The Artists and Makers Fair – Waddesdon Plant Centre
PUBLISHED: 15:53 14 September 2012 | UPDATED: 21:52 20 February 2013
Event showcases talented local artists on 6 and 7 October
The Artists and Makers Fair showcases talented local artists as it returns to Waddesdon Plant Centre next month.
Taking place on 6 and 7 October 2012 at The Glass House in Queen Street Waddesdon, the Fair will bring together 65 local artists including basket makers, painters, photographers, ceramicists, jewellers, potters and many more.
Its is one of the largest visual arts events in the area and visitors will be able to see local artists in action giving live demonstrations of their art.
Sally Evans, organiser of the Artists and Makers Fair, said: After a successful inaugural fair in May this year we are delighted to be returning to the Glass House. There is an abundance of local artistic talent and I am delighted that we can showcase and demonstrate some of the incredible work that they do.By seeing art in action we also hope to inspire people to take up an art or craft themselves.
Sally continued: We really hope that people will visit the event and support our local artists and marvel at their skills. Visitors may even want to use it as an early Christmas shopping trip and take home some locally-made, handcrafted pieces of art that you cant find on the high street.
MEET SOME OF THE EXHIBITORS:
Local willow artist and basket maker Anne Ratnarajah said: I will be demonstrating contemporary basketry in dyed cane. The Waddesdon Artists and Makers Fair is a great event to take part in as it gives me a chance to talk to the public about my work, the process involved and the inspiration. For visitors, it is a great chance to see unique, one-off pieces of work being created and to chat to artists about how their work evolves and develops, the techniques involved, and all the 'How?' and 'Why?' questions that you wouldn't normally get a chance to ask.
Ceramicist Jeremy White said: The Artist and Makers Fair is a must for anyone interested in seeing and buying contemporary art work, as well as being able to talk to the creators of such work. I shall be exhibiting my wheel thrown and hand built Ceramics during the two day fair, and will be demonstrating how I make my Fissue pieces, which are inspired by the natural phenomena of rocks, landscape, volcanic activity, earthquake and other weather extremes.
The event is open 10:30am-4.30pm each day and the entry cost is 3 per adult, with a significant proportion of the proceeds going to local charities, Helen and Douglas House, Iain Rennie Grove Hospice and Bucks Young Carers. Staff from each of the charities will be at the event to explain the work that they do.
To find out more about the event and artists visit the website http://www.sallyevansevents.co.uk