Charleston

Designer and Maker Fair

30 of the best designers, artists and makers join us for our annual wintery fair.

With the holiday season just around the corner, now is the perfect chance to find unique and special gifts at our winter Designer and Maker Fair.

We’ve gathered 30 of the best local designers, artists and makers to join us this year to showcase and sell their creations. From hand-thrown pottery, one of a kind jewellery and children’s clothes, to colourful woven throws, artful Christmas cards, and stunning embroidery kits, plus much more.

Our designers and makers this year include Shiv Textiles, Om Pom Pom, The Fabled Thread, Liv and Dom and Maymaker Design House.

In the pottery we’ll have a dedicated ceramics space with beautiful pieces from local makers including Windmill Pottery and Eastbourne Studio Pottery 

Keep festively fuelled with Italian-inspired wintery treats from our café partner Caccia & Tails. Try the Bombardino – an Italian eggnog, tiramisu hot chocolate, or indulge in a toasted slab of Pandolce – a traditional Genoa Christmas cake!

We’ll have free demonstrations running throughout the course of the fair and our maker experts will be on hand to answer your questions and spark your festive imagination. Joining us from Botany in Hastings, Angela Maynard will be demonstrating how to create a stylish botanical centrepiece for the table and Annie Sloan’s creative team will be in the shop showcasing how to use the full Annie Sloan paint collection.

We’ll also have a gift wrap station so you can leave with your presents fully wrapped and ready for Christmas.

The £5 tickets helps support events such as this one as well as our future programming and exhibitions.