A Handcrafted Christmas

A Handcrafted Christmas

From unique handmade stocking-fillers to creative masterclasses, we have compiled a brilliant list of virtual art market experiences, workshops, and Zealous makers for you to check out this Christmas (and beyond).


Vanessa Hogge, Flower embellished porcelain vessel, Cockpit Makers’ Market 

Cockpit Makers’ Market

Enter the virtual doors to Cockpit Makers’ Market and discover their new online emporium featuring a fantastic selection of London’s top makers. Whether you are looking to splash-out on collectible art or search for affordable stocking-fillers, here is a good place to start!

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The 12 Virtual Night Markets of Christmas

Solo Craft Fair presents, The 12 Virtual Night Markets of Christmas. To browse hundreds of unique items, and shop small this Christmas, head over to @solocraftfair on Instagram every Monday between 7-9pm on Market nights.

If you fancy participating, you can make your own story featuring your product with its price and tag solocraftfair – during the event your work will become part of the ‘market’.

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Super Market Virtual Christmas 

 Super Market Virtual Christmas

Super Market events have launched the UK’s first immersive virtual market experience, featuring 150+ Scottish small businesses. You can browse the individual stalls of independent makers from the comfort of your own home. When you stumble across a stall that catches your eye, you can listen to a personal voice message from the seller for further information.

Running until 13 December 2020
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Designer Makers Fair Winter Primrose Hill

Cecil Sharp House will be hosting a contemporary design and craft fair featuring exhibitors from across the UK, showcasing a wealth of talent from a range of disciplines. The perfect show for acquiring beautiful handcrafted artwork and an opportunity to meet the makers for commissioning that next piece.

Date: 12/12/2020
Time: 11:00 – 17:00 GMT
Location and further details here.


Eva the Weaver, Handwoven Unique Crossbody Bag

Cockpit Arts Digital Tours

As part of the Makers’ Market, there are also a number of digital tours taking place throughout the month of December. Learn a new skill and explore studio ceramics from the comfort of your own home.

Dates: 9/12/20 – 19/12/20
Location: online

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Festive Swap and Decorations Workshop

Lead by art facilitator Alix Smith, Waste Not are hosting 4 free festive craft workshops at Shaftesbury Hall, Bounds Green. Alix will be showing you how to reuse everyday household items to make your own crackers, Furoshiki wrapping, jam jar lights and printing wrapping paper.

Date: 12/12/2020
Location: Shaftesbury Hall, N11 2QN

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Embroidered Ornaments WebJam 

Try embroidering your own ornament in a beginner-friendly class. In under two hours you will learn how to prep your embroidery hoop, work with embroidery patterns and the basics of selecting the perfect thread.

Date: 20/12/20
Location: online

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Zealous Makers Highlight

Kirsten Manzi, Tatha Collection

Caroline Basing  – contemporary glass artist

Eve Ceramics – hand thrown and sculptural ceramics

Kirsten Manzi – contemporary jewellery

Leanh La Handmade – laser cut geometric jewellery

Takahashi McGil – functional homeware

Roberta Mason – ocean inspired glass artist

Bennita Adair George – Jesmonite homeware

Dani Lane – quirky jewellery

Rachel Leary – ceramics inspired by our natural world

Penny Leaver Green – textile artist and fabric pictures

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Ellie Isaacs

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