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!

Р 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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Origami Treasures…

Origami Crane Hair clips by Marta Cunha

Origami Crane Hair clips by Marta Cunha

Our first featured artist is the designer-maker Marta Cunha. She is originally from Portugal, but now calls Liverpool home. When she realised that origami could be more than a hobby, and that her origami pieces could be made small enough to be worn as unique items of jewellery Dark Horse Origami was born!

Silver Origami Earrings by Marta Cunha

Silver Origami Earrings by Marta Cunha

All the jewellery is created from handmade origami using Japanese washi paper which has been varnished twice, becoming lasting and water resistant.

Marta has also recently started making pure silver origami earrings and pendants.

Washi paper and Glass Pendants by Marta Cunha

Washi paper and Glass Pendants by Marta Cunha