After Made London last weekend, the Christmas shopping season is well underway, so rather than leave it to a blind panic at the last minute, or the almost overwhelming task of navigating online offers, try a slow, steady, even enjoyable browse of some of this season’s autumn fairs. If you are in, or around, London, ‘Handmade in Britain‘, is being held this weekend (8-10th November) at the Chelsea Old Town Hall. The contemporary craft and design fair is the seventh annual showcase of around 90 designers and makers showcasing their wares in the run up to Christmas for some original, and creative gifts. If last years event is anything to go by jewellery, textiles and ceramics will all be well represented. I shall be looking out for the driftwood sculptures from Mike Lythgoe.
This year, for the first time, the show includes a ‘New Graduate’ showcase, I wonder if any of the designers and makers I saw early in the summer will be exhibiting.