11:00 am - 6:00 pm
We at Handmade in Britain are delighted to announce the second edition of our Interactive Virtual Craft Fair that is due to take place towards the end of March. Sharing the month with International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day, this new edition will focus on supporting and celebrating women in craft, as well as makers from BAME communities.
As an organisation, we are keen to reflect the full range of backgrounds and perspectives found in contemporary Britain, and have made a conscious decision to do our part in creating a more diverse and inclusive craft and design community. The second edition of our virtual craft fair marks the beginning of this journey.
The first edition of our Virtual craft fair, that took place between 10-15 November 2020, saw 64 artists exhibit, 17564 unique visitors from 80 countries, and over 40 live sessions, demonstrations, and craft workshops.
From fields and pylons to pubs and shops, Scotland is full of amazing and serene views. And ‘Scottish Landscapes’ brings them together. This exhibition details features moody, rain-filled skies and urban landscapes inspired by the architectural beauty that surrounds us every day. Scotland’s buildings are full of character and it’s not until you stop to look at them that you really take it in. Despite our signature grey skies, there is always a brightness to Scottish landscapes and a flash of colour to be found.
Whenever I create something, I want to capture loads of character. My work is influenced by impressionism and Japanese art styles. Inks and paints feature a lot in my work because of their brilliant vibrant colours and their deep blacks – and I find working with ink over paint is a lovely way to capture detail. Scottish buildings and streets provide a lot inspiration for my work and I love the gothic and Victorian architecture of our big cities. I’ve recently moved into more traditional landscape work but will always enjoy looking at how man-made structures fit with natural backgrounds.