Spread across three days in the heart of Cardiff at the historic and prestigious City Hall,Made by Hand brings together a handpicked selection of 135 leading makers from all over Wales and the UK. The highly selective collection includes jewellery makers, potters, furniture makers, textile artists, glassmakers and many more, all selling directly to the public.
The fair welcomes children and adults of all ages to come along and try a wide range of exciting craft activities, watch craft demonstrations and masterclasses by some of the UK’s most prestigious makers, including ceramic artist Walter Keeler and wood turner Mark Sanger.
The masterclasses are a complimentary event at Made by Hand and is included in the price of your ticket. So we can ensure we have enough room in the Council Chamber, we'd like you to register.
To book your ticket to Made by Hand got to www.madebyhand-wales.co.uk
Friday October 28th 11am
Walter Keeler Pottery Masterclass
Walter Keeler is one of the UK’s leading ceramic artists and has exhibited extensively overseas. Based in South Wales, Walter’s distinct visual language has greatly informed the development of British Studio Pottery for over 3 decades and we are honoured that he is giving a masterclass at Made by Hand.
Walter will give a demonstartion of thrown and altered pottery.
Sunday October 30th, 11am
Mark Sanger Woodturning Masterclass
Showing the processes for the turning and carving of an offset lidded form, merging traditional craft with contemporary design
"My work is free flowing of simple form. I believe that it should evolve from the here and now from the initial idea to completion. I may have an idea about what I am going to create, beyond this, my mind is kept open and receptive to changes that evolve along the way. Occasionally it may take a different path than intended.
This method allows me freedom as I work, often an unexpected change happens and should be embraced, this is a major part of the creative process and for me the difference between freedom of expression and constraint.
Wood, mixed media, texture, form and colour feature in my work which is influenced by Far Eastern philosophies, cultures as well the natural forms and textures found in nature"
How long are the masterclasses?
Approx 1hour- 1.5 hour
Do I need to buy a ticket to Made by Hand to get entry to the masterclasses?
Yes, for full ticketing details go to www.madebyhand-wales.co.uk
Do I have to bring my printed registration ticket to the event?