The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair Online: Christmas Edition

Maja Lorkowska, Exhibitions Editor
Keeley Traae vases, from £30. Photo: artist's own

2 — 3 December 2023 Entrance is free — Visit now

The award-winning Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair is back with its festive online edition this year! With its sustainability-focused motto of “Buy less. Buy better. By handmade.” the event encourages shoppers everywhere to forego cheaply made, mass-produced items in favour of the lovingly handmade. 

Taking place during the first weekend of December, the online Fair will feature over 60 makers, selling affordable, handcrafted objects. You’ll be able to find jewellery, ceramics, furniture, prints, fashion pieces and much more to suit any style. We know it’s a busy time for everyone, so if you can’t make it to any craft fairs in person, this one’s for you! You can browse and scroll through pages of beautifully-made objects from the comfort of your sofa.

Astrid Weigel lampshade, £60. Photo: artist’s own

This year’s exhibitors showcase a wonderful array of techniques and materials. Astrid Weigel’s printed textiles bring the outside in, with lampshades and cushions covered in foliage, plant pots and bird silhouettes. Keely Traae’s boldly coloured, 3D printed vases come in a variety of shapes and shades, making for very stylish home decor where futurism and symmetry meet mid-century design. People Studio end grain chopping boards are not only beautiful but also hold local history from around the country. You’ll find pieces made from the original dance floor of the Marconi social club in Chelmsford, Essex, the counter of a butchers shop demolished to make way for the Hammersmith Flyover in London and ancient pews from a church in West-Sussex.

People Studio chopping boards, from £65. Photo: artist’s own

If you’d like a peek behind the scenes and into the artists’ studios, you can virtually visit the makers in their workspaces and learn more about their methods.

Sign up to the mailing list via the website to get an exclusive invite to the Private View For on Friday 1st December 2023 from 6pm, before GNCCFOnline opens to the general public. Otherwise, the event goes live at 8am Saturday 2 December 2023 so save the date, gorgeous crafts await! 

2 — 3 December 2023 Entrance is free Visit now

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