Ardingly College – with The Sussex Guild

Start date: 1st June 2024
End date: 2nd June 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Ardingly College, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH17 6SQ
Sussex Guild
Ardingly College – with The Sussex Guild

Ardingly College – with The Sussex Guild

A brand new event! Ardingly College – with the Sussex Guild

Following on from a new event in London, another new event comes along shortly after. (a bit like the buses!)

Depending on the space available – I may have my new stand set up – showing a collection of my Products as well as a number of one – off pieces.

 

The Location

Situated in the High Weald, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Hosting at this college The Sussex Guild makers will display their pieces in the light and airy buildings of the Chapel and the Old Dining Hall, and classrooms in its famed 19th century Gothic style red brick building.

Built in the 1800s, the College is steeped in history and set in 250 acres of beautiful West Sussex countryside. The elegant quadrangle has wonderful views to the thirty-seven arches of the renowned Ouse Valley (or Balcombe) Viaduct

Have you been to this area before?

Should you fancy a pub meal, the college is a mile away from Ardingly Village. If you’re in the area for the weekend, Wakehurst place is also nearby; managed by Kew Gardens and home to the Millennium Seed Bank, this wild botanic garden has over 500 acres of diverse landscapes and plants from across the globe.

See you there?

I am looking forward to this event – in a new area and also in a building! A number of the shows I attend are held in marquees – but 2024 is looking a bit more equal in this regard?

 

 

 

 

Sunninghill Artisan Craft Fair – 15th June 2024.

Date: 15th June 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Cordes Hall, Sunninghill High Street, SL5 9NE
Sunninghill Artisan Craft Fair – 15th June 2024.

Sunninghill Artisan Craft Fair – 15th June 2024.

I am excited to be invited to the second Artisan Craft Fair of 2024 – 15th June 2024 being held in Sunninghill (Berkshire) – this is the second event in a series of four events that are taking place in 2024 at this location.

This event takes place in the centre of the village – so take in the ambiance!

A relatively new event to me – having exhibited here on 3 occasions in 2023  …….. but also the successful event in March 2024

A new location to show my work – although some of you will come across me at some of the bigger shows I take part in……..

Only one day to admire and make your decision with the pieces on display…….?

Yes I do sell online and you could purchase at another event – however most pieces are one – off……. The piece of timber definitely is unique!

– so better to purchase the piece that takes your liking.

With some of the events I attend – showing amongst well over one hundred fellow exhibitors and seeing over twenty five thousand visitors.

I will be within a group of less than 20 other exhibitors – who also entirely make their living from their chosen artisan craft.

This will be very much a more relaxed atmosphere – whether you wish to ask questions, make an inquiry, commission a special piece, ask about my bespoke wood turning courses  or maybe just take in the variety of work on display……

Key Facts!

  1. A lovely small and inclusive event with time to think about your purchases!
  2. You will be encouraging small independent makers / businesses
  3. Cordes Hall, Sunninghill High Street, SL5 9NE
  4. Saturday 15th June 2024 @ 10am – 4.30pm
  5. Take in, admire and possibly take home an item to treasure.
  6. Ideal opportunity to purchase an Easter theme gift?

Join up with this special group and its latest activities – Sunningdale Trading Company

 

 

RHS Hyde Hall 2024 with Craft in Focus

Start date: 23rd August 2024
End date: 26th August 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: RHS Hyde Hall, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 8ET
Craft in Focus
Hyde Hall 2024 with – Craft in Focus

RHS Hyde Hall 2024 – with Craft in Focus

Come and visit – RHS Hyde Hall 2024 – with Craft in Focus…….

This will be the fifth time  Colin has had the opportunity to show his work at RHS Hyde Hall (Essex).

You will find Colin in Marquee  Stand

A well established event organised by Craft in Focus.

With the height of summer upon us? Come and see the latest bloom and get inspired and maybe go home with one of my bud vases.

A great day out – at this up and coming RHS Garden with its additional features. With new gardens added each year since it first opened under RHS management in 1993 (The History).   

There is always plenty to see and enjoy.

With around 140 exhibitors to see, admire their work and even purchase or commission one of their creations from the makers themselves – this is an opportunity not to be missed? What will you see and find?

Colin will be showing a selection of his smaller pieces, including everyday used items, more decorative pieces using selected and some unusual timbers from the UK.

In addition – one or two pieces of furniture – maybe his latest piece!

 

 

Tickets

RHS Members do not need to book, please just turn up.

