British Craft Trade Fair
MAY 2018
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Dear Buyer,

Welcome to our May Newsletter.
We hope this newsletter finds you well and enjoying the wonderful sunshine we have had recently. Summer is on its way at last!!

BCTF 2018 has passed for another year, but here in the office we are busily preparing for next year's fair 7th-9th April 2019.

Many of our exhibitors from this year have already booked to be with us again next Spring, bringing new collections in 2019 along with old favourites.

Of course we will have lots of new makers for you to select from too, and if you want to see who's going to be with us next year then visit our online catalogue.

Click here to access the catalogue and enter the password welcome.

Please see below this month's 3 featured artists.

Kind regards 


Shannon McShane
Shannon is a silversmith/jeweller, who graduated from University of Ulster Belfast in Fine and Applied Arts, BA Hons, in 2011. 

Since graduating Shannon has set up her own studio in Belfast, creating pieces for exhibition, commissions for clients and small production silver ranges of jewellery. 

Shannon's inspiration is drawn from the coast surrounding her home, deriving strong influence from the stunning rugged textures and tones of nature. 

Within her work Shannon explores the notion of preciousness through the combination of precious metal and the ritual of collecting abandoned objects from along the shore. Combining various silversmithing and jewellery techniques with precious metals, stones and found objects to create unique pieces of jewellery for men and women.

To see more of Shannon's work, visit her on stand P21 at BCTF 2019, or visit her BCTF Online page.

Citrus Bunn
I am a traditional watercolour artist living and working in London with a love of creative characters and great word play. 

My illustrations are more often than not inspired by nature and animals, but with a cheeky intrusion of crude sentiment and excellent punning. I spend much of my time studying, improving my work, cuddling animals and illustrating for a number of exciting and diverse clients. 

All my paintings are available as mounted prints and greeting cards as well as coasters and other new products coming soon.

To see more of Clemency's work, visit her on stand N1 at BCTF 2019, or visit her BCTF Online page.

studio HETHE was established by ceramicist Jaime Rose at her home in Oxfordshire in 2018. Exploring innovative hand-building techniques, I create tactile, rustic designs inspired by my rural surrounds. I contrast the fragile nature of my pieces with modern glazing styles. 

I currently produce two signature ranges. 

My eggshell bowls are designed as decorative items for display or as planters and are made with either earthenware, porcelain or terracotta. 

My plates are also hand-built, with intentional imperfections to highlight their one-off construction. Plate sizes range from spoon rests and side plates to serving platters. Plates come in four glaze ranges; night-sky plates, splatter plates, demi plates and finally a range of made-to-order calligraphy plates produced in partnership with calligrapher Natalie Charlotte.

To see more of Jaime's work, visit her on stand N33 at BCTF 2019, or visit her BCTF Online page.