One-of-a-kind gifts at SHP craft fair

Published: 15 Nov 2012 12:000 comments

CRAFT lovers can see a host of handmade artworks at the annual South Hill Park Craft And Design Fair this weekend.

Artists from across the country will exhibit at the Ringmead arts centre this Saturday and Sunday (November 17-18).

Visitors will be able to enjoy and explore a variety of one-of-a-kind wares and co-organiser, Eryl Pearcey, said the event has been a "great success" in the past.

She added: "For more than 30 years we have held a reputation for offering a diverse selection of contemporary craft from local and national artists, who travel to visit the beautiful mansion and to greet visitors from Bracknell, Berkshire and the surrounding counties.

"People have a misconception about craft fairs and every year I meet new visitors who are astounded at the beauty and variety of the pieces we have to offer."

Artist Caroline Loveys, from Harmans Water, will showcase a unique range of stained-glass ornaments.

She said: "I'll mainly be exhibiting jewellery and decorative objects, but am also a stained-glass window designer and hold workshops at South Hill Park."

The 41-year-old added: "South Hill Park is such a great setting and the fairs always have a fantastic atmosphere and high-quality crafts.

"Hopefully there will be lots of people on the pre-Christmas run buying presents and gifts!"

The weekend will also include specalist and taster workshops - at an added cost - for guests to find out about the different courses.

Doors open from 11am-6pm on the Saturday and 10am-5pm on Sunday.

Tickets cost £7 for the weekend or £5 for a day and under 10s go free. To book, call 01344 484123 or visit

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