Directions

Click here for directions on how to get to Hyde Hall

Just a reminder!
  1. RHS Hyde Hall, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 8RA
  2.  23 – 26 August 2024
  3. 10am to 5pm Daily
  4. Garden closes 6pm Daily
  5. Admission to Garden also gives admission to craft fairFree entry for RHS Members and Family Guest
  6. Last entry 1 hour before closing
  7. You will find Colin in Marquee  Stand

Hever Castle 2024 – with Craft in Focus

Start date: 12th September 2024
End date: 15th September 2024
Time: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Hever Castle, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7NG
Craft in Focus
Hever Castle 2024 – with Craft in Focus

 Hever Castle 2024 – with Craft in Focus

Why not pop along to Hever Castle 2024 – with Craft in Focus?

Having exhibited at Hever Castle and Gardens for several years – this is an ideal opportunity for you to see some of the latest pieces produced in my workshop.

Why not come along to Craft in Focus event at Hever Castle and enjoy the grounds as well?

You will find Colin and his exhibits in Marquee  Stand

This event will feature exhibitors showcasing their work.

Held in open-sided marquees within the award-winning Hever Castle Gardens set in 125 acres of glorious grounds.

With the backdrop of the historic castle – the childhood home of Anne Boleyn.

Exhibitors have been selected from the UK’s finest designer makers and contemporary artists, and the event will incorporate demonstrating artists, a food village and live music!

 

A little information about the historic castle and gardens.  

The Castle

Going back to the 13th century.  Hever Castle was once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII and Mother of Elizabeth I.

It formed the unlikely backdrop to a sequence of tumultuous events that changed the course of Britain’s history, monarchy and religion.

Its panelled rooms house fine furniture, tapestries and antiques

What is regarded as ‘one of the best collections of Tudor portraits after the National Portrait Gallery’ by David Starkey.

The Book of Hours Room beautifully illuminates two prayer books which belonged to Anne Boleyn and bear her inscriptions and signature.

The Gardens

Discover the magnificent award-winning gardens set in 125 acres of glorious grounds at Hever Castle. Marvel at the Pompeiian Wall and classical statuary in the Italian Garden.

Admire the giant topiary chess set and inhale the fragrance of over 4,000 rose bushes in the quintessential English Rose Garden

 

Would you like more information about this historic place – to visit?

 

Just a reminder?

  1. Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7NG
  2. 12 – 15  September 2023
  3. 9.30am to 5.30pm Daily
  4. Craft Fair entry included in normal Garden admission charges
  5. Last entry 1 hour before closing
  6. Accessibility: All our marquees are floored and carpeted, with ramps. Here’s Hever Castle’s accessibility statement
  7. Please do not attend if you or anyone in your household is feeling unwell or has symptoms of Covid-19
  8. You will find Colin and his exhibits in Marquee  Stand

 

 

 

Midhurst 2024 with The Sussex Guild

Start date: 7th December 2024
End date: 8th December 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Midhurst Rother College (formerly Midhurst Grammar School). North Street, Midhurst, West Sussex GU29 9DT
Sussex Guild
Midhurst 2024 with the Sussex  Guild_0042 copy

Midhurst 2024 with The Sussex Guild 

This is Colin’s last show of 2024. (or is it? – my showroom is open or take a trip to Chichester Artisan Gallery)

A local show which I have always enjoyed as the largest event The Sussex Guild holds with around 60 exhibitors……. 

 

Having shown at Ardingly College with The Sussex Guildin June, this will be my second event with The Sussex Guild this year.

 

Taking place in Midhurst at The Rother College – this Midhurst event is well established (over 20 years I believe!) – Used to take place in Capron House (now South Downs Authority offices) and the Memorial Hall

 

Once again highly-skilled designer-makers from Sussex and the adjoining counties –  will provide

a colourful feast of creativity to brighten the dark days of winter.

The show is perfectly timed for Christmas shopping, with almost sixty members of The Sussex Guild showing their beautiful and varied work, visitors will be spoilt for choice.

The Venue

The show will be taking place in several easily accessible areas – The Theatre, the Main Foyer and the cafe area.

The café within the show area will provide light refreshments throughout the weekend while you think about your purchases.

More substantial fare can be found in the cafés, hotels and pubs in this delightful medieval town.

Once in Midhurst

Ample numbers of road signs will guide visitors through the town, into the wide drive leading to the College car park.
Access is level throughout and a disabled parking area is situated between the sports hall and the main building. Tarmac paths lead to the show entrance.

DETAILS

Opening times: 10am – 5pm (Sunday 10am – 4pm)

Admission: £3.00, students and children free.

Parking: Free

Venue: Midhurst Rother College (formerly Midhurst Grammar School).
North Street, Midhurst, West Sussex GU29 9DT
Website: www.mrc-academy.org

Access is level throughout and a disabled parking area is situated between the sports hall and the main building. Tarmac paths lead to the show entrance. No dogs allowed.