding a stall at the Winter Arts Market this year (Sun only) selling a range of gifts using laser cutting technologies including architectural gifts, jewellery and lifestyle products with unique illustrative qualities.

We love their work… just look at the pictures below. Find out more about Makers United on their Facebook page.

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Makers United - The Art & Design Pod

Makers United - The Art & Design Pod