Merseyside’s largest arts and crafts market will return to St George’s Hall on 6 and 7 December 2014.
Taking place from 10am-5pm on both days, the Winter Arts Market is the perfect place to pick up some truly unique Christmas gifts.
Taking place in the stunning surroundings of the Grade-I listed St George’s Hall, the event is a contemporary art, design and craft market that features work from more than 200 artists, designers and makers from the North West. Shoppers will see the space transformed into a hive of festive activity with thousands upon thousands of items for sale – everything from handmade jewellery and accessories to paintings, beauty products, upcycled items, vintage, decorations, cards, photography and clothing.
The Winter Arts Market is organised by Liverpool social enterprise Open Culture, who have been partnering with St George’s Hall to stage the market annually since 2009. The market aims to provide the public with a chance to purchase affordable, unique work directly from artists and makers; helping to support independent businesses in the local creative economy.
Gillian Tidgewell – Gillian is a woodturner and silversmith who combines these two very different materials into unique tableware, and jewellery, creating objects with unique histories that are both beautiful and functional.
Simon Wolf of Wolf in the Shed – Simon creates one of a kind fused glass and traditional leaded glass panels, using traditional techniques to create thoroughly modern work in a variety of styles, which he calls ‘living space jewellery’. His work uses light to enhance our natural living environment.
Sophie Green – Local artist and illustrator Sophie has produced work for the London 2012 Olympics, Liverpool’s Go Penguins and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. She creates cards, prints and illustrations that are light, bright and characterful – with a big spoonful of humour.
Tracey Nichols of indigo Stitch – Tracey uses Liberty of London printed fabrics to create a range of beautifully crafted goods, ranging from lampshades and silver-plated jewellery to pocket mirrors, cards, prints, Matryoshka dolls and lambswool felt brooches.
Karen Edwards – Karen is an artist who works with graphic design, illustration and letterpress to create cards, prints and other printed work.
Charlotte Corrie, Open Culture Director said “This year we had a record number of applications – more than 300 – from designers and makers keen to be part of the Winter Arts Market. We’re really excited to be able to share some of their amazing work with the public at this year’s event, which will definitely be bigger and better than ever.”